When considering group therapy, many women find it hard to keep an open mind. Some may have encountered betrayal early in life, perhaps at school, by other young women, or even later in life, by other adults. Some may feel a sense of shame, however unwarranted, about their thoughts or behaviors. For many, simply the idea of meeting new people and navigating a new situation in an unfamiliar environment creates untold anxiety. However, in my experience, having run such groups for over 15 years, the very reasons people avoid group therapy are the same reasons the group experience can be so powerful. Learning to trust other women can be healing. Honestly sharing and finding validation in our feelings can be empowering. And challenging anxiety in a safe and supportive environment can be freeing. So many women feel isolated in their struggles; group work normalizes our experiences and allows us to find strength in a shared identity so that we might start making positive changes in our lives.
* * * GROUPS ARE RUNNING ALL YEAR LONG * * *
This group is designed to focus on the empowerment of women through reclaiming their mind and body. It uses evidence-based skills to help women identify their mental and physical health goals. Special attention is paid to how emotional and relational struggles impact one's ability to care for oneself. Space is limited to 8 per group.
Two sections are currently being offered:
- Wednesday Evenings: 7:00-8:30pm (open to all women)
- Thursday Mornings: 10:00-11:30am (for moms with young children)
- Finding Balance in a Chaotic World (for moms with young children)
- Finding Balance in a Chaotic World (for all women)
- Finding Balance in a Chaotic World (for mental health professionals)
- Quiet Your Mind...Reclaim Your Body
- Reclaim Your Body to Meet Your Health & Fitness Goals
- Women Triumphing over Anxiety & Depression
- Quieting the Storm: Empowering Young Women
- Stress Reduction for the Busy Woman
Let me know if you are interested in a specific group topic. I design curriculum and run groups based on evidence-based practice. This is a detailed process of performing an exhaustive literature review of the most up-to-date research and creating a group utilizing treatment modalities proven to help with the specific issue. So, please feel free to contact me with your group requests.