Group Counseling2019-06-07T15:45:22+00:00

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.

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.

Monday

Redefine | 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Redefine is a domestic violence support group. It is a casual and small group of people meeting to help each other through the crisis and/or aftermath of being in an abusive relationship. We cover topics such as self-care, coping, safety planning, and healthy relationships. We work together to redefine important parts of our identities such as: what it means to be a loving partner, parent, family member, successful, and independent. People in any stage of considering leaving an abusive partner or rebuilding after leaving are welcome.

Survivor’s Rising | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This support group is for people who have been or are currently involved in a violent dating relationship.  It will provide an opportunity to build connections with others who have experienced similar situations.  This group aims to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation by providing a safe and supportive environment for members to explore and process through common themes of abusive relationships.  Discussion topics will also include healthy coping skills and use of self-compassion.  There will never be any pressure for individual members to share their stories if they do not want to.

Tuesday

“Ahora Que.” | 5:30pm – 7:00pm

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. Guardería de niños será disponible mientras haya necesidad.

WOW (Warriors of Wisdom) 

This group is for adults with the intention to provide a space to share support and encouragement while working through issues of recovering from childhood & adolescent sexual abuses.  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 so that more adaptive coping skills can be developed and the survivor can begin to make choices about how they want to live their lives in the present.

Wednesday

Connections | 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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.

Thursday

Domestic Violence Support Group | 5:45pm – 6:45pm

Thursday evening support group focuses on ways in which Clients who have experienced domestic violence can practice self-care and self-compassion, learn about the dynamics of abuse that may continue during and/or after separation, gain emotional support while navigating legal matters (e.g., divorce & custody), and discuss ways to co-parenting with their abuser.  Child care is currently not offered, but may change with volunteer availability.

Friday: No groups

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)