We sponsor events, classes, and groups addressing a wide range of spiritual, emotional, and psychological issues. Browse current and upcoming offerings below; for more information or to register, please contact Berkeley Christian Counselors at (510) 548-5858 or

Current & Upcoming Offerings

Care 4 the Carers

are 4 Carers is an 8-week group, facilitated by the professional counselors within First Pres Berkeley.  This group is open to individuals who "tend to the needs or concerns of a person with short -or- long term limitations due to illness, injury or disability" (John Hopkins Medicine)

Caregiving can be fulfilling, challenging, frustrating and exhausting. Care 4 the Carers provides support to caregivers by offering a safe place to vent, to cry, and to spend time with other caregivers while you expand the ways you face challenges, use coping skills, and utilize internal and external resources.

Option one:  In person closed group = Same people each week.
Jan. 18th to March 7th.  Thursdays, 1pm-2pm.
McKinley Building (M310), 2410 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

Option two:  Open Group = Participants may begin at any tme.
Feb. 20th to April 9th.  Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm.
       Online via Zoom

Date and Time:
Cost: $25/week, when you register and pay before Dec. 31st 2023. $30/week after Dec. 31, 2023
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Facilitated by Libby Jackson, AMFT. Under the supervision of Scott Leiker, LPCC

Libby Jackson earned her Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Trauma Informed Care from Holy Names University.  Libby has extensive experience and knowledge in aging, caregiving and health navigation.  As an undergraduate she studied human development over the lifespan and the effects of aging on families. Through her ability to foster an environment where participants can feel safe to share their fears and challenges; she has helped families to navigate the caregiving process and provided support during grief and loss.  Libby is also a caregiver for her mother with firsthand experience of the challenges faced when caring for loved ones. “I am passionate about providing relief to those that struggle with daily caregiving responsibilities.”

Current & Upcoming Offerings

Anxiety Tools for Youth 12-14 years old

Anxiety affects teens in different ways. Sometimes it can be hard to notice. Your teen may avoid places or situations, be irritable or have physical symptoms like stomachaches or headaches. This group is for youth who experience anxiety in any of its forms (anxious thoughts, excessive worrying or fears, fatigue, etc.). This group introduces youth to Mindfulness tools to help manage anxiety symptoms. Mindfulness helps to focus on your awareness and feelings in the moment without judgment. Participants can expect to understand anxiety, how it shows up, what it says to them, and different ways to manage it.

For Youth aged 12-14 years old.

Date and Time: Tuesdays, 4-5PM. 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, and 12/12
Cost: $25/session. 11/7 session is FREE.
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Facilitated by Sarah Gregorios, MFT Trainee.

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Current & Upcoming Offerings

Philippians 4:6 Tools for Youth Anxiety 15-18 years old

Living with anxiety isn’t easy,and most of us know what doesn’t help. How about learning about what works and practicing easy ways to change “stinking thinking”? Joni will share tried and tested evidenced-based techniques to help youth get to the peace mentioned in Philippians 4:7.

Join Joni in a short one-hour session for five weeks, guaranteed NOT TO BE BORING!

We invite you to try it out. Although you may have to drag yourself to the first session, challenge yourself and just show up. You will thank yourself later.

For Youth aged 15-18 years old.

Date and Time: Thursdays, 4-5PM Starting 11/9
Cost: $25/session. 11/9 Session is FREE with Registration.
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Facilitated by Joni Lacy

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