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Therapy Groups in Houston
Weight Loss Group Therapy
Host: Maria Silva, MEd, LPC
"The Cognitive Behavior Weight Loss Group Therapy will begin in January of 2014. The therapy will address psychological and emotional issues that sustain behavioral patterns that are impeding you from achieving and/or maintaining the desired healthy weight. You will also ..."
Battering Intervention Prevention Program (BIPP)
Host: Counseling Center of Houston
"This BIPP group is provisionally accredited by the Texas Council for Family Violence and is for men who are court ordered or voluntarily wish to attend a group designed to end their controlling and abusive behavior in family relationships. "
Host: Liz Steele, LCSW-S, RPT-S
"Filial Therapy is where a parent or parents are taught child "play therapy" skills by a trained therapist, and then have a chance to pratice with their child at home. With supportive feedback from the therapist, parents can learn and ..."
Adult Skills Group/Young Adults Skills Group
Host: DBT Center Intensive Outpatient Program
"Learning to make decisions that are the best for you in the long-term instead of acting on your emotions can improve the quality of your life. Learning to not let emotions overwhelm you is a big step toward contentment. We ..."
Host: Misti Nielsen, MA, LMFT, Associa
"A maximum of 4 couples will meet to discuss the most common topics in marriage. An online assessment gives the facilitator and couple an overview of their strengths and areas of growth. Workbooks provided. Couples will receive education and participate ..."
Suicide Bereavement Therapy Group
Host: Steven E. Bailley, PhD
"Grief after suicide presents unique difficulties and challenges. In this group, members offer support and are guided in the process of healing from this devastating trauma. This group is therapeutic in nature (e.g., teaching adaptive coping skills, self-regulation skills, trauma-based ..."
DBT Skills Training Group
Host: Gwen Brehm, MEd, LPC, LMFT
"This group is a DBT skills training group specifically for teens who are self-harming, suicidal or have severe depression and anxiety. We also admit eating disorder clients into this group. The interview to join is FREE. "
Surviving Divorce--Parent's Group
Host: Ehrin Weiss, PhD
"Divorce is difficult under the best of circumstances and even more difficult when children are involved. Parental conflict and parents' behaviors play a major role in children's ability to deal with the changes in their family. This group will address how ..."
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 ..."
Women's Process Group
Host: Cheryl Scoglio, LCSW, CDWF-C
"This is a psychodynamically-oriente d group psychotherapy for professional women. If you are struggling with a mood disorder, relationship problems, addictive patterns or ineffective coping strategies you may be a good candidate for the group. Call for a free consultation ..."
Making Love Last
Host: Dawn Nelson, LCSW, CPC
"Making Love Last is a marriage enrichment course that teaches you skills to improve your relationship so that divorce is not only not an option, it's not a thought either. You won't have to analyze your problems to the nth ..."
The Balance Group
Host: Haley L Garth, MEd, LPC, RPT, NCC
"If your child has a special need or disability, you know that it sometimes feels like an emotional roller coaster. Parenting a child with special needs can contribute to relational upheaval, anxiety, depression, and isolation. The Balance Group is a ..."
Adult Anger Management Class
Host: Donna Manoukian, MEd, LPC
"Next Class: Saturday, July 19, 2014. Within our Anger Management Classes, we'll take a look at what causes people to become angry and how they can respond to stressful situations more productively. Innovations Counseling is an approved Anger Management Education ..."
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. "
SPEARS COMMUNITY SERVICES
Host: Transitional Life Counseling and Consultation
"Behavioral group of master level counselors providing mental health services in office and homebase throughout the Houston area and surrounding counties (Brazoria, Fort Bend, Montgomery and Liberty) "
Anger Management Group
Host: Counseling Center of Houston
"This 5 hour class is designed to provide education regarding anger issues and therapeutic treatment for disruptive anger problems. It is court approved for those who have been ordered to take a class. "
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?