If you are interested in any of the groups listed below, please email [email protected] to inquire after current availability. Closed groups require participation in every session for a certain number of weeks, open groups are available for clients to come as desired.
Depression and Anxiety Group for Women (open group) - Tuesdays at 6pm
This is a group for women ages 18 and older (no high school students please). In this group clients have the opportunity (but are not required) to process past and current situations, build trust, and practice vulnerability.
Each week consists of:
- Giving clients the opportunity to process current problems or situations with the group.
- Learn and practice a new depression or anxiety coping skill.
- Report progress with using the skill taught the previous week.
Connections (closed group)
In a small group setting, individuals will learn to understand and develop resilience from shame. Sessions are designed to help client’s fear, blame and disconnection be transformed into practicing courage, compassion and connection. The curriculum, based on the book "I Thought It Was Just Me" by Brene Brown, includes topics such as defining shame practicing empathy, exploring triggers and vulnerabilities, practicing critical awareness, reaching out to others, and creating, embracing, and inspiring change.
Emotional Eating (closed group)
Weight loss does not happen on a permanent basis unless you change your thoughts and learn to listen to your body. Your body will let you know what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat, all you have to do is to learn to listen to it. Your mind tells you many messages which keep you trapped in the weight your have or make you consistently struggle with it. This program will be the permanent solution you need to, once and for all, drop down to the weight you have always meant to maintain. Once you learn the tools you need, you can already start calling yourself a thin person because it will only be a matter of time before that happens. Under the direction of a clinical therapist, you will participate in the Body Mind 8 Steps to Permanent Weight Loss program and learn the tools you have been looking for. This will be the last thing you will ever need to do: it is not a diet, it is a complete change of body and mind awareness.
Adolescent Girls DBT Skills Group (open group)
Do you or someone you know experience any of the following symptoms?
- A pattern of unstable and intense relationships
- Recurrent suicidal behaviors and threats, cutting or harm to self
- Intense and unstable moods and difficulty regulating emotions
- Chronic feelings of emptiness, depressed moods
- Impulsive behaviors
- Intense anger and difficulty controlling anger
We offer a therapy group that focuses on Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills which include:
- Emotion Regulation
- Relational Skills
- Distress Tolerance
Parenting Class (closed group)
This is an 8 week class for parents who want to adopt a positive and effective parenting program, and for parents who are struggling with their children’s behaviors. This class will help parents learn and practice effective parenting skills to teach children respect, responsibility, social skills, and develop a strong and positive relationships with their children.
This class is available for parents to attend together or for one parent to attend alone. However, it is recommended that parents attend together, to make it easier to understand and implement the step-by-step teaching interactions that are taught. Consistency is very important, for the teaching interactions that you will learn in class to work effectively with your children.
This class is based on the Teaching Family Model parenting method, and will use the book “Common Sense Parenting” by Ray Burke, Ph.D., Ron Herron and Bridget A. Barnes, M.S.
Some of the topics taught in this class will include:
- 4 step-by step teaching interactions to use with children - we will be practice these steps during class
- Clear communication
- Effective consequences
- The importance of praise
- Preventing problem behaviors
- Correcting misbehavior
- Teaching children self-control
- Staying calm
- Teaching children decision making and problem solving skills
- Teaching children social skills
- Following instructions
- Accepting “no” for an answer
- Disagreeing appropriately
Kids (7-12 year-olds) Social Skills Class (closed group)
This is an 8-week group that coincides with the parenting group. The children will learn something similar to what the parents are learning in the week. Children do not have to have a parent in the parenting class to attend but do need to commit to the 8 week program. Some of the things being taught are; How to accept "no" for an answer, How to accept consequences, How to follow instructions and How to control our emotions. These lessons are based off of social skills taught by Boys Town and kids attending the group will be able to discuss what they learn and do work sheets that aid in learning.