Coping strategies workshop takes place in Eagle-Vail next four Thursdays |

Coping strategies workshop takes place in Eagle-Vail next four Thursdays

If you go ...

What: Coping Strategies for loved ones of alcoholics.

When: Four Thursdays beginning this week and Nov. 6, 13 and 20 from 6 to 7:15 p.m.

Where: Centered Life Counseling 20 Eagle Road, Eagle-Vail.

Cost: $100 (includes one 45-minute individual session)

More information: Pre-registration is required. To sign up, contact Dawn Nelson at 970-904-2558 or

EAGLE-VAIL — Does your spouse’s drinking control your life? Are you close to someone struggling with alcoholism? Do you feel alone or isolated trying to “fix it” on your own?

You no longer have to struggle alone. Providing support, education and encouragement for those struggling with, or relationally affected by alcoholism, registered psychotherapist Dawn Nelson will lead a four-week series of classes for any adult who has a spouse or partner that is an alcoholic, or whose drinking is causing harm to the relationship. The group size will be limited and confidentiality is strongly encouraged.

Nelson holds a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling and is a national certified counselor. She has a private practice in Eagle-Vail. This group differs from peer-led Al-Anon groups in that it is led by Nelson, who is passionate about helping people move beyond the daily challenges and re-discover hope.

“You will gain new insight into why the alcoholic behaves in confusing ways; how your response to their drinking affects their behavior; and the role you may play in perpetuating their harmful choices,” Nelson said.

Nelson can be reached at Visit for more information.

Support Local Journalism