Accessing therapeutic resources doesn’t have to be costly or out of reach. Thrive Therapy offers free workshops throughout the year to provide practical ways to manage anxiety and negative self-talk so you can stay fully engaged in your life and relationships. Please RSVP for the workshops of your choosing as seating is limited.



RETREAT YOURSELF: Take care of yourself so you can continue to care for others

Nowadays, we’re spinning so many plates that it is difficult to make time for ourselves without feeling like we’re sacrificing. We long to connect with other women but we are exhausted from caring for everyone else. How do we expect to continue giving without taking care of ourselves? Book in advance and make time this April to Retreat Yourself with pampering (massages, anyone?), guided meditation, movement, and self-compassion during this half-day event. Connect with others and stop feeling guilty about caring for yourself.

Put down your plates long enough to refill your storehouses so you can continue to give.

Take a few hours and pamper your mind, body, and heart.

Retreat yourself.


  • Light body movement (yoga and mindful stretching for all levels)
  • Reserved time for relaxation & massage services (included in price of registration)
  • Confidence and community building through facilitated workshops
  • Guided meditation to center your mind and heart
  • Cost: $49**
  • Reserve your seat


April 15, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 pm*


12:00 p.m. Registration Check In; Coffee & Open Socializing

Relaxation and massage services offered throughout the event

12:30 p.m. Guided movement – Energize the Mind! With 261 Fearless

12:45 p.m. Confident Women: Building our Self-Worth and Mental Strength with Ashlee Secord

1:30 p.m. Break & Guided movement

1:45 p.m. Self-Efficacy and Self-Compassion: Learning to Love our Bodies and Minds with Heidi Marshall & Ashlee Secord

2:30 p.m. Break & Guided movement

2:45 p.m.  Resources at Your Fingertips: Where to go when you need to rejuvenate your body and mind

3:15 p.m. Guided movement & meditation

3:45 p.m. Wrapping and moving to post-event at JoJo’s

*Post-event gathering with FREE appetizers with wine for purchase at JoJo’s Rise and Wine in Burnsville at 4:30 p.m.

**A portion of event proceeds will go to 261® Fearless Club Twin Cities, a non-profit organization that uses running to unite and empower women with a unique non-competitive and social training technique.


Confident Women: Building our Self-Worth and Mental Strength with Ashlee Secord

We have set aside this time during the afternoon to help you reflect on the woman you’ve become. During the session, you’ll examine what decisions you have made about who you are, the life you have, and whether or not you would like to change it. Through the course of the workshop Ashlee Secord, LMFT, will address what motivates you and how you can begin to live your life free from your inner critic.You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with other women in the workshop and recognize that no matter where you find yourself, you’re not alone.

Self-Efficacy and Self-Compassion: Learning to Love our Bodies and Minds with Heidi Marshall & Ashlee Secord

In this session, we’ll dive in the many reasons we tend to doubt ourselves or have feelings of failure when it comes to our parenting, our careers, our fitness, our nutrition, and most importantly, our bodies. By connecting with the other women in the workshop and by using the concepts of developing a growth mindset, this workshop will reveal why we have these feelings of failure to begin with and will give you the tools to combat them, to stop feeling bad about yourself, and to start a life of self-compassion.


Ashlee Secord is co-hosting the event with Heidi Marshall, Ed. Heidi is a writer, mother, athlete, and owner of ReclaimFit. Heidi holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is a Doctor of Education. Her book, The Fit Mom Project, a humorous investigation into fitness and motherhood, sparked the ReclaimFit movement, which is now a growing community of women (and men!) who are motivated by community accountability, and consistency to become better versions of themselves. Heidi is constantly rediscovering athleticism in her thirties and, in doing so, overcoming years of body insecurity and the shame and guilt that comes along with dedicating time to herself as a working mother.

Workshops on Change

MOVING FORWARD: Making peace with grief and loss

In the face of loss -expected or unexpected- we are left to deal with our grief and face so many unknowns. Loss can mean death of a loved one, but can also be the loss of a job, relationship or future we had planned. This can feel so lonely and be difficult to connect with others because it doesn’t seem like anyone can relate or understand. You may feel sad, helpless or unsure as to how to move forward. You don’t have to manage your grief alone. Sandra’s workshop explores grief and loss and how it can impact your life. Wherever you are in the grieving process, this workshop will provide resources for taking the next steps forward in the midst of your struggle.


