LightHouse for the Blind’s Counseling and Psychological Services Program is offering a new therapy group called Mind’s Eye, intended for individuals with recent changes in their vision who are moving forward in their lives. With guidance from our staff psychologist, Connie Conley-Jung, Ph.D., the group facilitator, Ms. Rachel Longan, M.S. has thoughtfully designed this group for adults who are navigating this very personal journey.
Changes in vision can affect many aspects of a person’s life. Students who are participating in this group are able to process their experiences in a safe and caring setting. Ms. Longan incorporates a variety of techniques and experiential exercises into each session. Some of the topics the group is covering include new challenges in relationships, social participation, and emotional factors commonly associated with adjusting to changes in vision.
We already have one active group and we’re looking to recruit a second one. The series runs for 8-weeks as is held on Thursday afternoons at LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters. If you are interested in enrolling in a future Mind’s Eye therapy group please contact Dr. Connie Conley-Jung at 415 694-7307 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Therapist
Ms. Rachel Longan has 8 years of experience conducting support groups and five years of supervised therapy hours in a variety of settings. Rachel 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.