Groups and Classes

The Hope Connection offers several kinds of groups and classes. 

  • Parenting Together

    • Do you find that you and your partner argue and disagree on what is the "right" way to parent? 
    • Ever wonder how you and your partner will come together on the same page in terms of how to raise your children? 
    • Join us at Parenting Together to learn how to parent as a team! 
    • Parenting is influenced by many factors. You both have different upbringings, now you must find a balance to parenting. 
    • Each week we will have group discussions with other couples just like you that are finding it difficult to unite on how to raise their children. Classes meet weekly from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. 
    • Contact Liz or Shari for more information and to register. 

    503-928-6542 or email:

  • Peer Support Group for girls

    High school can be exciting, nerve-wracking, and everything in between.  In this group, girls will explore their emotions and thoughts through group activities and connecting with other's going through similar experiences.

    Topics covered: Self Esteem, Body Image, Friends and Relationships, Fears and Transitions.. and so much more.

    What to know:



    Contact Nicole at or Michelle at

    For more information click here

  • Parenting SOS

    Wouldn't you like to raise self-sufficient, responsible children withou resorting to anger and threats?

    Do you have the same battles over and over?

    Do you feel as if other parents have the answers and you are just getting by day to day?

    At Parenting SOS join other parents just like yourself who are in need of ready-to-use everyday tools to create a more harmonious home.

    Parenting SOS is a series of weekly parenting discussions incorporating education on various topics on how to raise confident, self-assured children.

    Groups meet weekly from 6:30-8:00pm

    Contact Liz or Shari for more information and to register at: 

    503-928-6542 or

  • cprt

    Child-Parent Relationship Training

    When children have problems, sometimes they don't have the words to talk about them. Play give children a way to communicate feelings they don't understand or can't express any other way.

    Child-Parent Relationship Training (CPRT) is conducted in 10 weekly, 2-hour sessions.Thursdays- 6:30-8:30pm.

    The atmosphere is friendly and accepting and the training interactive, making it enjoyable and interesting. You will learn to help your child open up to you, setting limits, recognizing emotional needs and building self esteem, fostering creativity, self-control, and self responsibility. 

    For more information and to register contact: 

    Meagan at 951-383-6571. 


    or Andrew at 503-405-4718.  


  • Mindfulness Group

    Mindfulness Meditation can drastically enrich your life in many unimaginable ways. It is an opportunity to be fully alive and awake to your own life. Through this simple practice, you can reduce stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and all forms of suffering. It can increase your self-awareness, focus, compassion, and improve your decision-making and working memory. This group will provide you with wisdom and insight that will serve you for life!

    Click here for more information

  • Women's Narcissictic abuse survivors group

    This support group offers a safe and confidential atmosphere for women affected by Narcissism.  Narcissism is a specific type of domestic abuse.  The group does focus on this aspect, buy anyone in, or having been in a domestically abusive relationship is welcome to join.

    We come along side each other in the journey to hope and wellness through openly processing our own experiences in a non-threatening environment free from judgment and minimization.  The goals for each woman may be different.  However, my goal as the therapist, is that all will experience validation in a manner they perhaps haven't experienced before.

    For more information click here

The Gottman 7 Principles Program

Learn scientifically proven skills to help strengthen your intimate relationships.

This 1 day workshop with Gottman trained Ivana Meclay, MA provides a safe space to become a "master couple."

When: Saturday January 13th 10am-5:30pm

Where: The Hope Connection  5319 SW Westgate Drive, suite 113 Portland, OR 97221

Registration and information: