“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”
~Abraham Maslow

These offerings are informational and often experiential.  Participating in a seminar or group can be exciting and can open one to new and varied learning.

Some of the Public Seminars may focus on topics such as:


Parenting styles

How to handle grief

How to talk to your children about incidents in our world

and other topics of interest.

Seminars for licensed Mental Health professionals may include:

Building your practice

New Techniques for helping your client deal with anxiety and/or depression

Neuroptimal – a neurofeedback treatment to add to your practice

Ethics and Professional Boundaries

Avoiding Burnout

The DSM 5 – “Friend or Foe”

and other topics of interest.

All of the Seminars for Mental Health Professionals provide CEU’s for LPC and LMFT.

Upcoming Seminars

Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Take a breath. Limit technology and toxic people. Break it down into small chunks. Be Mindful. Take a vacation.” (Right…)
It’s true that’s useful advice and the strategies can be effective.
So why does it just not seem that simple to DO?

Join us for this MeetUp where you’ll learn answers to the following questions:

Why do I seem to be more affected by the outside world than other people? (HINT: You might be a Highly Sensitive Person or HSP)
Am I just exhausted or burned out? What do I really need to feel more peaceful, content and JOYful?
Is what I think I’m doing really “self-care” or would it be better to push myself a little harder?

Customize your own practical and workable plan to feel more relaxed, balanced, energized and focused.

RSVP today as space is limited!

Supervision Update – Fall 2018
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

LPC & LMFT Supervision Update and Ethics
Supervision Update/Ethics for LMFT and LPC Supervisors. Since you need the hours anyway, might as well come to this informative and fun Supervision Update. New information will include an update that Supervisors need to know regarding changes in the rules of both licensing agencies. Emphasis on Ethics and Multicultural issues will be presented. Participants are invited to bring cases for consultation.

Register here. 

Taming Your Inner Critic
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Taming Your Inner Critic @ New Directions Counseling and Wellness Center

Do you struggle with an Inner Critic that says “You’re not a good enough ________ (mom, spouse, co-worker, daughter, cook, housekeeper)?

Perhaps you speak more kindly to the checkout clerk at Kroger than you do to yourself.

The Inner Critic can prevent you from taking healthy risks, developing more intimacy in relationships and keep you stuck in the humdrum boring routine.

Join Keri Riggs, M.A., LPC-S for a workshop to learn practical ways to tame that critical inner voice and develop some self-compassion.

To register, pay here or email

Space is limited to 12 participants, so sign up today!

Using Your Strengths and Setting Boundaries to Build Confidence at Work and at Home
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Using Your Strengths and Setting Boundaries to Build Confidence at Work and at Home @ New Directions Counseling and Wellness Center

Setting boundaries is not as complicated as people think. Maybe you’ve heard about them but want to know more, or you just want a refresher course.

Do you sometimes take on more than you can handle and then wish you’d Just Said No?

It’s maintaining them in the face of push back that can be the challenge.

Join Keri Riggs to explore how knowing your personal strengths can help you set appropriate, healthy limits with others. You’ll feel more clear and confident, not allowing others to take advantage of you without feeling that you’re aggressive or mean.

Click here to register or email Keri

Limited to 12 people, snacks provided.

Please check our website frequently for dates and topics that interest you.

To request a speaker or suggest a workshop topic, send us an Email