Workshops & Retreats


As part of my practice's value of wholeness, I often recommend participating in outside workshops or retreats that will support the work we are doing in therapy.  These are some of my favorites.

For Couples

Hold Me Tight Couples' Retreats

These retreats are based on the book Hold Me Tight:  Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, by Dr. Sue Johnson.  During this two-day retreat, couples work through the content of this book through didactic and experiential learning.  Couples learn how and why they find themselves stuck in the same struggles, as well as how to have difficult conversations in ways that actually strengthen their relationship and bring them closer together.

 

For Parents

Cooperative Parenting San Diego

 Cooperative Parenting San Diego offers a three-part workshop series for parents who want to build a healthy, sustainable co-parenting relationship.  Workshop series occur monthly in a variety of locations around San Diego, and the completion of these workshops is recognized by San Diego Superior Court Judges.

 

Kids' Turn San Diego- Family Workshops

These workshops are for divorced/separated families, and they include parents and children together.  Offered monthly, these workshops help "children discover their voice to communicate their thoughts and feelings about their family situation" and support parents in learning "new skills and strategies to improve family relationships in positive ways." 

 

For Kids & Teens

Camp Spero

This fantastic camp serves children and teens ages 7-17, who have experienced the death of a loved one.  "At camp, children honor and memorialize their loved one while making friends with others who are facing similar circumstances. This summer weekend experience helps children increase their feelings of hopefulness, enhance their self-esteem, and learn they are not alone."

 

For Personal Growth

For Helping Professionals

Come on in- how can I help?

Some different options about where we can start

Couple's Therapy

 

Understanding why we feel disconnected, and creating new ways of being with each other

Individual Therapy

 

Letting go of what needs to be released and discovering what needs to be found

Family Therapy

 

Finding out why we don't get along, and figuring out how we can be a family 

 

Play Therapy

 

Helping kids use play to feel safe and strong, especially when bad things happen



sit and stay a while

Some thoughts I share on "Rooted + Grounded"

 

 

The New Normal | Do I Want to Go Back?

 

 "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." - Rumi


in the neighborhood

Some helpful resources in the nearby and virtual community

 

 

HandsOn San Diego

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

 

Sign up for volunteer opportunities all around San Diego, from serving meals to donating toys to wrapping gifts.  Register early as spots tend to f

fill up quickly!


 

Alair Olson, M.A.

 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT#86504)

858.634.0302 | therapy@alairolson.com