A psychotherapy group is a “learning lab” for intimacy and relationships. The group provides countless opportunities for personal growth and relationship enhancement.
1. In the group, relationship and intimacy issues are discussed such as how to develop and maintain healthy relationships with friends, co-workers, and partners. These issues are brought up as group members discuss their current relationships or attempts to develop relationships within the group, and outside of the group. Related issues such assertiveness, self-esteem, boundaries, compulsivity, codependency, Adult Children of Alcoholics issues, or social anxiety emerge as the discussion leads to deeper issues and feelings and dysfunctional family and/or relationship patterns.
2. The group is used to get feedback and valuable perspective from others on your relationship patterns. In the therapy group you will be encouraged to work on expressing your feelings and getting your needs met more effectively. This means you will be developing new healthier patterns and improving your communication skills.You can also work on patterns and issues related to dysfunctional family patterns for example: fear of getting close, feeling guilty around others, Adult Children of Alcoholic and codependency issues.
3. You will be expected to participate to the best of your ability to do so. This means you gain valuable experience with risk-taking in a supportive environment. Honesty with others and yourself, and trusting others make the group function effectively.
The group is a caring, nurturing support system and an opportunity to learn about bonding with others.
About our psychotherapy groups:
Most group members have had some previous psychotherapy prior to joining a group or are in concurrent individual psychotherapy.
- The age range of the groups is 25+.
- Many different types of issues are worked on in the group including: marital conflict, divorce, social anxiety, assertiveness, gender and sexuality, boundaries, codependence, and ACOA issues.
- Group members increase awareness and learn interpersonal skills by working on their relationships with others in the group.
- The group psychotherapy experience serves as a corrective emotional experience for clients who need to learn how to have healthy, satisfying relationships.
- A weekly clinical summary of the previous group session is provided for every group client.
- There is a screening process prior to joining a group that includes a no-cost 20 minute phone interview followed by an individual screening session (for a fee) which includes preparation for the group psychotherapy experience.
- Every effort is made to insure that there is a good fit between the potential group member and the group.