Group Therapy

Foundations has experienced therapists who facilitate group therapy and promote psychological health through the integration of mind, body and spirit. We work with children, adolescents and adults.

Many health insurance plans provide mental health benefits; all or part of your session fee may be covered. Foundations may also provide an adjusted fee to make counseling affordable for those who are uninsured and underinsured. We remain committed to providing the highest quality service to all of our clients, regardless of their pay source.

Please call (920) 437-8256 to schedule an initial evaluation for a group, or for more information.

Download the flier for any upcoming group on our Resources Page.

 

Our Current Groups

Adult Groups

Anxiety Management

Facilitated by Joanne Klysen, LPC and Julie Feld, LCSW
A group therapy program for adults (18 and older) struggling with anxiety. During the 6-week group, you will work to develop a better understanding of how anxiety affects your life on a daily basis, and to develop a wholeness approach for coping with stressors.

After the program, participants will be able to:

  • Apply information and education about anxiety using the Cognitive Behavior Therapy framework
  • Practice and apply relaxation techniques, including coping skills
  • Identify and change automatic thinking and mistaken beliefs
  • Identify how stressors impact your thoughts, feelings, behaviors and responses
  • Identify your communication style and work toward assertiveness
  • Develop and apply self-care strategies

Next Session Begins: April 4th, 2017
Group meets for 6 weeks on Tuesday from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Emotional Balance

Facilitated by Julie Feld, LCSW and Tyler Robertson, LPC
In this 8-week group therapy program, patients will work to build a foundation of emotional balance. This program is designed for those who struggle with emotional regulation, in order to enhance the individual counseling experience. The group will address techniques for increasing the effectiveness and regulation of emotions.

Skill development will include:

  • Everyday mindfulness
  • Understanding and naming emotions
  • Decreasing the frequency and intensity of your emotions
  • Decreasing emotional suffering

Particpation Expectations
All participants will be required to be active in individual counseling. The counselor does not need to be an AFCS counselor, but consent to release information between counselors will be requested to assure continuity of care. Your counselor will be provided an outline of the program content, and will be faxed notes regarding the sessions to provide the best coordination of care. You will be encouraged to process information from group in your individual sessions.

Each week builds off the previous, making it important to attend each week. Skill building is at the core of this type of group. Homework, in the form of tasks, will be given each week and reviewed at the following session. If attendance is not possible, additional homework will need to occur to stay current with material.

Next Session Begins: dates to be determined

 

Children Groups

Self Esteem/Social Skills - 6-8 Year Olds

Facilitated by Marilyn Brennan, LCSW and Tyler Robertson, LPC
Children will interact with peers in a safe,
therapeutic environment to address:

  • Giving and receiving positive feedback
  • Communication with others more effectively (introducing self, joining a conversation, keeping conversation going, etc.)
  • Being a good friend
  • Giving out invitations to increase self esteem
  • Respecting other people’s boundaries
  • Identifying and expressing feelings
  • Using a “stop and think” technique for problem solving
  • Dealing with teasing and anger
  • Accepting responsibility for wrong-doing

Next Session Begins: November 7th, 2017
Group meets for 6 weeks on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
A parent session will be held on November 28th, and a feedback session will be scheduled for each individual child and parent(s) at the conclusion of group.

Self Esteem/Social Skills - 9-12 Year Olds

Facilitated by Marilyn Brennan, LCSW and Tyler Robertson, LPC
Children will interact with peers in a safe,
therapeutic environment to address:

  • Giving and receiving positive feedback
  • Communication with others more effectively (introducing self, joining a conversation, keeping conversation going, etc.)
  • Being a good friend
  • Giving out invitations to increase self esteem
  • Respecting other people’s boundaries
  • Identifying and expressing feelings
  • Using a “stop and think” technique for problem solving
  • Dealing with teasing and anger
  • Accepting responsibility for wrong-doing

Next Session Begins: September 19th, 2017
Group meets for 6 weeks on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
A parent session will be held on October 10th, and a feedback session will be scheduled for each individual child and parent(s) at the conclusion of group.