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Therapy Groups in Saint Louis
Preparing the MindBody for Birth
Host: Margaret Howard, MFA, MSW, LCSW
"Yes, your body knows how to give birth. Yes, avoiding unnecessary medical interventions increases good outcomes for mother and baby. Yes, allowing pain to move through you can increase the likelihood labor will progress at its own normal pace. But ..."
Mindful Eating for Life - 10 Week Group
Host: Cheryl Wasserman, MA, LPC, NCC
"This group teaches the skill of mindfulness in order to develop a healthy relationship with food, yourself & your body. Mindfulness helps to control impulsive behavior & shines a spotlight on automatic self-defeating behavior that keeps clients stuck in the ..."
No More Drama Women's Support Group
Host: Betty J Hopkins, MEd, LPC, NCC
"Are you overworked, undervalued and under pressure? Tired of Pretending nothing is wrong? Can't seem to put yourself first and foremost? Then come discover how shring can help strengthen you physically, mentally and emotionally. Ladies let's stop the drama.. "
Anger Healing Group
Host: Ed Killeen, MDiv, MAC, LPC
"For men wanting healthier choices in responding to their anger, and a clear understanding of how to change. Confidentiality is part of a group covenant. Groups are comprised of up to seven men, each responsible for assignments designed to prepare ..."
MBCT for Depression
Host: Cheryl Wasserman, MA, LPC, NCC
"This 8 week group uses Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy to treat depression. It is for individuals who have recovered from repeated bouts of major depression and want to reduce their risk of relapse. Group members will learn new ways to ..."
Healthy Holidays: Eating Disorder Support Group
Host: Liz Fuhro, MA, CIT
"**Starting, November 5th 2014 ---- For 8 Weeks** How do you keep your life in balance while struggling with an eating disorder? Hope and encouragement come from connecting with others on the same path. This group is an opportunity to ..."
Am I Hungry-Mindful Eating Program
Host: Josephine Ludwig, RPh, MA, MA, LPC
"Heal your relationship to food and your body. Stop emotional eating. Find your healthy weight. Eat the foods you love. Love the foods you eat. Stop the cycle of overeating. Live YOUR BIG LIFE free of food obsession. Learn to ..."
Visual Journaling: Using Images to Get To Feelings
Host: Kate Schroeder, MEd, LPC, NCC
"6 week course designed to help you learn how to move beyond thought and words into feelings and intuitive knowledge...even if you can't draw! Emotions repressed remain stored away in our bodies and cause physical symptoms, including depression, anxiety, even ..."
Psycho-Educational Relational Group for Teens
Host: Tina Marie Dale, MSW, LCSW, Post
"This is a group for teens addressing relational aspects of family, friends and communal areas of life. The material helps teens consider systemic connections. "
Men of Honor
Host: Mike Diller, LPC, NCC
"Men's Sexual Integrity Group. Christian-based psychoeducational focus helping men overcome sexual compulsive behavior and pornography problems. Meets every other Saturday. Fee is $35.00 / group meeting. Some insurances accepted. Please contact Mike Diller 314-602-7959 for initial screening "
Dream Work Group
Host: Pamela A Behnen, MA, LPC
"Group members bring current dreams to share and use to access and understand the wisdom of the collective unconscious. Dreams are approached with acceptance, curiosity, and confidentiality. This dream work is based in the work of C. G. Jung. "
DBT - Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Host: Casey Limmer, MSW, LCSW
"In DBT skills groups, participants learn the skills necessary to "live a life worth living" and to regulate emotions. There are 4 skills sets taught for 6 weeks each. Therefore, the total program is 24 weeks. Skills modules include Core ..."
Quieting the Storm: Empowering Young Women
Host: Empowered Therapy, LLC
"The purpose of this group is to empower teenage (age 14-18) women by providing them with an opportunity to connect and learn from one another while working on the following goals: 1. To increase self-esteem, self-awareness, and insight into the ..."
Saint Louis Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as Saint Louis counseling groups, Saint Louis support groups, Saint Louis mutual support groups or peer support groups, self help groups, stress coping groups, workshops and mental health groups. They are moderated by a professional group counselor, group therapist or group psychologist and generally focus on a specific issue or client profile (e.g. men or women etc).
Before joining a Saint Louis support group, first see if the issue focus is consistent with your needs. If there are no groups offering support around your issue, feel free to contact these professionals in Saint Louis to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.
What to expect in a Saint Louis group?
In a professionally operated support group in Saint Louis, members provide each other with various types of help for a particular shared issue. The help takes the form of relating personal experiences and listening to and accepting others' experiences. Saint Louis group members may also provide a sympathetic understanding and a social network.
Group Therapists or group counselors lead or facilitate the group and provide group counseling in Saint Louis. They are sometimes specifically trained in group dynamics and the understanding of small group processes. So 'interpersonal learning', which can involve unfiltered feedback and confrontation between group members (and can be threatening) is safely moderated by the group therapist or group counselor in Saint Louis.
What's the difference between individual and group therapy?