Workshops 2020

All in person workshops and groups are postponed through September. We are discussing virtual workshops right now. Check our COVID-19 page in the coming weeks for more information.

Expanding Emotional Intelligence: Virtual Workshop - Thursday, September 24, 2020

Expanding Emotional Intelligence – VIRTUAL Workshop

Tod Fiste, LPC

We live in a society where most of us have never had any formal education about emotions – let’s change that! We’ll learn what emotions are, how they work, and how to deal more effectively with our own emotions and other people’s. Other topics include mind/body connection, “good/bad” emotions, thoughts versus feelings, and how emotions relate to safety and danger.

If you have been told that you are out of touch with your emotions, are “too emotional,” or just want to understand yourself and your loved ones better, come explore the world of emotions with a licensed therapist with 20 years of clinical experience.

WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 2020, 4:30 PM – 6:30PM PT  

WHERE: Zoom (Email with link for access will be sent the day of the workshop)

COST: $30 per household (Hardship scholarships available)

This workshop is offered in English.

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Pre-registration required. Workshop fee must be paid at time of registration. Workshop fee is non-refundable: fee will remain a workshop credit for 6 months.

About Tod Fiste, LPC: Tod is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a  Master’s degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He has been working with clients since 2000. He incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and personality theory in his work with clients. With most clients, Tod pays special attention to relationship, regardless of whether it is couples, group, family, or individual counseling. This is because humans are fundamentally relational beings, and relationships contain our strongest sources of both hurt and healing. And all relationships reflect and reveal your relationship with yourself.

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Building a Grief Practice: Virtual Workshop - Friday, October 23, 2020

Building a Grief Practice – VIRTUAL Workshop

Thomás Grubb, LPC

Loss is something we all experience and we all grieve in different ways. In this workshop we will explore a model for stages of grief, how some people observe grief and how grief can be processed through creativity and activity. Each participant will create an outline for their own personal grief practice.

*This workshop is best suited for those now experiencing an immediate and recent loss.*

WHEN: Friday, October 23, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00PM PT  

WHERE: Zoom (Email with link for access will be sent the day of the workshop)

COST: $30 per household (Hardship scholarships available)

This workshop is offered in English.

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Pre-registration required. Workshop fee must be paid at time of registration. Workshop fee is non-refundable: fee will remain a workshop credit for 6 months.

About Thomás Grubb, LPC: Thomás (they/them & he/his pronouns) is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Masters Degree from Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. He is trained in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals and couples, and specializations include emotional awareness and regulation, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ2S+ issues, existential issues, spiritual/religious issues and multicultural counseling.

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Mindfulness Mandala Virtual Workshop - Saturday, November 14, 2020

Mindfulness Mandala Virtual Workshop

Andrea Aragon, LPC

Have you been struggling to practice your mindfulness regularly? Does finding a creative outlet in your life feel impossible? Are you overwhelmed by the concept of a meditation practice? Mindfulness, creativity and meditation all help manage depression and anxiety. You do not need to be an experienced artist to reap the benefits of art therapy. Art is therapeutic for all!

If you can make a dot you can make a dot Mandala and in the process of doing so engage in a mindful meditation that incorporates creativity and a multitude of self-regulation skills.

WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2020, 11:00 AM – 2:00PM PT  

WHERE: Zoom (Email with link for access will be sent the day of the workshop)

COST: $45 per household (Hardship scholarships available)

This workshop is offered in English.

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Pre-registration required. Workshop fee must be paid at time of registration. Workshop fee is non-refundable: fee will remain a workshop credit for 6 months.

About Andrea Aragon, LPC: Andrea is a Licensed Professional Counselor. A native Oregonian, she has experience in community mental health as well as in crisis counseling. Andrea works to understand the needs of the person and adapts her approach accordingly using a variety of evidence based methods.

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Managing Holiday Stress: Virtual Workshop - Saturday, December 5, 2020

Managing Holiday Stress: VIRTUAL Workshop

Jeremy Richardson, LPC

Dealing with the experience of the holiday season can be stressful. Trying to interact with family can be stressful. Put those two together and you have the recipe for significant frustration.

Come to a place to share, destress, and learn about new ways to set boundaries and navigate the tricky conversations and situations that this season brings.

WHEN: Saturday, December 5, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00PM PT  

WHERE: Zoom (Email with link for access will be sent the date of the workshop)

COST: $30 per household (Hardship scholarships available)

This workshop is offered in English.

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Pre-registration required. Workshop fee must be paid at time of registration. Workshop fee is non-refundable: fee will remain a workshop credit for 6 months.

About Jeremy Richardson, LPC: Jeremy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon. A Northwest native, he received his Masters in Counseling from Multnomah University. He has worked in the field since 2014, primarily in community mental health with children, adolescents, and families. His approach is collaborative, with an emphasis on existential and trauma-informed approaches, including EMDR. Jeremy also specializes in faith-based counseling.

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Anxiety: Virtual Workshop - CLOSED

Anxiety: A Basic Management Guide – VIRTUAL Workshop

Mark Walker, LPC

Many of our lives have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have lost jobs, educational opportunities, and social support networks. If that wasn’t enough, we now have the fear and worry subsequent to the death of George Floyd.

