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Group Therapy

Group Therapy

Group therapy options now at Dunamis!

We're excited to offer a number of group therapy options 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/have been in a similar situation. Our group options serve a wide range of ages and work to bring people together in a safe and supportive environment.

Art and Wellness for Teens

Art and Wellness for Teens

Facilitator: Lyn Rosenthal, AMFT
Session Day/Time: TBD
Start Date: TBD
Group Type: Co-ed
Therapeutic Focus: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma Processing
Duration: 6 weeks
Group Size: 4-6 people
Fee: $40 per person per class
Description: The Art and Wellness for Teens focuses on the use of color to process emotion with an emphasis on wellness and positive self-expression. We will teach on the use of creativity for emotional wellness, followed by positive visualization, color activation and process time. Art supplies will be provided – no art experience necessary.

Mind-Body Connection Group

Mind-Body Connection Group

Facilitator: Andrea Murray, APCC
Session Day/Time: Fridays at 10am
Start Date: TBD
Location: Market St.
Group Type: Co-ed
Duration: 10 weeks
Group Size: 3-4 participants
Fee: $30 per person per 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 lock-down 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

Managing Chronic Pain

Facilitator: Jantina Thompson, LCSW
Session Day/Time: Fridays 1-2pm
Start Date: TBD
Group Type: Chronic pain management
Duration: 10 weeks
Group Size: 10 people
Fee: $20 per person per class, in addition to $25 for the 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 include the role of medications, alternative therapies, diet, sleep and stress. This group offers education and support with required completion of activities and readings outside of the group.

 

Self-Esteem Group Therapy for Teen Girls

Self-Esteem Group Therapy for Teen Girls

Facilitator: Deidre Ramos, AMFT
Session Day/Time: Thursdays 3:45-4:45
Start Date: TBD
Group Type: Closed
Duration: 8 weeks
Group Size: 8
Fee: $20 per person per class
Group Description:
This weekly group therapy experience is designed for teen girls ranging from ages 11-16, and focuses on several different aspects of teenage life. Some topics of discussion include: social confidence; self-confidence; communication skills; positive peer influences; overcoming self-doubt; resisting negative peer pressure; standing up for oneself; increasing self-expression; improving friend and family relationships.

Autism Parent Support Group

Autism Parent Support Group

Facilitator: Deidre Ramos, AMFT
Session Day/Time: Mondays 5-6pm
Start Date: TBD
Group Type: Open
Duration: Ongoing
Group Size: 16 (online options available)
Fee: $20 per person or $30 per couple, per session
Group Description: Bringing parents and caregivers together in a group setting creates a support system and can help parents connect with other parents facing similar challenges. Autism Parent Support Group is a place whee parents can share emotional concerns in the struggles of parenting a child with autism and/or developmental disabilities. 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

Autism/Disability Sibling Support Group

Facilitator: Deidre Ramos, AMFT
Session Day/Time: Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm
Start Date: TBD
Group Type: Open
Duration: Ongoing
Group Size: 10-15 (online options available)
Fee: $20 per person per session
Group Description:
This support group aims to create a fun experience for the siblings 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

Autism/Disability Independent Living Skills Group

Facilitator: Deidre Ramos, AMFT
Session Day/Time: Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm
Start Date: TBD
Group Type: Closed
Duration: Ongoing
Group Size: 10
Fee: $25 per person per session
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. Sessions focus on a variety of living skills, such as cooking, using measuring cups, making phone calls, creating a resume, and daily community skills training. Sessions take place at our wellness center and are conducted by a qualified autism professional.

Social Mingle Club for Adults with Disabilities

Social Mingle Club for Adults with Disabilities

Facilitator: Deidre Ramos, AMFT
Session Day/Time: Thursdays 5-6:30pm
Start Date: TBD
Group Type: Open
Duration: Ongoing
Group Size: 10
Fee: $20 per person per session
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 space where adults can meet new friends and participate in activities with peers, such as speed dating, dance nights, game nights, etc.

Social Skills and Mingle Hangout for Teens with Disabilities

Social Skills and Mingle Hangout for Teens with Disabilities

Facilitator: Deidre Ramos, AMFT
Session Day/Time: Fridays 3:30-5:30pm
Start Date: TBD
Group Type: Open
Duration: Ongoing
Group Size: 10
Fee: $25 per person per session
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 as dance nights, game nights, social hangout time, 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. The social skills piece of the group will focus on building social skills through group projects, activities, and games. Teen siblings are welcomed.

Moving Forward: Free Yourself from the Past

Moving Forward: Free Yourself from the Past

Facilitator: Meg Ferrell, AMFT
Session Day/Time: Mondays
Start Date: TBD
Group Type: Closed after 2nd session; online options available
Duration: 10 weeks
Group Size: 6
Fee: $20 per person per session
Group Description: Following the format of the book “Getting Past your Past” by Francine Shapiro, this group will be a safe place to process past memories effecting your present life experience through the utilization of beginning EMDR techniques. Through this group you will learn how to identify any past memories that have negatively impacted your body, mind, and relationships with others and yourself. You will be provided with the tools necessary to move forward from being stuck in the past, into freedom, wholeness and healing for your future.
The book can be purchased for those who wish to read along. Homework is not assigned, however practicing techniques at home is encouraged for best results.

More group options are coming soon.

Are you looking for something in particular? Call us for details or group suggestions!