Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board
Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. Psychologists say, in fact, that group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be.
Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board. Other members of the group often help you come up with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge and hold you accountable along the way.
Families with Children with Disabilities
Families experiencing disability cope with a great deal of pressure and stress that stem from the demands of raising a child with a disability. Our group therapy can provide encouragement and support and reduce feelings of helplessness, isolation, and despair through the use of mutual resources. This can be a meaningful peer support group for clients. Open up a powerful conversation about what’s actually hard about raising a child with disabilities…
Group therapy to help tricky sibling relationships helps family members understand each other and work through difficult feelings in a safe space. This type of therapy focuses on improving the interactions and communication between siblings, helping people understand the impact of their words and behaviors on other members of the family.
Many challenges and rewards come from counseling adolescents. Teenagers struggle with different issues than younger children and adults such as identity struggles, extreme peer pressure and fitting in. They often feel stuck between wanting independence and still needing guidance. Teens are more likely than adults to make decisions without considering the consequences and feel invincible. Therapists have to understand the developmental challenges of teens to provide effective counseling to them.
Our therapists can help people improve their relationships with others. We teach the client how to support others without enabling bad behaviors. Plus, we practice being assertive. Codependent people can really benefit from meeting with peers in a group therapy or support group setting.
For many parents and loved ones, learning of a hidden gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender identity can be rather confusing. It can even feel like a betrayal. Hearing a loved admit that they are gay or trans can onset a deep sense of grief. It’s a process for which you will need a lot of support. Come to our group therapy for LGBTQ Parents, whether you are trying to establish an authentic identity, or trying to help a loved one create their happiest life, we can help.
Although a person’s sexual or romantic orientation or gender identity may not be a source of distress, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, or any other orientation or gender identity may find that the social stigma of living as a minority is a source of stress or anxiety. Our group therapy for LGTBQ relationships can help.
Geriatric & Aging Counseling
Our Geriatric, or gerontological, counselors help individuals and families with issues related to the aging process. Areas of concern include everything from the retirement transition clear through to the end of life. One of the central issues that the elderly must cope with is loss.