consultation groups

Life doesn't make any sense without interdependence.  We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all. - Erik Erikson

Why consultation groups?

In my experience as a therapist, I have repeatedly found myself in a place of feeling stuck and needing some help.  The kind of work that we do can be extremely challenging, and you might find yourself feeling confused, overwhelmed, lost, or maybe even bored.  And you want something more.


Consultation groups provide a space to grow and develop alongside other clinicians, and I've found that change can happen in very unique ways within the context of a safe, supportive group.  Groups will be offered on a variety of topic areas, including Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapy, Play Therapy, Self-of-Therapist issues, and Developing Your Own Private Practice.


Upcoming Opportunities

EFCT Consultation Group - Fall 2023

Focus:  In each group meeting, we will take an in-depth look at specific parts of the EFCT model (i.e. assessment, deepening emotions, Withdrawer-Re-engagement, etc.).  We will also make time to review cases, answer questions, present video clips, and address any other EFCT-related needs.


When:  Fridays from 10am-12pm (PST)

October 27th

November 10th

December 15th

January 19th

February 16th


Where:  Virtual, via Zoom


How (Much):  $50 per group meeting


*Requirements to participate in this group are completion of an EFT externship and commitment to attend all group meetings.


**Participation in this group can be counted toward supervision requirements necessary for EFT certification.

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Come on in- how can I help?

Some different options about where we can start

Couple's Therapy


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

Individual Therapy


Discovering and developing what it's like to have a relationship with yourself

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

  National Child Traumatic

Stress Network

Talking with Kids + Teens When Scary

Things Happen


These resources offer guidance on talking with children and youth when scary things happen. This fact sheet includes information on checking in with yourself, clarifying your goal, providing information, reflecting, asking helpful questions, going slow, labeling emotions, validating, and reducing media exposure. 


Alair Olson, M.A.

 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT#86504)

858.634.0302 |