Programs and Support Groups

Single Again

Divorce/Separation Support Group

Single Again provides discussion groups for adults experiencing marital separation or divorce. Weekly informative presentations are made by a licensed mental health professional. Small group discussions led by trained group facilitators follow the presentations. Single Again provides a confidential, non-judgemental, safe and sharing atmosphere. Typical discussion issues include:

  • Loneliness and alienation
  • Depression and anger
  • Economic and social adjustments
  • Creating a new life

Meeting times:

6:30 pm Newcomer Orientation – Columbia; 7:00 pm Newcomer Orientation – Crofton
7:30 pm Regular Meeting – Columbia; 7:30 pm Regular Meeting – Crofton


Columbia/Ellicott City and Crofton

Moving On to Healthy Relating

Developing Healthier Relationships

The Moving On to Healthy Relating (“MOHR”) Program is designed to help adults develop healthy, more emotionally satisfying relationships through self-discovery and guidance from a certified professional counselor. Focus is placed on a practical understanding of personal emotions and individual behaviors that lead to problems in relationships, while working on improving interpersonal skills through self-control, communication, cooperation, understanding, conflict negotiation and sharing.

The MOHR program has a different format from the Single Again program. It takes the participant through a series of self-discovery and learning experiences that will assist in changing dysfunctional relating to functional relating.

MOHR is open to all adults: single, married or divorced. A certified professional counselor makes an informative presentation weekly, followed by small group discussion.

Unlike Single Again and Healing Journey, the MOHR program has a prerequisite. Before entering the group, interested people must attend a
meeting to learn more about what MOHR has to offer and make an appointment with the Coordinator of MOHR to gather relationship history, family history, and to determine readiness to enter the group. Discussion issues include:

  • Personal Responsibility : Understanding self
  • Intimacy vs. Autonomy: Finding balance in a relationship
  • Conflict Management
  • Establishing Boundaries
  • Core Values
  • Styles of Relating and Communicating
  • The Impact of Significant Events on our Lives
  • Self-esteem


MOHR is a 12-week, fee-based program, with rates comparable to those for Single Again and Healing Journey. Registration and fees are for each quarter which consists of 12 sessions. The current rates for each quarter of MOHR are as follows:

Sliding Scale for Quarterly Fees (based on annual income)
$0 – $60,000: $170
$60,001 – $80,000: $230
$80,001 – $100,000: $290
$100,001 and above: $350


Columbia/Ellicott City and Crofton

Next Step: Growing Through the Pain of Divorce

An 8-week event that takes divorce recovery to the next level

Many Single Again Alumni have expressed the desire to work a little deeper on their divorce recovery. Life may have moved on a little, but somehow, the recovery feels far from finished. Students who have been with Single Again for a year or more and wish to move to the next level and work more in depth with moving on from their divorce are encouraged to join the Step 2 program.

  • Fear and Guilt
  • Trust and Self Worth
  • Sexuality and Dating
  • Anger and Letting Go
  • Loneliness
  • Love

Meeting times:

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, eight consecutive weeks



Healing Journey

Surviving Partner Support Group

Healing Journey provides discussion and bereavement groups for adults experiencing grief following the loss of their spouse or partner through death. A certified professional counselor makes informative presentations weekly. Small group discussions led by trained group facilitators follow each presentation. Healing Journey provides a confidential non-judgemental, safe and sharing atmosphere. Typical discussion issues include:

  • Loneliness and alienation
  • Grieving loss of spouse
  • Depression and anger
  • Economic and social adjustments
  • Creating a new life


Call or e-mail today for more information.

Exploring A Loving Relationship

“Exploring a Loving Relationship” is a counseling program open to those couples who are considering the possibility of re-marriage, or living together. Those recently re-married will also benefit from these sessions.

In this counseling program, you and your partner will explore conflict resolution, Myers-Briggs personality types and how to use effective listening skills.

Requirements for attending the counseling program are that the couple has been in a monogamous relationship for a minimum of 4-6 months and attend the orientation, which will include a brief interview with Carrie Hansen, the coordinator.

The course will last for 12 sessions and fees are based on the individual income of each person. There is a discount for dues-paying Members of Changing Focus.

The couples meeting the requirements for completion of the course will receive a certificate certifying that they have had Pre-Marital Counseling. Churches and Synagogues that require counseling before marriage usually accept this certificate.

Call or e-mail today for more information.