Group therapy offers a unique opportunity to build community, explore your needs, share your experiences, offer support to others, and develop strategies to combat many different problems. In fact, studies show that group therapy is just as effective as (and, in some cases, even MORE effective than) individual therapy!
In psychotherapy groups, sessions revolve around members openly sharing personal issues that they are facing. Members talk about their experiences throughout the week and their responses to these events, or they can talk about past events that have greatly impacted their lives. Participants are encouraged to explore how their experiences might relate to the issues raised by other members or by Dr. Leevers. Other members are then able to react, give feedback, encourage, offer support, or share their thoughts and feelings with the group. Giving and receiving feedback in group can help everyone increase their awareness of maladaptive patterns of behavior, change points of view, and encourage more constructive and effective reactions. In this way, group can become a laboratory for practicing new behaviors.
In psycho-educational groups, the focus of therapy is to learn specific skills to help you cope with your concerns. While these groups may have some opportunities to talk about your experiences, sessions are usually more structured. That is, Dr. Leevers has specific topics/activities that she will cover each week. These groups may feel more like a traditional college class, but without the pressure of being graded! Growth and healing can occur in structured therapy groups if you complete the weekly “practice assignments” and if you work hard to integrate each lesson into your daily life.
(35+ years old)
Join a dynamic and engaging group of women seeking to gain perspective and insight into unique, shared experiences of women. Give and receive support, explore your relationship with yourself and others in a safe, supportive environment.
(12-17 years old)
The Adolescent Girls group provides a supportive environment where members will learn how to boost self-confidence, strengthen interpersonal relationships and cope more effectively with daily stressors.
(18+ years old)
Our Mindfulness Group is designed to walk you through everything you need to fully understand mindfulness and experience the profound effects it can have on your life. This is a closed 8-session group that teaches a specific element of mindfulness per session.
*No-shows or Cancellations made without 48 hours notice incur the full $55 session fee. Special circumstances are considered on a case-by-case basis. This policy does not apply to the Women's Empowerment Group.*