Moms Connected January

Managing Mental Health: How to Pursue Mental Health and Wellness for Teens and Tweens Struggling with Anxiety and Depression

Dr. Deb Gorton, LCP

According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness (2019), 1 in 5 individuals experiences mental illness in  given year in the U.S. This statistic is just as true for children as it is adults. Join us as Dr. Deb Gorton teaches us how to recognize and respond to tweens and teens wrestling with mental issues, including depression and anxiety, as well as how to encourage and promote their mental health and wellness from a biblically-rooted and clinically-integrated perspective.

Dr. Gorton holds an MA in Psychology and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, along with an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. She now serves as the Gary Chapman Chair for Marriage and Family Ministry and Counseling at Moody Theological Seminary as well as the Program Director for Moody’s Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.

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Dates & Times

We meet five times from September through April, typically on the last Thursday* of the month. Morning Sessions meet from 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. and evening sessions meet from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

*Moms Connected does not meet in November, December, or March.

Child Care

Child care is available at the morning sessions only. To secure a spot, please register at least one week prior to each session.


Morning sessions are $6 for Mom only, $10 for Mom and one child and $12 for Mom and two or more children. Evening sessions are $5.

Cash and check are accepted at the door. To pay by credit card, please download the Chapelstreet Church app, available on the App Store or on Google Play.


All sessions will take place at Chapelstreet Church’s South St. Campus, 2300 South Street, Geneva, IL.  Morning sessions will meet in the Student Center and evening sessions will meet in the Chapel.

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