Q: What is group therapy?Group therapy consists of a group of 4-8 people that meet with a therapist to discuss common issues such as depression, anxiety, addictions, or parenting and to gain support from group members in learning new, effective strategies to manage these issues in life.
Q: What is the difference between a "Process Group" and "Skills Group"?"Process Group" is when the participants discuss issues relevant to their particular circumstances, provide support to each other in overcoming the issues, and work to develop new strategies to build a healthy life.
In a "Skills Group" (like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy groups) the emphasis is on learning a variety of specific skills to manage life better. The therapist is in a role of teacher and works to help increase the clients understanding of effective skills that when applied consistently can improve life.
The following groups are active:
The DBT skills group for women is run by Anne-Marie Cummings & Myriam Rabaste. Keep in mind that in order to attend DBT skills group, you have to be in individual therapy with a DBT provider. If you are interested in participating or would like to make a referral, please contact Anne-Marie for further information. Anne-Marie also runs a mens group and parenting group based on DBT principles.