Getting Past “Whatever!”

Maintaining Connection with your Teen

HOSTED BY: Ravensworth Baptist Church*
5100 Ravensworth Road, Annandale, VA, 22003


Sunday, November 8, 2015

  • 2:30–2:55    Sign-in 
  • 3:00–4:30    Workshop, including time for Q & A
  • 4:30–5:00    Refreshments for parents (meet the presenters, purchase books)

Click to Pre-register through November 4
Open to the Community, No Charge for Participants!

*All are welcome. This presentation is secular, not from a faith-based perspective.

The early teen years may be challenging, both for you and for your developing teenager. As teens and tweens undergo the process of forming their unique identity, they may experience self-doubt, moodiness, social angst, and academic stress. You are pulled close one day and pushed away the next, and may feel worried about your child. 

Join us for a dynamic workshop with experienced professionals, who can teach you about practical skills for navigating these challenging years! After this program, you will be able to:

  • Communicate more effectively with your teen/tween
  • Understand typical teen development, and recognize behaviors that are more concerning 
  • Help your child manage school and social stress more successfully

Meet the Presenters from In Step PC

Cathi Cohen, LCSW, CGP, Director:  Cathi, a graduate of Tufts University and Columbia University, has been practicing since 1984. The success of her Stepping Stones Social Skills Group Therapy led to the formation in 1995 of In Step, a comprehensive mental health practice. Cathi is a well-known author, and conducts regular workshops for parents, educators, and mental health professionals. She is a frequent presenter for Fairfax Co. Public Schools, and has appeared on radio and television programs about the mental health needs of children and their families.

Mary Shuffleton, LPC, MA: Mary graduated from the University of Massachusetts and received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Previous experiences include working as a therapist in a partnership program between a mental health agency and a school system, and working at a brain injury rehabilitation facility. She has been with In Step for over seven years, where she currently works with individuals, families and groups.  


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