Stress & Anxiety Series

life solution

Please join us @ The Depot Youth Center for a two part series on Stress & Anxiety sponsored by The Life Solution Center of Darien, (a collaborative community of professionals providing prevention, treatment, and multi-disciplinary ANSWERS TO LIFE’S SOLUTIONS), and The Depot Youth Center. This series is for 8th to 12th grade students only.

Monday November 6th      6-8  pm

Dinner at 6 pm       Pizza/Salad

Darien Depot Youth Center

28 Heights Road Darien CT

Part One (Stress) will be presented by Valerie Foster, C.MI., MBSR, and Bill Van Ollefen, C.MI., MBSR.

Valerie, who has worked as a journalist for decades – and credits her ability to stay calm under pressure to meditation. Valerie has studied Mindful Based Stress Reduction at  UMASS Medical School, Integrated Mindful Healthy Eating at Kripalu and  Shambala, and has taken part in numerous mindfulness retreats over the years. Valerie is a Certified Meditation Instructor.

Bill Van Ollefen has worked as a corporate executive for decades, and began studying ZEN Mindfulness Meditation as a teen, as part of his classical martial arts training. When Traditional medication and treatments failed to help his severe pain caused by a spinal cord injury, he turned to Mindfulness Meditation. Bill  also studied Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at UMASS Medical School, and is a Certified Meditation Instructor. Valerie and Bill are Co-Owners and Directors of Pathway to Mindfulness.


Monday, November 20      6-8 pm

Dinner at 6 pm  Pizza/Salad

Darien Depot Youth Center

28 Heights Road Darien CT

Part Two (Anxiety) will be presented by Dr. Katie Liebenberg, PsyD., a licensed psychologist specializing in treating children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Liebenberg earned her doctorate from George Washington University with a clinical focus in child and adolescent psychotherapy. Dr. Liebenberg treats children and adolescents struggling with a variety of behavioral issues including stress, anxiety, depression ADD/ADHD, personality disorders and substance abuse. Dr. Liebenberg has expertise in treating mood disorders and social adjustment issues.