HIGH SCHOOL GROUP
NEW! Starting October 24th, 2023
The High School Group is open to all high schoolers of all genders who are looking to find a safe and supportive place to discuss some of the ongoing difficulties they face in high school. The goals of the group are to alleviate the sense of aloneness and isolation, while also discovering that there are solutions to many of their concerns and stresses. The approach of the group and its facilitators is positive and encouraging, and the group goals are geared to benefit young adults with and without mental health issues.
ADDICTION RECOVERY GROUPS
The members of this group are working toward recovering from alcohol and drug abuse and dependence. They share their experiences, struggles, and successes in a safe, therapeutic setting that provides vital support. The group is open to any adult committed to abstinence and recovery. Attendance at 12-step meetings is highly recommended (but not required).
THE "ROARING TWENTIES" GROUP
Economic challenges, a competitive job market, and societal expectations have left many 20-somethings feeling ill equipped to transition to adulthood. Some millennials feel isolated and alone as they launch the next chapter of their lives. Others resort to self-destructive behaviors to cope with the emotional ups and downs of striving to gain more independence. Many feel judged and criticized for “failure to launch.”
If you relate to any of these struggles, the “Roaring Twenties” psychotherapy group welcomes you. It’s a safe and supportive place to work through issues including entering the work world, redefining family relationships, managing stress, transforming your identity, and handling intimacy. The group also focuses on your strengths and achievements, as well as steps you can take to achieve your goals and thrive. Its approach is positive and encouraging, and it can benefit young adults with and without mental health issues.
Leader: Alison W. Johnson, PsyD
Every Thursday, 8:00-9:30 pm; weekly attendance is expected.
$90/session; health insurance plans may cover as group psychotherapy
Contact us for more information and to schedule a screening interview
CAREGIVERS THERAPY GROUP
This group grew out of the growing demand for services for caregivers, particularly after the COVID 19 pandemic. For two years, caregivers were shut in and unable to find respite from the daily routine of caregiving a family member. Every year, at least 78 million people provide informal – and usually unpaid – care and support to aging family members and people of all ages with disabilities. Notice the use of the word "caregiver", not, "caretaker". This is because it's a tremendous act of giving on the part of the family member. Caregivers give their time, resources, emotions, and physical strength. They provide a safe environment so that people can stay in their homes and continue to be a part of the family. If you are a caregiver, caring for yourself is essential. The group is designed to facilitate self-care, provide support from others in similar situations, share resources and to take a break from the routines of caregiving.
Leaders: Michael Keren, PsyD and Meredith Gondo, PsyD.
Time: Every Tuesday; 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm. Weekly attendance is expected
Fee: $90/session; health insurance plans may cover Psychotherapy
Contact us for more information or to schedule a screening interview
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION GROUPS (MBSR)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is taught worldwide and was featured on the PBS special Healing and the Mind. MBSR was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, author of the bestselling books Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness and Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life.
MBSR teaches mindfulness meditation, mindfulness yoga, and mindful living. The majority of graduates report lasting benefits: less pain, greater ability to cope with pain and stress, greater ability to relax, and more energy and optimism. Some say their life has been profoundly changed.
MBSR has helped people with a variety of psychological and medical conditions, including depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, backache, headache, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal problems, fatigue, sleep problems, and more. It is an excellent complement to treatment provided by a psychotherapist or physician.
Many healthy people take MBSR, as well—to disengage from life’s drama; to quiet mind chatter; and to cultivate calmness, clarity, perspective, and peace. Some participants use it to improve performance during sports, presentations, and other high-stress situations.
GROUPS AT SPS
Call us if you are interested in a group which is not on this page.
Our group offerings are being updated all the time, as new groups are formed.