Group Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

About The Group

The DBT group is for Adults experiencing emotional dysregulation, depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, or anyone wishing to learn DBT skills.
The group covers four main topics: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance skills.
 

Benefits of attending?
1. Learn new skills and complete weekly practice assignments related to the skill. 

2. Have a safe place to practice these new skills. 

3. Find out what worked for others in similar situations. 

4. Manage the same problematics situations in a different way.

Women's Circle Group Therapy

About The Group

This is a woman's group that uses both psychodynamic techniques (attachment theory-based especially), movement therapy and DBT skills to address attachment issues, traumas, anxiety disorders, and depression. 
 

The circle is a circle of space holding, support, safety, and psychoeducation. The weekly group focuses on the inner child attachment issues that lead to the struggles of the adult. The group's approach is humanistic and tackles a lot of feminist notions to empower our clients in their different roles. Emotion regulation, assertiveness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress management, and mindfulness are some of the skills covered both psychodynamically and behaviorally.

Four Steps Group Therapy

About The Group

The Four Steps group process runs along four hierarchical steps:
 

  • The First Step is to encourage the client to identify the basic psychological need behind his behavior or symptom and to find a healthy rationale(s) for fulfilling that need.

  • The Second Step is to help the person express the want will for having his psychological need met, and explore the inner fear that blocks him from doing so.

  • The Third Step is to help the client become consciously aware of the right to have his needs met and explore the real or imagined obstacles expected.

  • The Fourth Step is to help the person decide to develop a new (healthy) pattern of behavior that corresponds to one's true self rather than the false self.

Here & Now Group Therapy

About The Group

This type of therapy centers around the present. Participants learn to tune into their inner selves, release the past, and engage with the present. Instead of worrying about the past or the future, it focuses on the here and now.

The group is based upon the Gestalt approach. Gestalt therapy is a form of psychotherapy that is centered on increasing a person's awareness, freedom, and self-direction. It's a form of therapy that focuses on the present moment rather than past experiences, designed to bring out spontaneous feelings and self-awareness and promote personality growth. It helps people resolve their past conflicts and become more present in the moment. When you move beyond the past, you can find peace in the present and enrich your interactions in the world around you.

 

When is it used and how does it help?

Gestalt therapy can help clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and even physical ones like migraine headaches, ulcerative colitis, and back spasms. Good candidates for gestalt therapy are those who are interested in working on their self-awareness but may or may not understand the role they play in their own unhappiness and discomfort. Gestalt techniques are often used in combination with bodywork, dance, art, drama, and other therapies.