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
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.”