Group Therapy

Group Therapy is a great way to learn new coping skills in a class-like setting, meet and interact with people who are working on similar life issues or improvements, and save money. Group Therapy may be centered around a specific problem, like birth trauma; or outcome like improving relationships; or skill set, like a self-defense class for women.

 

At Gateway Wellness Associates, we have a large number of clinicians with a variety of clinical specialties.  Click the pictures or links to learn more about these groups.

 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Classes

These skills classes focus on learning and practicing the following set of skills:

  • Distress Tolerance

  • Mindfulness

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness


Support for Friends and Family of People with Borderline Personality Disorder

Families and loved ones of people with Borderline Personality Disorder often need support themselves.  Understanding the disorder is critical to living with it. Learning the same skills your loved one with BPD is learning in therapy is incredibly valuable in order to coach and support them in creating behavioral change.  Incorporating new ways of validating their experience will lead to improved relationships and living conditions.  In this group, we strive to help families and friends of people with BPD better understand the disorder and empower them to support their loved ones in helpful ways.


RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Self-Defense for Women

Gain a greater sense of empowerment and safety through this self-defense course which teaches practical and physical tools for women wanting to know how to protect themselves. A 6 week course for females interested in learning street smart strategies to stay safe and basic self-defense tactics – including kicks, punches, simple ground defense, & defense against choke holds and bear hugs.



Trauma Recovery and Empowerment (TREM)

The TREM Group is designed for women ages 18+ that have experienced relationship violence, childhood abuse, sexual assault and/or rape. Participating in individual therapy alongside TREM is strongly recommended.

 Members will learn about the cycle of violence, different types of violent trauma and PTSD symptoms as well as practice skills with other survivors, including boundary setting, relaxation and healthy coping behaviors.

This group focuses on moving forward after abuse to gain strength and empowerment. 


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WholeHearted Art – An Art Therapy Workshop and Group

This group is designed for individuals with or without an art background – students, parents, teens, couples, friends, coworkers – basically anyone wanting to play with art and learn something amazing about themselves in the process! Fun-to-use art supplies are included and you'll walk away with your own pieces of art...and maybe a new friend!