Group Therapy

What is Group Therapy?

 Group therapy involves a therapist leading a group of people, typically for an hour or two. Many groups are designed to target a specific problem while others are more general and focus on improving social skills and obtaining support.

Group counseling works because it plays by different rules than everyday social situations. Group therapy can provide benefits that individual therapy may not. The group is a place where members feel safe enough to be open and honest with one another. 

 

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT GROUP

Join an incredible group of women all on a journey of healing, growth,and self-discovery. Give and receive support while exploring your relationship with yourself and others in a supportive environment.

Free Pre-Group Screening Required. To schedule your pre-group screening,
Email drlaurengarza@empoweredhealingservices.com

Nonbinary, Gender Fluid, Trans Women Welcome

Body Neutral/Positive

BIPOC Affirming

Neurodiverse Affirming

LGBTQ+ Affirming

TOPICS ADDRESSED ARE FLEXIBLE, BASED ON THE NEEDS OF GROUP MEMBERS AND MAY INCLUDE:
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Esteem
  • Emotions
  • Intimate Relationships
  • Changing Friendships
  • Body Image Concerns
  • Family Dynamics
  • Motherhood, Infertility
  • Identity Exploration
  • Grief, Loss, Mourning
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Racism, Oppression

$45 per session
Biweekly
Sundays: 3:00 – 4:30 pm (CST)

Why Group Therapy

Groups can be a support network helping with ideas for improvements and aiding in accountability. Hearing and supporting others can also change your perspective, help you feel less alone, and empower yourself by empowering others. By seeing how other people grow and overcome obstacles, you can further build your toolkit of strategies .

Attendance

Your attendance is crucial to the development of cohesion in the group. Being present each meeting helps establish a sense of comfort and trust and ensures that members don’t miss out on what is shared. If you absolutely cannot make it to a meeting or know that you are going to be late, let the leader know ahead of time so that she can inform the group. When a member is late or absent without explanation, the other group members wait and wonder, and therefore have difficulty proceeding.

Being present also means setting aside distractions while in the group. This can include turning off cell phones, not eating or drinking, and not using alcohol or drugs before the group. This can ensure that you can devote your full attention to the other group members and to your own feelings and experience.

Confidentiality

It is essential that members can trust that their participation in the group and whatever they share in the group will remain confidential. While it is perfectly acceptable to discuss your personal experience of the group with other people in your life, it is very important to always protect the confidentiality of other group members when doing so.

This means not only being sure to never mention any names, but also to avoid sharing information that would make it possible for someone else to figure out who the members are (e.g., any identifying information as such ethnicity, age, or specific aspects of a person’s life story).

Interested?

Contact Dr. Garza to schedule a free group therapy screening