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Education & Training Workshops @ TACC


Licensed TACC counselors are available to lead workshops and meet any in-service needs you may have. Please contact us and we can work to meet your needs! Please feel free to contact us if you have a need you do not feel would be met by the offerings below. Please contact

Topics Include:

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Birth Order and Personality Development

Children and Misbehavior


Domestic Violence


The Importance of Effective Communication in Relationships

Mental Health First Aid



Stress and A Work Life Balance

Supporting Loved Ones with Mental Illness


Understanding Trauma

Anxiety (The Emotional Hijacker) with Anne-Marie Bruton, MS, NCC, LPC

Are you one of the 12 million people who stiffer from Generalized Anxiety? Participants will learn:

  • The difference between normal worry and abnormal  worry

  • Physical Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety

  • The nature of Generalized Anxiety

  • Learn  to recognize your own anxiety

  • The purpose and function of anxiety

  • Controlling thoughts that cause anxiety

  • Learning to relax strategies


Blue Print of Your Lifestyle: Personality Development & Birth Order with Anne-Marie Bruton, MS, NCC, LPC

Participants will discover how your lifestyle is formed by the completion of the first task of childhood: finding your place in the family. It is important to understand your lifestyle and how it can help, or hinder, you in time of stress. Participants will learn:

  • The 5 contributing factors to the formation of personality that seem to influence the formation of one’s personality.

  • Learn how chronological birth order and psychological birth order influences your life.

  • Learn what the “major family roles” are in the family and how this affects your lifestyle.






Discover Your Child’s Goals of Misbehavior with Anne-Marie Bruton, MS, NCC, LPC

Learn that all behavior serves some type of purpose, even the seemingly maddening behavior of your child. Participants will team that:

  • Sometimes the purpose is conscious (the child knows why he/she is acting a certain way) and other times the purpose is non-conscience (the child is unaware of the goal).

  • Parents will learn how to respond and not react to the child’s misbehavior.





Could You Be Experiencing Depression? with Anne-Marie Bruton, MS, NCC, LPC

Sadness or down-swings in mood are normal reactions to life’s struggles, setbacks, and disappointments.  Many individuals use the word “depression” to explain these feelings, but depression is more than just sadness. Participants will learn:

  • Signs and symptoms of depression

  • The different faces of depression in women, men, young people, and elderly adults

  • Learn the different types of depression

  • Learn the road to depression recovery


Domestic Violence: Shine a Purple Light with Stephanie Featherston, M.Div.,  Ed.S.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, an average of 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S.Domestic Violence is a crime that often goes unreported and is far more prevalent than most people think. Purple is the color of domestic violence awareness. Let’s shine a light on this issue and start to create change. In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • What domestic violence is and understanding the cycle of domestic violence

  • What signs to look for when concerned about domestic violence

  • What resources are available and how we can help

  • This workshop will also explore questions related to why people stay in abusive relationships and why they tend to go back. 





Hoarding: Why Do We Struggle to Let Go of Things? with Hope Harvey, LPC

Issues of hoarding and chronic disorganizations have been much in the news lately. This event will explore the personality differences in how each of us organizes, as well as the larger spectrum of the challenges of hoarding. Participants will learn:

  • How personality is expressed in how we organize

  • How to identify tendencies in ourselves and other that challenge our organization

  • Aid and resources for those who encounter issues of hoarding







The Importance of Effective Communication to Improve Your Relationships with Anne-Marie Bruton, MS, NCC, LPC

Participants will learn effective communication skills that will improve your relationships with family members and in the workplace. Good communication skills are “mutual respect” skills which are essential in understanding each other’s meaning. Individuals will learn:

  • Effective communication through reflective and “I"  messages

  • Communication types

  • Barriers to communication




Mental Health First Aid  with Anne-Marie Bruton, MS, NCC, LPC

Similar to CPR and First Aid for emergencies of the body, the Mental Health First Aid Program is designed to help a person who is experiencing a crisis of the mind/or the spirit. Participants will learn:

  • Mental Health First Aid ACTION PLAN

  • Individuals experiencing panic attacks, severe depression and/or thoughts of suicide, hallucinations/delusions, anger, aggression, and/or the threat of violence.​





Mindfulness with Matt Wagner, NCC

Mindfulness is a way of raising our awareness to what is happening in each moment.This workshop explores how to be in the present moment in a perceptive, non-judgmental way. Participants will learn:

  • The basic exploration of meditation

  • Breathing exercises

  • An appreciation of our day-to-day lives




Perfectionism: When Nothing is Good Enough! with Anne-Marie Bruton, MS, NCC, LPC

Do you struggle with perfectionism? Are you your harshest critic? If nothing is ever good enough and shades of gray disappear as you become your own harshest critic, consider what examining perfectionism may bring to you.  Participants will be introduced to:

  • Uncovering Automatic Thoughts

  • Changing Patterns of Limited Thinking

  • Testing Core Beliefs





Stress and Creating A Work Life Balance with Nineshia Mont-Renaud, NPC, NCC

This workshop encourages participants to pay attention to the signs of stress in their lives, to be proactive, and to practice self-care. This workshop will also address how these symptoms can progress when not attended to and how this negatively impacts day-to-day life. Participants will learn:

  • To define stress as a symptom and a normal part of life

  • Factors that contribute to stress

  • How stress can affect performance at work and home

  • How to ask for help or seek community resources

  • Steps toward prevention and the creation of balance




Supporting Your Loved One Who Has Been Diagnosed With Mental Illness with Nineshia Mont-Renaud, NPC, NCC

This workshop will explore ways to provide support and encouragement for loved ones diagnosed with mental illness. It will also address challenges that caregivers face and ways they can get support for themselves. Participants will learn:

  • Learning what you can about their illness and noticing signs and symptoms

  • Crisis preparation and using community resources

  • Taking care of yourself and other family members who may be involved

  • How to show your support and encouragement





Surviving the Boomer’s Caregiver Challenges with Anne-Marie Bruton, MS, NCC, LPC

Practical strategies and tips will be presented to assist individuals and families dealing with the care of elderly parents. Participants will be provided with the following:

  • 15 Ways to Stay Sane Caring for an Elderly Parents

  • Stress Symptoms and Stress  for the Caregiver of Elderly Parents

  • Top 10 Conversation Tips for Talking with Elders

  • Six Tips for Overcoming Caregivers Stress and Guilt

  • Stress Symptoms and Stress for Caregiver of Elderly Parents

  • Dealing with Anger and Resentment

  • When to Consider Assisted Living


Understanding Trauma

with Stephanie Featherston, M.Div.,  Ed.S.

Every day we are confronted with images and stories of trauma. We hear of shootings, natural disasters, and abuse. That awareness can be frightening and overwhelming like the trauma itself. There is hope for people who struggle with trauma, but the first step is understanding. Participants will learn:

  • How to better understand what trauma means

  • How trauma affects people

  • How to help persons experiencing trauma




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