Group Therapy

We’re excited to be offering a number of Group options here at Dunamis Wellness. Group Therapy provides individuals a way to learn how to express their current struggles in a confidential environment with others who may be in a similar situation. This is an easy way to dip your feet into counseling if you’ve felt like trying it, not to mention it may be kinder on your pocketbook.

Call us today to find out more about any of these options, and/or sign up for a group.

Art and Wellness Group

Facilitator: Lyn Rosenthal, AMFT
Date/Time: Thursdays 5:30PM – 7:00PM (call us for the start date)
Location: Market St Conference Room
Group Type: Co-ed
Duration: 6-10 weeks,
Group size: (limited at this time due to COVID and space availability): 4-6 participants.
Fee: $40/class
Group Description: No art experience necessary. An experiential class focusing on the use of color to process emotion with an emphasis on wellness and positive self-expression. Teaching on the use of creativity for emotional wellness for 15 minutes, followed by a positive visualization, color activation and process time. Art supplies provided.


Art and Wellness for Teens

Facilitator: Lyn Rosenthal, AMFT
Date/Time: TBA
Group Type: Co-ed
Therapeutic Focus: Depression; Anxiety, Trauma Processing
Duration: 6 Weeks
Group Size: 4-6 people
Fee: $40/class
Group Description: No art experience necessary.  An experiential class focusing on the use of color to process emotion with an emphasis on wellness and positive self-expression.  Teaching on the use of creativity for emotional wellness for 15 minutes, followed by a positive visualization, color activation and process time. Art supplies provided.


Mind-Body Connection Group

Facilitator: Andrea Murray, APCC
Date/Time: Fridays at 10:00am (call us for start date)
Location: Market St. Conference Room
Group Type: Co-ed
Duration: 10 Weeks
Group Size: 3-4 participants
Fee: $30/class
Group Description: “The mind, body, and spirit are inseparable and interconnected; changes in the body reflect changes in the mind.” — American Dance Therapy Association
The months-long pandemic lockdown means that many of us are experiencing a significant change in our daily living. The restriction of our environment – be it being confined to a space, or a reduction of lifestyle options – may have led to a contraction of movement and the ability to manage our emotions. Similarly, social distancing has directly impacted the way we would naturally express ourselves with others. This change in movement habits can impede our resilience.  
This body and movement-based modality of expressive therapies is non-athletic, and non-aesthetic, and explores the correlation between emotion and movement. Find your authentic and healthy self again. Come dressed to move comfortably!


Managing Chronic Pain

Facilitator: Jantina Thompson, LCSW
Date/Time: Fridays 1:00pm – 2:30pm (call us for start date)
Group Type: Chronic Pain Management
Duration: 10 Weeks
Group Size: 10 individuals
Fee: $20/class plus $25 for workbook
Group Description: This is a 10 week comprehensive overview of managing Chronic Pain utilizing the book, “Managing Pain Before It Manages You” by Margaret Caudill, MD.  We will learn how to reduce pain with proven mind-body techniques; how to decrease discomfort, depression and distress and be more active with less pain.  Topics to include the role of medications, alternative therapies, diet, sleep and stress.  The group will offer education and support with required completion of activities and reading outside of the group. 


Self-Esteem Group Therapy for Teen Girls

Facilitator: Deidre Ramos
Date/Time: Thursday, 3:45-4:45pm
Group Type: Closed
Duration: 8 weeks
Group Size: 8
Fee: $20/teen
Group Description: A weekly group therapy experience with teen girls ranging from the age of 11-16 that focuses on social confidence, self-confidence, communication skills, positive peer influences, overcoming self-doubt, resisting negative peer pressure, standing up for themselves, increasing self-expression, and improving friend and family relationships.


Autism Parent Support Group

Facilitator: Deidre Ramos
Date/Time: Monday, 5-6pm
Group Type: Open
Duration: Ongoing
Group Size: 16 [Online option]
Fee: $20/individual or $30/couple
Group Description: Bringing parents and caregivers together in a group setting creates a support system and can help parents connect with other parent’s facing similar challenges. Autism Parent Support Group is a place where parents can share emotional concerns in the struggles of parenting a child with autism and or a developmental disability. Parent groups can share information about the disabilities of their children, local policies, school services, therapy, local funding sources, medical facilities, transportation, emotional support and much more.


Autism/Disability Sibling Support Group

Facilitator: Deidre Ramos
Date/Time: Tuesday, 4:30-5:30
Group Type: Open
Duration: Ongoing
Group Size: 10 -15 [Online Option]
Fee: $20/youth
Group Description: A support group that aims to create a fun experience for the children in attendance, while also giving them an outlet for exploring their thoughts and feelings about having a sibling with special needs.


Autism/Disability Independent Living Skills Group

Facilitator: Deidre Ramos
Date/Time: Wednesday, 4:30-5:30pm
Group Type: Closed
Duration: Ongoing
Group Size: 10
Fee: $25/individual
Group Description: Weekly classes focusing on independent skills training for mid to high functioning teens and or adults on the autism spectrum and or with other developmental disabilities at our treatment facilities supervised by a qualified autism professional. A Rotating class schedule that focuses on a variety of living skills. Such classes include cooking, using measuring cups, making phone calls, creating a resume, and daily community skills training. 


Social Mingle Club for Adults with Disabilities

Facilitator: Deidre Ramos
Date/Time: Thursday, 5-6:30pm
Group Type: Open
Duration: Ongoing
Group Size: 10
Fee: $20/person
Group Description: Weekly gatherings for high functioning adults on the autism spectrum and or other developmental disabilities supervised by a qualified autism professional. A safe place where adults can meet new friends and participate in activities with peers. Such activities will include speed dating, dance nights, game nights, etc.


Social Skills and Mingle Hangout for Teens with Disabilities

Facilitator: Deidre Ramos
Date/Time: Friday, 3:30-5:30pm
Group Type: Open
Duration: Ongoing
Group Size: 10
Fee: $25/teen
Group Description: Weekly gatherings for high functioning teens on the autism spectrum and or other developmental disabilities supervised by a qualified autism professional.  A safe place where teens can meet new friends and participate in activities with peers. Such activities will include dance nights, game nights, social nights, etc.
This group will also co-exist as a social skills group. The learning of social skills will offer an opportunity for teens on the autism spectrum to practice their social skills with each other and/or typical peers. Teens on the autism spectrum need help in learning how to act in different types of social situations. They often have the desire to interact with other peers but may not know how to engage others or may be overwhelmed by the idea of new experiences. Our social skills group will focus on building social skills through group projects, activities, and games. Teen siblings are welcomed.


Other groups coming soon. Call us for details!

Relapse Prevention | Anger Management | DBT Group | Educational Group | Anxiety/Depression | Relaxation/Mediation | Wellness/Amino Group | Restoring Positive Body Image/ Eating Disorders |