Group Counseling

At first, the idea of participating in group counseling might seem intimidating. Who wants to share their story with strangers? But group counseling, 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 counseling can give you a host of new perspectives on your situation, and help you see solutions in a new light.

Other benefits of group counseling 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 counseling.

Group counseling 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.

Examples of Genesis Groups

Kid’s Club
The Kid’s Clubs are counseling 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.

DBT Therapy Online and In-Person 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
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.

Available Groups For Your Location

Find out about available groups for your location by visiting the Location page that is best for you. From that page you can also notify us of your interest in joining a group when it is available.