Group Therapy

Group Therapy

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In addition to learning proven strategies to manage specific problems, group therapy and workshops offer a unique opportunity to benefit from diverse perspectives, to gain ideas and receive support from others, and to feel less isolated in your struggles.  

New Leaf Psychology is currently offering the groups and workshops listed below. Please contact us for further details regarding our current schedule.

GROUP THERAPY

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Group

This group is designed for youth and adults who become overwhelmed by their emotions (e.g. distress, sadness, anger), and who may engage in behaviors in response to these emotions that they would like to change (e.g. aggressive behaviors, self-harm, substance abuse, binge eating, spending, gambling, social withdrawal, procrastination). In order to reduce ineffective or harmful coping strategies, four alternative coping strategies are taught. These include mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

New members are welcomed into the group at the beginning of each module. Distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness are the topics for each module and mindfulness is incorporated in all 3 modules. Participants are invited to join all 3 modules, or to choose the topics that they feel are most relevant.

In order to attend the DBT skills group you must be seeing a therapist with whom you can discuss your use of the skills on a bi-weekly, or more frequent basis (this expectation is not required for participation in the caregiver group).

The DBT skills group for caregivers is designed to teach parents and caregivers the skills that their children are learning in the adolescent DBT skills group. In addition, parenting strategies consistent with DBT skills, and strategies to prevent caregiver burnout, are discussed.

Call us today to find out what skill is next on the agenda! 905-878-5050

 SUPPORT GROUPS

Pregnancy Support Group for Expecting Women

This is a weekly support group for women who are currently pregnant. Each session begins with the introduction of a general theme for discussion, followed by a self-reflection activity, and then opened up to the group for discussion. Themes addressed include; what it means to you to be a mom, expectations you have of your partner, your expectations and hopes for your baby, body changes, libido during pregnancy, social and cultural expectations, a review of your social supports and other resources, feeding your infant, building a delivery plan and being prepared for alternatives, preparing the nest, and what to expect of your mood following delivery.

Cost: $60 per session on a drop-in basis, or $570 for 12 sessions
Time: Thursdays from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m.
Call us to reserve your spot! 905-878-5050

Mom’s Support Group

This is a weekly support group for mom’s of infants, toddlers, and/or young children. Each session begins with the introduction of a general theme for discussion, followed by a self-reflection activity, and then opened up to the group for discussion. Themes addressed include; an exploration of the emotional impact of your labor and delivery, learning about your child and their unique temperament and personality, adjusting to the role and responsibilities of motherhood, negotiating/establishing these roles and responsibilities with your partner, a review of your social supports, mood changes and postpartum depression, body image, strategies to enhance the attachment between you and your child, feeding your child, sleep and the importance of routine, adapting your play to your child’s developmental needs, and validating your child while holding limits.

Cost: $60 per session on a drop-in basis, or $570 for 12 sessions
Time: Thursdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Call us to reserve your spot! 905-878-5050