WHAT IS GROUP THERAPY?
Group therapy is when a group of you meet to describe and discuss your struggles and circumstances under the moderation and instruction of a trained therapist. We have several different groups, making it so you can meet people with similar experiences. Usually there are five to 15 people in a group, with one or two therapists there as moderators. Prior assessment is required before attending any group therapy session. Call to inquire about our group therapy schedules.
THE BENEFITS OF GROUP THERAPY
While joining a group of strangers sounds intimidating at first, group therapy provides certain benefits that individual therapy does not bring. Group members can act as a support network and a sounding board in a safe, confidential, and respectful environment. In this setting you can learn to express your experiences, develop self-awareness by listening to others’ issues, find new perspectives for your life’s challenges, get feedback on your thoughts and efforts, and come away with new ideas of how to tackle problems you face. Talking and listening to others also helps put your own problems in perspective.
Many people experience mental health struggles, but most only talk openly about it with people they know well. This makes it easy to feel alone and isolated as you struggle through something. Group therapy can reverse these feelings so they don’t result in depression or worsened behavioral issues. With a group, you gain support and strength from interacting, discussing and problem-solving with others that are going through something similar.
Not only do you get the benefits of support, but with trained therapists you get professional help to overcome cognitive, physical, emotional, and social struggles. Depending on the goals for the group, you may role-play alternative responses to situations, you may practice a variety of social skills, or you may be challenged or held accountable to change something specific each week.
It’s natural to have questions when you’re starting something new. See if you can find some answers in our FAQ’s. If you can’t, go ahead and give us a call. We’re more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
GROUP THERAPY DESCRIPTIONS
Relationship issues are a major cause of relapse for men and women in recovery. Relationship Detox group is a self-help group to assist clients in developing healthy relationships in recovery. Individuals in this recovery will examine their own relationship issues and begin to make healthy changes as needed.
The modality used for Relapse Prevention is: WRAP. WRAP stands for Wellness-Recovery-Action-Plan. WRAP is a popular system for monitoring and relieving uncomfortable feelings and behaviors, working on recovery, maintaining wellness and making your life the way you want it to be. While WRAP was developed by, and for, people who experience mental health difficulties, it can be used to treat substance abuse, provide a guide in working toward life goals, improve relationships, help build communication skills and increase interpersonal skills with others.
TRAUMA RECOVERY AND EMPOWERMENT MODEL (TREM, AND M-TREM)
The Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM) is a fully manualized, group-based intervention designed to facilitate trauma recovery among individuals with histories of exposure to sexual and physical abuse. There is a separate group for males (M-TREM) and females.
BEYOND TRAUMA (FEMALES ONLY)
This group explores and educates on trauma and the impact it has on individual’s lives. Individuals will learn how trauma and abuse has impacted their lives and develop coping mechanisms to assist them in learning to feel grounded, safe and more focused on positive goals.
ADULT COGNITIVE SELF CHANGE
Cognitive Self Change is based on the National Model of CSC and addresses the cognitive thinking errors and faulty core beliefs that lead to high risk behaviors and continued relapse in addiction. Individuals are taught how to identify immediate thinking errors as they arise and alternative thinking patters that can make them more successful in taking accountability and changing problematic behaviors.
ADULT DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (DBT)
This group is focused on teaching skills to combat dysfunctional patterns and help individuals change behaviors, emotional thinking, and interpersonal patterns. Individuals will learn how to become more mindful of their feelings, thoughts and behaviors, regulate their emotions and become more resilient.
TEEN DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (DBT)
Teens will learn how to become more mindful of their feelings, thoughts and behaviors, regulate their emotions and become more resilient and manage distress through improving their relationships and finding balance and self-acceptance.
This group is EMDR in a group setting. G-TEP enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. Adaptive Information Processing model posits that EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experience to bring these to an adaptive resolution. After successful treatment with EMDR therapy, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced.
A comprehensive parenting class for parenting teenagers and ‘tweens. Active Parenting of Teens is a program that addresses our complicated day and age. With this parenting curriculum, parent’s will gain confidence and courage to meet the challenges) of their children’s teen years. Areas of focus are: teens & technology (the Internet, social networking sites, etc.), the latest in teen drug use prevention (including prescription drugs), teen bullying: how to spot it, how to handle it, special stepfamily considerations, how brain development affects teen behavior and decision- making, improved discipline and communication, updated teen sexuality issues.
Connections group is a multifaceted approach, developed to address issues relating to shame, and to facilitate the development of shame resilience. The curriculum is ideal for populations working with issues such as self esteem, love and belonging, authenticity, the development of empathy, connection, and power, and the ability to cultivate a resilient spirit.
GET TO KNOW US
We have spent thousands of hours building our understanding and skills to help promote and encourage your recovery. We are confident enough in our education and experience to say that we can offer you strength and hope as you fight your good fight toward recovery. We’re on your team, and we’re determined to help you each step of the way.
We recognize that choosing a therapist is very important. Your level of personal comfort with us can influence therapy outcomes. Get to know our educational backgrounds, research interests and therapy philosophies to see if we’re a good fit for you.
We are committed to serving all people regardless of their race, disability, sex, sexual orientation, religion or inability to pay. We offer discounted fees for patients who qualify based upon their family size and income. We accept Medicaid, Medicare, state funding for substance abuse disorders, BPA, Crime Victim’s health insurance, and all major private health insurance. No one will be denied access to services due to an inability to pay.
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