We offer a variety of workshops and educational presentations.

PPCC is committed to providing support and education to groups, congregations and businesses on the Virginia Peninsula, in order to reach a larger audience than we can in our one-on-one counseling, allowing our community to thrive. We offer approximately 300 hours of workshops annually to the local community. Our educational programs focus on personal and spiritual growth, marriage, family, parenting, relationship skills and spiritual direction. These programs are based on experience in clinical practice, continuing education, and special interests and concerns expressed by our clientele. We have also offered marriage classes online.

In addition to the workshops listed below, our counselors are available to work with groups to develop a program or series on other topics. If your group is planning a seminar, workshop or retreat and desires a speaker who can address a particular topic, we welcome your ideas and requests.

We look forward to hearing from you to schedule a program! Contact Becky Glass, Executive Director, at (757) 873-2273 or


This seminar will teach effective ways of talking and listening to your partner. Discover faster, more satisfactory ways of resolving conflicts; reduce misunderstandings, tension and hostility; and learn to make better decisions that satisfy both parties.


Whether experiencing a transition in home life, work, finances, or a personal transition, people are often apprehensive when faced with change. This seminar will help you identify changes; examine your thoughts, feelings, and attitudes toward change; and learn some ways to effectively deal with change.


Sooner or later, every person is affected by separation and loss, whether it’s the death of a loved one, divorce, or loss of a job. This program considers loss from psychological and spiritual viewpoints and explores how to deal constructively with loss.


Stress has been named as a culprit in many life threatening illnesses as well as emotional difficulties and a decreased sense of well-being. Come learn more about this unseen force and ways to manage it.


This seminar will examine what forgiveness is and what it is not. Some of the myths about forgiveness will be examined. Discover the stages of forgiveness and how to work towards forgiving yourself and others.


This seminar helps prepare couples for marriage and provides a check-up for existing marriages. A group opportunity for premarital counseling is available either as a one-day seminar, or as a series of four to six sessions. The program will include communication, conflict resolution, managing money, and family life.


The death of someone through suicide has a tremendous impact on family, friends, and congregations. This workshop examines aspects of depression and suicide to give groups a better understanding of these topics. We will also look at the religious response to suicide and explore where God’s grace is in this tragedy.


This program, developed by Dr. Louise Guerney of Penn State University to teach parenting skills, has proven very helpful in communicating with children and youth of all ages. Skills include showing understanding, parent messages, structuring, reinforcement, and rules, limits and consequences.