Being a new mom can be overwhelming! Feelings of stress, fatigue, helplessness and fear are among some difficult emotions that may emerge. This process group serves as a venue for processing such emotions and supporting fellow new mothers struggling with similar issues. This group will provide therapeutic techniques for managing daily life responsibilities and stressors. Time is also spent on exploring self-identity and finding ways to maintain self-care while caring for others.
Being a teenager today can be challenging to say the least! The impact of social media, peer pressure, and recent lifestyle changes, play a big role in teenage development. This group will provide a safe and supportive environment for teen girls to connect with each other and practice self acceptance. Some of the topics covered in this group include peer relationships, concerns related to body image, addressing negative self talk, school challenges, anxiety and stress, conflict resolution and how to challenge the negative or unrealistic societal messages in the media. This group will incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, teach effective coping skills, and incorporate mindfulness.
Divorce is difficult on everyone, but as a child, seeing your family dynamic change and having little to no control over it can be very confusing and distressing! This group is a place for children to identify and process their emotions around this major change. This group creates a supportive environment for the children allowing them to connect with others who have had similar experiences. They will also work together in finding solutions to common challenges that arise and will learn effective coping and problem solving skills to promote their overall resilience.
Substance use is common and not always problematic, so it can be challenging to understand the impact that it has on our lives. The purpose of this group is to help participants learn more about substance use and abuse, understand and process the purposes and consequences of their substance use, and develop alternative coping strategies. This group also allows for the interaction with others who have shared experiences. This group will be facilitated by a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, via video, and will involve a combination of psycho-education, structured activities, and discussion.
Parenting a child who is transgender or gender non binary can bring up many new challenges and can feel scary, confusing, or isolating. This group provides a safe environment for parents to connect with each other to process their emotions together, identify common challenges, and learn from others' experiences. Parents will have a safe space to ask questions and learn about the LGBTQ community.
Growing up with a mentally ill parent can be traumatic and often negatively skew one's perception of life, self and others. As a result, anxieties, insecurities, lack of belonging and rejection may develop. These challenges then carry into adulthood and can influence behavioral functioning and interpersonal relationships. You are not alone! This group provides a setting where you can share personal experiences, feelings and concerns, and receive feedback and support from others who share in your struggles.