Group therapy can be a rewarding modality of treatment for those suffering from mental health issues where isolation and thoughts of "being the only one who feels this way" are a part of the symptom picture. As therapists, we have the honor of knowing that we are all struggling in one way or another, but the everyday person in our society is taught to hide problems and concerns. This can leave the impression that everyone else is "doing fine," especially with exposure to social media, where only the happiest moments are highlighted. Well, we know the truth, and we want you to know it too!
Group therapy is a place where you can explore your concerns and gain skills for coping, with a group of other like-minded individuals who share problems and symptoms similar to yours. Group therapy can be especially effective for problems with anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD and substance abuse. Our current group offerings are as follows:
Adults in Transition Group - This group is perfect for individuals who are in the middle of a transition and need support. Typical transitions include moving to the area, relationship beginning/ending, college/young professional, retirement, etc. Group sessions focus on connecting with others who are going through similar transitions, learning skills to calm the body and mind to create the possibility of a more successful transition, as well as gaining support for integrating the changes that have occurred in your life.
- Mindfulness for Kids/Teens Group - A group for individuals ages 8 to 18 who are struggling with anxiety, stress, sadness, fear, anger and life transitions. In this group, mindfulness therapy is used to cultivate the ability to remain present in the moment, instead of dwelling in the past or future, to calm one's mind and body and to learn to pay attention to thoughts and feelings in a nonjudgemental way. Group sessions will focus on use of mindful breathing, emotional recognition, meditation practice, sensory awareness, body awareness and mindfulness-based art interventions.
Please contact admin@placeofpeacecounseling for information on how to join the group!