Group Therapy

Group therapy can be an ideal choice for addressing concerns and making positive changes in your life. One therapist will be leading a group of 6-8 patients. Typically, groups meet for an hour each week. Joining a group of strangers may sound frightening at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. In fact, group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding and effective the group experience can be.

 

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, even to close friends or family members. Group therapy helps you realize you’re not alone. Working in a group with others who suffer from the same problem removes this feeling of isolation. While it’s true that each of us is unique and may have unique circumstances, none of us is alone in our struggles. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they’re going through, and realize you’re not alone.

 

OUR GROUPS

The purpose of this group is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual/Pansexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, A-Sexual, A-Romantic, A-Gender, Intersex, 2-Spirit, HIV+ and More (LGBTQIA2+) adult, ages 18+, to process their challenging experiences and personal victories, and receive support from other members of their communities who are empathetic and understanding. Participants who attend this group should be mindful that they may hear things that are upsetting, and therefore, should be ready to use the coping skills and support others in the group to do the same. The following agreements are asked in order to participate: Respect everyone’s privacy and individual story; Assume good intent; Seeking understanding, not blame; Take space, Make space. Participants must be willing to act under these agreements before attending the group.

Schedule: Wednesday’s at 6:00 pm. It will be offered in a hybrid format (Zoom and in the Campbell LGTC office) There is a limit on attendees, no more than 10 are to attend a group. Please confirm attendance and enrollment with Kristina Baker Hart.

Therapist: Kristina Baker Hart, LCSW

The purpose of this group is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for Adult women, 18 + to process any difficult emotions or challenges, and receive support from other women who are empathetic and understanding. Participants who attend this group should be mindful that they may hear things that are upsetting, and therefore, should have some emotional regulation skills. The following agreements are asked in order to participate: Respect everyone’s privacy and individual story; Assume good intent; Seeking understanding, not blame; Take space, Make space. Participants must be willing to act under these agreements before attending the group. Schedule: Wednesday’s at 3:00 pm. There is a limit on attendees, no more than 10 are to attend a group. Please confirm attendance and enrollment with Chandra Hoelsken.

Therapist: Chandra Hoelsken, LMFT

This is an 8-week skills based psycho-educational workshop focused on learning evidence-based practical tools for coping with stress, anxiety and mood difficulty.

  • Increase your sense of emotional well-being
  • Practice strategies to calm your mind and body
  • Grounding techniques (Body Scan, Five Senses)
  • DBT techniques (TIPP) for anxiety reduction
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Diaphragmatic breathing
  • Guided Imagery and Visualizations
  • Tapping
  • Increase your mindfulness
  • Learn to better manage emotional distress when feeling overwhelmed (ACCEPTS technique – Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
  • Learn Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques to help you identify your own pattern of negative self talk, automatic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (Cognitive Restructuring and Thought Replacement)
  • Learn how to increase vitality and reduce suffering
  • Develop self compassion and self acceptance through exercises like Expansion Meditation (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

Schedule: Adolescent Group – Mondays 5-6 pm | Facilitator: Maura Schauerman, LMFT

Schedule: Adult Group – Wednesdays 6-7 pm | Facilitator: Erin Magnusson, LCSW

Will be conducted in 8-week cycles and enrollment will be ongoing. Participants are expected to attend all 8 sessions.

The purpose of this group is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual/Pansexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, A-Sexual, A-Romantic, A-Gender, Intersex, 2-Spirit, HIV+ and More (LGBTQIA2+) youth, ages 13-19, to process their challenging experiences and personal victories, and receive support from other members of their communities who are empathetic and understanding. Participants who attend this group should be mindful that they may hear things that are upsetting, and therefore, should be ready to use the coping skills and support others in the group to do the same. The following agreements are asked in order to participate: Respect everyone’s privacy and individual story; Assume good intent; Seeking understanding, not blame; Take space, Make space. Participants must be willing to act under these agreements before attending the group.

Schedule: Monday’s at 5:00 pm. The group will be held in a hybrid format, either on Zoom or in the LGTC Campbell office.  There is a limit on attendees, no more than 10 are to attend a group. Please confirm attendance and enrollment with Kristina Baker Hart.

Therapist: Kristina Baker Hart, LCSW

Want to join a group?

Complete the registration form and a patient care coordinator will reach out within 3 business days to schedule appointment.