Community Classes and Support Groups

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

Classes and Education

Learning To Take The Good With The Bad

Saturday, June 28 - 3 - 4:30pm
Led by James Dauer, LH
Smokey Point, 2901 174th St NE Marysville, WA 98271
Cost: $20 per person. Please bring cash or a check to the class.

No matter how much you’re attracted to someone’s positive qualities, you will eventually encounter their negatives. Getting closer to someone creates friction, leading to either “good” or “bad” conflict. This 90-minute course is designed to help you:

  • Make good relationships better
  • Discover how to handle difficult relationships more capably
  • Learn a variety of communication strategies and productive problem solving techniques

Time will be available after class for questions and answers. To register, click here.

Newborn Basics

Led by Maggie Chou, MD, Leah Hastings, DO, and Grace Anne Turner, ARNP

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.

Click here to sign up. For more information, call 425-258-3900.

Weight Loss for Life

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

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 eating habits
  • Learn mindfulness as a stress-reduction technique to use while eating
  • Learn hypnosis to develop a health relationship with food and healthy lifestyle choices
  • Understand portion control and how to track calories
  • Enjoy healthy recipes
  • Dispel exercise and fitness myths and establish a baseline exercise program
According to recent 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!

Click here to sign up. For more information, call 425-304-1140.

Your Life, Your Wishes

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

The Your Life, Your Wishes class is a complimentary course covering FIVE WISHES™, advanced directives, power of attorney and POLST, including specific instructions on how to complete these and other medical directive forms.

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

Diabetes Education

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

At The Everett Clinic, 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 the 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 Groups 

Tuesdays - 5:30 pm to 7 pm 
Led by Stephanie Garrison, PsyD
The Everett Clinic at Mill Creek
15418 Main Street, Ste. 303A, Mill Creek 98012

The focus of the Teen Skills group is on anxiety, depression and your peers. Group members will dvelop skills to manage anger, anxiety and depression more effectively. Members will also 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.

For more information, or to register, 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
The Everett Clinic Center for Behavioral Health  
1728 West Marine View Dr., Everett, WA 98201

This four-session group consists of time to share how you’re doing, set goals, and share your progress with others. There is both group discussion and individual time to problem-solve and address relevant concerns. A referral from your behavioral health or primary care provider is required, and you will need to check with your insurance in advance to see if group therapy is covered.

For more information, or to register, call 425-339-5453.

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 person with dementia. Open to all care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia. This support group is sponsored by The Alzheimer’s Association and The Everett Clinic.

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

Getting Better Group

Weekly on Thursdays
Thursday mornings, 9 - 10:20 am

Led by Megan Merriwether, PhD
The Everett Clinic at Mill Creek
15418 Main Street, Mill Creek 98012

Led by Megan Merriwether, PhD, this 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: $79.95 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

Wednesdays - 6-7:30 pm
Led by Laura Macleod, PhD, and Hillary Russell, PhD
The Everett Clinic Conference Center
3830 Hoyt Avenue, Everett 98201

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 be helpful for you. DBT was originally developed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, but has proven useful for treating a variety of problems. DBT teaches skills to 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.

For more information, or to register, call 425-339-5453.

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Living With Chronic Conditions Workshop

Facilitated by: Amy Leonard, LICSW, Joleen Rodgers, RN, BSN, and Julie Stroemel, PsyD
The Everett Clinic at Smokey Point
2901 174th St NE Marysville, WA 98271

This free workshop is designed to help you better manage ongoing health conditions (such as diabetes, chronic pain, heart disease, asthma, arthritis or hypertension) and improve the quality of your life. In six sessions, you will build important skills to improve your strength and endurance, make healthy food choices, set goals and problem solve, and much more. Past participants have reported increased confidence and motivation for managing the challenges of living with a chronic health condition. Family members, friends and caregivers are welcome to attend. Sponsored by Senior Services of Snohomish County and The Everett Clinic.

Workshops are offered quarterly. Registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact Jamie by phone at 425-265-2283, or by email at

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Community Classes at The Everett Clinic