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.
Psychedelic Integration Group
The Psychedelic Integration group meets virtually for one hour every Thursday from 1:30-2:30 pm EST. The purpose of the group is to offer support to individuals who have chosen to explore psychedelics — whether that be for personal growth, healing, self-exploration, or spiritual experience. The non-ordinary states caused by psychedelics can be intense, complicated, and profound. This group intends to offer a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental space for people to process and assimilate these experiences.
We are not encouraging or advising the use of psychedelics, and the Psychedelic Integration Group should not be viewed as an endorsement of using illicit substances. Rather we aim to to create a safe container in which individuals can process experiences that have left them with more questions than answers.
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.