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Therapy Groups in Louisville
Brene Brown's Connection Group
Host: Laura Drew, LCSW
"12 Session Psycho-educational Shame-Resilience Curriculum. Based on the work of Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW This Group is for women who want to learn new ways of coping with life transitions. Find out how lives change when we stop living in ..."
Group for Parents of Kids with OCD
Host: Betsy Ederer, PsyD
"This 60-minute group is for parents and loved ones of those with children and adolescents suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. All are welcome to participate in this 10-session therapist-facilitated forum for support, encouragement, and camaraderie. Please call or email for group ..."
Personal Christian Insight
Host: Ilene Crysler Bosscher, MA, MDIV, LMFT, LPCC
"This is a group meets on Tuesdays at 6-715 pm. The group's topic is personal insight from a Christian perspective. Many people find this group to be a safe, comfortable place to start exploring themselves, the Christian character, and their ..."
Gender Affirmative Therapy Group
Host: Joanna Morse, PsyD
"Social stigma is often the most difficult obstacle for those who identify as transgender, genderqueer, gender neutral, and other identities. Finding a supportive community is a great way to deal with this obstacle. We will discuss issues specific to gender ..."
Journey to Self; an adolescent girls group
Host: Nicole Gillispie, LCSW, LMFT
"Journey to Self; being me, loving me. This is a group for high school aged females (14-18) dealing with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, and identity issues. This group will focus on self-care, empowerment, decision ..."
Host: JoAnne S. Morris, DMin, MDiv, LMFT
"Living Beyond is a collaborative effort of Gilda's Club Louisville, Baptist East Cancer Care Center, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure to address the unique psychosocial/spiritual needs of women living with advanced (recurrent or metastatic) breast cancer. "
Post-Partum Support Group
Host: Michelle Stillwagon, LMFT, LLC
"A therapeutic group offered to support women who have recently given birth but are struggling with the transition. Issues that will be discussed include birth stories, role change, mood problems, partner relationship dynamics, daily stressors, body image, bonding concerns, and ..."
Anxiety Ages 9-14
Host: Samantha Bottom Griffitts, MA, MFTA
"Group therapy can be an excellent supplement or alternative to individual therapy sessions. If your child or young teen struggles with worry, anxiety, perfectionism, and/or is preoccupied with what others think of them, then this 10-week therapy group could be ..."
On-Going Group Psychotherapy
Host: Avenues Unlimited Counseling Center, Inc.
"Group is available by appoinment only. A prerequisite for group is individual psychotherapy to obtain an understanding of your basic script. Your group will be specific to your needs and issues. Call to address any questions you may have. "
Relationships with Narcissistic Spouses
Host: Erika Paramore, MEd, LPCC
"This is a group for women who are learning to set boundaries with spouses who exhibit narcissistic personalty disorder traits. They learn how to identify traits, so they can develop tools to disarm the narcissism and break the co-dependent patterns ..."
Live Out Loud
Host: Christina Bayens, PsyD, MA
"A group designed for LGBT and youth with a specific focus on transgender issues. The group helps to foster relationships, manage stress, and cope with family issues. Since so many LGBT teens can feel isolated and alienated, this group serves ..."
Host: Tony L Sheppard, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA
"The Teen Program focuses on helping High School boys and girls develop coping and interpersonal skills. Groups focus on ADHD, mood disorders, mild Autism Spectrum Disorders, suicidal ideation and self-harm and similar challenges. There are three separate Teen Groups that ..."
Middle School Group
Host: Tony L Sheppard, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA
"The Middle School Program focuses on helping Middle School boys and girls develop coping and interpersonal skills. Groups focus on ADHD, ODD, mood disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders and similar challenges. We seek to empower Middle Schoolers as they navigate the ..."
Healthy Relationship Training
Host: Erin E. Roberts, MSSW, MFTA
"If you are single, dating, in a relationship or have been married for years, this training is for you! This is a two-day intensive training that helps you evaluate your relationship expectations, seek a good match (if you are looking ..."
NEW! Summer Open Studio Art Therapy Groups
Host: Jennifer K. Leach, MEd, LPCA, LPATA
"NEW! Summer Open Studio Art Therapy Groups: July 11, 18, 25 - 10am-12pm. Each of these 2-hour group art therapy sessions allows participants to create an open-ended art piece, guided by therapist prompts. Sessions include reflective writing, individual processing with ..."
Host: Ann Catherine Holloway, MEd, LMFT, KAMFT, AAMFT
"Ann facilitates "Celebrate Life" a transformational workshop centering around personal growth and spiritual transformation. Celebrate Life alternates monthly with Ups and Downs. Call Ann at 553-7386 for more information or Father Richard Sullivan at 266-5611 ext.2. $5. All are welcome. "
Louisville Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as Louisville counseling groups, Louisville support groups, Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.
What to expect in a Louisville group?
In a professionally operated support group in Louisville, 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. Louisville 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 Louisville. 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 Louisville.
What's the difference between individual and group therapy?