Group therapy can be an ideal treatment for some patients struggling with particular problems. Many groups are designed to target a specific problem, such as depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder or social anxiety disorder. Many patients feel comforted hearing that others have struggled with similar difficulties, and often find help in hearing how others may have worked through similar problems.
Other groups focus more generally on improving social skills, strategies for healthy living, or dealing with low self-esteem. In these groups, the focus is on learning new skills, so the group is more like a class, in which the group will learn and practice different techniques, but may not deal with specific problems in the group setting.
We periodically offer groups throughout the year. Groups are usually composed of 5-15 patients and are run by one or more psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners or licensed clinical social workers.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Fridays, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Led by Dr. Amy Lopez