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GROUP THERAPY

Group therapy involves one or more therapists who lead a group of roughly five to 15 clients. Typically, groups meet for an hour or two each week, every other week, or once monthly. Some people attend individual therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups only.

Many groups are designed to target a specific problem, such as depression, obesity, panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic pain or substance abuse. Other groups focus more generally on improving social skills, helping people deal with a range of issues such as anger, shyness, loneliness and low self-esteem. Groups also often help those who have experienced loss.

Regularly talking and listening to others also helps you put your own problems in perspective. Many people experience mental health difficulties, but few speak openly about them to people they don't know well. Oftentimes, you may feel like you are the only one struggling - but you're not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they're going through, and realize you're not alone.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Unlike traditional group therapy, support groups tend to be less clinical in nature, having the therapist play less of a role of an educator role and more of a facilitator role, and sometimes having no therapist present at all.


Support groups are offered as a space where individuals can come together to share their stories, experiences, and lives in a way that helps reduce isolation and loneliness. Oftentimes, we think we are struggling alone, but support groups help us see that there are others who may dealing with similar situations and who in turn can help us get better.

CURRENT GROUPS

DBT Skills Group


WHAT: You will learn DBT skills surrounding mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.

WHEN:  This group meets Thursdays at 5 pm.  The group will meet virtually until such time as it is possible to meet in person.  Each group session lasts 90 minutes.

WHO:  This group is for adults who struggle with at least several of the following:  Mood swings, anger management, chaotic relationships, fear of abandonment, poor sense of sense, feelings of emptiness, suicidal thoughts, self harm and other impulsive behaviors.

COST:  If you are not covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO or Aetna PPO each group will cost $65.  You will be asked to commit to 8 sessions at a time, which is the length of time needed to learn each of DBT's 4 modules.

REGISTRATION:  To register for this group please contact Jen Zolper at jzolper@glenviewcounseling.com.

Download the flyer:  DBT Skills Group Flyer


OCD Family Support Group


WHAT: This group is for adult family members of persons diagnosed with OCD.

This group offers a space where you can connect with others who share a similar experience in helping a person with OCD.

WHEN:  This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7:00 - 8:15 pm.  On months when the first Monday is a holiday we meet on the second Monday.

WHO:  This group is facilitated by Michael Blumberg, LCPC.  Michael has been treating OCD for over a decade and comes to his chosen profession honestly, having been successfully in recovery from OCD for over 15 years.

COST:  FREE, with $10 suggested donation to OCD Midwest.

REGISTRATION:  To register for this group please contact Michael Blumberg at mblumberg@glenviewcounseling.com.

Glenview Counseling Group has many highly trained and experienced therapists on staff who are able to help. Please contact us at any time for more information or to make an appointment.