Support and Psychoeducational Groups

Group therapy is a highly effective form of treatment and is usually targeted around a specific problem area. It is generally acknowledged that both group therapy and individual therapy are relatively equivalent in their effectiveness in addressing a large number of mental health issues, including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, social skills, and grief. Hearing from others with similar issues helps you see that you’re not alone in having challenges and many people experience a sense of relief. Groups offer a sounding board for feedback and support. It also promotes communication skills by teaching people how to better relate to one another. The Group environment becomes a reflection of group members' behavior and they tend to recreate the same patterns of interactions that have proved troublesome to them outside of the group.

Our Groups offer a safe, confidential, supportive space for individuals 18 and older who are having difficulty managing their daily lives or could use better coping techniques to deal with challenging areas in their life.

We do not endorse the use of a support group as a substitute for proper diagnosis and treatment. Group therapy is often most effective when used in conjunction with individual therapy. Check with your health care provider about the benefits of joining a support group as part of an overall treatment regimen.

Psychlife offers the following Groups at this time:

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness involves a conscious direction of our awareness. It has been scientifically proven to help improve physical and mental health, especially those with chronic pain or anxiety/depression. This Group is for people who want to deepen their connection to themselves, others and their environment. This is a psychoeducational Closed Group designed to introduce participants to the theory and practice of Mindfulness. Participants will practice meditation and relaxation techniques at each session to become more present and aware of thoughts and feelings without judging them. The next session begins Tuesday May 28, 2019 from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. and repeats every Tuesday for 6 weeks.

Anxiety/Depression Management

Anxiety and Depression are closely related and people often say that they experience symptoms of both. Participants will learn the quickest and most effective ways to release the grip of anxiety and depression. Strategies to reduce feelings of hopelessness, worries, and “What if” scenarios will be shared using Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Participants will learn tools to better manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors by overcoming negative self-talk and increasing self-esteem. This is an interactive Closed group comprised of education, group discussions, experiential exercises and short homework assignments. The next session begins Monday June 3, 2019 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and repeats every Monday for 6 weeks.

Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Phobias

This Group is designed to provide evidence-based group therapy for your disorder using the same treatment that we use in individual therapy. Several categories are commonly associated with anxiety disorders, each having its own specific causes and characteristics. While some of the sensations and symptoms associated with each category may be unique to a specific disorder, the majority of sensations and symptoms are common to all types. You will be trained in ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, which are the gold standards for treating these disorders. This is an interactive Closed group comprised of education, group discussions, experiential exercises and short homework assignments. The next session begins Monday June 3, 2019 from 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. and repeats every Monday for 6 weeks.

TO REGISTER

Call us at  904-543-6055 to find out if a particular Group is suitable for your needs, or use the form below to register.

Please note that Groups can be Open or Closed. Open Groups are those in which new members can join at any time. Closed Groups are those in which all members begin the Group at the same time. Sessions meet for 60 - 75 minutes each week and will run for 6 weeks.  Groups will be limited to 6-7 participants. All sessions will be held in Jacksonville Beach. Class times vary. Groups are for Adults only and are open to any gender. Groups are psychoeducational and skills-based, and therefore you will not be assessed for a mental health diagnosis.

FEE: $35 per session. Must commit to full 6 week sessions. These are Cash-only groups (insurance not accepted) and will be billed weekly.

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