Therapy/Counseling Groups

Adult Therapy Groups

The Center offers several adult therapy groups at different times during the week. Our therapy groups do not have a specific theme, but rather bring together adults from diverse backgrounds experiencing a range of life’s problems. Through the use of an interpersonal approach, clients are given the opportunity to both give and receive feedback with regards to their presenting issues and concerns. Through the group process, clients gain a broader perspective on their issues and benefit from increased self-awareness. Therapy groups are an effective way to gain greater self-awareness and support in an effort to help you make effective changes in your life. Participation in these groups requires an initial intake evaluation to ensure goodness of fit between the group and your specific needs. If you believe you could benefit from a therapy group, please contact the Center to schedule an initial intake evaluation. The fee for our therapy groups is $20 per month.

Counseling Groups

The Center offers a range of semi-structured counseling groups. As described below, each counseling group is aimed to provide assistance with a specific range of clients and/or presenting concerns. Participation in these groups requires an initial intake evaluation to ensure goodness of fit between the group and your specific needs. If you believe you could benefit from one of the counseling groups listed below, please contact the Center to schedule an initial intake evaluation. The fee for these groups is $20 per month, unless otherwise indicated.

Teen Cope

An 8-week, semi-structured group for teens (13-18 years old) to learn skills to better regulate their emotions, manage difficult circumstances, and navigate relationships successfully. Thbie group is primarily for teens who are dealing with emotional issues.

The group also focuses on promoting self-esteem, coping with and reducing unpleasant emotions, problem solving, and other topics.The group is on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Cost: $95 pre-paid.

Kid Connect

An 8-week community group for children ages 7-12 to come together to work on effectively creating and navigating relationships. The groups is primarily for children who are socially anxious or have trouble making and keeping friends. The group focuses on improving communication through role playing; how to start and keep a conversation; problem-solving and conflict resolution strategies; and building self-esteem and interpersonal relationships. This group is on Mondays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Cost is $95 pre-paid.

Teen Connect

An 8-week community group where teens (13-18 years old) can come together to work on effectively creating and navigating relationships. This group is primarily for teens who are socially anxious or have trouble making and keeping friends. The group focuses on improving communication through role playing; how to start and keep a conversation; problem-solving and conflict resolution strategies; and building self-esteem and interpersonal relationships. The group is on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Cost is $95 pre-paid.

Emotion Regulation

The Emotion Regulation group is a unique blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness skills to help clients to improve their ability to cope with every day stress and navigate relationships successfully. This is a 12-week semi-structured, directive, skills-based group.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

This unique skills-based group teaches the DBT skills, developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. This 10-week structured group teaches emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance and mindfulness skills. The cost is $145. The fee is discounted if you register early.

Interpersonal Growth

This structured skills-based group focuses on improving social skills for adults and building healthier relationships with oneself and others. The group also emphasizes building empathy, assertiveness training, boundary setting, and other interpersonal skills.

Anger Management

The Center offers 12-week Anger Management classes for anyone who struggles with controlling feelings of rage. Within a supportive environment, you will learn the tools for healthy communication and self-awareness. The course is $195. The fee is discounted if you register early. Inclusion in the group requires a phone screening, but not a full intake evaluation.

Young Adults Group

The young adults group is a weekly semi-structured counseling group for adults in their late teens and early 20s who are currently in college, working, or other life transitions. The group focuses on building relationships, stress management, coping with anxiety and depression, emotion regulation, and other topics.

Schools

At participating elementary, middle, and high schools in Palm Beach County, the Center provides preventive counseling groups (a collaborative effort with parents, teachers, and guidance counselors) for students at risk for emotional and behavioral problems with the goals to increase self-esteem, social skills, and problem solving abilities to ensure future success. Participation in this program does not require an initial evaluation but does require a referral from the child’s guidance counselor to participate.  The program is provided free of charge.