Date(s) - 02/06/20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Third Place Books Seward Park


Join us Thursday, February 6th as we welcome Gina Handley Schmitt with her book, Friending: Creating Meaningful, Lasting Adult Friendships.

Friending is for anyone who wants to make new friends or enhance the friendships they already have. In the book, readers will learn:

  • How to identify and reach out to potential new friends
  • How to maintain longterm friendships through busy times and life transitions
  • When and how to state your needs and set healthy boundaries with your friends
  • Skills for strengthening your friendships by resolving conflicts in healthy ways
  • The difficult art of ending a friendship

Readers will do all of this using the author’s five core skills of being available, authentic, affirming, assertive, and accepting.

GINA HANDLEY SCHMITT, MA, LMHC has been a psychotherapist in the Seattle area for over seventeen years. She teaches Psychology at the University of Arkansas–Pulaski Technical
College and has also been a featured speaker at a number of local conferences and events. Handley-Schmitt lives with her handsome husband off the shores of Lake Washington, where
they enjoy planning many a nerdy adventure.