Growth thru Change believes in healing through the group process. Group therapy allows individuals to share similar experiences, contribute different perspectives, and allow for a richness of insights. Identifying with others encourages hope as group members work collaboratively in the healing process. Having a forum to address issues with peers in the safety and structure of a professionally led group creates closeness and a sense of shared purpose. Groups provide social support, they improve social networks, and they can reduce stigma, isolation, and feelings of alienation. At Growth thru Change, we offer a variety of groups to suit your individual needs:
- Women Supporting Women Group
- Teen Group
- Wellness Support Group
- Young Women’s Group (Coming in July)
Women Supporting Women offers a safe space where women can foster support for one another through mutual sharing and validation. In this confidential setting, the facilitator assists women in processing relationship challenges, emotional health and regulation, self-esteem, life balance, strategies for effective coping, and other topics unique to women. This group empowers you as we work together to create a supportive environment for personal growth through gaining a sense of control, improving coping skills, learning how to communicate your feelings, embracing your personal narrative, and feeling less alone, isolated, or judged. Thursdays at 7pm.
The Teen Group is populated solely by teens because peers are the most influential people in a teen’s development. While individual therapy remains an important component of our program, teens are often more open and honest in groups, and more likely to identify with the feelings and issues expressed by others that they may struggle to express. Topics range from depression, anxiety, medication management, peer pressure, bullying, emotional regulation, social skills, and self-esteem. Thursdays at 4pm.
The Wellness Support Group encourages you to return to a life that you care about. Mental health symptoms create challenges and cause barriers to fulfilling life goals. This group works to improve your moods through group collaboration. Members work to change their old ways of behaving in favor of new, more productive, healthier patterns, while suggesting topics that meet both individual needs and those of the entire group. Through this process, you come to understand tangible techniques to manage the multitude of issues that will surface during your lifetime. An important first step is spending 20-30 minutes discussing your needs and expectations with the facilitator before coming to your first group session. Please contact us for additional information. Participants are often surprised by how rewarding this experience can be. Thursdays at 6:00pm.
The Young Women’s Group is designed for women ages 18-25. This eight-week program provides you with a safe, supportive environment to explore your hopes, dreams, and fears as you and your fellow group members transition through many life changes. The group creates a platform for you to share your experiences and learn from those of your peers, offer advice, receive support, and, most importantly, feel a sense of belonging. Topics include body image, healthy boundaries, how to create a supportive social network, confidence building, and strengthening communication skills. Thursdays at 3:45pm.