Upcoming Events

Need a speaker for your next meeting?  Renton Family Therapy offers seminars and workshops on Positive Discipline Parenting, Mental and Emotional Health, and Mindfulness to interested groups.  Contact Justus today to schedule an engaging talk!

Upcoming Events at Renton Family Therapy!

Mark your calendar!


March 6-7 2015- Lifespan Integration Level One Training – Seatac, WA facilitated by Cathy Thorpe

see www.lifespanintegration.com for more details

Coming  this Spring, Group Therapy for Teens, Adolescent Parent Support Group for Parents!  Click this link for more details!

Mindfulness and Attachment Workshop Now Available at Parent Child Interactive!

Get 90 minutes of content and practice for just $11!  This webinar offers much of the helpful content and tools that I share with my new family therapy clients.

February 16-17 Encounter and Embrace Your Soul’s Signature with Himayat Inayati

Hampton Inn Downtown Seattle

January 29– Introduction to Positive Discipline at Starbuck’s headquarters

invite only

Friday November 2

Mindfulness and Attachment talk at the Puget Sound Adlerian Society

7:20 PM

Sunday October 28

Only in Seattle- Capitol Hill www.onlyinseattle.org

Free 30 minute consults to those who call or email

find out how mindfulness based counseling, lifespan integration, and emotionally focused couples therapy can help decrease anxiety and depression symptoms!

Tuesday August 28 7-8pm at ConCH

Mindfulness, Attachment, and Parenting

Join Justus, a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and experienced mindfulness practitioner, and a small group to learn more about Mindfulness and Attachment as it informs Parenting and Self Care for Parents!

Would you like to learn some simple and effective techniques to take the tension down a notch at home?  Mindfulness and Attachment research gives us some great reminders of the basics of Parenting that we already know and provides support for some “new” and counter-intuitive approaches to empowering your children to become the responsible and caring people you hope for them to be.  Come pick up some energy and knowledge to help you do the hardest job there is!

Please RSVP to [email protected] as space is limited

Monday July 16 10am-12pm

Free two hour Putting Mindfulness to Work seminar

at the Puget Sound Coaches Association Seattle Satellite meeting in Wallingford.

Justus will be offering a 2 hour seminar on “Putting Mindfulness to Work”, consisting of practices available for renewal, resilience, and relaxation throughout the day.  The information he provides on mindfulness and relationships in the workplace is effective and relied upon for solutions to difficult situations by executives and parents alike.  Participants will leave the seminar refreshed and with the tools for peace of mind and success in today’s busy world.

Invite only, see the website for details!



Saturday June 1

Join Justus and the Redmond CHANGES parenting support group for a free 2 hour seminar on Mindfulness and Parenting!

Learn how to help you and your family reduce anxiety, increase compassion, empathy, as well as physical and mental health.

The seminar will be held from 10am-12pm at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse: 16600 NE 80th Street in Redmond, 98052

Call 206-877-3188 for details


From Puget Sound Adlerian Society:

To parents and others interested in parenting ~

Viewlands Elementary School will be co-sponsoring our next free
Sanity Circus series for parents and other people who live and work
with children and who want more cooperative, respectful, and joyful
relationships with them.  Stephanie Cross will be the presenter.

The dates are April 30-June 11 (no class May 28), and the times are
7:00-8:30 p.m.  Free childcare is available for potty-trained
children 3 years old and older.

With this series, we are celebrating the 30th anniverary of our
award-winning parenting course.  The course often draws 100-150
participants–parents tell their friends to go for real help in
improving family relationships.

Please see the flyer at www.psasadler.org/sanitycircus.pdf.  We’d
appreciate your sharing the flyer with others who may be interested.
You may register directly at www.viewlands.org/sanitycircus.

CE hours and clock hours are available for mental-health
professionals and educators.  Certificates of participation are
available free.  Childcare workers can use the certificate and flyer
to apply for STARS credit.


Self Healing Practices for Depression and Anxiety

Tuesdays 5-6pm beginning in March

Join Justus and a small group in learning and practicing the effective techniques from Daoist, Sufi, Christian, and Buddhist traditions that help us on our path of healing.  True healing doesn’t just address symptoms of illness, but helps us tune back in to our core self, the space where we can heal and discover our purpose.

Participants of this group will develop the ability to relax more deeply, find guidance for life’s challenges, and discover the energy to move toward goals.

These practices are not intended as a substitute to primary care and medical help, but will supplement a multifaceted approach to health.

This class is limited to 7 participants and will meet on Tuesday evenings at 5pm at Counseling on Capitol Hill.  Please call 206-877-3188 to reserve a spot.

Great Programs for Youth at Seattle Counseling Services:

You can check out flyers, get more details, and learn how to sign up on seattle counseling services website at www.nwnetwork.org/news-and-events.

1) Dinner with Divas – You are formally invited to DIVAS, the dinner party for queer youth! Join us the last Wednesday of each month at 7 pm for free food and fun at The Loft (1017 E. Union St., Seattle). This event is being hosted by Plus One, the new queer youth program of Lifelong AIDS Alliance for youth ages 16-24, in collaboration with The NW Network. To RSVP, contact Bam Mendiola at [email protected] or 206-957-1665.

2) Not Just Queer: A Deeper Look at Identity

As young people we want to be aware of the intersectionalities of race, class, ability, gender, sexuality, and age. We all come with many different identities which in turn affect how we view the world and how the world views us. Join Kyle and Emery as we take a closer look at gender and sexuality! Presented by OutSpoken and Reteaching Gender and Sexuality.

Who: Young people ages 13 to 25
When: Saturday, April 7th, 12-2pm
Where: Seattle Counseling Services (1216 Pine Street, Suite 300) on Capitol Hill

This event is free. Space is limited! Sign-up now.
For more information, accessibility questions or to register, contact Kristina: [email protected] or (206) 568-7777.

Counseling on Capitol Hill is proud to present, in collaboration with Sustainable Seattle’s Happiness Initiative:

9 Weeks Toward Happiness, beginning January 17, 2011.

a project of Sustainable Seattle

How would you like to get your own evidenced based Mindfulness Practice going?

Research is still piling up on the effectiveness of Mindfulness practices for alleviating anxiety, sense of isolation, frustration, relationship problems, and many other challenges.  This is an opportunity for a personal study of the effectiveness of Mindfulness practice in Seattle, so participants must be willing to begin a personal practice of about 10-20 minutes a day for the duration of the class.  We will complete Sustainable Seattle’s “Happiness Survey” at the beginning, middle, and end of the course so you can see what the data says about the effectiveness of this approach for you!

Class sizes will be small so please RSVP.

Cost for the course will be $300 ($250 if registered before 12/31)

Thursday October 6th, Positive Discipline Parenting with Mindfulness at Counseling on Capitol Hill.  Free 1 hour group starting at 7pm!

June Positive Discipline Meetup, June 23, 6pm

Free-  We will discuss positive discipline’s extremely helpful Mistaken Goal Chart-

finding the emotions, messages, and motivations behind difficult behavior

location: Counseling on Capitol Hill

324 15th Ave. E #204 Seattle, WA 98112

Join us! RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Parenting-Children/



Yoga in the Park

with Teresa Wang

Looking for a great outside Yoga class in the Capitol Hill area?  Look no further!  This class only costs $10

and is a fundraiser for a free and sliding scale Yoga class for people of color.  The class is held in front of

the Conservatory in Volunteer Park every Wednesday at 6:30PM