Registration for Summer 2019 Groups
Now Open! See Our Offerings Below!

Restoration Groups are founded on the belief that we are best known, seen and understood -- and our stories are best read -- in the presence of others. We believe that what was once broken in relationship is healed in relationship.

Have you ever wondered, "why am I like this?" or "why does this keep happening to me?" or "why am I always stuck?" Our groups invite you to a community of people who explore their stories together, and in the process find new insights, deeper relationships and personal healing.

They are a safe environment where you will be guided by Northern Colorado's and Austin’s experts in story-work.


For Women and Men

Now in Austin!

Women’s Summer ReStory Group now open for registration. Join Tracy Johnson for a 3-day deep dive into your story with other women. Find out more:

NEW! You live here because you love the outdoors and live a busy lifestyle. And, at the same time, you have the desire to look at your story and grow. How can you do both?

Just for you, we’ve taken our ReStory 1.0 group and morphed it into a workshop. ReStory 101 Workshop provides you the same experience as the weekly group, yet is conveniently formatted for those who can’t commit to a two-month group but still want to engage their story. Are you ready?

For Marriages

You want to have a marriage relationship that is deeply connected, deeply passionate, and deeply purposed. Through the years, you have weathered the hills and valleys, and faced the challenges of life together with a fair amount of courage and hope. You even consider your relationship to be “pretty good.” And yet, perhaps you still find yourself asking, “Is there something more?”

Here are a few of our regular Restoration Group Offerings

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wounded heart & healing the wounded heart

Wounded Heart and Healing the Wounded Heart Groups offer an honest and hope-filled journey into the debris and devastation of childhood sexual abuse. Our goal is provide a safe, kind and honoring space for women to know they are not alone in their struggles and that it is indeed possible to re-story our lives even from the most desolate of places. Professionally led by Dr. Dan Allender-trained guides (author of the books by these titles), you will experience hope and kindness that will be like rain on dry ground.


restory 1.0 and restory 2.0

ReStory 1.0 the first step in our unique group process, where participants find a safe, kind and hope-filled space to explore the dynamics of their lives and name the challenges they have faced.

ReStory 2.0 is designed for those who have previously participated in a ReStory group at Restoration Counseling, and long to take the next step in the healing of their stories.



Tribe of Men

Something in the hearts of men knows we need other men, and yet far too often we find ourselves journeying through this life in quiet desperation and alone. When it comes to true masculine community, we have lost our way.

Men together often default into competition, measuring each other up, comparison and shame. The questions, "Do I have what it takes?" and "Do I fit in?" plague the hearts of men and disqualify them from participation in friendship and community. Loneliness has more impact on men's health and happiness than anything else on earth.


circle of women

Our world is filled with messages about who women are and who we ought to be. With all of these external filters, it becomes increasingly hard to listen to our inner voice. As women created in the image of God, our individual silence or hiding impacts the greater collective.

Through reading, prompts, conversation, prayer and meditation we will journey together. Our intention is to be open to listen - to ourselves, one another, and God.