Group psychotherapy or group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which one or more therapists lead a small group of clients together as a group. Group therapy can be helpful for learning new skills, feeling that we are not alone, and connecting with others who have experienced similar struggles to our own. As in individual therapy, group therapy is most often covered by insurance.
Some groups are longer term closed-member groups. Others are shorter term groups, open to new members and lasting several weeks.
Please call the front desk at 414-964-9200 to inquire about current group offerings and when the next group is starting.
Current Groups Offered
DBT SKILLS GROUP - FACILITATED BY DR. ENIS NOVALIJA
A new cycle of DBT Skills Group will open shortly in September. The group will be structured like a class and will meet weekly for 1.5 hours via a secure and HIPAA compliant video platform (day and time TBA).
Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice their skills in group. They will be assigned homework to help them apply skills to their everyday lives.
Through the four modules of DBT—Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation — group members will learn skills helping them to:
• successfully cope with uncertainties
• engage in collaborative problem-solving
• de-escalate arguments and prevent misunderstandings
• practice dialectical thinking to build empathy
• establish limits when necessary
• create their own life worth living
If you are between the ages of 18-55 and feel you would be interested in benefiting from a DBT Skills Group, please email or phone the clinic. You will be interviewed by Dr. Enis Novalija, the therapist who will be leading the group, prior to starting.
Dr. Novalija requires new members to meet at least bi-monthly with an individual mental health clinician at the LHC while participating in the DBT Skills Group Therapy. In addition, new group members will sign a ROI and an informed consent including the stipulation that they will seek out emergency and crisis assistance from their individual clinician if necessary.
From Self Compassion to Joy: A Women's Therapy and Support Group
Led by Lynn Ollswang, LCSW
(presently a closed-member group)
Meets every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
As a group, we will share and grow; "Everything in ourselves is driven by our own internal pain."
This group is:
For women who have experienced a lot in life, who have survived struggles and loss.
For women who have been caretakers for others and themselves.
For women who have kept part of themselves secret or quiet, and pushed back inside.
For women who are aware that sharing and not being alone can heal, although it is a difficult risk to take.
For women who are willing to look at how their thoughts and behaviors have defined their world and protected them.
For women who want to challenge those beliefs and assumptions.
For women who want to find Self-Compassion in themselves and each other and find Joy in their lives.
For more information about scheduling, please contact the front desk.