Group Therapy

Group Therapy

The Maple Counseling Center is temporarily offering all services remotely via HIPPA-compliant tele-health platforms. We look forward to providing in-person services again when it is safe.

 COVID-19 Tele-Support Group for Parents:

4-week series meets via Zoom every Wednesday from 6pm-7:30pm

 Starts Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The Maple Counseling Center offers a free weekly online tele-support group for parents on a quarterly basis. This series is designed to help identify solutions for managing the family unit during these unprecedented times.

Our Support Group for Parents Will:

-Provide tools on how to effectively communicate and engage children of all ages during the COVID-19 pandemic.

-Offer a secure and safe space for you to share your thoughts and feelings and get emotional support.

-Help you learn ideas and activities for handling family stress.

-Draw upon your strengths and abilities to help you successfully navigate the difficulties related to parenting through a worldwide pandemic.

Please call the Briskin|Wilder Welcome Center to learn more about this parenting series at 310-271-9999.

 Support Group During

COVID-19:

The Maple Counseling Center is now offering a COVID-19 tele-support group to help community members cope with the current pandemic. The group will offer a safe space to share your thoughts and feelings and provide an opportunity to connect with others and obtain emotional support. This support group also provides an opportunity to have human contact during a time that is very isolating for many individuals.

For information, please call 310-271-9999, X5

Group Therapy:

The Maple Counseling Center’s Group Therapy Program offers ongoing groups that provide personal growth, support, healing, and increased knowledge of self and others. Therapy groups offer a safe space to discuss thoughts, feelings, and life events, and talk about issues that you may not be able to talk about elsewhere.

Some people choose to join a therapy group in addition to individual therapy, and others may wish to try group therapy as a stand-alone treatment.

If you are interested in joining a therapy group, please call The Maple  Counseling Center’s group information line; 310 -271-9999, x5. One of our group therapists will call you back to schedule an intake session, and answer any questions you have about group therapy and which group may be best for you.

All groups are moderated by two experienced interns.

Ongoing Groups Include:

Creating Meaningful Relationships 

Heal old wounds, resolve old issues, and improve current relationships through the understanding and resolution of early life experiences, and talk about and deal with difficult existential issues such as death, loss, living a meaningful life. 

Group I: Ages 40+. Meets every Tuesday 6:20pm- 7:50pm
Group II: Ages 20 – 39. Meets every Wednesday 6:20pm – 7:50pm

Group III: Meets every Thursday 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Gay Men

This group provides an LGBT-affirming, safe, and confidential place for gay men to explore a variety of issues both general and specific to our community, including; managing difficult feelings about self and others, recovery from self-sabotaging behaviors, and shame and internalized homophobia.

Meets Every Tuesday at 5:15pm-6:45pm

Queer Space

LGBTQ+ -affirming group that provides a nonjudgmental, self-reflective, community-building atmosphere for persons identifying as queer, non-binary, trans, bisexual, lesbian, and gay.  This group explores gender identity, sexual orientation, self-acceptance, internalized homonegativity, relationships, and vulnerabilities.  This group is created for individuals to connect with one another based on the experiences of living in a heteronormative world.

Meets every Thursday from 5:20pm – 6:50pm

Therapy Group for BIPOC-identified Individuals

This group aims to provide BIPOC-identifying individuals a space to explore and share experiences related to identity, relationships, and intersectionality with significant emphasis placed on personal and relational growth. Led by two non-white individuals, the group is reserved only for those who identify as Black, Indigenous, or as a Person of Color, though we take into consideration the many complexities and nuances surrounding race-based identification. While safety is a foundational pillar of the group, there will undoubtedly be moments of discomfort. Rather than shy away from these moments, we encourage group participants to embrace the unpleasant feelings, and bring them back to the group. This not not an advocacy group, though issues surrounding advocacy and social justice may come up. We encourage those with questions to reach out for further information.

Meets every Monday at 6:20pm