What is Group Therapy & How it Works
Group therapy typically involves one or more therapists who meet with a group of individuals to help target a specific presenting issue; such as depression, anxiety, isolation, or substance abuse. Group therapy allows people with similar experiences to come together to create a network of positive support for challenging situations or life events. Speaking with those who are experiencing similar circumstances helps put these circumstances into perspective and provide a sense of relief that you are not alone. When accompanied by therapists, people can develop new problem management strategies and bring them into everyday life.
OCD Support Group
The OCD Support Group at the Behavioral Wellness Clinic, led by Dr. Monnica Williams and Mailae Halstead, meets for one hour every Tuesday at 4-5 pm EST on Zoom. The group consists of individuals who have been suffering from OCD and are looking for a support-oriented group. The group can be used as an adjunct to psychotherapy, where people can speak about experience on exposure homework assignments, OCD related concerns that arise in life situations, or struggles engaging in activities due to their OCD. Other experienced group members can give advice on how to stay on track and how to overcome the obstacles they may be facing.
Keeping it Together Group
Led by Dr. Kelly Schmidt and Donna Brice, Keeping it Together is a group for people who are looking to connect with others during social distancing surrounding COVID-19. The group is not only limited to people feeling the effects of COVID-19 and quarantine, but anyone looking for support and connection with others. The intention of the group is to cultivate wellness and resiliency through shared experiences while engaging in discussion for insight and positivity. The group meets Thursdays from 4-5 pm EST on Zoom.
If you are interested in joining one of our groups or have any questions please contact us at 860-830-7838.
Learn more about Group Therapy at the American Psychological Association.