Women's Circles

Next Steps for Women courses are designed for small groups, known as Women’s Circles, where the expressive arts tools of creative writing, drawing, and movement activities inform and support the curriculum.

Contact Shelley about Women's Circles which may interest you. Classes can be arranged on a personalized schedule.

  • Who Am I Now? Let Yourself Know! – Learn how to find creative resources that help to heal, nourish, and restore.
  • Women For Sobriety (WFS)Helps women find their path to recovery through discovery of self, gained by sharing experiences, hopes and encouragement.
  • Winning Against Relapse – Learn to monitor symptoms and respond to them in a way that reduces the possibility of relapse.
  • Seeking Safety – A present-focused therapy to help people attain safety from trauma/PTSD and substance abuse.

On-going Women’s Circle Support

  • Each Women's Circle meets for 1-1/2 hours once a week unless otherwise noted.
  • Clients are welcome to participate in more than one Women’s Circle per week.
  • Women’s Circle course offerings may be taken more than once.
  • Women who have completed a Women’s Circle together and wish to continue together as a group will have the opportunity to do so.

Each Women’s Circle is charged monthly for the duration of the course, always payable on the 1st of the month. Sliding scale rates available. Receive a 10% discount when friends register together.

  • Art materials are Included.
  • Required reading materials and workbooks available at cost to clients only.

Where Women Support Women


Next Steps for Women
wellness | recovery | expressive arts

“To be at peace with ourselves, we need to know ourselves.”

– Caitlin Matthews


Now offering Telehealth and House Calls!

Upcoming Women's Circles

Contact Shelley about Women's Circles that interest you. Classes can be arranged on a personalized schedule.

Descriptions of Women's Circles

Contact Shelley by calling 650.558.1156 or by email.



Recovery Happens Everyday with Voices of Recovery San Mateo County
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Find events through the month at www.smchealth.org

She Recovers LA 2nd Annual Conference
September 14 – 15
Part celebration, part reunion and an important first foray into the land of sober sisterhood offers the opportunity to celebrate your wellness efforts and successes and pick up tools and ideas to aid in your recoovery journey. Register online: www.sherecovers.co/la-event

Rock Sober Fest Weekend – San Geronimo Valley Community Center
SATURDAY, SUNDAY September 15 – 16
A special opportunity to celebrate life surrounded by a community of substance-free music fans.

October, November, December

WATCH FOR A POP UP CIRCLE HYBRID in the coming months! Email ASAP if you are interested in expressing yourself simply and creatively in nurturing surroundings.


Women For Sobriety (WFS)
75 Minutes MONDAYS 12:30 – 1:45 pm at Redwood Shores Branch Library