Group Therapy

Current and Upcoming Groups:  

 

Monday and Tuesday evenings we provide a mixed-gender process-therapy group.  Each group meets once a week (except the last week of each month) and helps individuals to work through family of origin issues that contribute to being blocked in current relationships, while learning to assertively communicate needs and maintain connections.  The group also works on avoiding the repetition of unhealthy relationship patterns and establishing appropriate boundaries, and provides a safe space to receive honest feedback.

 

Wednesday evenings, CareForLawyers.com is forming a group for attorneys, designed to address the unique challenges and stresses involved in the personal, relational, family and work life of being a lawyer and practicing law.

 

 

Groups offer an unusually rich opportunity for growth and development, where individuals can experience mutual support and a feeling that others are going through similar challenges, and where they can also explore new ways of relating with others to find greater satisfaction in life. The structure of the therapy group allows members to get to know each other well and play an important role in each other’s growth process. Individuals are encouraged to self-reflect and interact in order to break out of limiting relationship patterns. Some therapy groups may focus on specific topics, while others may maintain the interpersonal process itself as the primary focus.


evanston therapy group therapists facilitate a group environment that is supportive, open, respectful and confidential. We have found that participating simultaneously in both individual therapy and groups often expedites growth and progress. 
Some goals of participating in groups are to:

 

  • Improve self-awareness and deepen interpersonal skills
  • Create more successful relationship patterns
  • Learn how you are experienced by others
  • Gain confidence, decrease isolation and offer mutual support
  • Improve self-esteem and self-image
  • Learn assertive communication
  • Set appropriate limits and boundaries
  • Cultivate a rich support network
  • Think positively and behave proactively