Groups & Workshops

Counseling Associates offers a range of therapy, psychoeducational and wellness groups for children, teens and adults.

Our groups explore a variety of wellness and mental health topics ranging from anxiety to integrative health.

Groups are scheduled throughout the year at our locations.

We are also happy to coordinate and customize a workshop for your group, company or organization at your site.

Our program of offerings continues to expand.

Please contact our Group & Workshop Coordinator for more information.

 

Current Schedule

Space is limited. We encourage you to register early.

To be scheduled

Changing Direction: A Motivational Interviewing Group

Claremont and Upper Valley
For: Adults
Claremont: Mondays from 8-9am
Upper Valley: Fridays from 3-4pm
Accepting referrals
Start date is dependent on attendance/interest
Facilitators:Michelle Harkins


  • Do you want to make a change in your drinking patterns?
  • Do you know you can but you’re not sure if you want or need to?
  • Do you need to find a way to make a change for legal, relationship or health reasons?
  • Have you made a commitment to change and you aren’t sure how?
  • Do you have a million reasons to change and you need more information, ideas or help?
  • Have you already taken some significant steps and want to keep up your momentum?

Changing Direction is a motivational interviewing group geared to examine use, identify triggers to use, create relapse prevention plans and provide psychoeducation around substance use.

Note: Participation in this group will meet the State of NH requirements for aftercare in order to reinstate driver’s license.

Please contact our Group & Workshop Coordinator if you would like to be added to our Interest List for Changing Direction.

Living Fully

Groups for Adults, High School, Middle School & Caregivers
Are you struggling with intense, painful emotions? Do you feel stuck or hopeless about your ability to manage your emotions or participate in healthy relationships? LIVING FULLY could help. In this group, you will learn concrete skills to take control of your emotions and actions and to participate in fulfilling relationships. You will leave every session with a new strategy to practice.


  • Upper Valley
  • 10 weeks, 1 hour sessions
  • Middle School: Tuesdays, 4-4:50 pm. Spring/Summer session begins 5/29. Please register by 5/22.
  • High School: Tuesdays, 5-5:50 pm. Spring/Summer session begins 5/29. Please register by 5/22.
  • Adults: Tuesdays, 6-6:50 pm. Next session begins 5/15. Please register by 5/8.
  • Caregivers: Tuesdays, 7-7:50 pm. Spring/Summer Session starts 5/29. Please register by 5/22.
  • $45/session. Most health insurance benefits cover group therapy.
  • Facilitators: Ashley Mayo & Devon Voake
  • Register Now
Read More about Living Fully

Please contact our Group & Workshop Coordinator or call (603) 865-1321 x3 for more information or to register for our Living Fully groups.

June
Children in Change

Children in Change

A space for children to better understand their feelings related to recent, significant changes in their lives.
Groups forming now!
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  • For: Elementary School-Aged Children
  • Upper Valley
  • 10 week sessions
  • Mondays, June 18th through August 27th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Please pre-register.
  • $45/session. Most health insurance benefits cover group therapy.
  • Facilitator:Amy (Van Dusen) Mack
  • Register Now
Read More about Children in Change

Healing Hearts Children’s Grief Group

“A child old enough to love, is old enough to grieve.”
Alan Wolfelt
A space for children to better understand their feelings related to the death of a loved one.
Groups forming now!
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  • For: Elementary School-Aged Children
  • Upper Valley
  • Group runs 10 weeks
  • Mondays, June 18th through August 27th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm (no session on Monday July 2nd
  • $45/session. Most health insurance benefits cover group therapy.
  • Facilitator:Amy (Van Dusen) Mack
  • Register Now
Read More about Healing Hearts

Putting Parenting into Play

Putting into PLAY, strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind.
Groups forming now!
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  • For: Parent/Caregiver and Children, ages 5 to 12
  • Upper Valley
  • 10 week sessions
  • Mondays, June 18th through August 27th, 4pm to 5pm
  • Parent/Caregiver only sessions (6/18, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6, 8/20)
  • Parent/Caregiver and Child sessions (6/25, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13, 8/27)
  • (Depending on interest, groups will be divided by age/developmental level)
  • Please pre-register.
  • $45/session. Most health insurance benefits cover group therapy.
  • Facilitator:Amy (Van Dusen) Mack
  • Register Now
Read More about Putting Parenting into Play

Mindful Kids

Mindfulness incorporates Eastern philosophy and meditation practices to help individuals increase their attention and awareness, improve concentration, help regulate emotions, and enhance self-acceptance and confidence. Mindful Kids will teach your child fun and friendly ways to practice mindfulness as well as ways that you can practice mindfulness together! This group is aimed at promoting positive emotions and self-esteem; improving emotional and cognitive awareness; and increasing focus on present situations.


Please contact our Group & Workshop Coordinator if you are interested in Mindful Kids.

July

Journal to the Self

Learning different ways to write in your journal adds color, perspective and dimension to your reflective writing. With the help of these journal tools, you can gently but powerfully explore the various aspects of yourself, your life and your relationships with others.


Read More about Journal to the Self

Please contact our Group & Workshop Coordinator if you are interested in Journal to the Self.

Creative Journaling: The Crooked Tale

Because not every story fits on a straight line
The power of journaling extends well beyond the written word. The Crooked Tale takes us on a tour of a range of creative techniques that will expand and enhance any journal practice. You don’t need to consider yourself an artist! Techniques include word play, multi-media layers, shape-writing, mark-making and collage. Wondering what these are? Come find out!


  • New London
  • New Start Date: Mondays, March 19 – April 23 6:15-8:15 pm. Next session: TBA
  • $235 includes all materials and supplies
  • Facilitator:Betsy Harrison
Read More about Creative Journaling

Please contact our Group & Workshop Coordinator or call (603) 865-1321 x3 for more information or to register for our Creative Journaling workshop.

Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety is a present-focused therapy that helps clients attain safety from trauma and/or substance abuse by emphasizing coping skills, grounding techniques, and education.


$45/session. Most health insurance benefits cover group therapy.

Read More about Seeking Safety

Please contact our Group & Workshop Coordinator for more information or to register for Seeking Safety.

The Daring Way & Rising Strong

The Daring Way & Rising Strong are highly experiential methodologies based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. These methods were designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders. They can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings.



  • The Daring Way
  • New London: 6 weeks, 2 hour sessions
  • New Start Date: Mondays, April 30 – June 11 (No session on Memorial Day) 6:15 – 8:15 pm
  • This group is filled. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the wait list or be notified of future groups.
  • price: $245
  • Facilitator:Betsy Harrison
Read More about The Daring Way

Please contact our Group & Workshop Coordinator if you are interested in The Daring Way.

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