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.
Adolescent Girls Art Therapy Group
Adolescence is a challenging and exciting time in your child’s life. Art Therapy Group provides a safe place for your daughter to express herself, build her esteem and confidence, and learn healthy skills for coping with life’s ups and downs in a supportive safe, environment. Please feel free to contact us for more information or to register for this group. Fees for the group are due upon registration.
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!
Parenting with Love & Logic©
Learn techniques which can enhance your ability to lead your children to maturity and responsibility while preserving your relationship with them and protecting everyone's dignity. Parenting with Love and Logic will teach parents how to:
- Avoid non-winnable power-struggles and arguments
- Stay calm when your kids do incredibly upsetting things
- Set enforceable limits
- Avoid enabling while being empowering
- Help your kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them
- Raise kids who are family members rather than dictators & much more!!
This workshop is for parents and caregivers of kids of any age on October 5th, 2019 from 10:30AM-3PM and Saturday October 12th 10:30AM- 3:00PM. It will include lunch, workbooks for you to take home, and time for discussion. The workshops are facilitated by Monika Urbanska, MA, ATR-P, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern.
Social Skills Groups
Does your child …
- Have difficulty making and maintaining friendships?
- Have difficulty interpreting social cues?
- Have trouble initiating, engaging and maintaining a social conversation?
- Appear immature or awkward in social settings compared to their peers?
- Withdraw from or appear anxious in social situations?
The goal of the group therapy program is for children to develop skills in phases focusing on one skill at a time by breaking them down into smaller more understandable concepts. The program will focus on many aspects of social interaction, joint attention, communication and conversation skills, reading social cues, dealing with teasing, having fun together with others, problem solving, conflict resolution, stress management increasing one’s self -esteem, and anger management. Skills will be learned through the utilization of research based Social Thinking ® Curriculum, activities, and cognitive behavioral therapy in order to provide opportunities amongst their same aged peers to learn and practice how to handle the challenges of social situations at school, extracurricular activities and at home.
Groups will meet weekly for fifty minutes in the afternoon or evening. Early Childhood groups are available during the day. Groups will only be run with a minimum of four participants and availability is limited. All groups will meet on Tuesday.