View descriptions of our many different group therapies below.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Sunday (Start time varies between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm)
A two-hour group that meets offsite incorporates horses experientially for emotional growth and learning. Activities will engage you intellectually, emotionally, socially and/or physically with an opportunity to explore and examine personal values. It is a safe place to “think outside the box” and define/redefine what success means.
Facilitator: Shawn M. Rodrigues, LPC
Monday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm – Miller Building
This group focuses on helping the client to sharpen communication skills by sending clear messages, establishing active listening skills, and learning how to work through conflict. DBT skills including Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation will be integrated into this group. Clients will learn how to integrate highly effective coping skills into the recovery process.
Facilitator: Cristine Toel, LPC
Healthy Balance Group
Monday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Miller Building
This group is an introduction to the framework for understanding how the difficult and disturbing experiences of our childhood impact us and how we can learn to care for ourselves by developing our Healthy Balanced Person.
Facilitator: Amy Hesler, LMFT
Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Miller Building
This experiential group uses drama to work through issues. A protagonist is one who works while others in the group assist that person by representing significant others in the protagonist’s life.
Facilitators: Soozi Bolte, LPC and Grayce Gusmano MMFT, LPC
Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:00 am to 8:30 am – Angus Building
A group for individuals and couples struggling with any type of addiction issues.
Facilitators: Ralph H. Earle, PhD. and Marcus R. Earle, PhD.
Borders and Boundaries Group
Tuesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm – Angus Building
This group is designed to educate, encourage and empower you to establish and maintain healthy boundaries. It serves to evaluate and identify how you treat yourself, how you treat others, and how you allow yourself to be treated. Boundary training provides the skill set for creating closeness while maintaining separateness which is a requirement for healthy relationships and intimacy.
Facilitator: Brenda Garrett RN, MC, LPC
Tuesday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Angus Building
This facilitator works with individuals to recognize how they express anger and work towards achieving a healthy assertive expression of anger. In addition the group works on recognizing the need for forgiveness and then moving toward achieving that forgiveness.
Facilitator: Brian Case, PhD, LMFT
Wednesday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm – Angus Building
Participants share diverse experiences of faith and unfaith in an experiential and discussion format that maximizes the integration of spirituality and therapy.
Facilitator: Ken Wells, MDiv, MA, LPC
Thursday from 7:00 am to 8:30 am – Angus Building
Both males and females and couples attend this group. We clarify what codependency is, how it can negatively affect relationships, and how to establish healthy boundaries with others. The group provides each member an opportunity to check -in and provide feedback to one another in an open forum.
Facilitators: Ralph H Earle, PhD. and Marcus R. Earle, PhD.
Thursday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm – Miller Building
This group focuses on learning to effectively regulate emotions. Participants will learn and practice mindfulness skills to increase emotional awareness and control what their mind focuses on. Relapse prevention and action.
Facilitator: Gloria Gilbert, PhD.
Offense Cycle Group
Thursday from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm – Angus Building
This group focuses on the offense cycle and the clarification process. Everybody engages in offensive behavior that contributes to intimacy disability with self and others. This group is designed to help identify offensive behavior and set the stage for healthy intervention. Participants will be encouraged to recognize what is under the surface of their behaviors and how their behaviors affect others.
Facilitator: Sam Hardwig, MA, LPC
Healing Together Group
Thursday from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm – Miller Building
Healing Together is a group which provides tools to address relationship conflict as well as betrayal. Depending on the need of each individual in the group, the focus will be on identifying how betrayal affects our communication, healing betrayal, healing relationship conflict or both. Individuals and couples are welcome to attend the group. This group can serve as a supplement to your current therapy, but also can benefit those not currently in therapy.
Facilitator: Eli Bedrosian, LPC
P3 (the “Power of Positivity and Play”)
Thursday from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm – Angus Building
This group is primarily for those individuals attending our IOP program, but may be attended by others if therapist-referred. The “P3” group focuses on the importance of positivity and play as sources of fulfillment, well-being and overall balance in life. Humor and playful interactions/games are used to promote bonding among group participants, and to “push pause” on the difficult, often painful parts of therapy. Principles of positive psychology, the healing power of laughter, and the importance of interactive “non-performance” play are the hallmarks of this interactive group.
Facilitator: Brian Case, PhD., LMFT
Friday from 7:00 am to 8:30 am – Miller Building
Building Attitudes of Love Around Newly Created Empowerment. This is an ongoing weekly group dedicated to increasing your ability to live your life as a feeling, functional adult. BALANCE focuses on issues of shame, functional boundaries, communication and listening skills.
Facilitator: Doug Withrow, LMFT