The Summer of Healing

By Nancy Stoops

Can you believe summer is almost here?   Have you been putting off some very necessary therapy for your family or your child or maybe even yourself?  Well make this the summer of healing and don’t put it off anymore.  For the past twenty years I have been running a free counseling group that meets every Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Walnut Teen Center.  Their address is 21003 La Puente Road in Walnut and their phone is (909)444-0089.  Even though we meet at the teen center I have help people of all ages with many different type of problems at this group.  We meet every week unless it is a legal holiday all year round.  I invite you and your family to come on down and try it out.

I also have the honor of running a free grieving group for the Walnut Senior Center located at 21215 La Puente Road in Walnut and their phone number is (909)598-6200.  This group can help with successful recovery from all types of loss.  I have had people attend that have lost loved ones, lost pets and even loss from retirement.  The funny thing is we actually do a lot of laughing and have a good time helping each other recover from what can seemingly feel impossible.  I have been running this group for seventeen years.  This group meets the first Friday of every month from 9-11 a.m. It is my privilege to have Midnight my registered therapy dog be my co-therapist at both of these groups.

I hope you will allow Midnight and I to help you and your family finally.  It will truly be our honor and pleasure to help you and your family members heal and finally grow into who you all deserve to be!

This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T.  Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has a private practice in Diamond Bar and is currently accepting new clients; she is also a motivational speaker who can inspire your employees or group members.  Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups on how to manage anger.    For more information about any of these services feel free to contact her at (909229-0727.  You may e-mail Nancy at  You may purchase Nancy’s books Live Heal and Grow and Midnight the Therapy Dog at


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