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What is a Process Group?

Process groups are a safe, confidential environment in which individuals can gain valuable insights into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.  Group members learn and practice new ways of interacting with others, ultimately developing the tools they need to create more meaningful and authentic relationships in the real world.

The Group acts as a “microcosm” or “miniature version” of one’s actual life. If you are shy in your life, you will be in the group; if you tend to “people please” you will do so in the group; if you monopolize conversations, it will show up in the group.  The group, therefore, provides a “laboratory” for you to experiment in a safe place and try on different ways of interacting, while receiving feedback, so you can learn what works well and what can be improved.

Where to begin

The group serves as a support network and sounding board for its individual members, providing honest feedback and observations.  Everyone in the group share together in each others experiences. The individual members of the group hold each other accountable. This collaborative and supportive environment makes group therapy a powerful alternative to one-on-one counseling. In fact, research shows that group therapy is often more effective than individual therapy. Psychotherapists say that group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be.

In a process group, you can: 

  • Learn to put your own problems in perspective. You may feel like you are the only one struggling with certain difficulties, but you’re not alone. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they are going through in an open, authentic way.
  • Experience diversity of thought.  People have different personalities and backgrounds, and therefore view situations from different vantage points. By seeing how other people tackle problems and make positive changes, you can discover a whole range of strategies for facing your own concerns.
  • Gain a better understanding of yourself and how you relate to others. Learning to communicate your thoughts and feelings in a group setting can help you create deeper relationships in the real world.

Our current and upcoming process groups include: 

Our Additional Counseling & Therapy Groups

DBT Skills
Group Therapy

DBT Skills Groups are group therapy sessions that teach individuals skills from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), an evidence-based treatment for a variety of mental health conditions. These groups provide a supportive, collaborative and educational environment to help participants gain insight into their own emotions and behaviors.

Advanced DBT
Group Therapy
In a Advanced DBT skills group, clients will learn and practice DBT tools to improve their ability to solve problems, cope with crises, manage interpersonal conflicts, and set and achieve goals in various areas of their lives. Together, clients will learn the theory and skills of DBT in an experiential way that helps to integrate these principles into their everyday.

Mindfulness
Group Therapy

Mindfulness groups are groups that focus on teaching mindfulness techniques and practices to individuals. Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one’s attention to the present moment in a non-judgmental way. Through the use of mindful breathing, visualization, and body scan exercises, participants can learn to be present in the moment.
Addiction Recovery
Group Therapy
Our DBT-Informed Recovery Group is an Evidence-Based treatment that effectively treats Substance Abuse/other Process Addictions while simultaneously addressing other complex problems related to emotion dysregulation.
Eating Disorder Recovery
Group Therapy
Eating disorder recovery groups are groups that provide support and guidance to individuals who are struggling with an eating disorder or who are in recovery from an eating disorder.

Emotion Fitness Program
Group Therapy

Emotion fitness program groups are groups that focus on teaching individuals techniques and strategies for managing and regulating their emotions. These groups are led by trained counselors.

Peers
Group Therapy

Peer groups are groups of people who come together to support each other and share experiences and challenges. They can be helpful in providing a sense of belonging and connection, as well as a source of advice and guidance. Peer groups can provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment where people can openly express their feelings and thoughts. 

The Professional Series
Group Therapy

Professional Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) groups are a type of therapy group that is led by a trained and experienced DBT therapist. They are designed to help individuals learn and practice the skills taught in DBT. In a professional DBT group, members are expected to share their experiences and provide support for each other.
Parent-Child Interaction
Group Therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Group Therapy (PCIT) is a type of therapy that focuses on improving the relationship between parents and their children. PCIT focuses on teaching parents positive discipline strategies, improving communication between parent and child, and helping each parent understand the child’s behavior.

New groups are forming, so please reach out to us if you’re
interested in joining a group with a specific focus not listed above.

 

We Can Help.

If you or a loved one can benefit from Process Groups, we are here to help.