"This is a group that meets for 12 weeks in a small group setting. This is not strictly a weight loss group. This is a group for individuals who strive to have a healthier relationship with themselves, their bodies and ..."
"Group members are required to be engaged in either: 1.) Comprehensive DBT at our program, participating in DBT group and individual therapy weekly through NorthStar; or 2.) attend weekly individual therapy with a community-based therapist during their tenure in skills ..."
"This group is designed for men who have identified problematic sexual behavior as affecting one or more areas of their life. The emphasis of the group is to help members discontinue unhealthy and/or undesirable sexual behavior(s) and create a personal ..."
"The Monarch Center offers adult and adolescent DBT groups. We are proud to offer a comprehensive DBT program provided by highly trained and experienced therapists. Group times vary throughout the year. Please call for more information. "
"This Healing coaching group is designed to help women heal from the devastating aftermath of infidelity. Infidelity is very damaging emotionally and traumatizing to the soul, body and spirit, trying to find your equilibrium, and normalcy during this time can ..."
"Camp Aloha is a summer camp for children experiencing the loss of a close family member or significant person. Dates and times vary from year to year so call or email for the most up to date information. (316) 361-6711 ..."
"The DBT Skills Training group focuses on four major behavioral targets: Emotion Regulation, Interpersaonl Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Mindfulness. it is currently being offered for 1.5 hours/week in 10 week modules. "
"DBT is an evidenced based therapy that teaches effective skills in Emotional Regulation, Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. These groups are designed to approximate an academic setting and not intended to be processing groups. Group members can expect to ..."
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
"Processing Pain group is a 18 week adult group that typically starts in August and January. Group members identify past areas of pain and are placed on a pathway of forgiveness and healing. Through processing childhood stories, grieving losses, and ..."
"This is a group for children who have spiritual gifts. Some children have described experiences to me such as they feel other people's energy or they pick up the emotions of people in the room. Other children describe seeing spirits ..."
"I provide a Chronic Pain/Illness Support Group that meets every Friday of the month to assist and support those that suffer from multiple types of illness. We gather together for networking and gaining knowledge of coping skills as well as ..."
"This free class teach fundamental skills to help you change how you think. "Your perspective is either your prison or your power." Dr. Parker combines powerful CBT strategies with simple and fun lectures and videos to help attendees take control ..."
"The therapists at Therapeutic Solutions are committed to promoting personal well-being through the provision of a variety of therapy interventions along with testing, assessment and the development of new tools to better manage life's challenges. "
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Wichita Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.
Group therapy in Wichita is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.
Support groups in Wichita are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.
Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Wichita allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types such as Mindfulness Based group therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.
As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.
Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.
Group therapy and support groups in Wichita can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.