LIFE BEYOND MENTAL ILLNESS

A support and process group for people 
moving beyond their mental illness.

Led by Deborah Dowse Runyeon, MFT, CGP*
www.counselingforwomeninredwoodcity.com

Do you struggle with shame and lack of self-confidence,
focusing on the negative and often feel defined by your illness?

Learn skills to live fully with acceptance and joy.
See yourself as unique from others, not less than.
Seize the opportunity to grow from your experience.
Embrace being perfect just the way you are.

This group will provide the opportunity for members to talk about topics that 
matter to them, such as: family relationships, work-related issues, social isolation, 
stigma, hope for the future and defining goals.

Group now forming
  Tuesdays 1-2:30 pm
Fee: $200 a month
If on disability or without work, a sliding scale fee is available.

  For more information call Deborah 
at 650-363-0249 x111.
A complimentary pre-group interview is required.

Deborah spent seven years working at a facility for seriously mentally ill adults. 
 She has seen these clients become empowered by peer support and therapeutic intervention.  
Deborah believes that people deserve respect and the opportunity to gain insight, hope, and healing.  
She is a Certified Group Psychotherapist*.




Sequoia Counseling Services 165 Arch Street Redwood City, Ca. 94062




MAKING THE MOST OUT OF MIDLIFE
A group for women in transition
Facilitated by Deborah Dowse Runyeon, MFT, CGP*


Growing older provides a wonderful invitation to have a more meaningful 
second adulthood. Come together with other women 
40+ years old in group support to explore and embrace 
these possible challenges:

Caring for parents 
 Losses of: loved ones/status quo/youth/intimacy
Divorce/separation/late marriage/ongoing single life/
widowhood
 Empty nest/reconnecting with your partner
 Perimenopausal/menopausal symptoms
Old job/new job/no job

See how the group experience can enrich your personal journey.


Wednesdays 6:30–8 pm
Fee: $60 per group ($240/month)

For more information call Deborah
at 650-363-0249 x111
www.counselingforwomeninredwoodcity.com
a complimentary pre-group interview is required

Deborah Dowse Runyeon, MFT, CGP* has several years of experience working 
with families, couples, individuals and groups. She has helped clients in groups 
become more empowered through peer support and therapeutic intervention. 
 Deborah believes that people deserve the opportunity to lead happy and 
fulfilling lives.  
*CGP: Certified Group Psychotherapist





Sequoia Counseling Services 165 Arch Street Redwood City, Ca. 94062