Benefits of Group Therapy
Group therapy can be a wonderful addition to individual therapy, or it can be a fitting alternative to more traditional one on one services. If you're feeling alone with the issues that you're struggling with, group therapy might be a good option for you. Benefits include (but are not limited to) the opportunity to develop a supportive community of like-minded individuals, improved communication and social skills, the opportunity to experience both giving and receiving support from peers, and increased confidence.
Group therapy sessions vary in duration and frequency based on goals and content. While some groups that I offer are "drop-in" groups and do not require a specific time commitment, other groups will have a beginning date and an end date and will require a commitment to the entire process. Typical time commitments for these types of groups are anywhere from an hour to two hours per group and usually span six to eight weeks.
Group offerings will be posted here and will be updated regularly.
Currently I am conducting all group therapy sessions via Telehealth from my office in Portland. This will continue for the foreseeable future, with the understanding that I will move back to in-person sessions once the current health crisis has been managed. I utilize the Zoom platform which is HIPPA compliant. My clients that utilize this platform have the responsibility of being in a confidential location and having stable internet access.
You are not alone.
Current Group Offerings
Details: This is a weekly "drop in" group for women and other gender minority groups who are in recovery from substance use issues. Groups are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00PM. Groups utilize a combination of verbal and nonverbal modalities (such as art making) in every group. Goals include identifying triggers, providing mutual support to peers, increasing knowledge of addiction, developing coping tools, and healing from past trauma related to substance abuse.
Time commitment: Group members are expected to arrive on time and to remain engaged for the duration of the 1.5 hour long group. There is no requirement to attend the group every week, but group members will be required to "sign up" for groups a week in advance and to provide at least 24 hours notice if attendance will not be possible. Late cancellations and no shows will be subject to the full out of pocket fee for the group.
Payment: Sessions are $35 each. Insurance will not be accepted at this time but is subject to change. *If you are currently experiencing issues related to financial hardship, please inquire about the sliding scale fee structure.
Requirements: Participants will be required to have access to a stable internet connection, a computer/tablet/phone or other device where camera/audio is functional. All group members will be asked to participate from a location where confidentiality can be maintained as this is an important part of safety within the group.
Details: This is a closed group for self identifying women ages 18 and up who are seeking deeper connections, more peace, and increased fulfillment in everyday life. Together we will utilize both verbal and nonverbal techniques to creatively cope with anxiety and feeling "stuck" in this chapter of your life. Every session will center around a specific clinical topic and will include group discussion and the opportunity to practice new coping tools.
Additional information TBA