At first, the idea of participating in group therapy might seem intimidating. Who wants to share their story with strangers? But group therapy, in which one or more therapists lead a group of 5 to 15 people, can be very beneficial. Groups generally meet once a week for 45-90 minutes. Group therapy can give you a host of new perspectives on your situation, and help you see solutions in a new light.
Other benefits of group therapy include:
Support. You are not alone! Many people experience a sense of relief knowing there are others going through the same journey, and are happy to join together on the path to freedom and change.
Sounding Board. Group members may see things in a different than you do, and can provide you with new insights. You will receive a wider range of perspectives on your situation that can help you work through issues in a new way.
Confidence. Being part of a trusted group with people in similar life situations promotes social skills and helps overcome fears or embarrassments.
Learning About Yourself. Hearing others’ stories can often open your own eyes. It’s a way of uncovering the blind spots that may be blocking your ability to overcome your issues. You may also gain a sense of increased self-esteem through group therapy.
Group therapy is strictly confidential. You can rest assured that the information you share remains in the group. This is something that is taken seriously and reinforced among the members.
Kid’s Club (ages 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12)
The Kid’s Clubs are therapy groups offered at Genesis that provide a structured environment for positive social experiences for children with various social, emotional, and behavioral concerns stemming from such things as anxiety, depression, ADHD, Asperger’s Disorder, and general life stressors. The development and practice of positive social and decision-making skills is emphasized and reinforced. Showing respect is a foundational principle of our interactions together and is practiced by means of sharing positive and negative life experiences, active listening, and positive encouragement and problem solving. Here is a flyer summarizing information on Kid’s Clubs: Flyer
DBT Therapy Groups
Research shows Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) is effective for bringing positive change to those struggling with relational problems and periods of overwhelming emotion. Groups begin periodically throughout the year.
Anger Management Groups
Anger management is a process to help a person decrease anger by examining their triggers and developing healthy ways to express anger and frustration. After signing up, the group leader will contact you with more information when a group is ready to be formed.
Parent Training and Support Groups
Parent Support Groups are held periodically throughout the year when there are enough people to start a group. After signing up, the group leader will contact you with more information when a group is ready to be formed.
Marriage Groups are held periodically throughout the year when there are enough people to start a group. These include Boundaries in Marriage, Receipe for Health Relationship, etc. After signing up, the group leader will contact you with more information when a group is ready to be formed.
Men’s Freedom Group
This group is held periodically as needed. This group is designed to assist men who are recovering from sexual addiction. After signing up, the group leader will contact you with more information when a group is ready to be formed.
Submit your information using the form below to be added to the sign-up list for the group you are interested in. Some groups such as Kid’s Club are open to new people joining at any time. Other groups such as DBT have specific starting points. Genesis will contact you with more information when a group is available for you. Contact Genesis if you have any questions about the groups offered.