Child-Parent-Relationship (C-P-R) Training

Give your children what they need most: You
10 Weeks: March 21-May 23

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

Play therapy has been shown to be an effective intervention with children for a variety of behavioral and emotional difficulties. Research has shown that motivated parents can be trained to be as effective as play therapists using play therapy skills with their own children, with as little as 20 hours of Child-Parent-Relationship (C-P-R) Training.

Research studies have shown that Child-Parent-Relationship (C-P-R) Training can:

  • Reduce or eliminate behavior problems
  • Enhance the parent-child relationship and the marital relationship
  • Develop responsibility and self-control in children
  • Increase children’s self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Increase parents’ feelings of warmth for their children


Child-Parent-Relationship (C-P-R) Training is conducted in 10 weekly, 2-hour sessions. The atmosphere is friendly and accepting and the training interactive, making it enjoyable and interesting.

Some of the things you will learn include:

  • How to help your child open up to you
  • Therapeutic limit setting
  • Recognizing emotional needs and building self-esteem
  • Fostering creativity, self-control, and self-responsibility

$400 per household (up to two parents/caretakers) that’s just $20-per-hr; $350 if paid at the first session. Freedom Fellowship Church member discount is $100. Scholarships Available.

Contact Madison Short @ the Door of Hope Counseling Center, New Braunfels TX or call 830-632-5039 for details on how to enroll.

Foster-Adoptive Parent Support Group

  • This is a FREE group
  • In the Door of Hope Group Room (east side of the courtyard)
  • Led by professional staff member, Madison Short, LPC-Intern
  • Preschool-age nursery available with reservations


Expanding your family is a beautiful and joyous experience, but it is also a lot harder than anyone warned you.  You might be experiencing isolation, fear, or disenchantment.  You may see extreme behaviors, hurtful words, and inconsolable episodes from your children.

Whether you have decades of experience, or this is your first child, everyone can benefit from some support.

Join us for an ongoing support group for caretakers of foster or adopted children.  Find a community that understands what you are facing, experience the freedom to release some of your struggles on supportive shoulders, and learn skills to cope with unique children and family situations.

Individual Interview- Interested participants will first meet with Madison for an individual interview in order to assess needs. Madison is under supervision of Dr. Linda Homeyer, LPC-S, RPT-S, Door of Hope Director.  To schedule an interview, contact Door of Hope Counseling at 830-632-5039.



Reboot Life


  • Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 am
  • Group Leader: Ted Nelson
  • In the Door of Hope Group Room (east side of the courtyard)


Reboot Life will take you through the Bible in a year. You will be able to see how the Bible will help identify changes you want to make and then how to make them. God wants to give you the power to make those changes happen. Come explore, learn, and support others doing the same thing.



  • Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:30pm
  • Beginning September 12, 2018
  • Group Leaders: Olivia & Greg Deisher
  • In the Door of Hope Group Room (east side of the courtyard)


Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.

DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

  • This group is for anyone who has been divorced or separated in the last 5 years (or more)
  • Group runs 12 weeks
  • Free child-care available (registration needed)
  • $20 fee includes workbook

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To sign-up, or if you have questions, call the Door of Hope, 830-632-5039