LightHouse for the Blind’s Counseling and Psychological Services program is starting a fresh Mind’s Eye therapy group in January. 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 of the East Bay, at Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley
When: Twelve Mondays beginning January 11, 2016, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
For specific dates, please contact Rachel Longan at firstname.lastname@example.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 be a 12-week series on Monday evenings at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley starting January 11, 2016. There is a nominal fee for participating in this group. People who are interested in the group are urged to contact Rachel Longan at 415 694-7302 or email her at email@example.com
About the therapist
Rachel Longan has over ten years of experience conducting support groups in a variety of settings. Rachel has low vision 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.