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.

Wednesday Daytime Group with Cynthia L. Sarris, LCSW, 12:00 Noon:

Fall 2018 Session 2 (for 6 meeting dates)
October 31 through December 12, 2018 
(no Group 11/21)


Thursday evening Group with Cynthia L. Sarris, LCSW, 6:30-7:30 pm:

Fall 2018 Session 2 (for 7 meeting dates)
October 25 through December 13, 2018
(no Group 11/22)


Thursday Daytime Group with Tobie G. Meisel, JD, LCSW, 12:00 Noon:

Fall 2018 Session 2 (for 7 meeting dates) 
October 25 through December 13, 2018 (no Group 11/22)


If you are interested in a future group on Wednesdays at Noon, please click here and click on “Divorce & Separation Programs” to receive news of new groups.

REGISTER NOW! Restart: Wednesdays at Noon, Fall 2018 Session 2

REGISTER NOW! Restart: Thursdays at Noon, Fall 2018 Session 2

REGISTER NOW! Restart: Thursday Evenings, Fall 2018 Session 2

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

We offer various programs related to divorce. Please click here if you would like to receive e-mails about all our Divorce-related programs.