By Nancy Stoops
For the past twenty years I have had the honor of facilitating a free counseling group every Monday evening. Our group meets at the Walnut Teen Center and Gymnasium located at 21003 La Puente Road in the city of Walnut. We meet year round from 6-8p.m. every Monday unless it is a holiday. Their phone number is (909) 444-0089 and my contact number is 909 229-0727 should you have any questions. You do not need to have any appointment to attend this group you are all free to drop by anytime. This group satisfies many court mandated needs.
Even though this group meets at a teen center I invite people of all ages with all types of issues. This group helps parents, students, and all people that are just struggling in their lives. My goal is to just make our community be healthier and make its’ population be effective in their lives and create successful human beings. We work on any array of issues that many people present day are dealing with. There is no reason for anybody to be stuck in an unhealthy place.
If you are tired of the fight between you and your child regarding homework or need some more effective ways to communicate this is the group for you. Maybe depression or anxiety seems to be holding you or a loved one back and finding solutions could be life changing. If you or somebody you know is struggling with drugs or drinking this group is a great place to get some coping skills to get clean. We talk about ways to deal with bullies and how damaging it can be for somebody’s self-esteem. Bring in an issue and I promise you will feel hopeful and have new tools to help you confront the issue head on. Don’t let embarrassment stop you or a loved one from getting the help you need to reclaim the wonderful life you are so deserving of.
This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T. Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups for teens. For more information about any of these services feel free to contact her at (909) 229-0727. You may e-mail Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may purchase Nancy’s books Live Heal and Grow and Midnight the Therapy Dog at Amazon.com.