Healing Our Losses Grief Group
This is an open ongoing group that meets on a weekly basis. Participants who are interested in joining the group make a six-week commitment. At the end of the six weeks treatment is reevaluated and participants may continue if the group meets their needs. Many find that it is helpful to be part of this group for a longer term.
This group is for anyone going through grief and has experienced the death of a loved one. Members commit to six hour and half sessions. This is a profound experience that helps to enter the pain of a loss and through the process of healing. Members learn about the grief process and come to understand their own unique experiences. This group offers a chance to begin to heal from a loss and learn and grow and reshape the self. Interested persons may call for an initial screening.
Holiday Grief Group
This is a four-week therapeutic group experience focused around issues of grief and mourning that arise around the holidays. Participants enter a process to understand grief, how one can work through their grief, and to better understand and cope with feelings and thoughts that arise with the holidays, The group context offers a supportive environment where participants’ problems and issues are understood and addressed, change and growth take place, and a sense of communal support can be deeply felt. Interested persons may call for an initial screening.
Ongoing Adult Group Therapy
Adults (25 and on) interested in a long-term group process join this group to understand and develop their relational skills, understanding of group process, work on issues and problems that arise in their lives within a supportive group. This is a great experience can lead to profound growth. This group is open to men and women over the age of twenty-five who are interested in working on themselves in a group therapy context. Interested persons may call for an initial screening.
Ongoing Young Adult Group Therapy
This is a group for Young Adults (18 to 25) interested in working on themselves and developing interpersonal and social skills. This group offers structured exercises and experiential methods. This group is led by experienced group therapist Tom Undine, LCSW. This is group is open to males and females. Interested persons may call for an initial screening.
Men’s Issues Group
Men who are interested in working on themselves and experiencing an environment where they can do so with others will enjoy this group. This group is for men in transition, men who are experiencing anxiety or depression, men who feel cut-ff and numbed out, men who are struggling. This group offers a unique path to help men face their unique issues and learn and grow from them. Interested persons may call for an initial screening.
Every human encounter operates on a set of expectations. This set of expectations becomes a contract as it is acted upon. We feel it is best to make it clear how we will work together and what our expectations are of the group participants.
The objectives of our group experiences include sharing our feelings and exposing our sensitivities and vulnerabilities. No true learning takes place without some degree of emotional risk. However, it is important to set an environment which minimizes the risks and maximizes the potential for growth. Because we are attempting to promote growth and healing, we ask that all participants agree to conditions which will enhance our sense of security and trust.
Confidentiality: All group material and discussions will stay within the group. Each participant will, of course, process the events, ideas, and feelings with others outside the group. Confidentiality demands that these discussions be done in such a way that no participant can be identified.
Respect for Self: All participants must make their own decision about how much personal information to share, what activities to take part in and how deeply they will involve themselves with others. It is crucial that participants respect their limits and maintain themselves comfortably throughout the group process.
Respect for Others: Everyone will be responsible for participating in a way that helps take care of others. No one should monopolize the discussion, depreciate the efforts of other members, or in any way harm the fabric of trust and warmth that will allow us to proceed. We will work toward an environment that encourages each person to participate in their own unique way.
No Drugs or Alcohol: Participants should avoid taking drugs or alcohol prior to, during or immediately following the group experience.
Role of Group Leader(s): The leaders will actually lead and maintain control of group interactions. He/they may encourage or discourage each participant from opening up feelings or issues based on individual needs and group needs. If participants have questions about what is or isn’t appropriate, they should ask.
Feelings: Feelings should be expressed and examined. It is okay to let feelings out. Know it is okay to be happy, sad, angry, frustrated…but it is not okay to express feelings in ways that are harmful to yourself or others. We make a distinction between expression of feelings and the way in which these feelings are expressed.
Non-Sectarian: Each of the staff and participants are free to maintain their own belief system in regard to religious affiliation. All activities are based on our views about human development and learning processes. No religious point of view or activities will be introduced.
Our Group Therapy
In Group therapy, participants learn about the grieving process, and help themselves form a bridge to the future. Group therapy helps persons who have suffered the loss of a significant relationship: parent, sibling, spouse, child, or other close relative or friend. Participants in group therapy are invited to share with others. All of our groups are led by professionals, and we do not offer self-help groups.
Although grief is a normal human experience, each person's grief is subtly different. Our group therapy helps you understand your loss and express the many feelings that come with change. Let our group therapy process help you regain your balance as you learn to re-engage in life in a new way.