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Therapy Groups in Arkansas (AR)
"I Quit for Life" smoking cessation
Host: Deanna Lisk, MS, LPC
"'I Quit for Life" is specifically designed to help people successfully stop smoking. The program consists of eight one hour sessions, over a three week period that utilizes education, support, stress management and specific behavioral interventions, techniques and strategies to ..."
Adults with Asperger's disorder
Host: Allison Wahbi, LCSW
"This is a wonderful group for adults with Asperger's disorder (diagnosed or undiagnosed). This group provides a safe, non-judgmental setting to practice social and communication skills, as well as, to find support from others experiencing similar struggles. Feel free to ..."
Anger Management Class (Court-Ordered, One -Day)
Host: Ken Clark, MA, LMFT, CFP
"An eight-hour, Saturday class designed to meet court ordered anger management training requirements. Participants will be expected to look in-depth at their own family history with anger, the events that resulted in the court order, and their unique triggers for ..."
Anger Management Class
Host: Cody A Willis, MSMFT, LPC
"This class is designed to meet the needs of informational education on managing and coping with anger. We offer a certificate at the end of training to show your completion of your course. In this class, we discuss origins of ..."
Arkansas Families First, LLC
Host: Mary M Ekdahl, PhD
"Arkansas Families First is an interdisciplinary behavioral healthcare clinic dedicated to providing evidence-based evaluation, consultation, and treatment to help children, teens, and families. Our Mission: Arkansas Families First is devoted to unlocking the full potential of children and families, utilizing ..."
Bariatric Group-AM & PM
Host: M. Dianne Baer, LPC, CMHC
"Developed in conjunction with Cooper Clinic and Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, AR to give additional information and training for coping with post-surgical experiences from bariatric surgery. This is also informative for those considering the surgery to provide answers to ..."
Body Image and Self-Esteem Group
Host: Sandra Underwood, MS, LAMFT, LAC, DCC
"This group meets weekly to discuss body image and self-esteem issues. The program I use is a 36 week program, but group members are welcome to join or discontinue at any time. The cost is $30 per person per session. "
Host: Kathleen A Marks-Henderson, MS, LPC
"Returning from deployment isn't always easy. We are offering a group to military servicemen and women, guard and reservists who have returned home and are finding their transition to civilian life challenging. Using Equine Assisted activities, we will be doing ..."
Clergy Support Group
Host: Rebecca Spooner, MDiv, MS, LPC, NCC
"Church professionals often feel isolated and alone. This is a therapist-led, confidential group where church professionals can be authentic and find support. The group is open to church professionals (pastors, chaplains, etc.) from all religious backgrounds. Individuals must sign-up before ..."
Co-Ed Open Process Group
Host: Eric I Phelps, PhD, LCSW, CGP
"This group addresses common issues facing individuals in daily life from loss and grief, relationship problems, work, interpersonal difficulties, family issues, mood problems, anger management, aggression control, conflict resolution, positive expression of emotions, social skills, etc. By devloping insight and ..."
Host: Arkansas Relationship Counseling Center
"Enrichment groups are for couples who want to learn how to handle love and stay connected even in difficult situations. The material is based on sound doctrine and research that has been proven successful with enhancing our awareness of ourselves ..."
Fibromyalgia Sufferers' Reclamation Group
Host: Barry S. McDonald, PhD, P.A.
"After a patient with severe fibromyalgia stabilizes somewhat with medication management or has a modicum of relief rom their pain, exhaustion, and secondary distress; there is much work to be done if they are to reclaim their lives to any ..."
Getting Off the Treadmill of Life
Host: Vicki Reed Hall, PhD, LPC
"This group is designed for men who find they have followed all the rules of the "rule book of life" handed to them in their childhood and adolescence and have become successful at what they do but continue to feel ..."
Host: Kathleen A Marks-Henderson, MS, LPC
"Growing up is not easy these days.. Often as parents, we feel our children are getting their life direction from their friends. Girls risk being overly influenced by others, especially if they don't have a strong sense of who they ..."
Arkansas (AR) Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as Arkansas (AR) counseling groups, Arkansas (AR) support groups, Arkansas (AR) 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 Arkansas (AR) 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 Arkansas (AR) to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.
What to expect in an Arkansas (AR) group?
In a professionally operated support group in Arkansas (AR), 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. Arkansas (AR) 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 Arkansas (AR). 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 Arkansas (AR).
What's the difference between individual and group therapy?