Welcome to Our New Home

By Elizabeth Venart, Director of The Resiliency Center

Can you feel the energy and excitement in the air? Have you noticed a buzz of activity and flurry of boxes at the Center as we prepare to move? Change is a-brewing, and we are having fun envisioning and planning for all the ways we can serve the community even better as we move into our larger space.

Our official move date is Friday, August 15th. We look forward to welcoming you into our new home beginning on Monday, August 18th.

Our Grand Opening Celebration will be held this coming October, after we've settled in and spiffed up the place for a big party! Join us for tours of the new building, free programming, and refreshments. Stay tuned to the newsletter for more details.

Our New Address

The Resiliency Center
Flourtown Commons
1811 Bethlehem Pike, Suite 212-213
Flourtown, PA  19031


Directions from our Current Location

  • LEFT out of parking lot onto Bannockburn Rd
  • RIGHT on Bethlehem Pike toward Wawa and Turnpike
  • Continue on Bethlehem Pike for 2.8 miles. Stay in the Right Lane past the intersection of 73.
    You will pass the following landmarks:
    • Wawa on Right
    • Hope Lodge on Left
    • Planet Fitness on Right
    • Flourtown shopping Center on Left
  • Make a RIGHT into Flourtown Commons, immediately after Dunkin Donuts
  • Follow driveway to the right as it circles around the complex. Our building is on the left side of the circle, pass the midpoint, as you loop back towards Bethlehem Pike. It is three doors down from the middle driveway, but you must loop around the complex because you cannot turn right from the middle driveway. 
  • We are in Building B, Suite 212-213.


You will pass a large parking area on your right on your way around the complex. There are limited parking spaces just outside our door, but there is easy access through the courtyard adjacent to this large parking area.

We look forward to seeing you at our new space!

Building Resilience in Response to the Challenges of Today’s Families

by Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Being a parent and raising a family has never been easy. Today’s parents, like those of past generations, face many challenges. Whereas, some parenting issues have been around for some time, today’s modern world presents many unique, complex challenges of its own. What are these challenges and how can a family be resilient in the face of them? This article will explore some options.
There has been for some time an explosion of knowledge readily available at one’s fingertips, with everyone and anyone giving advice on how to effectively parent and improve one’s relationships. Dr. Phil is a well-known name whose business is offering this advice. As part of this trend, many people are also diagnosing children now, so any child with behavior problems must have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or be Oppositional Defiant and need medication. As a parent, how do you sort through what information is valid and going to be beneficial to your child/teen and what will be detrimental and harmful?
Advances in technology not only bombard us with information but our children as well.

» Read more on our blog

Welcome Acupuncturist
Ann Mertens!

The Resiliency Center is happy to welcome Ann Mertens, licensed acupuncturist, to our community of practitioners. Beginning in September, she will be joining us in Flourtown on Wednesdays. Ann practices a variety of acupuncture styles, including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and 5-Element. She addresses the needs of the whole family and treats issues as varied as pain, headaches, insomnia, digestive issues, allergies and asthma. She specializes in women’s health issues, infertility, pediatric acupuncture, and cancer care support.
Ann’s goal is to provide gentle yet effective and compassionate treatment and to help keep people healthy naturally, through acupuncture, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle changes. 
For more information or to schedule a session, contact Ann at 484-904-2635 or ann@stillwateracupuncture.net.

» Learn more about Ann


Featured Event

Free New Moms Group

Wednesday 8/13 10:00-11:30 am

Groups are held on the second Wednesday of each month — our next group will be on Wednesday, August 13th from 10-11:30am. Babies welcome! 

Being a new mother can be both exciting and challenging.  Come meet other new moms in a supportive environment to discuss the ups and downs of parenthood.  These FREE groups will focus on normal feelings, ranging from joy to frustration to anxiety; changes in identity as a new mother; changes in relationships with significant others; expectations of self as a mother; and other topics as the need arises.

The monthly groups will be facilitated by Kim Vargas, LCSW and Lynne Unikel, PhD, and will take place at The Resiliency Center

Please contact Kim at 267-568-7846 or kimvargastherapy@gmail.com for more information or to register. 
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Upcoming Events & Programs


Please Note: 
Evening Meditation and both classes of Qi gong typically scheduled for Thursday, August 14th will be canceled due to our move.


Divorced Woman’s Group

Fridays, 8/29-9/19, 6:30-8pm
Cost: $80 for 4-weeks
This 4-week workshop helps women cope with the challenges and life changes following separation and divorce. Program includes interactive group discussion along with information and a variety of techniques to release stuck emotions. The intention will be to achieve a sense of peace and closure, so that the participants will feel more ready to move on to the next chapter of their lives.

Group is forming now, so please contact Delia Nessim, Marriage and Family Therapist and group leader, at 610-416-7535 or delianessim@gmail.com to register.  


Clinical Supervision Group 

3rd Wednesday, 4-7 pm

If you are a therapist seeking licensure, this group provides information, resources, case presentation and discussion, and opportunities for meaningful connection with peers. Special focus on trauma-informed case conceptualization group is led by Licensed Professional Counselor Elizabeth Venart who is also available for individual consultation. Learn more at elizabethvenart.com or by calling 215-542-5004. 

Infant Massage Classes

Series began 7/8 
Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am

» Classes run consecutive Tuesdays, 7/8-8/12. 
» Registration required. To register or for more details contact Brittiney George at 610-389-7866 or movebackintolife


Group Tapping Session

Wednesday, 8/27, 7-8 pm
Cost: $10.00

Join Delia Nessim, MFT, as she shares EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), a powerful energy tool to release stress and emotions that get trapped in the body. Each participant will get an opportunity to work on a topic of their choosing (pain relief, resentment, anger, etc.).  The rest of the group can borrow benefits by tapping along. 

» RSVP by calling 610-416-7535, emailing Delia at delianessim@gmail.com or registering online.

Philadelphia Writer’s Workshop

Tuesdays, 7-10 pm
Sit in on a Tuesday-night workshop for FREE (by appointment).  
» Learn More

Rumi and Hafiz:
Reading and Discussion

Wed. 8/20, 7:30-9:30 pm

Do you love the poetry of Sufi Poets and Philosophers Rumi and Hafiz? Are you looking for inspiration? Seeking wisdom? Join us for this free evening of sharing. 
» Pre-Register

Laughter Yoga

Mondays, 10 am 
» RSVP Required


Morning Meditation

Mondays, 8:30-9:30 am
Classes resume on Monday, August 25th at 10 am


Evening Meditation

Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 pm
No classes 8/14


Qi Gong Classes 

Thursdays, 2 and 6:15 pm
No class 8/14


Knitting Circle

Saturday, 8/2, 10-11:30am
» Learn More

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Quote of the Month

You’re not supposed to be able to see it with your eyes first. You signed up for the advanced course. - The Universe.
From Notes from the Universe by Mike Dooley


Gratitude Corner

And Trivia!

Post-it notes - Invented accidentally by 3M scientist, Spencer Silver, in 1968 (he intended to create a strong adhesive). It was manufactured on yellow scrap paper from a lab next door. It didn’t take off until it was given away as free samples in 1977. On April 6, 1980 “press ‘n peel” was reintroduced on the market as “post- it” notes. The rest is history!

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