Workshops and Groups

Compassionate Care Support Groups for Eanes ISD Teachers and Staff: February 6th – April 16th

Austin Family Counseling is offering compassionate care groups for Eanes ISD teachers and staff. The group is 8 weeks long. Each week, participants will learn about self-care, boundaries, goal setting, SMART goals, trauma response and much more.

If you are an Eanes ISD teacher and staff needing additional support, this is a great group for you!

Days//Times//Leaders:

Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00pm: Led by Ellen Meystedt, LPC-A, Supervised by Karen Burke LPC-S

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm: Led by Mae Grant, MA, LPC, NCC, CSC

Sundays 7:00 – 8:30pm: Led by Mae Grant, MA, LPC, NCC, CSC

Registration closes on Wednesday, February 1st.

Groups will take two breaks from March 13th-19th and April 3rd-9th.

First sessions will be virtual. Each group will have the option to discuss
and decide if they will have any in person sessions.


Teen Therapy Group

An in-person therapy group at Austin Family Counseling in Westlake for teens who may be seeking support in their relationships. Topics will include coping with anxiety, stress, self-esteem, and big emotions. Skills learned will include mindfulness, communication, and healthy boundaries.

Ages 14-17, all genders welcome

Facilitator: Kaity Dallas, LPC-Associate, LMFT-Associate, Supervised by Kirby Sandlin Schroeder, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Contact Kaity at [email protected] to sign up for our interest list. You will be contacted before the next group begins in Spring 2023.


Positive Discipline Workshops

Positive Discipline is for parents and caregivers who are looking for long-term skills that will encourage the children to think for themselves, become more responsible and have greater respect for themselves and for others. Tools are based in Adlerian theory, which promotes kindness and firmness to help parents and caregivers get to the core of the child’s misbehavior, bringing more joy into the home and offering a sense of accomplishment.

These experiential workshop are ideal for parents and caregivers who want to:

  • Learn how to teach children and not boss them
  • Incorporate respect, firmness and love into discipline
  • Understand the reasons and beliefs behind behaviors
  • Successfully implement effective family meetings
  • Create a home environment that enhances cooperation, collaboration, communication, a sense of connections, accountability and mutual respect.