Coping With COVID & College Age Kids: An Online Therapeutic Support Group for Parents


Designed for parents of young adult children (17-24) whose lives have been disrupted by the pandemic, this group will focus on helping parents process feelings and challenges they are experiencing as they try to help their children navigate the disruption in their lives. Topics will include managing anxiety, dealing with loss, navigating family/relationships, and drawing new boundaries. The goal of the group is to create a safe space for parents to step out of their care taking roles, focus on their needs, and get support.

Please note that this group is remote and connects participants via an online platform.

Group Therapist

Michele Conklin Montrone is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

and Registered Art Therapist in West Los Angeles. She welcomes both

individuals and couples to her practice, which focuses on using a creative

and integrative approach to heal from trauma, strengthen relationships,

and decrease the daily impact of stress and anxiety. Michele also holds a

special place in her practice for creative professionals, supporting them to

overcome the mental blocks that stand in the way of pursuing career

goals and feeling more satisfaction in their lives.

In addition to traditional talk therapy, Michele draws from expressive and

mindfulness-based approaches to help clients deepen the mind-body

connection and remain grounded in the present moment. Michele is

experienced in using EMDR, an evidence-based treatment that facilitates

the release of traumatic experiences, from single-incident to developmental trauma. Sessions might also incorporate relaxation exercises, art-making, or meditative practices.

With couples, Michele focuses on experiential approaches to help partners learn to listen with compassion and foster more positive patterns of

communication. She is particularly attuned to how the presence of a

trauma in one or both partners’ lives might be affecting the relationship.

Michele’s style is flexible, collaborative, and tailored to each client. She

brings to the work an unfailing belief in each individual’s inner resilience

and innate wholeness. Together, she supports clients to move beyond

painful experiences of the past, tune in to their own true voice, lead with

their strengths, and make decisions rooted in their core values.

Michele holds a Master’s Degree in Marital and Family Therapy with a

specialization in Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University

and a Bachelor’s degree from New York University.

Michele Conklin Montrone

Michele Conklin Montrone is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist who welcomes individuals and couples to her practice in Los Angeles, CA. She specializes in using an integrated approach to address trauma, as well as anxiety, depression, creative blocks, and relationship issues.

Thursdays 7:30pm-9:00pm

Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA