ABOUT GROUP THERAPY

  

Group therapy involves one or more therapists who lead a group of roughly five to 15 clients. Typically, groups meet for an hour or two each week, every other week, or once monthly. Some people attend individual therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups only.


Many groups are designed to target a specific problem, such as depression, obesity, panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic pain or substance abuse. Other groups focus more generally on improving social skills, helping people deal with a range of issues such as anger, shyness, loneliness and low self-esteem. Groups often help those who have experienced loss, whether it be a spouse, a child or someone who died by suicide.

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 to people they don't know well. Oftentimes, you may feel like you are the only one struggling - but you're not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they're going through, and realize you're not alone.

 

CURRENT & UPCOMING SUPPORT GROUPS

THE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION

Unlike traditional group therapy, support groups tend to be less clinical in nature, having the therapist play less of a role of an educator role and more of a facilitator role, and sometimes having no therapist present at all.

Support groups are offered as a space where individuals can come together to share their stories, experiences, and lives in a way that helps reduce isolation and loneliness. Oftentimes, we think we are struggling alone, but support groups help us see that there are others who may dealing with similar situations and who in turn can help us get better.

  

WHAT: This book club & support group hybrid creates a space for reflection and acceptance.  Together as a group you will reflect on how...

   ...to live the life you want to live, not the one you're "supposed" to live

   ...to let go of who you think you are supposed to be and embrace who you are

   ...to cultivate authenticity, compassion, resiliency, creativity and gratitude

WHEN:  This group meets only four times, each from 7:00 - 8:00 pm on the following dates:

September 16, October 21, November 18 & December 16, 2019.

WHO:  This group is facilitated by Susan Kogan, LCPC.  Susan believes that 'reading and reflecting together helps implement the book's ideas, making our lives calmer, healthier and happier."

COST:  $200

REGISTRATION:  To register for this group please contact Susan Kogan at skogan@glenviewcounseling.com.

 

ABOUT SUPPORT GROUPS

  

WHAT: This group is for Latina Women who are experiencing or have experienced life stressors in their relationships, family, work & school.

This group offers a space where you can connect with other Latina women struggling with similar issues, sharing experiences, finding support and feeling empowered.

WHEN:  This group meets Thursdays from 6:15 - 7:15 pm Beginning October 3rd, 2019.

WHO:  This group is facilitated by Susan Kogan, LCPC.  Susan is a psychotherapist born in Argentina.  She loves to work with Latina women and integrate cultural awareness in the group process. Susan believes that "Latina women empower each other in a group setting; they generate a sense of belonging and loyalty that recreates happier and healthier relationships".

COST:  $50 per session, payed monthly.

REGISTRATION:  To register for this group please contact Susan Kogan at skogan@glenviewcounseling.com.

 
LATINA WOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUP
OCD FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
  

WHAT: This group is for adult family members of persons diagnosed with OCD.

This group offers a space where you can connect with others who share a similar experience in helping a person with OCD.

WHEN:  This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7:00 - 8:15 pm.  On months when the first Monday is a holiday we meet on the second Monday.

WHO:  This group is facilitated by Michael Blumberg, LCPC.  Michael has been treating OCD for over a decade and comes to his chosen profession honestly, having been successfully in recovery from OCD for over 15 years.

COST:  FREE, with $10 suggested donation to OCD Midwest.

REGISTRATION:  To register for this group please contact Michael Blumberg at mblumberg@glenviewcounseling.com.