Sometimes when people go through mental health issues, they find that the support of others is most helpful. In these circumstances, group therapy is recommended as either an add-on to individual therapy or on its own.
Individuals participating in group therapy can benefit from connecting with others and feeling that others understand their circumstances. Some groups may be more focused on providing a space for individuals with similar issues, allowing for processing and a flow of dialogue. Other groups offer more structure and have specific topics.
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Those interested in participating can reserve their spot using the online scheduling below. Once a spot is reserved, the group facilitator will set up a pre-group consultation where you will get to meet with the group facilitator, ask any additional questions, and get familiar with group telehealth. Following the pre-group consultation, consents will be sent via email. These should be completed before the start of the first group.
Individuals interested in group therapy should be able to commit to the entire 12-week series. However, we understand that people have lives, and if a participant needs to miss one group, materials will be sent, so they do not miss anything. If you know that you would need to miss two or more groups, holding off and participating in an upcoming series is recommended.
Additionally, due to laws around licensure, individuals should participate from Iowa, Nebraska, or Ohio. Permanent or temporary residency in these states is not required, as long as an individual physically participates in the group from one of these states.
No, all support people or individuals are welcome as long as they meet the requirements above. Loved ones of past clients, current clients, people seeking therapy elsewhere or people who have never sought therapy can participate.
It is helpful to think about group therapy as a group relationship similar to a family. Like families, dynamics change when family members are missing. Also like families, there are unspoken rules that help the family unit work cohesively. Unlike families, participation in group therapy is not required so instead of "family rules," we call these expectations "group agreements." The following group agreements will be reviewed and help allow some structure to the group:
After setting expectations, groups will check in with members, and lead into the content of the group. All groups end by setting committed actions and assigning homework for in between groups.
All groups are $50 per session. If a person is interested in participating but has concerns about the cost, they are encouraged to reach out to email@example.com and discuss these concerns with the group facilitator.