Award-winning, innovative programming at Family Paths

“Excellent tools and wonderful, compassionate leaders. This class is a gift to the community.” ~ Finding Peace Within participant.

CONGRATULATIONS! Family Paths’ Finding Peace Within group is the recipient of the Alameda County Mental Health Advisory Board’s 2018 Community Service Award in the Promising Innovative Program category. Longtime clinicians, Amy Attiyeh, MFT (left), and Phyllis Lorenz, MFT, co-founders and facilitators of Finding Peace Within, have led this group for over a decade and served more than 200 women who are committed to getting the skills they need to heal and thrive.

A new session of this award-winning group begins in March 2019. Intakes are starting in January, so if you are a woman who has symptoms from past trauma, call our Parent Support & Resource Hotline at 1-800-829-3777 (or locally at 510-893-5444) to register. Learn more here:

Meet the Instructors

Amy Attiyeh
Amy has been co-facilitating the Finding Peace Within group for 8 years. She feels a commitment to parents in their healing of trauma. She sees the group as an opportunity for moms to come together and receive support around the transformations that matter for them. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, she works from a trauma informed and mindfulness based approach at Family Paths and in private practice.

Phyllis Lorenz
Phyllis has worked with trauma survivors for 17 years during her tenure at Family Paths. She is trained in cutting edge Trauma Treatment, such as EMDR, and is certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. She has both been inspired by and has learned from the courage of her clients who pursue the path of healing.