There are many quality grief groups in our area, but PELA is the only one for parents who have lost a child of any age to an addiction.
PELA is a free support group facilitated by Charlie Berman, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) — but most importantly, he too has lost his daughter so he knows the kind of pain you are experiencing.
PELA, a program of Willow Tree Counseling Associates, is held the 3rdWednesday of every month from 5:30 to 7pm in Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon. For more information or immediate support, call Charlie Berman at 201-602-7523. If using a GPS, insert the following address: 2 Lees Hill Road, Basking Ridge, NJ. No pre-registration is required. Please join us.
Willow Tree Counseling AssociatesLLC can help in other ways as well.
- Addiction Assessments,
- Family Interventions,
- Counseling for individuals and couples,
- Three wellness groups: Flourishing Skills Group, Willow Women & Bounce Back Better (lessons in Resiliency).