What does a person do with the fear? How does a person manage the worry? Where does a person turn for help? This interactive workshop will provide you with some basic tools for identifying sources of anxiety in your life and methods of coping with anxiety.

WHEN: CLOSED

WHERE: Zoom (Email with link for access will be sent the day of the workshop)

COST: $15 per household (Hardship scholarships available)

This workshop is offered in English.

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Pre-registration required. Workshop fee must be paid at time of registration. Workshop fee is non-refundable: fee will remain a workshop credit for 6 months.

About Mark Walker, LPC: Mark (he/his/him pronouns) is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon with a Master of Science degree in Counselor Education from the University of Wyoming. He has worked as a professional counselor since 1994. Mark is also a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors. Mark uses solution-focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and an eclectic mix of other therapies to achieve the results his clients are seeking.

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Trauma Bonding: Virtual Workshop - CLOSED

Trauma Bonding – VIRTUAL Workshop

Michelle Sideroff, LPC

Are you struggling with unhealthy relationships that have rapid intensity, patterns of inconsistency, hot and cold interactions, and destructive cycles? Are you a survivor of trauma and notice your relationships seem to continue to be traumatic?

Come explore the role of trauma bonding in your relationships in an interactive and psychoeducational session from a knowledgeable trauma therapist to learn about signs of trauma bonds, origins to these unhealthy interactions, and ways to step away from these trauma cycles.

WHEN: CLOSED  

WHERE: Zoom (Email with link for access will be sent the day of the workshop)

COST: $30 per household (Hardship scholarships available)

This workshop is offered in English.

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(503-253-0964 to pre-register by phone)

Pre-registration required. Workshop fee must be paid at time of registration. Workshop fee is non-refundable: fee will remain a workshop credit for 6 months.

About Michelle Sideroff, LPC: Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Master’s degree from the University of New Mexico and is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors. She has been in practice for six years and has worked with clients on a range of different needs such as substance use, complex trauma, relationship challenges, shame, and emotional regulation. Michelle has spent the last three years with a  focus on sexual trauma and how it impacts individuals, families, relationships, and communities.

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Parenting Your Child with a Mental Health Diagnosis - CANCELLED

Parenting Your Child with a Mental Health Diagnosis – CANCELLED

Korina Jochim, LMFT

Has your child been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, such as generalized anxiety, major depression, OCD, or ADHD? Is your teenager acting out and you are at your wit’s end? Are you struggling to cope, and unsure how to best support your child at home without losing your own stability?

Come for a support session from a knowledgeable child therapist, meet other parents in similar situations, and learn what works (and what relatively easy fixes will prevent things from getting worse).

There is hope!

WHEN: CANCELLED

HOW: Email with links and access will be sent day of workshop

COST: $30 per household (Hardship scholarships available)

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About Korina Jochim, LMFT: Korina is the Clinical Director at The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. A native of California, Korina attended a graduate program in clinical psychology at Antioch University, which emphasizes multiculturalism and social justice. She has a decade of experience counseling children and adolescents, as well as adults struggling with substance abuse, abusive relationships, and mood disorders.

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Trauma Echoes: Virtual Workshop - CLOSED

Trauma Echoes: Surviving and Thriving – VIRTUAL

Michelle Sideroff, LPC

Have you experienced traumatic events or any incidents that have left lasting marks? Has the stress and impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic felt traumatizing?

Trauma manifests in many ways including: fatigue, fear, mood changes, anxiety, and trouble with focus.

Come for a support session from a knowledgeable trauma therapist to learn about how trauma impacts the brain and body, and explore tools to help you nowt only cope, but thrive.

 

WHEN: CLOSED

HOW: Email with links and access will be sent day of workshop

COST: $30 per household (Hardship scholarships available)

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(503-253-0964 to pre-register by phone)

About Michelle Sideroff, LPC: Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Master’s degree from the University of New Mexico and is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors. She has been in practice for six years and has worked with clients on a range of different needs such as substance use, complex trauma, relationship challenges, shame, and emotional regulation. Michelle has spent the last three years with a  focus on sexual trauma and how it impacts individuals, families, relationships, and communities.

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Breaking Up with Codependence and Getting Together with Interdependence - CLOSED

Breaking Up with Codependence and Getting Together with Interdependence

Michelle Sideroff, LPC

Have you noticed an unbalance of give and take in your relationships? Do you struggle with feeling dependent on others or feeling responsible for the feelings and actions of others?

Join us for an interactive workshop to learn about healthy and unhealthy forms of dependency in your relationships.

 

WHEN: CLOSED  

WHERE: The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center
8383 NE Sandy Blvd, Ste 205, Portland, OR 97220

COST: $30 (Hardship scholarships available)

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(503-253-0964 to pre-register by phone)

About Michelle Sideroff, LPC: Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Master’s degree from the University of New Mexico and is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors. She has been in practice for six years and has worked with clients on a range of different needs such as substance use, complex trauma, relationship challenges, shame, and emotional regulation. Michelle has spent the last three years with a  focus on sexual trauma and how it impacts individuals, families, relationships, and communities.

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