Group Counseling

Group Session

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

Survivor’s Rising | 4:00pm- 5:00pm Meets Virtually

Survivors Rising is a 10-week dating violence support group for those who are currently/previously involved in abusive or toxic dating relationships. It will provide a safe and welcoming space to build connections with people who have shared experiences, and better your relationships with yourself and others. Discussion topics may include red flags in a relationship, self-compassion, boundary setting, childhood trauma, attachment, and more. Members can also bring up topics of their choice. Target age is younger adults however, all ages are welcome if still in the dating phase of your relationships. Certain topics related to family violence such as marriage/divorce or co-parenting with an abuser will not be included in this group’s curriculum, please see Redefine or Caring Café as potential group alternatives.

YAhora Que | 5:00-6:00 pm In Person

Muchas veces cuando pasamos por algo muy difícil como una crisis, nos preguntamos “¿Ahora qué hago o que va pasar?” Este grupo está dedicado a personas que, aunque en un tiempo estuvieron en una relación abusiva, esa relación ya no existe y Ahora Que les ofrece a esas personas un lugar para estar a salvo y convivir con otras personas que les gustaría aprender a sanar emocionalmente.  Las personas que atienden el grupo no solo estarán en un grupo de apoyo y educativo-informativo, sino también conocerán la auto-compasión, que muchas veces es la llave para sanar y seguir adelante

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.

Wednesday

Express Yourself | 4:00pm – 5:00pm Meets In-person

Express yourself through art! This is an open group for creative and non-creative adults to gather in a safe space and find new ways to heal. Express Yourself offers prompted art activities to aid in the discussion of self-esteem, healthy relationships, effective communication, boundaries, and more! Survivors of Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Family Violence, Childhood Sexual Assault, and Stalking are welcome! You may not always have the words to tell your story, but art is worth 1,000 words. This is not an art therapy group; this is a guided space for your own interpretation of your experiences. Come create with us.

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 sexual assault/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.

Thursday

Redefine| 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Meets Virtually

Redefine is a casual small group for adults who have experienced family violence and who have left those abusive relationships. This group provides a safe space for individuals to grow and redefine important parts of their identities and learn what it means to be themselves after leaving an abusive relationship. In Redefine, we will cover topics such as self-care, healthy relationships, healthy coping, boundaries, and much more!

Creative Connections | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Meets in-person

Creative Connections is an expressive arts group geared towards girls ages 9-11 that will focus on fostering healthy relationships, empowerment, social-skill building, embracing diversity, self-esteem & practicing self-compassion. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with peers in a space safe to learn new coping skills through the use of play, expressive arts, and therapeutic games. The group will meet for 8 weeks with snacks and drinks included.

Friday

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)