Counseling Groups

Women and Healthy Relationships
Monday – 4:30 to 6:00 PM

A 10-week domestic violence based psycho-educational women’s group that offers a safe place for women to learn about and cope with the symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Members will also learn to identify the types of and red flags for relationship abuse, to learn how to set healthy boundaries, provide self-care, build self-esteem, manage anger, effectively communicate, and heal from the abuse they have experienced.
This group can benefit women who are currently involved in or have past involvement with toxic or abusive relationships, whether that relationship is with a partner or spouse, parent, boss, or a friend.

Trauma Support
Thursday – 12:30 to 2:00 PM

Survivors of trauma can help rebuild their lives by participation in a therapeutic support group. This group helps trauma survivors connect with one another and learn skills to self-manage the day-to-day challenges of recovery. An important component of this group is to show trauma survivors they’re not alone. Trauma can result in isolation and difficulties expressing emotions and needs. This group connects survivors with a licensed professional and with each other, helping survivors receive support from someone who actually “gets it”. Participants learn the effects trauma has on the brain and behaviors, and strategies to cope with the effects of trauma including anxiety and depression. Each session involves part education, part sharing and discussion. This group is for anyone who has undergone an actual or perceived life-threatening experience which can include but is not limited to, sexual abuse, violence, traumatic injuries and/or motor vehicle accidents.

Anxiety Support for Parents
Thursday – 5:30 to 7:00 PM

Parenting – It’s the hardest job in the world, and sometimes it causes anxiety or makes existing anxiety even worse. So how do you cope with anxiety and still be a good parent? This group addresses that question and more and offers education on parenting with a positive and self-supportive approach. Members receive information on children’s developmental stages, handling problem behaviors, and creating more connection with their children; all while learning how to cope with their anxiety. The group occurs in a setting of support from a licensed therapeutic professional, and couples are encouraged to attend together. Group format includes both education time and discussion time, inviting participation from each member with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) exercises to address anxiety symptoms.

To sign up please call us at (760) 325-4088 ext. 121
Group sessions might be covered by some insurances, cash or scholarships (for qualified low-income clients).