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Therapy Groups in Wichita
Life Growth Group
Host: Joseph Donaldson, PhD, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC
"This group experience is designed to allow individual group members to share their most pressing issues in a very supportive, challenging, and therapeutic environment. The problems addressed with success in the past include issues that range from depression, anxiety, relationship ..."
Host: Eric J Parks, MS, LCMFT
"DivorceCare is 13 sessions and begins on June 7, 2015. It is a faith-based support group designed to assist men and women with the resources and support they need to fully understand the impact divorce has on them and their ..."
Host: Patrice A Borders, LMSW, CHT
"This a group I am interested in starting. this is not dieting or focusing on your child's weight. Do you have an interest in helping your child forgo the tumultuous weight loss roller coaster. Teach them to love their bodies ..."
Redefining Success for Women
Host: Nolanna Carthen Simon, MA, LCPC
"Do you ever think, "I could be doing so much more with my life", or "I'm intelligent, educated, and as poised as she is, why don't I have those opportunities!" If so, come out to talk, network, and receive some ..."
The ABC's of ADHD and how to survive with H.O.P.E.
Host: Adrienne A VanZandt, MS, LCMFT
"What is ADHD and how to survive if your child(ren)is suffering from this learning difference. Those diagnosed with ADHD are usually very bright, but need different instruction because they learn differently. I will help you develop strategies on how to ..."
Men's Growth Group
Host: Goger Cranston, LLC
"This group is designed for men who have identified problematic sexual behavior as affecting one or more areas of their life. The emphasis of the group is to help members discontinue unhealthy and/or undesirable sexual behavior(s) and create a personal ..."
Teen: Come As You Are: Growth Group
Host: Maryann M. Petersen, MS, LMFT, CHT
"Many teens struggle with eating disorders, low self-esteem, and feelings of self loathing that get in the way of their ability to experience happiness in their lives. "Come As You Are" is a group that explores these blocks to happiness: ..."
Host: Dee M Hudgens, RN, BSN, LMSW, LSCSW
"Together we will be exploring the trauma related to abusive relationships, or incest survivors. It will be a small group sharing, caring and healing, together, as we gain knowledge and learn new techniques for moving forward and healing. "
Expressive Arts Therapy Group
Host: Cari Mekaeil, LSCSW
"This 6-week group will focus on processing feelings relating to life transitions, grief, and loss. Whether the loss be the death of a loved one, a divorce, or an unexpected life change, this group will offer support in processing feelings ..."
Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Group
Host: Monica Brooker, PhD, LP
"This group is designed for women (18 and up) who have been involved in any situation where they have been physically, emotionally, or sexually abused and are ready to achieve a sense of competence and resolution as they face the ..."
Trim-Life Weight Release
Host: Patrice A Borders, LMSW, CHT
"Tap into the power of your mind to release the weight. In 4 weeks harness the power to end weight issues. No Diets! Diets don't work we all know this. If all you needed was willpower then you'd have done ..."
Host: Cynthia L Wilson, PsyD, LP
"Eight Week Skills Based Group to Manage Depression and Anxiety. You Will Learn In Group: Develop a Healthy Balance Between Mental and Physical Health; How Physical Activity Helps Manage Depression and Anxiety; How Healthy Eating Habits and Nutrition Contributes to ..."
Group Process and Therapy
Host: Becca Brown Gordon, MA, LPC
"Group Therapy typically consists of 6 to 9 people who meet regularly for a common purpose. The goal of group process is to grow in self-awareness, discover areas in which change is optimal, and practice new behaviors or styles of ..."
Introducing Recovery: First Steps to Freedom
Host: Christopher W. Brunson, MA, LPC
"This 26 week course is for anyone who is struggling with addiction of any kind. This includes alcohol, drugs, food, sex or anything else. Addiction is complex. If you are addicted, we believe you need help from outside yourself to ..."
Seeing Yourself in God's Image
Host: Adrienne A VanZandt, MS, LCMFT
"A Christian-based support group for those suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or compulsive over-eating. If you, or someone you love is suffering from an Eating Disorder, you can find Hope and Healing! Call Adrienne at 295-4757. "
DBT Skills Training Group
Host: Nancy Noel Parker, LSCSW
"The DBT Skills Training group focuses on four major behavioral targets: Emotion Regulation, Interpersaonl Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Mindfulness. it is currently being offered for 1.5 hours/week in 10 week modules. "
Not finding the right group for you? Try contacting one of our Therapists in Wichita for guidance.
Wichita Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as Wichita counseling groups, Wichita support groups, Wichita 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 Wichita 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 Wichita to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.
What to expect in a Wichita group?
In a professionally operated support group in Wichita, 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. Wichita 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 Wichita. 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 Wichita.
What's the difference between individual and group therapy?