Group therapy is often a transformative experience. It's true that individual therapy is intimate and therefore powerful. What many people don’t realize is that intimacy is amplified, not diminished, in a group therapy setting. It's inspiring to see people growing together and helping one another step more fully into their own lives.
We have a ton of experience leading groups. We realize that “a ton” isn’t an official quantity, but it’s the best way to describe our experience in this area. We’ve also had the pleasure of leading groups together and seeing one another’s work (which, if you think about it, isn't that common for therapists). Working together in this way has strengthened our appreciation for group therapy as well as our regard for one another as psychologists.
Groups are currently only offered in a virtual format. Feel free to contact us to learn more.
R&R: Relationships and Recovery
One of the best things we can do for our mental health is cultivate healthy relationships. Sometimes this can be difficult to do in early recovery from substance use disorders, in part because when one person changes, their relationships often have to be renegotiated in a myriad of ways. This therapy group is for individuals who are newly (but firmly) sober or individuals who have been in recovery for a while. The common goal is to improve and sustain healthy relationships to support long-term recovery from substance use disorders.
Overeating is about more than willpower. Emotional and binge eating are influenced by evolutionary, environmental, and biological factors. With that understanding in mind, this group is grounded in self-compassion. From this starting place group members are invited to explore their motivations for change and consider what emotional and binge eating may be masking in their lives. Group members are helped to identify triggers and explore ways to respond to them differently. Additionally, group members are given space to consider ways of improving their relationships, environment, and day-to-day strategies to support their success.
Therapeutic Lifestyle Change
When we feel well physically we feel well mentally and vice versa. This group, which is founded on the principles of Lifestyle Medicine, helps participants identify healthy behavioral changes they would like to make to support their mental and physical health. Examples of healthy behavioral changes include improving sleep habits, developing a consistent exercise routine, and protecting time for relaxation and connection with others. Group members are encouraged to clarify their goals as well as their motivation for change. From there, group members are provided with behavior modification strategies to support long-term change. Group members also receive the invaluable gift of support from one another.