Therapy/Counseling 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.

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.

Counseling group fees are $25.00 per month. Payments can be made in person or over the phone during regular business hours. If paid at any point beyond the 1st of the month, the fee remains $25.00.

Kid Connect – Mondays 6 – 7pm

Kid Connect is primarily for children with social challenges, behavior problems, ADHD and/or Autism who struggle to make and keep friends, regulate emotions, sustain attention/focus, and manage difficult behaviors. The group focuses on improving overall social competence, including creating and maintaining friendships, communication, flexibility, problem solving and conflict resolution, perspective-taking and empathy, kindness, self-esteem and confidence, social-emotional awareness, and other topics. Group members also learn mindfulness techniques and coping strategies to manage emotions, behavior/impulses and attention more effectively.

Teen Connect – Wednesdays 7 – 8pm

Teen Connect is a semi-structured group where teens come together to work on effectively creating and navigating relationships. It is primarily for adolescents with social challenges (e.g., difficulty making or keeping friends) and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder. The group focuses on skills building in the following areas: developing empathy and perspective-taking; expanding flexibility; boosting self-esteem and confidence; problem-solving and conflict resolution strategies; improving communication and conversational skills; building and maintaining interpersonal relationships; choosing appropriate friends; managing difficult peer situations; dealing with rejection and disappointment; strengthening emotion awareness and regulation; attending to self-care; adjusting to change; increasing mindfulness and coping strategies; cultivating kindness and compassion; identifying and incorporating value-driven actions; navigating social media; and more.

Young Teen Cope – Tuesdays 7 – 8pm

Young Teen Cope (YTC) is a process- and skills-based group for adolescents ages 12 to 14 (middle schoolers), that provides psychoeducation and teaches strategies to monitor and improve emotional and interpersonal functioning. The group offers a safe space for tweens and younger teens to share about their challenges while connecting with and receiving support from peers. Members will learn skills to better regulate and cope with unpleasant emotions, manage school-related and other life stressors as well as challenging circumstances, and effectively navigate difficult relationships. YTC also incorporates mindfulness and self-compassion as well as focuses on strengthening self-esteem, acceptance, problem-solving and more

Teen Cope – Wednesdays 7 – 8pm

Teen Cope is a process and skills-based group for teens ages 15 to 18 (high schoolers), that provides psychoeducation and teaches strategies to monitor and improve the emotional and interpersonal functioning of teenagers. The group offers a safe space for older teens to share about their challenges while connecting with and receiving support from peers. Members will learn skills to better manage challenging circumstances and school-related and other life stressors; effectively navigate difficult peer, family and romantic relationships; regulate unpleasant emotions and deal with unhelpful thoughts. Teen Cope also focuses on promoting self-esteem, problem-solving, mindfulness, values-guided actions, self-compassion, adaptive coping and more!

Young Adults Group – Mondays 6 – 7pm

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

Emotion Regulation – Temporarily on hold (call 561-483-5300 for alternative options)

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 group is on Mondays from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Adult Connect – Mondays 7 – 8pm

Adult Connect is an open and ongoing, directive therapy group where individuals learn and practice social skills. Members have the opportunity to process their own issues and challenges in navigating social relationships and learn from one another’s experiences.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – Tuesdays 5:30 – 7pm

This unique skills-based group teaches the DBT skills, developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. This 12-week structured group teaches emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance and mindfulness skills. The cost is $225. The fee is discounted if you register early. Inclusion in the group requires a full intake evaluation. Members in this group must also participate in individual therapy.

Anger Management – Tuesdays 7 – 8:30pm

This 12-week Anger Management class is 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 $225. The fee is discounted if you register early. Inclusion in the group requires a phone screening, but not a full intake evaluation.

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.