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The Resiliency Center: Your Place for Healing, Education & Community in Ambler, PA
The Healing Power of Groups
A Message from Elizabeth Venart, LPC, Resiliency Center Director
As a facilitator of counseling groups and professional training groups, I am continually awed by the power of groups to help people learn, grow, and make positive changes in their lives. 

This month I am featuring several groups – for professionals and the community. Please help spread the word. If you would like to be featured as a practitioner in future newsletters or have a group or professional training that you would like for me to share on your behalf, please email me at  
Wishing you peace, joy, and prosperity,

Practitioner Highlight
Susan Taylor-Conner, M.Ed., BCC
Susan Taylor-Conner, M.Ed., BCC, Co-Founder/Director of Cornerstone Center For Change, is a clinically trained counselor, board-certified coach and imaginal art explorer informed by Scripture, incorporating a Jungian approach to art, dreamwork, movement, poetry and mindfulness. At her studio office she meets with both people of faith and people of no faith to address, explore and work through their personal issues. From this emerges the discovery of a personʼs themes, true meaning and purpose.

Founded in 1984, Cornerstone, with offices in Glenside and Chestnut Hill, offers both traditional talk therapy and alternative approaches to counseling, coaching and workshops for individuals and groups eager to address the complexities of life by working through the roadblocks of relational issues, depression, anxiety and abuse. We welcome and encourage our clients to ponder life within the context of a Larger Story ... A Story By Design.

“Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life”
Wednesdays, 7-9 pm, Starting in October!
A group for women to explore and claim the purpose and passion of lifeʼs later years is led by Susan Taylor-Conner, M.Ed., BCC, Co- Founder/Director of Cornerstone Center For Change. Group will meet in her Chestnut Hill Studio for 6 weeks with option to renew. Wed. 7-9 PM. Start up date TBA. Fee $210 (sliding scale available). If either the Group or Individual work sounds intriguing to you, call Susan at Cornerstone: 215-887-0323 (Ext. 2) or send an email to with your name, number and any questions you might have so we can set up a complimentary phone session to explore joining together on your journey.
Testimonials for Susan Taylor-Conner
“Cornerstone was a place of refuge from troubles during a season of my life . . .The patience, insight and gentleness of Susan allowed me to disclose information I was too scared to share with anyone, including myself.” ~ Cassandre C.
“Care and respect are the first two descriptive words that come to mind when I think of Susan. Her grasp on image is real and she is able to lead meaningful and dynamic conversations about life on many levels - a Dreamerʼs friend for sure!” ~ Janette Bradley Smith

Featured Groups for the Community
Male Sexual Abuse Survivors Support Group
Thursdays at 1:30 pm
The immediate and long-term impact of childhood sexual abuse can include feelings of anxiety, depression, low self-worth, self-doubt, identity confusion, and a sense of shame. Healing happens when men speak about their experiences, connect with other survivors, and begin to see themselves as resilient and whole.  

Elizabeth Venart, LPC, has been providing group and individual counseling to sexual abuse survivors for 20 years and co-facilitates the group with Jeff Katowitz, LMFT.

> Group meets weekly for 12 weeks and begins in October. To learn more and schedule a pre-group meeting, contact Elizabeth at 215-542-5004 or

Women’s Personal Growth Group
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Gain support, inspiration, and community on your journey to create a heart-centered life.  Perfect for women artists, healers, and entrepreneurs who may feel isolated in their efforts to do meaningful work outside the “mainstream” – and an ideal place for all women looking for support in developing greater happiness and inner peace. Group meets twice monthly and will be opening to new members this Fall.

> To learn more and schedule your pre-group interview, contact Elizabeth Venart, LPC, and group facilitator, at 215-542-5004 or

Professional Groups and Opportunities

Breaking Through Barriers to Prosperity: A Practice-Building Group

At the request of practice-building workshop participants, Elizabeth Venart has created this four-week group to help healthcare and healing arts professionals develop greater understanding, tools, and comfort with prosperity in private practice.

We’ll explore ideas about money, attitudes and experiences that interfere with growing a business, new empowering perspectives, and ways to market by staying authentic, caring, and generous.

Group dates TBD. If interested, contact Elizabeth at 215-542-5004 or

Montgomery-Bucks EMDRIA Regional Network 
Friday, 9/28, 10 am – 12 pm

The EMDRIA Regional Network is an opportunity for EMDR-trained therapists to connect, learn from each other, build their skills, and network to strengthen our local EMDR community.  Anyone who has attended even part of an EMDRIA-approved EMDR training is welcome to attend.

During our meeting, we’ll explore case conceptualization using a specific case and view and discuss a film of EMDR with Laurel Parnell watch a DVD of EMDR with Laurel Parnell. If you plan to attend, RSVP no later than 9/26 to Elizabeth Venart, Regional Network Coordinator, at or 215-542-5004.

EMDR Consultation Group
Monthly on Fridays, 9:30-11:30 am

If you have already completed the EMDR Basic Training and are interested in pursuing EMDR Certification and/or in deepening your knowledge and understanding of EMDR in practice, this group is for you! We’ll review cases, discuss challenging issues in EMDR, and review latest research findings and clinical applications. Participation requires a minimum six-month commitment.

Group meets monthly on Fridays from 9:30 – 11:30 am and is led by EMDRIA Certified Consultant and Certified EMDR Therapist Elizabeth Venart, LPC.

> Learn more at or by calling 215-542-5004 or emailing her at

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