Next Steps for Women
  • is a process, place and philosophy – born out of the necessity for gender specific, long-term support for women who seek inspiration, connection and esteem through creative resources.
  • is for women of any age who are engaged in recovery and sobriety – new and long-term; who are struggling with addiction; who are interested in an alternative, nourishing place to heal, restore, change and grow.
  • is an accessible private studio – outside of an agency or treatment program.  It offers a woman the space and freedom to creatively explore her relationship with food, alcohol, prescription and/or other drugs.
  • courses are designed for small groups, known as Women’s Circleswhere the expressive arts tools of creative writing, drawing, and movement activities inform and support the curriculum.

Each Women’s Circle meets once a week.
Clients are welcome to participate in more than one Women’s Circle per week.
Women’s Circles are available for young women.

All Next Steps For Women programs compliment life, psychotherapy and twelve-step programs. No art or movement experience is necessary – just a desire for expression, growth and change.

"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become."

– Carl Jung

verified by Psychology Today

Where Women Support Women


Next Steps for Women
wellness | recovery | expressive arts

Meet Shelley – Meet the Space – Meet the Work





Now offering Telehealth and House Calls!

Upcoming Women's Circles
Classes are forming!

Contact Shelley about Women's Circles which may interest you. Classes can be arranged on a personalized schedule.

Descriptions of Women's Circles

Contact Shelley by calling 650.558.1156 or by email.

Beginner's Mind Creative Expression
TUESDAYS 10 – Noon
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20.
$25 drop-in fee day of.
$22 prepaid.
My Play Date
THURSDAYS 10 am – 11:30 am
October 8, 15, 22, 19
$20 drop-in fee day of.
$18 prepaid.

Women For Sobriety (WFS)
75 Minutes MONDAYS 12:30 – 1:45 pm at Redwood Shores Branch Library

90 Minutes WEDNESDAYS 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Mills Hospital San Mateo

Y12SR Yoga of 12-Step Recovery. All "A's" Welcome!
SATURDAYS 10 am – 11:30 am.
$20 Drop In Fee. $15 prepaid.
Stay tuned for new location! Email Shelley to get on the notification list.