Group Therapy

Group Therapy

What is group therapy?

Group therapy is made up of a group of people (ranging anywhere between 4-10 individuals) who meet weekly with one or two therapist facilitators to explore new ways of coping, behaving, and interacting with others. Group members give feedback to each other by expressing their feelings and observations about the communications and behaviors of group members. This interaction gives group members an opportunity to try out new ways of behaving and to learn more about the ways they interact with others. Group sessions are confidential as members are asked not to disclose details of group sessions outside of the group. Group trust is achieved when all members make a commitment to the group. Research has shown that group therapy is highly effective in helping people feel supported as they face life’s challenges, learn by receiving feedback and observing others, and develop positive feelings through the act of helping others.
What groups do we offer?

  • Dissertation support group :
  • Dr. Metcalfe conducted Dissertation Support Groups at Michigan State University for over eight years while a staff psychologist and assisted many students with completion of their dissertation. Most students were able to successfully defend their dissertations within 1-2 years. There were a few members who took longer than that, but if the student persisted in coming to the group and working on their dissertation, they would inevitably finish. He invites doctoral students from all disciplines to join together to benefit from his experience and the collective wisdom of the students.

  • Postpartum depression support group :
  • Whether you are a first time mom or have had children previously, this group is for moms from one month to one year postpartum who may be experiencing some of the following symptoms: sleep disturbance, feelings of guilt, loss of appetite, tearfulness, low motivation, difficulty staying focused, or unable to finish tasks. Within a supportive and non-judgmental setting, you will be able to interact with other moms who may be going through a similar experience. You are not alone, join us today. This is an open group so new members are welcome at any time. Please contact us for current date and time.

  • Transition to parenthood support group :
  • This is a support group for first time parents. While this is a very exciting time for most couples, it can also present challenges as parents adjust to the important responsibility of having a child. As a result, there may be unexpected stressors for the couple dyad. This group was created to offer support in your new role, normalize the range of feelings you may be experiencing, and help you to maintain a healthy and strong couple relationship that embraces your new addition.