Community Classes and Support Groups

At The Everett Clinic, we offer a variety of educational opportunities, including community classes and support groups. Some are open to the public and others require a referral from your provider. For all classes and support groups, space is limited and registration is required.

Classes and Education

TEC Weight Loss for Life

Led by Cheryl Beighle, MD, and Jenna Lisenby, DPT
The Everett Clinic Evergreen Building
7600 Evergreen Way, Everett 98203

TEC Weight Loss for Life is a seven-session behavior-based Wellness Program. It is designed to help you:
  • Become aware of the associations of feelings and food
  • Learn mindfulness as a stress-reduction technique to use while eating 
  • Learn hypnosis to develop a healthy relationship with food
  • Understand portion control and how to track calories
  • Dispel exercise and fitness myths and establish a baseline exercise program
According to recent TEC Weight Loss for Life graduates, results of this class included: 
  • Noticing slow but steady weight loss 
  • Losing weight with less effort and stress 
  • Getting normal blood test, blood sugar, or cholesterol results 
  • Being able to put pants on loose straight out of the dryer!

Classes are offered quarterly. Cost: $150, plus $50 if you prefer printed materials.

To register, click here. For more information, call 425-304-1140.

Newborn Basics

Led by Leah Hastings, DO 

Join Everett Clinic pediatricians in this free evening class as they help you prepare for your newborn’s first few months of life. Topics include,
  • Feeding
  • Sleeping
  • Soothing
  • Safety
  • Umbilical cord care
  • Signs of illness
And much more. Class is open to expectant mothers who are currently patients of The Everett Clinic OB/GYN department, as well as a guest.

To register, click here. For more information, call 425-258-3900.

Your Life, Your Wishes

Led by Amy Leonard, LICSW
The Everett Clinic Monte Cristo Conference Room
3830 Hoyt Avenue, Everett 98201

This complimentary course covers the difficult decisions patients and family members have to make as illness progresses and the end of life nears. These things are hard to talk about, but important. Too often family members find themselves facing hard decisions for the care of a loved one alone. Having conversations ahead of time can ensure the best of care all the time.

This class covers the FIVE WISHES™, advanced directives, power of attorney and POLST forms, and other end of life related issues, including specific instructions on how to complete these forms. There is time for questions and answers with our experienced team of providers. Family members are welcome and encouraged to come.

To register, click here. For more information, call 425-339-4281.

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Diabetes Education

Led by Jody Byrne, RD, Teresa Cherf, RN, and Diane Jackson, RDS
Classes offered in Everett, Marysville and Stanwood

We offer an American Diabetes Association-approved diabetes self-management education program. Our diabetes education is proven to help lower blood sugar levels on average by 1-2%. Classes include:

  • Living With Diabetes: for patients newly diagnosed with diabetes, or patients with no previous diabetes education
  • Living With Diabetes Follow-Up Class: It is recommended that patients attend a one month follow-up class.
  • Improving Control Refresher Class: For patients in need of an educational refresher.

A referral from your primary care provider is required, and you will need to check with your insurance provider in advance to see if diabetes education is covered.

For more information, click here or call 425-339-5431.

Support Groups

Teen Skills Group 

Tuesdays or Sundays
Led by Stephanie Garrison, PsyD
The Everett Clinic at Mill Creek
15418 Main Street, Ste. 303A, Mill Creek 98012

The Teen Skills Group focuses on anxiety, depression and your peers. Develop skills to manage anger, anxiety and depression more effectively. Learn about effective conflict resolution. This group is for teens, ages 13-17. Speak with your therapist to find out if this group is a good fit for you.

To register, or for more information, call 425-339-5453.

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Empowerment Group

Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 5:30 to 7pm
Led by Amy Fenlon, LICSW, Staff Therapist
The Everett Clinic Center for Behavioral Health  
1728 West Marine View Dr., Everett, WA 98201

Designed to help you reconnect with your own personal power in life, the empowerment group will teach you how to: 

  • Take action on your own behalf
  • Develop assertiveness skills
  • Set appropriate boundaries
  • Enhance your own self-care and wellbeing

The first portion of group meetings consists of a brief check in—how are you doing, setting goals, and sharing progress toward your goals. The remainder of the meeting consists of either group discussion or individual problem-solving time.

To register, or for more information, call 425-339-5453.

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Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Led by Amy Leonard, LICSW
Offered in Everett or Smokey Point

This free support group provides a caring place for caregivers to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also providing care to a person with dementia. Open to all care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia. Sponsored by The Alzheimer’s Association and The Everett Clinic.

To register, or for more information, call 425-317-3482.

Getting Better Group

9 - 10:20 am

Led by Megan Merriwether, PhD

The Getting Better Group is for those dealing with pain (chronic or injury related) or other physical symptoms that affect their mental and emotional health.  Participants will learn to cope more effectively with the anxiety and depression related to their physical symptoms.  Fee: $70.50 per session (covered in part by most insurance plans).

To register, or for more information, call 425-339-5453.

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DBT Skills Training Group

Led by Laura Macleod, PhD, and Hillary Russell, PhD
Offered in Everett and Smokey Point

Do you have emotions that seem overwhelming or hard to control? When you’re upset, do you act in ways that get you into trouble? Are your relationships unstable? Do you have frequent self-destructive thoughts or behaviors? Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills may help you. DBT was originally developed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, but has proven useful for treating a variety of problems. DBT skills help people live a happier, healthier life.

A referral from your Behavioral Health provider is required to join this six-month training course, and you will need to contact your insurance in advance to see if group therapy is covered.

To register, or for more information, call 425-339-5453.

Group Flyer, Everett
Group Flyer, Smokey Point

Living With Chronic Pain Workshop

Facilitated by: Amy Leonard, LICSW, Joleen Rodgers, RN, BSN, and Julie Stroemel, PsyD 

This free six-week workshop addresses medication management, the difference between acute and chronic pain, and provides an exercise plan specifically designed for people with chronic pain. Family members, friends and caregivers are welcome to attend.

The Living Well workshops are designed to build skills and provide tools to individuals who have ongoing health conditions (such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis, and hypertension). All workshops are part of the evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management Education programs developed by Stanford University. Sponsored by Senior Services of Snohomish County and The Everett Clinic.

Workshops are offered quarterly. Registration is required. For more information about this and other Living Well workshops, contact Jamie Hunter-Mitchell at 425-265-2283, or
Community Classes at The Everett Clinic