Beyond Bubble Baths and Breathing: Teen Mental Health Series for Parents and Educators

Two Part Series: February 3 and February 24, 2021, 7:00-8:30 pm PST

Taught by Melissa Kelley, LMFT and Shari Grande, LCSW

Join us online for this 2-part series taught by Melissa Kelley, LMFT and Shari Grande, LCSW which will explore how we can support our teens through the pandemic while also seeing opportunities for growth. Recognizing that this is truly a year like no other, Melissa and Shari will share tools and resources to help us best support our teens’ resilience. This series will provide opportunities to:

  • Increase your understanding of how typical teen development is at odds with the reality of the pandemic
  • Identify concrete actions to help teens cope during Covid
  • Learn how to reframe current struggles so that you and your teens can experience post traumatic growth (including closer relationships, increased gratitude, and deeper meaning in life)
  • Review red flags that help you know when your struggling teen might need outside help

Register by January 25 to receive Early Bird Pricing of $36. Regular price for the 2-part series is $50.


Melissa Kelley is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Menlo Park who specializes in working with teens and their families. Melissa’s previous experience includes directing research projects at the Stanford Family Studies Center and designing the giving portfolio for at-risk youth for the Walter S. Johnson Foundation. She has worked as a school counselor at Kehillah Jewish High School and St. Raymond School, and has taught social and emotional learning at the Nueva School. Kelley currently serves as co-chair of the Inclusion Committee at Congregation Beth Am, ensuring that all children and teens in the congregation have access and feel a part of congregational life. Melissa is the mother of a nineteen year old Jewish cowgirl attending her freshman year of college at Deep Springs and lives a socially distanced and almost germ-free life at home with her cat Butterscotch and husband Rob.

Shari Grande is a Licensed Clinical Worker, Certified Parent, ADHD and Career Coach in private practice currently providing Telehealth to California residents. Shari has extensive experience supporting older teens and parents and personally understands how challenging it can be to navigate systems to find appropriate support for a loved one. She has spent the past two decades working in various health care and mental health facilities including: Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Alta Bates Comprehensive Cancer Center, El Camino Hospital, and private practice. Shari views therapy as an interactive and collaborative effort, offering support as her clients explore new ways to manage depression, anxiety, perfectionism, ADHD, life transitions, grief, parenting and/or marital issues. Shari’s greatest accomplishment is being married to Vinnie for over 20 years and together raising two amazing sons, and one goofy Golden Retriever.

All trainings at Jewish LearningWorks are subsidized by our generous donors and are offered free of charge to people furloughed or laid off from Jewish organizations. If cost is an obstacle to your participation, please email to arrange a cost adjustment.

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