For over 25 years, I've had the privilege of facilitating women's therapy groups. As a group member, you have a wonderful opportunity to gain support, insight, and perspective from other women.
As facilitator, I create & foster a safe work space, and encourage working community within the group. In group, women find the special bond and understanding that can be created in a group of women.
Group often becomes a highly valued space in which to have meaningful conversations that can be missing elsewhere in life.
Some advantages of being in a Therapy Group:
Through group you realize the universality of most human problems & struggles. You realize you're not alone.
You'll be encouraged to give & receive: support, encouragement, & perspective. By helping others we help ourselves.
Group becomes a safe place to receive supportive feedback and learn alternative ways of thinking about things.
You gain personal insight on how you impact others.
Group provides you with an opportunity to try out new ways of relating to others.
Group therapy is an effective & affordable form of therapy. Group sessions are typically 75 minutes.
Adapted from: Yalom, I.D. and Lescz, M. (2005) The Theory & Practice of Group Psychotherapy, 5th ed., NY: Basic Books.
"One is always in the dark about one's own personality. One needs others to get to know oneself. " - Carl Jung
Ellen M Rugg, MA, MSW, LICSW
"Groups run by & for women are our psychic turf; our place to discover who we are, or who we could become, as whole independent human beings. Somewhere in our lives, each of us needs a free place, A little psychic territory. Do you have yours?"
— Gloria Steinem Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions