Group sessions range from 60-120 minutes on an array of topics related to mental health and substance use concerns. Group is a form of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time. Groups can be as small as three or four people, but often get as large as eight to twelve participants. Group sessions are often held one time per week for up to 8-12 weeks depending on curriculum and agenda of group. Group therapy is a powerful therapeutic modality, which promotes change and healing in a community of support and connection.
Positive Coping with Art
Who can join: Participants of any age or artistic skill level
Where: Forward Counseling and Consultation office located at 2000 Engel Street, Suite 201 Monona, WI 53713
This group is designed to help you build positive coping and interpersonal skills through creative art projects. Some example activities include:
• Make a quote/mantra/affirmations book
• Create sensory grounding box/bag
• Make a collage of positive supports
• Write yourself a love letter-postcard
• Create a rain stick
• Create a mindful breathing jar
• Create a group found-object mandala
With each activity you will be invited to make them as elaborate or simple as you like. There are no restrictions on your expression or level of artistic ability. Materials will be provided by the facilitator, but you are also welcome to bring additional materials from home.
Reach out to Becky Hiller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more detail on group. Send referrals to email@example.com to set individuals up to attend group. CCS participants must be approved for 30 ISDE service hours for group attendance.
Who can join: Female-identifying persons age 18+ who have experienced trauma and struggle with substance use.
When: April 6, 2023 from 3-5 pm (12 consecutive Thursdays)
Where: Forward Counseling and Consultation, 2000 Engel Street, Suite 201 Monona, WI 53713
Co-Facilitators: Becky Hiller, LMFT, SUD & Ann Frisella, SAC-IT
This 12-week group is designed to help participants to become safer in relationships, thinking, and action and focus on these coping skills topics:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and taking back your power
- Practicing compassion and honesty
- Recovery thinking
- Understanding when substances control you
- Increasing self-nurturing activities and taking good care of one’s body
- Setting boundaries in relationships
- Learning to ask for help from safe people
- Getting others to support your recovery
- Healing from anger, and more…
Reach out to Ann Frisella firstname.lastname@example.org for more detail on group. Send referrals to email@example.com to set individuals up to attend group. CCS participants must be approved for 30 ISDE service hours for group attendance.