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Therapy Groups in Houston
Batterer Intervention and Prevention Program
Host: Natalie Arevalo, MA, LPC-I
"The Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) helps men and women who are violent in relationships adopt non-abusive interaction techniques. In this engaging course, participants learn skills that encourage safe behavior in relationships. Our goal is to help individuals, couples, ..."
Make Peace With Food, Mind, Body, and Emotions 12-
Host: Rachel Eddins, MEd, LPC-S, CGP
"The program is helpful for anyone struggling with overeating, binge eating, dieting, food worry, or feels uncomfortable with their relationship with food and body. The 12-week group meets Tuesdays, starting June 23rd from 11:30-1pm. The program will help you: Break ..."
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 ..."
Parenting the Love and Logic Way !
Host: Ben Alan Leonard, LCSW
"Parenting the Love & Logic Way teaches parents practical skills for interacting with their children. In this 6 week series, you will learn to parent with empathy and logical consequences. Your child will learn to accept responsibility for their actions ..."
"High School Prep"
Host: J C Wallace, MA, LPC, NCC, CART
""High School Prep", is a 6 week program designed for 7th & 8th graders about to enter high school. The focus of this group is to further develop skills to navigate through the next level of education. The expectations are ..."
Sex Addiction Group Therapy (Men's Group)
Host: Barbara Levinson, PhD, RN, LMFT, CST, CSAT
"Dr. Levinson implements the Recovery Starter Kit which is a Task Centered Approach in the treatment of Sexual Addiction. Currently Sex Addiction groups are scheduled on Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:30 p.m. ..."
"Anger Management" Groups
Host: Glen R. Hilton, MS, LPC, LMFT
"The "Anger Management" groups are formed on a demand basis, for children (ages 6-11), adolescents (12-18) and/or adults (18+). The groups will incorporate some educational discussion about productive responses to feelings of anger, as well as discussions and activities aimed ..."
DBT Skills Application Group
Host: Gwen Brehm, MEd, LPC, LMFT
"This group is for people who have completed the Skills Training program either at this center or another treatment facility and want to continue applying their skills with assistance. An interview is required for admission- the interview is FREE. "
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Group
Host: Valorie George, BSW, MSW, LCSW
"DBT Skills is an educational group intended to teach you how to improve your relationships and to navigate intense emotional states. The goal is give you the ability to create loving relationships and to "have your emotions" so that your ..."
Partners of Sex Addicts (Women's Groups)
Host: Barbara Levinson, PhD, RN, LMFT, CST, CSAT
"Partners of sexual addicts are burdened with feelings of betrayal, isolation, anger and mistrust due to their partner's addiction. Partners learn immediately that they are not alone and that they do not need to suffer silently. Learning about sex addiction, ..."
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 ..."
Elementary children with ADHD
Host: Kimberly Harrison, MA, LPC
"This group helps children with: social skills, emotional regulation, organization, time management, and improving attention and concentration both at home and school. The group format allows children to practice skills as they are learned. Groups start periodically and this group ..."
SOS for Parents: Survivors of Suicide
Host: Barbara J. Washington, MA, LPC-S, NCC, CART
"SOS is a support group for parents who has lost a child to suicide. Parents will have an opportunity to share their stories by bringing photos, letters, and memorabilia of their loved one. They will have an opportunity to help ..."
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?