"Are you feeling disconnected and looking for some support? You are invited to join our Interpersonal Group. Build skills to communicate your thoughts, feelings and needs. Discuss ways to initiate and sustain healthy relationships and feel comfortable in social situations. ..."
"Tired of losing "for good", then gaining again? There's more to this madness than meets the eye. Join our weight loss workshop and learn the "whys" concerning the psychology of weight loss and body image. Together we will overcome the ..."
"Caregivers (parents, guardians, foster or adoptive parents) will be able to explore new ways to respond sensitively to children’s cues and gain insight regarding ways to manage their own struggles around certain attachment needs. The COSP™ program offers adults new ..."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CLC, BA, RN
"This 12 session Anger Management Program is directly associated with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. All curriculum materials utilized are approved and published by the department of Health and Human Services. We teach the skills needed to ..."
"This group of people in their 50s and 60s meets monthly to work on challenges of aging, personal life problems and experiences (sharing is optional). The group was started in May 2015 and is limited to six people. "
"This group is for the sexually addicted offender. Clients in this group are either post sentence or in the pre-trial phase of a legal issue that relates to their sexual addiction. Additionally, this group serves impaired professionals with sexual addiction ..."
"Have you been managing pain with sex, or sexual pain? We would love to have you join our support network. We are a group of mostly millennial-aged women who manage chronic pain and support one another through positive and strength-based ..."
"The focus of this group is to create a safe space of healing for women of color who have symptoms of anxiety, depression, and/or have experienced trauma throughout their lifetime. Many are also dealing with the impact of the pandemic ..."
"I facilitate a mixed group of women and men using third party reproduction who meet twice a month for support and guidance through the steps of the donor process with a variety of clinics both in the US and internationally. ..."
"The focus of this group will be working through anxiety and depression in a safe environment. This group is offered in person and via tele-health. The group will use a HIPPA compliant tele-health platform that is compatible with most cell ..."
"DBT Skills Training Only is a standalone option for those interested in learning DBT skills who do not meet the requirements for the comprehensive program. You may benefit from this option if you are currently seeing a mental health provider ..."
"The Livengrin PHP (partial) program is perfect for those who are struggling to maintain sobriety or recovery but may not need or simply cannot attend an inpatient residential program. The PHP program provides a safe, comfortable treatment environment during the ..."
"The focus of this group will be on getting and remaining sober in an uncertain world. We will use 12-step and SMART concepts to explore the world of sobriety, and our past use. This group would be considered co-occurring. The ..."
"Intimate Women's Group focusing on the question every woman asks, "Do You Think I'm Beautiful?" Longing for more fulfillment and peace? We're challenging women's common fears, doubts, pains, loneliness, despair and false views of self. Gaining the truth about your ..."
"DBT-A is an evidence based therapy for teens struggling with non-suicidal self-injury, suicide attempts, impulsive behaviors, labile moods and unstable interpersonal relationships. We have adapted the treatment to provide a separate parent training skills group to address the myriad of ..."
"Mindful awareness can be defined as paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. Mindfulness invites us to pause, breathe, observe, and connect with one's inner experience without judgment. In this ..."
"Are you finding that you just can't get past emotional eating? Are you wanting to lose excess weight but find its too hard on your own? Workshops available for daytime or evening sessions. One Day Workshops Tuesdays 11 to1 or ..."
"A substance use disorder affects all aspects of a person’s life, including their relationships. Livengrin helps families and friends heal themselves and, in the process, foster a new healthy relationship with their person in treatment that is most conducive for ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem 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.