Mind’s Eye Therapy Group Resuming in September

Rachel LonganLightHouse for the Blind’s Counseling and Psychological Services program is proud to announce the continuation of the Mind’s Eye therapy group. This group is intended for individuals who are moving forward in their lives with recent changes in their vision. Group facilitator Rachel Longan has thoughtfully designed Mind’s Eye for adults who are navigating this very personal journey.

Where: LightHouse at Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley
When: Twelve Mondays beginning September 14, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

For specific dates, please contact Rachel Longan rlongan@lighthouse-sf.org.

Sudden or actively progressive vision changes can affect many aspects of a person’s life. Students participating in this group are able to process their experiences in a safe and understanding setting. Ms. Longan incorporates a variety of techniques and experiential exercises into each session. Some of the topics the group will cover include new challenges in relationships, social participation and emotional factors commonly associated with adjusting to vision changes.

The Mind’s Eye group will meet over 12 weeks on Monday evenings at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, starting September 14, 2015. There is a nominal fee for participating in this group. People who are interested in the group are urged to contact Ms. Longan at 415-694-7302 or email her at rlongan@lighthouse-sf.org.

About the therapist
Rachel Longan has over ten years of experience conducting support groups in a variety of settings. Rachel is herself visually impaired and has designed and facilitated the Mind’s Eye group specifically for individuals experiencing recent changes in vision. Ms. Longan has guest lectured at the International Conference on Costello Syndrome and at UC Berkeley. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, conducts a parent group for the City of Berkeley and has a private psychotherapy practice also in Berkeley.