Therapy Session

Group Therapy

What makes a peer support group truly effective and successful is when participants show—by example—how to be honest, empathetic, and compassionate towards one another. And a strong, confident facilitator is crucial to how successfully group participants acquire these qualities. Groups can act as an important network where members help each other with support, friendship, and accountability.

 

Group therapy sessions are led by one of our therapists who guide group members with strategies for managing issues and problems. The group therapy environment provides a safe and confidential space to work through common issues and to encourage each other who face similar difficulties. We take great care in connecting our clients to the right group knowing that successful outcomes can include increased self-esteem, confidence, positive feelings of accomplishment, and an increase in their own ability to cope with their challenges. 

Types of Groups

Womens Health & Wellness Group


Our peer support group for young girls and women with the lived experience of mental illness, trauma and/or abuse. Several times each month, these individuals come together, with a trained peer support specialist or facilitator, to talk with one another about their experiences, struggles and challenges. The support group becomes an anchor for them as they recover from their illnesses and develop skills to live more effectively in their communities. A peer support group is a freeing experience, as these individuals realize “I am not alone,” and hope and trust grow between them.




Mens Talk Group


No two peer support groups are the same—each is unique. Mens Talk group is a peer support gathering of men and boys 18 year and older that have with the lived experience of mental illness, trauma and/or abuse. Usually once each month, these individuals come together, overseen by a trained peer support specialist or facilitator, to talk with one another about their experiences, struggles and challenges. Most adults with mental illness aren’t used to talking about their conditions in social situations. But a peer support group, possibly unlike anywhere else for the participants, is a judgment- and stigma-free zone, so they’re more open to sharing. Participants also know that they’re equipped to offer advice to each other and help troubleshoot problems because of their shared lived experiences. Who better to offer inspirational, candid messages than someone who’s been there?




Conquering Sex and Porn Addiction


Lead by Peter Benson LMFT, this group is focused on helping young men recover from pornography use and conquering masturbation habits. Focused on young men ages 12-25. Groups are available online.