Up and Coming

This is a space to show any events, workshops, or groups that are coming up. As always, any questions or inquiries are welcome whether by e-mail or phone!

If you are interested in joining a group, RSVPing to a Workshop, or see a past workshop that interests you – please contact Claudia Apfelbaum at 215-317-8855 or e-mail her at claudialistens@gmail.com.

Groups: Ongoing

New: Invigorate Your Practice

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress. – Mahatma Gandhi

Do you desire a catalyst for change? This group is for therapists who want to develop a vigorous practice and earn more money. It is about exploring barriers to success and cultivating a new relationship to money, clients and life.

The group will be a place to explore the knots that hold us back.  Questions such as: “What gets in the way of me holding to my fee? Can I stop bending so much towards others’ needs? What do I feel I deserve and why? How can I earn more? Why don’t I have the kind of relationships I want?” form the basis of this group.

As we therapists know, talking is the way to transformation. By joining this group, your practice will change.

StartsWed., September 13th – 1-2 pm by phone. Weekly. Cost: $60.00 per session.

NewParenting is a Lifelong Project

Parenting is lifelong. It requires different things from us at different stages of our children’s lives, but there are some underlying approaches which are good for all ages. These are: -Love, -Active Listening and -Boundaries

Most of us deeply love our children and want to parent them the best way possible. The best way possible is sometimes elusive.

Coming to this group will give you:

  • a range of strategies for handling complicated situations
  • more knowledge about trigger points for you
  • a way to listen and respond, so your children feel heard and understood

The challenges of parenting make many of us to feel frustrated and annoyed when that isn’t what we want to feel. This group will enable you to learn:

  • What are our children actually saying?
  • How can we hear them?
  • What leads to feelings of annoyance and frustration?
  • How do we stand up to our children when needed?
  • How can we acknowledge our children’s wishes and not kowtow to their demands?
  • How can we handle our feelings of frustration and not turn them into antagonistic interactions?

Starts: March 21, 2017, 7:30-9pm   Where: NW Philadelphia   Cost: $70.00

To join this group, contact Claudia Apfelbaum, LCSW at 215-317-8855 or via email at claudialistens@gmail.com

Life after Loss

This is a group to talk about personal loss, whether of people or pets or unexpected life changes.

Have you lost someone close to you? Or, have you experienced a significant loss or a radical life change of some kind? What are your hopes and dreams for your life now? What are the barriers you face? This group will give you a place to talk about your experience, give and receive support, think about your life, and experience a sense of community.

This group will meet once a month, on the second Tuesday of each month, starting September 13th, 2016 at 7-8:30 pm. It will meet at my home office in Germantown and will cost $50 per session.

Overcoming Isolation

This is a group for people who want to have close friendships and relationships in their lives, but are facing challenges in reaching this goal.

The group offers participants a chance to talk about their challenges, set goals, give and receive support, and experience a sense of community.

This is an on-going group that meets twice/month, on the first and third Thursdays of each month (and on the fifth Thursday, when there is a fifth,) at 2-3:30pm. at my home office in Germantown. It costs $50.00 per session, to be paid once a month. Plan to commit to coming for at least three months if you are interested in joining this group.

Workshops: Upcoming

Will be posted as they come!

Below are previous workshops I have done — let me know if interested!

May 10th: Lifelong Learning: Do You Feel Heard? An Evening on Listening Skills

Wed, 05/10/2017 – 6:30pm8:00pm – Mishkan Shalom (Event Link)

When people feel heard, understanding arises, tension is reduced and feelings of love and harmony emerge. Would you like such an atmosphere with your loved ones? This participatory evening workshop will give participants important approaches for listening and being heard.  — $18.00 for Mishkan members/ $36.00 non-members.


May 20th: Holistic Health Fair Claudia Holistic Health