Workshops and Support Groups

Please inquire about dates and times at 248-219-2678.

Workshops we offer:

Christian CounselingThe Seasons of Marriage

A series of classes offered throughout the year by TrueNorth to strengthen and equip marriages. Check the “Latest” or the website for dates and times the classes will be offered. Fees and availability will vary.

Prepare Premarital Class

This class is designed to teach couples to Prepare For Marriage while they plan their weddings. We use an educational approach to helping couples evaluate their relationship for strength and growth areas, evaluate realistic expectations, explore important topics related to marriage, and to begin to develop communication and conflict resolution skills. Each couple will take a self-report inventory that will be electronically scored and used as a template for discussion. Our inventory is highly predictive of marital success or failure. Individual premarital counseling available.

Boot Camp For Couples

This class is for couples at any stage of relationship. Boot Camp is valuable for healthy relationships as a refresher course in communication and conflict resolution or for relationships experiencing difficulty. Each couple will learn how to spot and stop destructive patterns of relating, start communicating effectively, become a solver of conflict with “win – win” techniques and increase their ability to become emotionally available to their partners.

Parenting Through the Stages

TrueNorth will inform and instruct parents of Toddlers through Teens on the significant developmental issues specific to the age group being discussed. We will offer relevant information while you have fun learning. Learn how to decide, “whose problem is this?” while parenting your pre-school children or how to create and maintain healthy boundaries with your teenager. Learn effective discipline techniques that are appropriate for your individual child. Parenting is tough enough, even tougher in today’s culture. Build your confidence as a parent, and parent in harmony with your spouse.

Grandparent with Purpose This One day workshop is filled with information relevant to the grandparents of today. Network with other grandparents, while we focus on the benefits and drawbacks of Grand-parenting in today’s culture. Learn communication techniques that help to maintain healthy relationships with your children while they parent. Share blessings and struggles as we look at Godly examples of Grandparenting.

Empty Nesters

Is it Grief or Glory that you are experiencing? What will this new season of life mean for your marriage? This workshop will examine the benefits and hidden dangers related to the empty nest. Prepare ahead of time for the inevitable or tune up what has already started. Consider what may lay ahead as difficult economic times create a “revolving door” at times on your nest. Embrace the new challenges and joys this season of marriage can bring.

Making Peace With Your Past

Free yourself from old patterns that may hinder your ability to have a healthy marital relationship. A Christ-centered therapy group for singles (18 to early 30) considering marriage.

Boundaries in Marriage

All marital couples have conflicts or disagreements at times. The difference between a happily married couple and an unhappy married couple frequently involves the ability to discuss and resolve their differences in a positive manner that respects the interests and needs of each other.

Truth is, marriages fail due to lack in communication skills and lack of healthy boundary making. Common unhealthy, damaging relationship communications usually include such interactions as:

  • Hostility, or verbal or physical attacks on the other person
  • Put-downs, name calling or other contempt for the partner
  • Dragging old information or experiences into a current argument
  • Withdrawal form a disagreement

Escalating negativity in the relationship

Couples attending this seminar will experience change from the inside out. Because the Bible is packed with everlasting truths, couples will not only come away with knowing themselves and their spouse better, they will also experience God in ways perhaps much different than before.

Meets nightly once a week / 8 weeks
Watch for upcoming dates
Childcare available
Registration required

Weekend Marriage Enrichment Seminar

Build A Stronger Marriage - Do you and your spouse need to rekindle that loving feeling? Looking for ways to restore what has been lost over the years? This 6 week class is designed for both partners to have fun relearning about each other, yourselves and keeping God at the center of your marriage.

Couples attending this seminar will experience change from the inside out. Because the Bible is packed with everlasting truths, couples will not only come away with knowing themselves and their spouse better, they will also experience God in ways perhaps much different than before.

Bipolar Disorder Counseling, Workshops & Support

We UNDERSTAND! Bipolar Disorder is challenging to live with. There are so many questions that need answers, there are so many ups and downs. Just when you think you have solved one problem, another problem comes up. It does not matter if you are a parent, spouse or child who struggles with this mood disorder or a family member living with a Bipolar loved one, we have resources for you.

Friends and Family Support Groups

Contact TrueNorth for placement on a waiting list for future start-up date.
This support group is made up of spouses and parents who are looking for support and encouragement Most find it helpful to realize how much common ground they share with each other. This group will benefit from weekly topics that relate to the Bipolar experience presented by professional therapists.

Bipolar Support Group

Contact TrueNorth for placement on a waiting list for future start-up date.
This support group is for anyone that struggles with Bipolar Disorder. We will provide a format for understanding the disorder, while moving you toward a plan for stability that works for you. Most significantly, you will realize that you are not alone in your struggles with medication, diagnosis, relationships, etc. This group is facilitated by professionals who understand Bipolar Disorder and the related issues.

Bipolar Workshop

TrueNorth has created this workshop to specifically educate people about Bipolar Mood Disorders. This four hour workshop will introduce you to the different kinds of Bipolar Disorder, and the professional terms associated with treatment. You will receive the tools necessary to begin preparing a crisis plan and awellness plan for your loved one. You will hear testimonies from people who have the disorder to help you to understand things from another perspective. Our workshop is loaded with pertinent information necessary to navigate through the medications used in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder and the mandates of insurance companies. Participate in a brief support group, and take full advantage of our question and answer sessions.

This workshop is offered twice a year, if currently being offered, see above signup info. Please contact the TrueNorth office to notify us of your interest in participating.

Individual and Family Counseling

We specialize in treating and diagnosing individuals and families with Bipolar Disorder. Please see our contact information to make an appointment.

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