DBT was created by Martha Linehan to treat people struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder, which had previously been deemed untreatable. We find that DBT skills (including Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotional Regulation, and Distress Tolerance) are useful to everyone. Including us! Group participants will receive psychoeducation on the skills, discuss how they utilize them in daily life, and empathize and troubleshoot challenges with one another. This is a 12-week closed group with 8 clients per group. Homework will be assigned every week, attendance is required for group cohesion, and therefore $40/session will be charged each week regardless of .attendance. This group co-facilitated by Courtney and Frank on Mondays 7:00-8:30 PM or Courtney and Sophie on Sundays 5:00-6:30pm.
This group was created as an extension of our DBT Skills Training Group in response to our client's wish to have continued group support in utilizing their skills. Clients will be asked each week to share with the group a time this week when they felt they had a win in using their skills and an occasion where they struggled. Group members will provide empathy, validation, and (if they want it) the groups feedback and ideas on how to manage similar situations in the future. This is an ongoing open group, which will be cancelled each week if less than 3 people are expected to attend.. The length of the group will also be If you are not going to attend, you must notify the leader 48 hours before group, or you will be charged the $40/session fee. Homework will be assigned every week, attendance is required for group cohesion, and therefore $40/session will be charged each week regardless of .attendance. This group is run by Nicole on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM.
The purpose of this group is to reduce your symptoms of PTSD and reduce feelings of shame by share your story in a safe space with other survivors. We run groups separately for adult survivors of: Rape, Domestic or Intimate Partner Violence, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Childhood Physical & Emotional Abuse. This group is meant for clients who have had at least 3 months of individual therapy and are actively attending at the time of the group. The group will meet for 60 minutes weekly for 8-12 weeks with 4- 6 clients in a group. There is a rigorous screening process for this group to ensure clients are ready for this step and that the environment is safe and supportive.
The purpose of this group is to process the traumatic experiences of those who provided medical care for our community during the COVID pandemic. We will discuss skills and tools to help cope and reduce burnout, psychoeducation about mass trauma and its' affects, and we will process members memories, emotions and beliefs. Sharing your story in a safe space with other survivors helps reduce intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, insomnia, hypervilgilance, and feelings of overwhelm, numbness, disconnection, exhaustion, burnout, guilt, sadness, and fear. The group will meet for 90 minutes weekly for 12 weeks with 8 clients in a group. Weekly attendance is required.
Many clients have shared with us that they "hate online dating" and struggle with it feeling hopeless or futile. The purpose of this group is to learn to move through the discomfort and anxiety of online dating in order to find your partner(s). The group will meet for 90 minutes weekly for 8-12 weeks with 4- 6 clients in a group. Clients will learn skills to cope with the feelings of anxiety, sadness, rejection, self-consciousness, anger, and loneliness that come-up. Clients will hear each others' stories and provide empathy, perspective, and encouragement.
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