Group counseling is a type of psychotherapy where individuals with a similar challenge meet to learn, discuss problems, listen to one another, and work towards common goals. Some groups are time limited (1 hour a week for 6 weeks) while others may be ongoing ( 1.5 hours a week every week).
There are multiple benefits to group therapy. The most important benefit, is learning we are not alone. Groups create a positive source of support for people working towards similar goals. Group members support one another and provide accountability. They also provide opportunities to develop and practice new skills in a supportive environment.
Please use the green Request Appointment tab above to register for the first group of the month you would like to sign up for. You will be guided to select the date from a calendar, asked to provide your contact information which will provide you a link to our client portal, and asked to enter your credit card information to reserve your seat. Once we receive registration, Monika will contact you to answer any questions and let you know what will be needed to begin.
Girls Circle™: Expressing My Individuality Group
Girls Circle is a structured, gender-relevant social support group for girls. The focus is on healthy relationships and provides a safe environment so girls can develop positive connections with peers and adult women. The group helps girls gain skills essential to womanhood, including communicating feelings and viewpoints, setting boundaries, and developing healthy coping skills. Girls are invited to share their own views and experiences, and to reflect on their behaviors. By doing so, they promote girls’ cognitive and spiritual development.
Explores topics such as celebrating individuality, diversity, getting along with others, and addresses goals, conflict styles, feeling good about ourselves, and taking time to relax. Activities include values exploration, “How Others See Me,” making dream catchers, potting plant to symbolize personal growth, and finally culminates with a girls” compliment circle. A variety of topics and activities for middle and high school girls!Amy Strom, LCSW, MSSA, MEd & Monika Urbanska, MA, ATR-P, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern will be facilitating this group series. Message us to sign up!