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Therapy Groups in Madison
Infertility Support Group
Host: Ruth Ellen Saul, LCSW, ACSW
"This FREE infertility support group is a group for individuals and couples who are struggling with fertility challenges. It is open to patients at any clinic or those not involved in active medical treatment of infertility. There is no charge ..."
Host: Barbara Perkins, MSW, LCSW
"Take two hours of your time to learn how to increase success in communicating within your family. Using STOP and UNSTUCK in family friendly ways to decrease conflicts, increase resolution of problems, have a happier home life. RSVP as space ..."
Host: Ron Johnson, MDiv, PhD
"This group focuses on understanding one's personality, personal history, and developing spirituality so as to engage effectively in the world of work, relationships, and play. "
Mindfulness Meditation and the Brain
Host: Victoria G Goodman-Strenski, LCSW, CSAC
"You will practice Mindfulness Meditation using the breath, 5 senses, emotions and thoughts as anchors for your Meditation Practice. You will also practice with choice-less awareness. You will begin to explore why practicing Mindfulness Meditation is not only an effective ..."
Men's Therapy Group
Host: Ronald J May, PhD
"An interpersonal process style is used to facilitate the development of interpersonal awareness and emotional communication skills. While the groups offer a nurturing and supportive environment to safely explore sensitive issues, direct and honest communication is encouraged. The groups meet ..."
Free Lunch Group
Host: Melissa Walden, MS, LPC
"FREE lunch group for those struggling with eating disorders on Tuesdays from 12:15-1:15 and Thursdays from 1pm-2pm. Patients must bring their lunch and it must meet meal plan requirements. If you are unsure about what is an appropriate lunch, please ..."
Women's Group: Conscious Body/Conscious Mind
Host: Andrea Schultz, LCSW, RYT, CPT
"NEW GROUP NOW FORMING!! Group is open to all women, will utilize therapeutic discussion, yoga/meditation, gestalt psychotherapy, the chakra system, and experiential exercises to heighten awareness, improve self-concept and self-understanding, and increase mind/body/spirit integration. Group meets 10 consecutive Thursdays, May ..."
Rebuilding At Bethel
Host: Margaret A Lambert, MSW, LCSW
"Rebuilding at Bethel is a three part series for individuals who are experiencing the end of a committed relationship. It consists of Genesis; a weekly drop in program that is open 52 weeks of the year and is free. The ..."
Women's Self-Esteem and Relationships
Host: Margaret A Lambert, MSW, LCSW
"This ten week class is for adult women. It covers the foundational concepts of a health self-esteem and how that relates to finding and maintaining healthy adult relationships at work, with your family or with a partner. The cost is ..."
Now What? Adjusting to a Child with Special Needs
Host: Abegglen Counseling and Consulting, LLC
"A child or family member with unique needs can often mean intense behavioral and structural changes for the family which can impact parent, sibling, and whole family relationships. In this group participants will have the time, space, and support they ..."
Rollercoaster Relationship Recovery
Host: Amber Ault, PhD, MSW, APSW
"Rollercoaster Relationships are unstable relationships involving break-up/make-up cycles, mixed messages, manipulation, exploitation, and other issues that can make life miserable. Often one member of such couples suffers with a personality disorder (e.g., Borderline Personality or Narcissistic Personality Disorder) that makes ..."
Motivating Effective Non-Violence (MEN'S)
Host: Beth Whittemore, MSW, LCSW, LMFT
"Groups are held on Wednesdays either from 8:30-10:30 AM or 4:00-6:00 PM. We have a sliding fee scale and can accept standard insurances. Call for an Intake appointment at 608-661-2829 ext 2 "
Host: Barbara Perkins, MSW, LCSW
"The best two hours spent on yourself! You will learn how to effectively communicate in your marriage. Learn STOP and UNSTUCK as you become skilled at being curious about your partner's thoughts and feelings without becoming defensive. Space is limited. ..."
Generalized Anger Program (GAP)
Host: Darald Hanusa, PhD, LSCW, SAC
"The GAP group program is a 24 session cognitive-behavioral group which focuses on teaching conflict resolutions skills, relaxation methods, changing self-defeating/maladative thoughts and consciousness raising regarding non-aggressive attitudes, values, and beliefs. The program involves active practice in skill development. Groups ..."
Relationships/Dating: "Getting it right"
Host: Bonnie Lubet, MS, LPC, SAC, RN
"This group is for individuals who have experienced failed relationships/divorce and are ready to entertain the idea of reentering the dating scene again but are fearful of how to find a emotionally and healthy partner. This 5 week group will ..."
Madison Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as Madison counseling groups, Madison support groups, Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.
What to expect in a Madison group?
In a professionally operated support group in Madison, 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. Madison 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 Madison. 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 Madison.
What's the difference between individual and group therapy?