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Therapy Groups in Houston
Parents of Children with ADHD
Host: Kimberly Harrison, MA, LPC
"Parents of children and teens with ADHD sometimes need extra help learning how to assist their children develop strategies for success. Each week this group looks at specific parenting techniques for dealing with ADHD and its impact on a child's ..."
Borderline Personality Support/Psychoeducation
Host: Susan Romanelli, LCSW
"This group will begin September of 2007. It will concentrate on Borderline Personality Disorder. It will be both supportive and psychoeducational. It will be psychodynamic in orientation, althouugh we will discuss other treatment modalities that have had good success. It ..."
Host: Petoskey Center - Intensive Outpatient Program
"This program is open to patients who are looking for an adjunct to their individual therapy. This program includes two groups: The first group utilizes skills-based and experiential curriculum to learn about a variety of topics including, coping skills, mentalizing, ..."
Host: Clayton Lee Counseling Services
"This Process Group will focus on growth in awareness, relapse prevention, healing & letting go of past and current trauma (events, people, places, things) which are creating emotional pain.Participants will write a short (1 - 2 page) account of a ..."
Acceptance & Mindfulness for Substance Use Issues
Host: Kelli L. Wright, PhD
"This group addresses issues of substance use and other compulsive behaviors. It is based on the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness within a Harm Reduction framework. It is optimistic, collaborative, and is based on the belief ..."
Divorce Co-Parenting/Step-Parenting Workshop
Host: Sonda Kaplan, LCSW
"Supportive, solution-focused workshop for helping parents co-parent before &/or after divorce, and step-parents in blended families parent effectively. De-fuse conflict, learn to cooperate, put the past behind you, identify your strengths as a step-parent, and how to handle loyalty binds. "
Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) - Morning
Host: Jennifer Markey, PhD, MEd
"Our IOP is designed to meet the needs of adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, failure to launch, and personality disorders who require more than individual psychotherapy and are not in need of full hospitalization. It is an integrative program ..."
Sex Addiction/Porn Addiction/Compulsive Infidelity
Host: Donna G Hughes, PhD, LSOTP
DBT Skills group
Host: Joe Pentony, MA, LPC, NCC
"The four modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills of Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Emotion Regulation. Includes 2011 updated skills material from Marsha Linehan. "
Therapists' Development Group
Host: Rebecca Compton, MEd, LPC, CGP, NCC
"As we learn about ourselves, we become better therapists. This is a training group for professional development for licensed psychotherapists and life coaches. It includes case consult and group process. Hours will count toward supervision hours for those who are ..."
Infertility Support Group
Host: Irena Milentijevic, PsyD
"Is The Stress of Infertility Getting to You? If so, come and join FREE INFERTILITY SUPPORT GROUP We are here to help you. Meet others who are going through the challenges of infertility. Reduce your sense of isolation through professional and peer support. ..."
Host: Jennifer Markey, PhD, MEd
"This Program consists of two groups. Patients are given opportunities to learn coping, emotion regulation, and interpersonal skills during the first group and then encouraged to put those skills to practice during the second group in a psychodynamically-oriente d process ..."
SoulScaping Art Therapy Group
Host: Deborah Kilgore Lindeen, MA, LPC, Supv, ATR-BC
"Group combines Jungian psychology with art therapy (collage) for insight-oriented work on achieving greater life satisfaction. No art experience necessary! "
Host: Ruth G Fowler, MEd, LPC, MCC
"It is a Self-Help group for drug and alcohol dependency. Over 600 groups are presently in place in the U.S. It is part of an international organization. Participants also attend for help with depression, relationship problems, grief, and other human ..."
Host: Melanie Wheeler, MA, LPC-I, NCC
"Navigating through life can result in the healthy emotion of anger. What behavior results from this can sometimes become a problem. Anger Management Classes consist of looking at what causes people to become angry and how they can respond to ..."
Host: Joe Pentony, MA, LPC, NCC
"The anger management course of treatment has up to four points of focus: 1. Behavior: Certain behaviors are hard-wired to emotional states and can be used to down-regulate the emotional system. 2. Thoughts: If you think an angry thought over ..."
Houston Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as Houston counseling groups, Houston support groups, Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.
What to expect in a Houston group?
In a professionally operated support group in Houston, 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. Houston 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 Houston. 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 Houston.
What's the difference between individual and group therapy?