Led by Dr. Simone May, this group offers a safe space for women of color to have authentic conversations about mental health, racism, and cultural identities in pursuit of meaningful connections, hope and healing. Call or use the Contact tab to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if this group is right for you.
Led by Dr. Tracey Morse, these groups offers a safe space for men and women to take their therapeutic work to the next level. Join this community to learn about yourself.
A Process Group consists of five to ten people meeting together with the guidance of one or two specially trained therapists. The therapist keeps the discussion safe and productive, as well as being a source of insight, support and problem-solving. Sometimes membership involves a shared experience (e.g., women of color, anxiety, etc.), other times membership is much broader as is the case with General Process Groups. There is generally no set topic, instead members decide what they want to discuss.
Before participating, each person meets with the group therapist to determine if the group is a good fit given the potential member’s goals and affiliations (it is preferable to have group members not be connected to each other outside of group). Each member promises to honor the group rules including confidentiality.
Meetings generally last 90 minutes and are held weekly. Group members work to express themselves, their problems, feelings, ideas and reactions, as freely and honestly as possible. Such exploration gives members what they need to understand and support each other. Members not only get support and understanding for themselves and their struggles, but also become sources of support and help for other members.
It’s not unusual to feel uneasy or embarrassed when first joining a Process Group, but soon you begin to develop feelings of interest and trust in the other members. People often find that Group provides a great deal of relief because it allows them a chance to talk with others who are experiencing similar problems -- in a private, safe setting.
It depends on the individual. Sometimes Group is used as the main or only approach. This usually occurs after someone has done some individual therapy and is ready to make changes in a broader arena. Other times, it’s used in conjunction with individual therapy. Often people find that working simultaneously in both Group and individual therapy stimulates growth in mutually complementary ways. And members may see two different therapists for individual and Group. In such cases, it’s generally a good idea for the two therapists to communicate with each other periodically for the member’s benefit.
Call or click Contact Us to set up a free phone consultation with one of our group therapists. From there, you will attend 2-3 group preparatory meetings.