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Therapy/ Support Groups

Therapy/ Support Groups

TMCC’s new COVID-19 Support Groups are a safe space to share your thoughts and feelings about coping with self-isolation and get the human contact and emotional support that you need. Each group is moderated by a pair of trained, experienced group therapy interns.

TMCC’s therapy groups provide personal growth, support, healing, and increased knowledge of self and others. Each group is moderated by a pair of trained, experienced group therapy interns.

Support Group
• Provides a safe space to share thoughts and feelings about a common issue, in this case how you are coping with the COVID-19 isolation
• Focus is on our current experience
• Feedback is positive and supportive
• Emphasis is on finding commonalities, not focusing on differences

Therapy group
• Provides a safe space in which you can share all your thoughts and feelings
• Focus of the group is on personal growth and increasing our knowledge of self and others
• Deals with the here-and-now experience, and also current relationships and past history
• Part of the learning is how our early experience affects our current life in ways we may not be aware of
• Feedback is positive and supportive, but may also be challenging. Members are encouraged to be wholly authentic with each other
• Emphasis is on finding similarities and also exploring differences

The goal of group psychotherapy is to make permanent positive changes in how group members feel about themselves, how they are in important relationships in their lives, and their ability to lead a personally meaningful life. 

Group therapy is a collaborative process for exploring personal challenges and growth. Some people may choose to join a therapy group in addition to individual therapy, or try out group therapy as a stand-alone treatment. Potential benefits of group therapy include opportunities to:

  • Get feedback and support from others in a therapeutic space
  • Explore dynamics with other people as they arise in the present
  • Gain insight into how you interact with others and how others perceive you
  • Identify areas for growth and motivate positive change

 

Ongoing support in a safe environment where people can talk about their thoughts, feelings, and life events that they can’t talk about anywhere else. 

Ongoing Groups Include:

Creating Meaningful Relationships: 

Mixed adults 

    • Heal old wounds, resolve old issues, and improve current relationships through the understanding and resolution of early life experiences.
    • Have a corrective emotional experience in a group that replicates healthy relationship dynamics.
    • Be able to 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’s Group:

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:

  • Difficult feelings about self and others
  • Recovery from self-sabotaging behaviors
  • 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 at 6:20pm-7:50pm

How to join a therapy group: Call The Maple Center group info line at 310 -277-9999 x1801. One of our group therapists will call you back to schedule an intake session. They can also answer any questions you have about group therapy and which group will be right for you.

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