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Group Therapy

At Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy, we recognize that one of the more painful aspects of any emotional struggle is the sense that you are struggling alone. Therapy groups help to restore a sense of hope by connecting individuals with common experiences and allowing them to help one another. Groups offer a safe place for clients to work on their interpersonal relationships and to increase their capacity for emotional intimacy in their lives.

 

Interpersonal Process Groups 

Interpersonal process groups are led by a therapist specifically trained in psychodynamic group psychotherapy.  These are long-term  groups with up to 8-10 members that meet weekly for 90 minutes.  The structure of the therapy group allows members to get to know one another well and to assist one another to learn about and change limiting relational patterns. Lakeview Center’s interpersonal process groups help clients to increase awareness of their thoughts and feelings in the moment, and to express them towards one another in emotionally constructive ways.  Group members offer support and feedback to each other and are encouraged to experiment with new ways of relating in the group setting that they can eventually apply to their lives outside of the group.

Women’s Interpersonal Process Group meets Tuesdays 7 – 9:30 p.m.

All-Gender Interpersonal Process Groups meet Sundays 1:45 – 3:15 p.m.; 3:30 – 5 p.m.; or 5:15 – 6:45 p.m.

For more information about all interpersonal process groups, please contact Britt Raphling, LCPC, CGP.

 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Groups

DBT skills offer strategies for managing strong emotions and can be a valuable addition to individual psychotherapy. DBT skills groups may be particularly useful to individuals struggling with eating disorders, self-injury, and other impulsive and compulsive behaviors. Groups are open to new members every six to eight weeks. Each unit focuses on one of the four DBT skill areas:  core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT groups are offered to clients of all genders, aged 16 and older.  To learn more about Dialectical Behavior Therapy visit our DBT page.

DBT Skills Training Group meets Tuesdays 7 – 8:45 p.m.

For more information, please contact Timothy Sawyier, LPC.