"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves." ~Rainer Maria Rilke
Sometimes people feel anxious about joining a group for the first time. But you'll soon discover that you're not alone. Group work can bring exceptional opportunities for deep personal discovery, growth and renewal. The group provides a safe place for you to share freely and honestly with others who are experiencing a situation similar to yours. Your burdens and fears will be acknowledged and respected. You'll be able to hear what others say about their experiences, and also hear feedback that may be useful to you in your situation. Take what you wish. Some have likened the group to a village that comes together to effect change for each member.
Group therapy is often a part of a comprehensive counseling therapy approach. Groups generally consist of 4-6 members, and meet for 1 - 2 hours once a week. Depending on the focus of the group this may occur over 6 - 12 weeks. There are a number of different types of groups. Some groups are directed at processing "here-and-now" issues, while other groups include an educational, or experiential and creative component. Still other groups offer a support format that is often more content oriented and skills based.
Browse the Community Calendar to learn more about current and upcoming therapeutic groups
"The flowering of man's spiritual nature is as natural as the opening of a rose or a morning glory. But there is this difference: While the plant must have a congenial environment...the human flowering often takes place amid the most adverse surroundings." ~John Burroughs