CRAFTING YOUR NEXT CHAPTER, TOGETHER.
Group Therapy & Support
We all need a safe place where we can talk things out, a place that makes us feel not so alone in the world. At Your Story Counseling, we continue to remain wise to the struggles of those around us to develop community groups and workshops that address these issues.
If you’re currently grappling with the decision to begin therapy or not, group therapy may be a beneficial place for you to begin your journey towards healing. Regardless of your current situation, sharing your struggles amongst a group of individuals going through a similar condition with the guidance of a therapist provides its unique benefits to interact with peers and discuss the current chapter of your life as it is.
It provides different perspectives on the conflicts of life while also offering individuals the opportunity to improve their relationships with others. At the end of the day, we’re all looking for ways to better cope and manage the world’s stress around us, and sometimes the best thing is knowing that we aren’t alone in that.
Groups available to attend at Your Story Counseling
Drop-In Group Open Every Thursday All Year
Grief Support Group
Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
This group supports individuals (ages 18+) who have experienced grief & loss, whether through death, job loss, pet loss, or other major life transitions, that may feel alone through their grieving process. We understand the loneliness one often experiences in the grieving process, and we invite anyone looking for a sense of community at this time to reach out to us.
Every Tuesday 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Parent Connections is a FREE, drop-in when you need a support group that meets for an hour every week and is available to attend all year round. This group meets in person to provide individuals a safe place to begin building connections with other parents that are looking to deepen their relationship with themselves, their families, and their children.
Registration is now open for our Summer Programs!
Summer Programs 2023
Begins July 11th 2023
July 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th
This interactive program is intended for parents and children (grade school) to co-attend. Children will be able to meet with our certified Play Therapist, Carla Marquez, while the parents will meet with our therapist and group facilitator, Sheila Adamo.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Children's Grief Camp
Group Dates: July 24th – 27th
Being with other children who have also experienced death can normalize their grief and help them realize they are not alone. Through stories, games, and art projects, the YSC grief camp will provide a space for grieving children to honor their loved ones in a safe and supportive environment while having fun.
REGRISTRATION NOW OPEN!
August 1st – 4th 2023
Join us on this exciting exploration this summer! Our summer camp runs over four days with four exciting and interactive activities for Junior High aged individuals. Spaces are limited. Register today!
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Group Therapy & Support
What to Expect
Group therapy is a common type of therapy that involves one or more therapists who lead a group with up to 10 members. Usually, each group meets once per week and lasts for about 1-2, depending on the scope of the group.
Our groups offer you peer support, plus a therapist who can help you process individual obstacles while also leading the group moment-to-moment. Traditionally groups will begin with an introduction and individual sharing of reasons for attending the group. However, this will depend on the therapist facilitating the group preference.
- Activities vary from group to group.
- They promote open, honest communication, respect, and understanding
- Our groups meet in our private designated group room at Your Story Counseling
- Common FAQs about groups are listed to the right, however, if you can’t find what you are looking for please reach out to us below in the contact form!
Most of our groups occur in person each week at Your Story Counseling. However, there are some groups offered virtually. This question can be found on the groups’ event page you may also reach out to us directly to find which groups we offer virtually.
Yes, some groups are classified as “insurance-based groups,” meaning the price of the group is determined by an individual’s co-pay. Individuals without insurance are also welcome to join and pay out of pocket for each session. To determine the price of the group you would like to attend, please reach out to us directly, and we will help you determine the cost.
Research shows that group therapy is as effective as individual therapy for specific and presenting concerns. At Your Story Counseling, we also believe group therapy is an excellent stepping stone for those considering individual therapy for the first time. It also serves as an immediate offering to those who are currently on a waitlist for individual therapy and can help with the following:
- Decrease social isolation
- Learn healthy coping skills
- Gain an understanding of problems and explore solutions
- Practice interpersonal skills in a safe group setting
- Develop/practice healthy communication skills.