New Mind’s Eye Therapy Group Forming

LightHouse for the Blind is offering a new therapy group called Mind’s Eye, for individuals who are moving forward in their lives with recent changes in their vision. Start the New Year by joining a group which offers a forum specifically designed for navigating this very personal journey. 

Are you currently noticing a change in your vision? This can affect many parts of your life. Participating in this new group at the LightHouse will offer you the opportunity to process this experience in a safe and understanding setting.  The group’s facilitator, Rachel Longan, M.S., will incorporate a variety of techniques and experiential exercises into each session. Come ready to play a little while exploring opportunities for personal growth.

Some of the topics the group may cover include: lowered self-esteem, new challenges in relationships, social participation, and emotional factors commonly associated with adjusting to vision changes.

This group can help you:

  • Gain self confidence
  • Build a sense of community
  • Reevaluate your priorities
  • Set or modify personal goals

Group members must complete an in-person intake before enrolling. Please contact Ms. Longan with further questions, and to register for the group. She can be reached at 415-694-7302 or

This 8-week series will be offered Thursdays 2-3:30 p.m. at LightHouse for the Blind’s headquarters in San Francisco. Groups are forming now.

When: Thursdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters

Please note: In order to create a sense of safety, this will be a closed group (no drop-ins). The official start date of the Mind’s Eye group will be announced once all participants have been formally enrolled. All participants are expected to attend the entire eight weeks.

About the therapist…
Rachel Longan has 8 years of experience conducting support groups and 5 years of supervised therapy hours in a variety of settings. She is visually impaired and has co-facilitated a year-long support group specifically for individuals experiencing recent vision loss. Ms. Longan has guest lectured at the International Conference on Costello Syndrome and at UC Berkeley. She is a Registered Marriage and Family Intern at the Lighthouse (supervised by Connie Conley-Jung, Ph.D.) and also works at the Pacific Center in Berkeley.