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Therapy Groups in Vermont (VT)
Dream Salon: a dream work group
Host: Genevieve Jacobs, MA, RYT
""Dream Salon" is a time limited group, working with dreams and symbolism in a creative and intimate setting for the purpose of exploring the path of individuation. Guidance is offered through lively discussion, sharing of dreams, knowledge of divinatory methods ..."
Host: Stannard Baker, MA, LLC, LCMHC, RPT-S
"Led by me and co-therapist, Lyn Taylor Hale, this group will focus on finding one's authentic spirituality. It is for those who may have been wounded by religion, find themselves confused or yearning for a new spiritual grounding, or are ..."
Host: Luanne Sberna, LCMHC, LADC, BC-DMT
"This women's group will help you to awaken and reunite your mind, body and spirit. Using a variety of movement, dance and mind-body activities we will reconnect thought, feeling, sensation and action. No previous dance experience is needed. "
Writing to Heal
Host: Nancy Hayes Kilgore, MDiv, DMin, LPP
"A periodic day or weekend retreat that combines writing and mindfulness meditation. Tap into your inner creative spirit through writing therapy and mindfulness meditation, two practices that have been proved effective for healing of the mind and spirit. This group ..."
Host: Adele Nicols, MA, LCMHC, LADC
"Looking for 5-8 people who want to enhance their 12 step program with safe and confidential weekly group therapy. We will cover principles of coping with stress, relapse prevention, triggers, effective communication skills, keys to sobriety, and The Serenity Prayer. ..."
Journey to the Soul
Host: Jennie Kristel, MA, REAT, RMT, APTT
"Explore in an open expressive arts studio to combine uninhibited art-making with thoughtful writing and reflection. JourneyWorks is a safe space, providing a healthy environment to access your inner wisdom,explore and expand your intuition. No prior art or writing experience ..."
Relapse Prevention Group
Host: Forensic Consultation & Counseling Service, LLC
"Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT) is a cognitive-behavioral approach to the treatment of addictive behaviors that specifically addresses the nature of the relapse process and suggest coping strategies useful in maintaining change. "
Mission Possible Men's Group
Host: David Huesman, LICSW, LADC
"This group is psychotherapy/support group for older men addressing any issue presented. Some common themes are relationships, work/retirement, life purpose, health/mental health and sexuality. This is an ongoing group that has been meeting for 10 years. New members are welcome. "
StepUp Moms Stepmother Support Group
Host: Iishana Artra, PhD, CPC
"This is a new group. I am setting the schedule based on your availability. To vote for a time and date, please go to https://doodle.com/sna7vb gry26kfap9. Thank you. "
Trans* Support Group
Host: Christopher Janeway, MS, NCC
"This peer led, facilitated group meets once a month at the Pride Center of Vermont (formerly RU12? Community Center) and is open to all trans* people and to any discussion topics raised. It is a respectful and confidential space for ..."
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group
Host: Sarah White, MS, LCMHC
"If you've wanted to attend a DBT Skills group but have been worried about attending group in person, consider attending an online facilitated group! This group meets once a week for skills, just like you would experience in an on-site ..."
Social Anxiety Support Group, begins Feb. 2015
Host: Edie Rhoads, MS, MFA, CMHC
"This group is designed for individuals who struggle with social anxiety to practice sharing, provide compassionate support, and experience understanding. Group members will have the opportunity to share honestly about the way they experience being part of a group and ..."
Host: Julianne Holland, MA, LADC
"This group will be structured around a particular focus and skill each week. Group participants will be expected to share as they are comfortable around skills learned and applied to daily life. Assignments will be given to encourage introspection and ..."
Social Skills Groups - Children, Teens, Adults
Host: Sarah White, MS, LCMHC
"This is an excellent opportunity to meet with a small group of others and improve your social skills! Adolescent groups meet both at the office and online weekly and work on interpersonal communication, emotional regulation, logical choices, and more. Great ..."
Introduction to Mindfulness
Host: Nina La Rosa, MS, NCC
"A 1 hour introductory mindfulness class open to the public. Held on the first Thursday of every month from 7-8pm. Appropriate for beginners to experienced meditators. Includes discussion, introduction of a technique, practice, and Q&A. Check out www.ninalarosa.com/schedu le for ..."
Host: David F Levingston, MA, MFT
"Are you wanting to learn to give and get more in your relationship, sail more easily over waves that come up, discover the joy of a deeper partnership, or find new ways to communicate clearly? With another therapist, I offer ..."
"Creating Radiance After Cancer"
Host: Claire LeMessurier, MA, LCMHC, BC-DMT
"Turn the existential crisis of cancer into an opportunity to reconstruct your present life and enrich the meaning of the future. Population: Adults who have been diagnosed with cancer recently or in the past who want to explore ways to ..."
Vermont (VT) Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as Vermont (VT) counseling groups, Vermont (VT) support groups, Vermont (VT) 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 Vermont (VT) 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 Vermont (VT) to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.
What to expect in a Vermont (VT) group?
In a professionally operated support group in Vermont (VT), 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. Vermont (VT) 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 Vermont (VT). 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 Vermont (VT).
What's the difference between individual and group therapy?