Group Counseling

Group therapy helps people work through problems by interacting with a trauma-informed therapist and a group of individuals with similar struggles. In a safe, confidential setting, each group member can share personal experiences, feelings, and issues and receive feedback and support from the rest of the group.

If given advanced notice and when volunteers are available, childcare can be arranged.

Monday

Courage to Heal – 6:30pm – 7:30pm  (Meets Virtually) 

This group is for adults to provide a space to share support and encouragement while working through issues of recovering from childhood & adolescent sexual abuse. 

This space strives to bring together survivors who seek community, empowerment, and a long-term healing process. This group helps identify and process those emotional, mental, and physical consequences to develop more adaptive coping skills. The survivor can begin to make choices about how they want to live their lives in the present. 

Tuesday

Caring Café | 12pm – 1pm (Meets Virtually)

This group is for parents who are co-parenting with abusive partners (former or current). This group will focus on supporting one another by relating to the struggles and associated emotional toil of parenting with an abusive person as the other parent. Topics such as but not limited to healthy communication, healthy boundaries, family safety planning, parenting techniques and strategies to support your children, family violence and child development, and self-compassion will likely be discussed. This is currently an open group with the max limit to be determined by the facilitator.

Connections | 4pm – 5pm (Meets Virtually)

Connections is a sexual assault support group is a casual and small group of people meeting to help each other navigate the healing process of living as a survivor. We discuss varying topics such as the social climate’s effect on healing from an assault, self-care, coping skills, boundaries, and common trauma reactions. We work together to reconnect with ourselves physically and emotionally, as well as building healthy connections with others. People in any stage of healing are welcome.

Harmonize to Heal | 5:30pm – 6:30pm (Meets Virtually)

A support group offering techniques to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression caused by abuse while also strengthening therapeutic skills learned in individual therapy. Do you believe in the healing power of music? Harmonize to Heal utilizes musical activities and creative expression to help clients enhance both their emotional regulation and distress tolerance skills. Participants will learn to apply mindfulness techniques to help control where we place our attention, which can reduce stress – as can music! The group will introduce dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills and explore mnemonic devices that help facilitate memory of a skill – similar to when we learn music. This will help you easily and quickly acquire and incorporate the group’s skills into your daily practices. Research has demonstrated the benefits of music therapy for people with depression and anxiety and is often used to promote mental and emotional health. Join us for this 12-week support group.

Wednesday

Children’s Activity Group | 6pm – 7pm (Meets Virtually)

This group will focus on activities that promote social and emotional skills. Topics such as bullying, school stress, healthy boundaries & communication, self-image/self-esteem, and coping strategies will likely be discussed. This group is for current client’s children or children who are clients themselves. It is an open group that will be capped at the facilitator’s discretion. If there is a large interest, there is the possibility of this group being split up by age ranges to promote developmentally appropriate interactions between participants.

Thursday

Courage to Heal – 3pm – 4pm  (Meets Virtually) 

This group is for adults to provide a space to share support and encouragement while working through issues of recovering from childhood & adolescent sexual abuse. 

This space strives to bring together survivors who seek community, empowerment, and a long-term healing process. This group helps identify and process those emotional, mental, and physical consequences to develop more adaptive coping skills. The survivor can begin to make choices about how they want to live their lives in the present. 

Friday

Survivor’s Rising | 4pm- 5pm (Meets Virtually)

This is a casual group for people who have been or are currently involved in an abusive dating relationship. It will provide an opportunity to build connections with others who have experienced similar situations. This group aims to reduce feelings of isolation by providing a safe and supportive environment for members to explore and process their experiences. Discussion topics may include red flags in a relationship, self-compassion, boundary setting, and coping skills. This group also encourages open dialogue where members can bring up topics of their choosing. Many people may not realize they are in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. This 10-week group can help answer your questions and provide education on what a healthy relationship looks like.

IMPORTANT: Before attending any group you must call 512-396-3404 and make contact with the counselor facilitating that specific group.  People who show up to the groups without contacting the counselor before the group time will not be able to stay and will be referred to call the number to make an appointment for intake if not already a client or an introduction meeting if a client.

Want more Information?

To inquire about groups, please call us at 512-396-HELP (4357)