All groups are held at the Circle of Life Center and offer flexible fees. We also accept all major credit cards and most insurance.


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Women’s Group

A Group For Real Women With Real Issues
Join a supportive group to discuss such topics as:

  • Relationship Issues Married/Divorce/Separation/ Single
  • Career conflicts/ Job transitions
  • Learn How to Set Healthy Boundaries
  • Change Dysfunctional Communication Patterns
  • Cope With Anxiety & Depression
  • Dealing with family members

Thursday’s led by Samantha Kerdman, MFTI (IMF #83016) | Call/Text (818) 942-4426
Supervised by Sara Rector, MFT (MFC #31230)

Tuesdays led by Joan Berl-Brooks, LMFT (MFC #19302) | Call/Text (805) 490-1213

Email: infocircleoflifecenter@gmail.com



Millennial
 Group

Co-ed group for 20 something–30 something people
Meeting Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
If you’re interested in this group, please call or text Joan at 805-490-1213
Email : jbbrookscolc2016@gmail.com

Cost: $50 per weekly session, payable at the beginning of every month | Sliding scale available

Facilitated by Joan Berl-Brooks, LMFT #19302 | Email: infocircleoflifecenter@gmail.com



Fertility Support and Guidance

No one should face infertility alone. A Harvard Medical School Study showed that “the pregnancy rates of women trying to conceive more than doubled when they participated in group therapy.” Come join other people that are on the same journey.

In this group we will:

  • Problem solve
  • Discuss treatment
  • Explore family building options and transitions
  • Provide support and understanding.

Led by Sara Rector, MFT (MFC #31230) | Call/Text (805)494-1414 | $50 per week – 8 week sessions | Email: infocircleoflifecenter@gmail.com



New Mom’s/Mom’s-to-Be Group

Are you pregnant or are you a new mom?

Come share the joys, trials and tribulations of being pregnant or being a new mother.  Group is open to women in their second trimester of pregnancy up to mothers of lap babies.

Typical Group topics addressed are:

-Transitions into parenting
-Developmental stages of babies and parents
-Problem solving and joy sharing
-Navigating through the effects of pregnancy or parenthood on other relationships and life in general.

Led by Sara Rector, MFT. For more information, please call or text (805)494-1414 | $50 per week – 8 week session
Flexible Fees  | Credit Cards accepted | Email: infocircleoflifecenter@gmail.com


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Teen Group

Are you a teen or young adult facing one of the following stressors?
• Family Friends School Appearance Peer pressure  Grief and Loss Substance use Identity issues
Then please join others who are experiencing the same difficulties.

In this group we will:

  • Create a safe environment in which group members feel comfortable sharing concerns, feelings and life experiences
  • Provide support and understanding
  • Discuss effective coping strategies to manage stressorsLed by Sarah De Los Santos, PsyD (PSY #24825)  | Call/Text (818) 324-0423 | Email: infocircleoflifecenter@gmail.com


LGBTQIA Group

A Support Group for LGBTQIA+ community in the Conejo Valley. I am the child of and mother to members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I am a 20 + year resident & bring a unique perspective to living and working in the Conejo Valley. This is a commitment group, intake required and 4 sessions prepaid, Limited to 6-8 members.

Sexuality: Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian
Treatment Orientation: Family Systems
Age: Adults

Led by Joan Berl-Brooks, LMFT (MFC #19302) | Call/Text (805) 490-1213 | Email: infocircleoflifecenter@gmail.com



Adoption Group

Are you a teen or young adult facing one of the following stressors?
• Family Friends School Appearance Peer pressure  Grief and Loss Substance use Identity issues
Then please join others who are experiencing the same difficulties.

In this group we will:

  • Create a safe environment in which group members feel comfortable sharing concerns, feelings and life experiences
  • Provide support and understanding
  • Discuss effective coping strategies to manage stressorsLed by Joan Berl-Brooks, LMFT (MFC #19302) | Call/Text (805) 490-1213
  • Email: infocircleoflifecenter@gmail.com

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Boys’ Friendship Circle:
Social Skills Group
Call/Text for Day & Time (805-494-1414)

Do you have a child or adolescent boy who struggles in school or at home?  This group can help! Have your child come join us to learn the skills necessary for success and receive support from their peers as well.

Typical group issues addressed are:

  • Struggles with ADHD
  • Friendship making
  • Grief/Loss
  • Self-esteem/ self-control
  • Anger management/ conflict resolution
  • Coping skills
  • Self-Control

Email: infocircleoflifecenter@gmail.com