Peace OF MIND
FIND A TELECOUNSELOR
Have you thought about talking with a licensed professional therapist who understands MS? Are you unsure about how to find such a person, or unable to find someone in your area? Are you hesitant to seek out counseling due to lack of finances, insurance or transportation?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may qualify for our TELECOUNSELOR program, which allows for 8-10 sessions via telephone with a licensed therapist provided by the Society. Many people with MS have greatly benefited from receiving counseling from someone who understands the emotional challenges related to the disease. Improve your ability to cope with MS-with all of the comfort and ease of calling from your own home.
Call Audrey Goldman today at 1.800.344.4867 to complete an intake questionnaire and discuss further details.
COMMUNITY SELF HELP GROUPS
The Chapter offers local self-help groups in the Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. Call or e-mail Jeanette Chian at 805.682.8783 or firstname.lastname@example.org to locate the group that’s right for you and for meeting time, dates and locations.
Arroyo Grande: meets 1st Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:30 pm at St. Patrick’s Church
Ojai: meets 2nd Thursday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Oak View Community Center and on the 4th Tuesday at 12:45 pm at Eggs and Things for lunch
Paso Robles: meets 2nd Saturday at 11:45 am at Touch of Paso and the 4th Tuesday at 11:45 am at Park Grill
San Luis Obispo: meets 2nd Saturday, 10:00 am - noon at Sierra Vista Hospital
Simi Valley: meets 1st Monday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Sonrise Christian Fellowship Church
Thousand Oaks: meets 4th Tuesday, 11:00 am- 1:00 pm, meeting location alternates
Ventura: meets 4th Friday for lunch, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Carrow's on Harbor Boulevard
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California Chapter