Appleyard Counseling
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Group Therapy

Group Counseling

Group counseling often reduces loneliness, normalizes your experiences, promotes change in quick and meaningful ways, and helps you to learn and process new skills. You are not alone. Groups provide support and make you realize that others experience similar challenges. You are not as different or alone as you think.

  1. Groups provide a sounding board. Groups can offer a different perspective. Receive support and share your wisdom.

  2. Groups can propel you forward. Hearing from others on how they've overcome can be encouraging. During the group experience, you will likely meet people representing a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Listening and learning from every member's perspective provides members with greater insight into your personal growth and development.

  3. Groups promote social skills. While it is common for people to feel anxious prior to attending their first group, most feel relieved and more comfortable as the sessions progress. Remember, it takes time to feel comfortable speaking up in a group, adjust to group norms, and experience the benefits of the group. It is important that you share at your own pace.

  4. Groups teach you about yourself. Groups can be a way of uncovering the areas that may be blocking your ability to overcome your issues.

Grief Group: space for people to express the many emotions associated with grief in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment. Each individual’s reaction to their experience is unique and everyone is encouraged both to share their views and to honor the views of others. Modalities include talk, guided meditation, poetry and art based on the ages and dynamics of the group.

We meet once a week for 1 hour and a six-week commitment is necessary due to best practices and efficacy. An initial individual therapy session with Katharine is the first point of contact to assess whether this is a good group for you.

Meditation for Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder: this group counseling format consists of a small group of individuals who seek mindfulness skills to assist them in dealing with depressive symptoms. Sessions consist of guided meditation and reflection of personal experience.

We meet once a week for 1 hour and a six-week commitment is necessary due to best practices and efficacy. An initial individual therapy session with Katharine is the first point of contact to assess whether this is a good group for you.

Women Create: join us for opportunities to self-reflect and assess where we are together We participate in written and in spoken conversation. I offer tools and the guidance to help you clarify your desires and to put your dreams in motion. We are a safe space and one that, I hope, allows you to experience more ease and grace in your life. We support one another by showing up. By showing up we are seen, heard, and fulfilled.

We meet once a week for 1.5 hours and a six-week commitment is necessary due to best practices and efficacy. An initial individual therapy session with Katharine is the first point of contact to assess whether this is a good group for you.

Men Connect: this group counseling format consists of a small group of men who support and challenge each other. The general goal is to learn a healthier, more truthful and vital way to be in the world. 

We explore relevant issues for men including: male identity in our times, developing trust among men, building assertiveness and releasing anger and aggression, masculine themes of sacrifice, burden, and resilience, relationships with our sons - turning wounds, betrayal, and grief into a caring and vital relationship, how to thrive with women - domesticity, autonomy, intimacy, and desire, issues of commitment - fear, inability and longings, and our connection to dreams, creativity, adventure, and spiritual belonging.

We meet once a week for 1.5 hours. A six week commitment is necessary due to best practices for group therapy. Initial appointment will be an individual session with Katharine to assess whether the group is an appropriate fit.