Groups for Adults
Psychotherapy groups help you to make lasting changes in the way you connect to others and the way you handle feelings. This group therapy aims to improve your capacity to know in real-time what you are feeling, what you need from others, and what inner resources you have that you can rely on.
Group offers a safe place to develop and practice new skills for handling situations that baffle and frustrate you in daily life. Group therapy works well in concert with individual psychotherapy or marital therapy. Members report improved pleasure and happiness with their partner and with their children. Members report that their experience in group has helped them to stop falling into self-defeating patterns at work and at home.
Currently I have two on-going groups with openings:
- Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
- Tuesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
If you are interested in learning more about how group psychotherapy can be helpful to you, call me at 67-645-5048.
I have extensive post-graduate training in group therapy, have experience leading groups for children and adults since 1987, and am a lead organizer of the annual NSGP group therapy conference in Boston.
Groups for Adolescents
Teenagers are group people! An open-ended exploratory group is a great help for teenagers who need a chance to contrast and compare their experience with peers. In group, they learn to be emotionally open and receptive without getting overwhelmed or steamrollered in relationships. The guiding and curious presence and the empathic witness provided by the group leader allows teenagers to improve their relationship with authority and learn how to ask for and get help while improving independence.
As of November, 2016, I am interviewing teenagers with plans to start a weekly adolescent group in January, 2017.
I periodically offer a six-week class for parents who have difficult children.
The parenting class teaches:
- The three basic “moves” that troubled children and teens rely on to get their way - and how you can respond to build connection, security and cooperation in your home.
- Why your child has trouble “calming down” and “gearing up” - and how you can help them grow these basic capacities.
- Why "pushing through" never wins and "giving in" always loses - and how you can find the middle way that strengthens relationships and builds alliance for change.
- Why our children's struggles and behavior problems wake up unresolved pain and trouble from our own childhood - and how we can use those feelings as a guide to creating connection and safety at home.
This material is a great help to parents who want to understand why their children act in ways that seem so disruptive and self-defeating, and why their children can’t seem to satisfy themselves and fulfill their potential.
This class is very helpful to parents who have adopted children.
I also teach specific activities you can do with your children that will help them with their behavior problems - and will improve your relationships and the general tone of family life.
If you are interested in the parenting class, please contact me at 617-645-5048.