Mathias Counseling & Consulting

helping you make sense of life


Programs on a variety of topics are available for PTOs, PTAs, church groups and other parent groups.

Parenting classes are offered at various times of the year. Click on one of the classes below for details. If no class is currently scheduled, please contact us for possible class times or for more information by calling 317.586.2141 or
email us.

Confident Girls: A Workshop for Girls & Parents

For Girls Grades 3-6 and a parent!

This program will be offered again. Please check back!

Empower your daughter to. . .
* handle relational aggression & bullying!
* be assertive!
* be a great friend and develop healthy friendships!
* recognize unhealthy relationships!

Join Carlabeth for an awesome evening of interactive fun, learning, and support! Girls and their accompanying parent will discover and practice specific skills and tools to develop positive relationships and to address bullying and “mean girl” tactics assertively and appropriately!


Cost: $20 (daughter/parent) • $30 (1 daughter/ 2 parents)
$30 (2 daughters/1
parent)• $35 (2 daughters/2 parents)


Bring "Confident Girls" to your church youth group or Girl Scout group! Contact us for details --- please email us or call 317.586.2141.

How to Listen to Your Kids So They Will Want to Talk to You!

How to Listen to Your Kids. . .So They Will Want to Talk to You!

This program will be offered again. Please check back!

Did your child come with an instruction booklet? I haven't heard of any! Does one approach work with one child but not another? Parenting can be a challenging experience!  

Do you want to be an "maskable" parent? One your child can approach? Communication is such an important part of our relationships with our children!  How can we develop positive communication with them?  What strategies will help us raise responsible, resilient and resourceful children? 

Over the course of two sessions, we will examine this important topic.  We will learn about different parenting styles and their impact on parent-child relationships. We will check out various communication "blockers” that create obstacles between our children and us. Practicing the process of "active listening,” will enable us to better understand and help our children.  Using communication techniques that build relationships will be shared.

Whether you are a parent of a young child or a teenager, come join us to learn new tools for effective parenting!  Committing time now can result in a lifetime of benefit!
 
This program will be offered again. Please check back!

Cost: $40 for 1 parent for 1 session
$70 for 1 parent for both sessions

$70 for 2 parents (or 1 parent + significant other) for 1 session
$130 for 2 parents (or 1 parent + significant other) for both sessions

NOTE: You can attend one or both of the sessions. Material for each session is different, so each one is a "stand-alone" session - you don't have to attend one to attend the other. Of course, maximum benefit for you is to attend both!!

These workshops are for adults only. Please find childcare for your children.
 

Confident Guys: A Workshop for Boys & Parents

Families have been asking for this. . .now HERE IT IS!!
A confidence-building workshop for BOYS!!!

Confident Guys
will return in the fall! Stay tuned!

Help your son learn to. . .
* be a good friend
* recognize healthy and unhealthy friendships
* handle bullying and conflict appropriately
* use assertiveness
* be a powerful bystander


Join Carlabeth Mathias, Mathias Counseling & Consulting, for an awesome evening of interactive fun, learning, and support! Discover and practice specific skills and tools to develop good friendships and to address bullying and conflict in appropriate and assertive ways!

$20 for one boy/one parent
$25 for two boys/ one parent
$25 for one boy/two parents


To register, click here.
Limited to first 30 participants! So register early!



Bring "Confident Guys" to your church youth group or Boy Scout group! Contact us for details --- please email us or call 317.586.2141.

Active Parenting - Ages 5-12

Please contact us if you are interested in the next class.
For parents of children ages 5-12, this parenting class is a series of three 2-hour sessions. This class helps you learn to use positive communication, nonviolent discipline, effective encouragement, and logical consequences to raise responsible and cooperative children. It combines video segments, an excellent guidebook, and lively discussion to provide an interesting and meaningful class. "Active Parenting," created by Michael Popkin, Ph. D., is a nationally-recognized, research-based program with a long-standing history of excellence. Invest six hours that can result in a lifetime of benefit!

Cost is $150 for the series, including the guidebook. A spouse or significant other can join for just $50. An extra book is $15.

The class will take place at Mathias Counseling and Consulting, 7965 E. 106th Street, Fishers.

NOTE: This class is for adults only. You need to provide your own childcare. There is no place for children to wait while you participate in the class.


For more information, please call 317.586.2141 or email us.

Programs for Parents, Schools, Community Groups

"No More Bullies" Popular with PTO groups!

Bullying is a growing trend --- at school and on the internet. In this one-hour presentation, parents learn about different types of bullying, how to recognize that their child might be a target or a bully, and what they can do about this challenging problem.
Audience: Parents of K-12 children.
Program length: 1 hour.
Please call 317.586.2141 for dates and fee information.

How to Talk with Your Kids. . .So They Will Want to Talk to You

Communication is such an important part of the parent-child relationship.  Improve communication. . .and relationships can improve!  Participants will examine three different parenting styles and their impact. Ten different communication "blockers" and their effects will be studied.  Participants will learn and practice the process of "active listening," as well as how to use descriptive encouragement, appreciation, constructive feedback, and other communication devices for improving their relationships with their children.
Audience: Parents of K-12 children.
Program length: 1-2 hours.
Please call 317.586.2141 for dates and fee information.

The "Other 3R's" - Raising Responsible, Resilient and Resourceful Children 
 
What kind of adults do I want my children to become?  What are their needs as they grow? How can I best meet those needs? As a parent, how can I help my children develop their potential, navigate the ups and downs of life, handle difficult situations, and become happy, productive, and independent adults?  Which approaches create obstacles? What strategies are most effective to raise responsible, resilient and resourceful children? Even the best parents are eager to acquire new tools for effective parenting. Committing time now can result in a lifetime of benefit!
Audience: Parents of K-12 children.
Program length: 1.5 hours.
Please call 317.586.2141 for dates and fee information.

QPR for Suicide Prevention

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is intended to teach those who are in a position to recognize the warning signs, clues and suicidal communications of people in trouble to ACT vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy. The training takes just one or two hours and is taught in a format that is clear and concise. Gatekeepers – those who may come on contact with others who may be considering suicide – are given information that is easy to understand and reinforced by a QPR booklet and card complete with warning signs, methods to encourage a person to get help and a list of resources available in their community. It is not intended to be a form of counseling or treatment, but it is intended to offer hope through positive action.
Audience: ALL members of our community, including parents of K-12 children.
Program length: 1-2 hours.
Please call 317.586.2141 for dates and fee information.
(QPR is program approved by the Indiana Department of Education to fulfill the licensing requirement for suicide prevention training for teachers and counselors. Carlabeth is a Certified QPR instructor.)

Active Parenting of Teens

In "Active Parenting of Teens," you will learn about communicating with your teen effectively (with or without their help), building your teen's responsibility, inner strength, and courage, disciplining your teen, solving problems together, and talking with your teen about alcohol, drugs, sexuality, and other teen issues. The series is usually taught as three 2-hour classes.
If you are interested in this class, please contact us as we are working to establish a day and time that would work for those interested.
To register for our classes or for more information, please call 317.586.2141 or email us.

Helping Kids Cope - Workshops for Parents

"Helping Kids Cope" is a series of workshops designed to help parents better understand their children and to provide strategies parents can use to support their children during difficult and challenging experiences. Watch for a new "Helping Kids Cope" series in the near future!

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