Group counseling offers a safe environment in which to experiment with new behaviors, improve communication skills, and receive feedback from others with similar concerns and interests. Some groups focus on specific skills and themes, while others provide support. Participation in groups offered by Alexander Counseling Center require that you complete an initial intake session with the group leader in order to assess appropriateness of the group for your needs. Following are just a few examples of groups offered at Alexander Counseling Center:
- Personal Growth - This group is designed to help participants explore issues and dynamics that affect their personal lives. Specific areas of focus are generally determined by group members and may include relationships, intimacy, boundaries, communication, and self-awareness. The group also provides an opportunity for participants to practice new behaviors within a safe and encouraging environment where they can provide and receive feedback and support.
- Interpersonal Relationships - This counseling group is for people who wish to explore and improve their personal relationships. Participants will have the opportunity to better understand how past experiences impact their current quality of life. Members will receive feedback on areas of concern, and learn ways to cope with stressors that affect their work and personal lives. This group provides a safe, confidential space for people to explore and practice strategies for interpersonal growth, and connect on a deeper level with others.
- Grief and Loss - Grief is a natural result of losing someone close to you. Understanding and facing grief and the range of emotions we feel helps us cope with loss. This grief and loss group will provide a space where participants can come to understand the grieving process, gain support and learn from others who are grieving, and develop methods of coping during the process of grief. Most importantly, it is a place where participants can process their experience without feeling the pressure to “be better” before they are ready.