Now accepting new members for Saturday sessions 8:30am – 9:30am!
A group experience is to be rewarding and enjoyed! The group experience is for you to realize you are not alone! The group experience is for others to share similar challenges to help you, and for you to help them. And, a place to be heard!
Gaining awareness and insight about your challenges cannot be in a vacuum. Whether you are experiencing anxiety and difficulty communicating, depression and sadness, triggers of anger, or joy and gladness of an improved relationship, this is your “space”. The best way to learn several options for these challenges, is from your peers. This is a very different experience than the individual or couples’ settings. Like other counseling settings, groups provide validation, sounding boards, experience sharing, and peer support for life decisions, in an amplified way because of the many members.
Groups function well when people are honest and sincere, using sensitivity about personal information. Joining a group of strangers to talk about your concerns in relationships may seem awkward, at first, but group members can become trusted and valued supporters for you.
Confidentiality is one component of group guidelines and ground rules which group members are most concerned about. However, there is no perfect way of ensuring everyone will be confidential once leaving a session. It is a respectful and powerful ally to be mentioned and requested each session by all to create the environment for best work.
The purpose of the group is to gather men together to derive support from others while experiencing the hard work of Couples Counseling. Beyond this, the group is to serve as a learning “space” for self-growth.
Discussion topics will include:
- Talking openly about what is really working for you and what is upsetting you in your relationship with others to gain insight and awareness.
- Finding out how others find solutions to similar situations in their relationships.
- Talking about how communication can become stressed in a simple “word” or lack of a one. Make meaning out of being happy in your relationship.
- Gaining knowledge about how to assess your own needs while being present for others, talking about sex, conflict, anxiety, infidelity, depression, finances, etc.
- Stopping the endless cycles of mindless arguments about sex, feeling rejected, and becoming angry.