Restart:  A program for women contemplating or experiencing divorce or separation.

Divorce can leave you depressed, lonely, financially strapped and wondering, Now what? It can take up to two years after a divorce to feel normal again, but you don’t have to go it alone.  Join this positive, supportive group for women who are contemplating or experiencing a relationship change.  The program is appropriate for women contemplating or experiencing separation/divorce or who are already divorced.

Together with other women, discover how to reinvent yourself as head of household, create co-parenting plans and begin to think about new relationships. Our groups are facilitated by Cynthia L. Sarris, LCSW, LLC and Tobie G. Meisel, JD, LCSW.

Cynthia has been a facilitator for W&FL for many years leading our Divorce Support Group. She brings experience as a social worker and yoga instructor along with her warmth and compassion. She has helped to make countless women feel welcome and supported in her group sessions.

Tobie G. Meisel, JD, LCSW brings her unique background in both law and social work. With compassion and a sense of humor, Tobie has helped hundreds of women successfully restart their lives over the past 25 years.

Light refreshments served, brown bag lunch encouraged for Noon groups.

  • Multi-week sessions throughout the year
  • Day-time groups meet 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m.
  • New Fall 2018 evening group meets 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Pre-registration required for each session. Returning and new participants must pay the $5 fee.
  • You may register and join a group even after its first meeting.

New time!
Thursday evening Group with Cynthia L. Sarris, LCSW:

Fall 2018. Registration Now Open!


Wednesday Noon Group with Cynthia L. Sarris, LCSW:

Fall 2018. Registration Now Open!


Thursday Noon Group with Tobie G. Meisel, JD, LCSW:

Fall 2018 Session 1 (for 7 meeting dates) Registration Now Open!
September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18

Fall 2018 Session 2 (for 7 meeting dates)
October 25
November 1, 8, 15, 29 (no meeting Nov. 22)
December 6, 13


Restart: Wednesday at Noon, Fall Session 1 Registration is Now Open. Click here to register.

Restart: Thursday at Noon, Fall Session 1 Registration is Now Open. Click here to register.

Restart: Thursday Evenings, Fall Session 1 Registration is Now Open. Click here to register.

Note:  If a particular session is full, you may ask to be placed on a waitlist by e-mailing Ruth Montgomery: rmontgomery@womenandfamilylife.org

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