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

Give your children what they need most: You
10 Weeks beginning Wednesday, October 11, 10:00 – Noon

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
  • Meets Thursday mornings from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
  • 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
  • Start date-February 5th, 2017 (ongoing)
  • 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.




Postpartum Support Group


  • Thursday mornings from 10:00-11:00 am
  • Watch for upcoming dates
  • Cost: $5 per session
  • Space is limited


Dealing with post-partum anxiety and/or depression can be lonely and overwhelming for new moms.

Door of Hope Counseling Center is offering an 8-week Post-Partum Support Group, facilitated by one of the professional staff: Kelly Moeller, LMSW. Childcare is available for preschool age children with reservation. The cost of the group is only $5 a session. If you or someone you know would be interested in participating please call Door of Hope at (830)632-5039 to set-up a screening interview. Space is limited, so please contact us soon.

Screening Interview
Moms interested in participating in the Postpartum Support Group will be verbally interviewed via phone with the group leader, Kelly Moeller, using the Group Interview Questionnaire and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) to determine eligibility for participation in the group.  Group members will be
asked to prepay $40 for the entire 8-week group ($5 per session).

Initial Session
Moms will be asked to arrive 15-30 minutes early to the first session in order to locate childcare, restrooms and submit paperwork and payment for the group prior to 10:00. The group will be asked to sign the Group Rules and establish individual safety plans, including 3 emergency contacts, coping tools and resources (interpersonal and physical) available.

Group Sessions Outline
Session 2: Psychoeducational- What is Postpartum depression, anxiety and depression?
Session 3: Parenting with Postpartum Depression
Session 4: Marriage and Intimacy Concerns
Session 5: Finding Balance: Work, financial and schedule issues
Session 6: Spiritual Healing: Finding Peace and Joy in the midst of it all
Session 7: Self-care tools (Boundaries, healthy thinking patterns, etc.)
Session 8: Overcoming stigma, self-judgement and helping others

Post Group Interview
A post group interview will be conducted via phone to complete the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and provide referrals to ongoing counseling or community resources as needed.



  • Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:30pm
  • New Group beginning September 20th
  • 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