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Healing the Mother Wound

A mother plays a critical role in her daughter’s life.

Most mothers want to love their daughters well,

yet so many young women experience hurtful interactions

or words spoken by their mothers

that stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Group Details:

  • How: Join an 8 week group therapy session with 6-8 other people and two counselors Leigh Ann Looyenga and Brandi Walters.

  • When:    Thursdays evenings at 6:30-8pm from January 25th-March 14th 

  • Cost: $50/session ($400/8 sessions) 

  • Where: Intermountain Counseling, 6180 Lehman Dr. Ste 100

Woman feeling at peace with herself

Finding Peace when the Mother You Long for Is Not the Mother You Have

Did you feel wanted by your mother, and seen and truly known for who you are--and didn't receive that? Was she controlling? Did you feel you weren't allowed to be your own person? Or maybe your mother was fragile, and you felt like you needed to take care of her. Do you, even now, find yourself caught in a people-pleasing cycle with your mother?


Mother wounds are painful, but you don't have to stay in that pain. You can learn to grieve and heal from the painful parts of your story with your mother. With our Mother Wound group class, you can be empowered, along with a small group of other women who are walking through similar experiences, to have a healthier relationship with your mother and more confidence in advocating for yourself in that relationship.

Peace is possible. Your relationship with your mom can be different. We’ll teach you how.


  • Explore hurtful parts of our stories with our mothers, and how those experiences affected us

  • Transform the effects so they no longer dominate our lives

  • Learn to forgive our mothers & choose radical acceptance of where they are

  • Learn to say “no” without feeling guilty

  • Begin to take steps to forge a healthier relationship with your mom where she currently is at

  • Gain relationship skills to make any important relationship more healthy

The Group counseling process:

Group therapy offers a unique sanctuary for women seeking support, perspective, and encouragement from women who are going through similar experiences. By creating a shared space of understanding and camaraderie, the therapeutic space provides an avenue for women to validate experiences and emotions, learn from the collective contexts of the group, and receive affirmation and equipping in their feelings. Additionally, group therapy provides essential insights into the intricacies of trauma, equipping them with tools to better support one another while also emphasizing the importance of self-care. In a collective setting, group members can collaboratively explore strategies for setting boundaries, enhancing communication, and creating a more supportive future, all while benefiting from the mutual support and understanding that comes from shared journeys.

Each group therapy session is 90 minutes long. The group will be 5 weeks long and every member will be screened to support group dynamics and keep it as useful an experience possible for all participants.  It's not a process that is over immediately, but sharing your experience and hearing the journeys of other women can be empowering and bring hope and stability to your relationships.

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