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Saturday | Addiction Treatment Aftercare | 11am-12:30pm

This group offers those outside of the treatment environment the opportunity to discuss many of the topics that are worrisome and fearful in early recovery. Topics and discussion will range from relapse prevention, willingness, humility, getting into action, spirituality, and surrender.

Sunday | Today's Issues: Teens Helping Teens | 4pm-5pm

This group does not have a rigid structure but instead meets teens where they are at. We discuss topics such as identity, depression, anxiety, bullying, suicide, self-harm, fitting in, sex, friendships, family relationships, social media, and what's next.

Monday | Coping Skills | 9:30am-10:45am

This is group is facilitated by a different practitioner each week in order to expose individuals to a wide array of coping skills. Some of the skills that will be focused on include, but are not limited to; cognitive behavior therapy skills, dialectical behavioral skills, nutrition, music therapy, breathwork, yoga, meditation, journaling and creative writing, movement, and grounding exercises

Monday | Health at Every Size (HAES) | 6pm-7:15pm

This group is co-run by a therapist and Registered Dietitian and open to all body sizes. This group offers space to discuss the struggles of living in a weight-centric world. Group will provide education and support on how to create boundaries and assert needs with medical professionals and loved ones. Participants can give and receive support, and build community with others who are opting out of diet culture.

Tuesday | Mindful Meditation | 8am-9am

This group gives you an opportunity to learn meditation’s uses, try different styles of mediation, process your meditation experiences, and gain the ability to incorporate meditation into your everyday life based on your unique needs.  We will work with you to schedule meditation times outside of the group and support each other in creating new habits.  Appropriate for beginners or those who have an established meditation practice.  You are welcome to bring your own meditation cushion or mat, chairs will be provided.

Thursday | Teens Helping Teens | 3:30pm-4:30pm

This group does not have a rigid structure but instead meets teens where they are at. We discuss topics such as identity, depression, anxiety, bullying, suicide, self-harm, fitting in, sex, friendships, family relationships, social media, and what's next.

Thursday | Life Skills | 4:30pm- 5:45 pm

This group provides support in mastering common skills using therapeutic tools in a judgment-free environment.  Topics include time management, employment, navigating relationships, and independent living.

 

Friday | Who Am I Without My Eating Disorder? | 11am-12:15pm 

For those who struggle with disordered eating/eating disorders, this group provides a safe space to learn positive coping strategies, create healthy boundaries, process uncomfortable emotions, and begin to separate self from eating disorder. Through this group, we will work to replace the shame surrounding disordered eating with self-acceptance, self-compassion, and self-love. It is an ongoing group for adults. 

Friday | Experiential Lunch Outing | 12:30pm-2pm

This one of a kind LUNCH group is led by a therapist and dietitian. Using mindful eating experiences while eating in a restaurant and then returning back to the office to process the experience. Practice managing uncomfortable thoughts and feelings throughout the process as we will learn to tune in with our hunger and fullness cues. The dietitian will lead the mindful eating experience and address nutrition concerns. The therapist will be there to process the experience in order to integrate mindful eating practices in daily routine. Together we will create a dynamic experience. 

 

 

 

Saturday | Teen Talk: Girls Only... | 4pm-5pm

This group does not have a rigid structure but instead meets teens where they are at. We discuss topics such as identity, depression, anxiety, bullying, suicide, self-harm, fitting in, sex, friendships, family relationships, social media, and what's next.

Monday | Female Sexual Assault Survivors | 12pm-1:15pm

We know how difficult it is to navigate your way through this horrifying experience, so please know you are in safe hands. In this intimate and supportive group environment, we will process thoughts and feelings surrounding your traumatic experience. Healing together with other women who have been through similar experiences is a powerful way to move forward and build a support system. Erica has extensive experience in treating all types of trauma and a deep understanding and sensitivity surrounding the delicate nature of the topic of sexual assault. 

Monday | Transgender Women's Process Group | 5pm–6:00 pm

This is a group for transgender women wishing to connect with other transwomen and process the many issues unique to our transition and integration process. The group, led by Rachel, a transwoman and Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, will explore the rich and layered fabric of identity, sexuality, relationships and dating, gender and self-love.   You’ll have the opportunity to share your experiences and lessons learned while integrating into society at large as your authentic beautiful self. The group experience often results in a greater sense of self-empowerment and a more positive outlook on life. All persons who identify as a transwoman in any stage of transition are welcome.  

 

Tuesday | Experiential Dinner Outing  | 6pm-8pm

This one of a kind DINNER group is led by a therapist AND dietitian. Using mindful eating experiences while eating in a restaurant and then returning back to the office to process the experience. Practice managing uncomfortable thoughts and feelings throughout the process as we will learn to tune in with our hunger and fullness cues. The dietitian will lead the mindful eating experience and address nutrition concerns. The therapist will be there to process the experience in order to integrate mindful eating practices into a daily routine. Together we will create a dynamic experience. 

Wednesday | Health at Every Size (HAES) | 11am - 12:15pm

This group is co-run by a therapist and Registered Dietitian and open to all body sizes. This group offers space to discuss the struggles of living in a weight-centric world. Group will provide education and support on how to create boundaries and assert needs with medical professionals and loved ones. Participants can give and receive support, and build community with others who are opting out of diet culture.

Wednesday | Who Am I Without My Eating Disorder?| 6pm-7:15pm  

For those who struggle with disordered eating/eating disorders, this group provides a safe space to learn positive coping strategies, create healthy boundaries, process uncomfortable emotions, and begin to separate self from eating disorder. Through this group, we will work to replace the shame surrounding disordered eating with self-acceptance, self-compassion, and self-love. It is an ongoing group for adults. 

Thursday | Women's Process Group | 9am-10:15am

Private space to express whatever is on your mind with the comfort of knowing there is a therapist there to help steer the group. Group therapy is a major element whereby you become part of a community, gain insight into your own thoughts and emotions and listen and support others with similar experiences. By listening to others, individuals come to view their situation in a different light allowing peers to provide feedback. Sometimes simply speaking out loud is helpful. This is an adult women's only process group.

Thursday | Relapse Prevention | 5:30pm-6:45pm

This is a private and comfortable group for adults who have struggled with alcohol and/or substance use. Discussion topics include the behavioral, medical, and psychological consequences of substance abuse; ways to identify and change distorted thinking patterns; develop and improve coping skills; focus on the desire to change within oneself; and process through a supportive environment of peers. This group is therapist-led.  

Saturday | Cultivating Resilience and Yoga Group | 12pm-1:15pm

Through educational exploration about the way stress impacts the body and mind with gentle guided movement, this group will inspire participants to reconnect with the present moment and deepen a sense of embodied resilience. This gentle style of yoga will help to soothe the nervous system and inspire deep rest and relaxation. This group is open to all: whether you are healing from trauma, looking for a space to learn about embodiment, or just decompress from stress.

Sunday | Coping Skills | 9:30am-10:45am

This is group is facilitated by a different practitioner each week in order to expose individuals to a wide array of coping skills. Some of the skills that will be focused on include, but are not limited to; cognitive behavior therapy skills, dialectical behavioral skills, nutrition, music therapy, breathwork, yoga, meditation, journaling and creative writing, movement, and grounding exercises.

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