Groups & Seminars

Please call for an intake if interested in any of our Groups

Parenting & Co-Parenting Groups
Next Start: Active wait list for next group
Time: TBD
Run by: Alison Paules-Rettew, Psy.D., Kalyn Simpson, & Scott Padilla, Psy.D. 

Cost is $250 per person for attendance and includes refreshments and supplies. It is an 8-week, 2 hour seminar typically held in the evenings.

Grief & Loss  Group

Next Start: Active Wait List for Next Group
Time: TBD
Run by: TBD

Pathways to Peace is appropriate for those experiencing grief, loss or current hardships such as cancer, infertility, separation, etc. Six sessions will focus on providing a supportive roadmap through the land of grief. Sessions will provide tools to assist one with the roadblocks they may encounter on this particular path in their life journey.

Teen Girls' Group

Inactive Group at this time

Next Start Date: TBD 
Time: TBD
Run by: TBD
  • Intake required for admission
  • Must be engaged in concurrent individual treatment
The Teen Girls Support Group offered by the Sunlight Center for Change will be based in the tenets of both Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), two of the most effective therapeutic interventions in practice today. The group will provide girls with the interpersonal skills they need to remain responsive to their voice, be heard in a positive manner, and take action in a graceful and assertive way so as to remain true to themselves and achieve their potential.  Participants will learn how to practice mindfulness so they can identify their emotions, and will gain skills needed to help regulate their emotions so they can make healthy choices in their rapidly changing lives. The group setting will allow the participants to create strong and supportive connections with other girls, and learn to balance this support with the competition they so frequently face at a time in life when peer interactions gain paramount importance. 

Next Start: Open Enrollment NOW
Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

Run by: Sue Dolence, LCSW
  • Intake required for admission
  • Must be engaged in concurrent individual treatment with a DBT provider
  • Use above link for further description of DBT
Next Start: Open Enrollment NOW
Monday's, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Run by: Sue Dolence, LCSW
  • Open, 20 week group
  • Teens must have an individual therapist
  • This group is appropriate for teens who struggle with emotion regulation, sense of self, family conflict, & difficulty interacting with others
  • Use above link for further description of DBT

Kids' Social Skills Group (kids ages 6 - 10)
Next Start: Active Wait List for Next Group
Time: TBD
Run by: Scott Padilla, Psy.D.

A group where kids are able to work on improving their skills with other kids. It is personalized to the children in the group. Is excellent for children struggling with ADHD, Anxiety, and peer concerns. Topics include:
  • Communication
  • Friendliness
  • Motor Skills
  • Patience
  • Impulsivity Control