  • Connecting with others who have experienced loss
  • Tools for coping with varied losses
  • How to care for yourself during periods of grief
  • Steps for facing the future in spite of loss
  • COST: Free
  • Reserve your seat


SATURDAY, April 8, 2017 from 12:00-1:30 pm


Sandra Van Campen is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at Thrive Therapy, located in Burnsville, MN. Working with a variety of therapeutic approaches, Sandra works with individuals to develop their strengths to understand how their past experiences impact them daily and build skills that bring relief. Sandra is dedicated to the belief that individuals can connect more fully with their own wisdom and create a life that is rich and meaningful to them, but they do not have to do that alone.

Workshops on Relationships

LOVING EFFECTIVELY: Reconnecting with Love Languages
Staying virtually connected is easier than ever in our modern world. However, virtual connection seems to come at the cost of truly to our partners and doesn’t account for the emotional and physical needs in our relationships. We seem to forget how to love and be loved by our partners. Disconnection doesn’t have to be permanent. We can recommit to our relationships by better understanding our needs and the needs of our partners through our love languages. With our love languages we can begin to reconnect to our partners in new, effectitve ways and improve our communication in how we need to be loved. Join Matt Sutera, MA, in this free workshop of self-discovery and a greater connection to those we love through the use of Gary Chapman’s book, The Five Love Languages.
  • Discover the 5 love languages and determine your own
  • Form new connections and reconnect with your loved ones
  • Increase self-awareness of our own emotional needs
  • Become more comfortable with communicating our needs
  • COST:  Free
  • Reserve your seat


SATURDAY, May 6, 2017  from 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Workshops on Anxiety

BREATHING ROOM: Stop stress from having the final word

Stress and anxiety are common struggles in each of our lives. It has become so commonplace that we adjust our lives to stress instead of addressing stress itself. It doesn’t have to be this way. When we are equipped with the skills and resources to address these strong feelings we no longer have to live in the fear of the unknown. Join Sandra Van Campen, LPCC, LADC, in this free workshop as she guides us through anxiety toward relief. Open to men and women.


  • Techniques to alleviate worry and fear
  • Discover peace of mind in managing your anxiety
  • Improve self-esteem, relationships and health
  • See stress and anxiety for what it really is
  • COST: Free
  • Reserve your seat


Anyone who struggles with stress or symptoms of anxiety


June 10, 2017 from 11:00 to 12:30 pm

Workshops on Confidence

CONFIDENT WOMEN:  Finding freedom from your biggest critic

Create time to reflect on the woman you’ve become. Take a look at what decisions you have made about who you are, the life you have and whether or not you would like to change it. Through the course of the workshop Ashlee Secord, LMFT, will address what motivates you and how you can begin to live your life free from your inner critic. Please bring pen and paper and note that child care is not provided.


  • Taking steps in changing how you think and feel about yourself
  • Developing self-confidence in who you are, not who you should be
  • Changing the negative messages in your self-talk
  • Becoming comfortable in your own skin (one minute at a time)
  • Cost: FREE
  • Reserve your seat


Coming Fall 2017

Can’t make it to the workshop? Check out the Confident Women ebook! All the information, exercises and questions that are addressed in the workshop are covered in the ebook. Whether you are able to attend or not, the ebook is a great way to review the content from the workshop at your own pace and on your own terms.

Find more information on the Confident Women ebook here.

Workshops on Communication

CLEAR COMMUNICATION: Actions speak louder than words

Expressing how we think and feel to other people can be complicated. As we attempt to open up, connect and communicate we seem to be misinterpreted. It doesn’t have to be this way. By the end of this workshop each person will have a clearer understanding of how they communicate and how to better communicate with the people closest to them.


  • How to convey the message you intend
  • Fair interpretation of the people you communicate with
  • Understand yourself better and messages you send
  • Steps to prevent mis-communication
  • COST: Free
  • Reserve your seat

WHO:  Anyone who wants to improve how they communicate


Coming Fall 2017