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Group Therapy

group therapy in Colorado

Here at Catalyss Counseling, we love groups! We have seen firsthand how beneficial groups are, and how groups members can help change lives. Group therapy can help with a variety of issues, and can often-times be more powerful and life-changing than just individual work. The sense of belongingness, the connections you make with others who have a shared experience, and the support you give to and get from the group members can truly be inspiring. 

Group Therapy Online

Our groups are offered online only at this time, and while it may seem odd to do group counseling online, it is very similar to virtual meetings. If you already use Zoom or another online platform to do work-related meetings, online group therapy may be more comfortable for you. All you need to do online group counseling is either your phone, or a computer with a microphone and camera. We provide our groups over a secure video platform, and make it as easy for you to join and feel comfortable, as we are able to.
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Group therapy vs individual therapy

If you've landed here, you're already interested in doing group therapy or group counseling. However, there are actually many benefits to doing group therapy as opposed to individual therapy. Check out our chart below to compare group counseling versus individual therapy.

Benefits of Individual Therapy:

  • ​You learn how to understand and cope with emotions

  • Helps to manage troublesome symptoms

  • Receiving one-on-one attention from your therapist

  • Develops a strong alliance between yourself and your therapist

  • Can dive deep into what is going on with you

  • Best if you have severe social anxiety or extreme trauma

Benefits of group Therapy:

  • Develops a built-in support system

  • Is cheaper than individual therapy

  • Helps you feel less alone as you discover others with similar struggles

  • You learn to relate to people in a healthy way

  • Provides a safe place to be open and vulnerable

  • Offers accountability to the group to reach your goals

  • Exposes you to different perspectives on your situation

FAQs about Group Therapy:

Who will be in my group?

We carefully screen each potential group member, including you, to make sure that everyone in the group is the right fit for the group. This is done through an initial Group Screening/Intake appointment that you'll set up with our scheduling coordinator, between yourself and the group facilitator. All of our groups are geared towards a particular topic(s) or category of person, so we make sure up front that you're in the right group for you.  

Will I have to talk?

Part of the expectation of being a group member is participation, in whatever manner fits you best. However, the group facilitator will help create a safe and supportive group environment where you feel comfortable participating so you can get the most out of your group experience.

Is group counseling confidential?

Absolutely. At the start of each group, we discuss "group rules" that all group members agree to abide by. One of those rules is confidentiality, and that everything talked about in the group, stays in the group. Group members who do not follow these rules may be asked to leave.

How much does group therapy cost?

Groups are between $40-$55 per group session, and there is a $150 initial Group Screening/Intake appointment so you can get to know your group facilitator and we can make sure you're in the right group. Some of our groups are 8-10 sessions long, and some are open-ended, meaning that you can stay for longer than 8 sessions.  Research shows that a minimum of 8 sessions is the ideal length of time for you to get benefits from group therapy. Total cost for 8 sessions of group plus the initial screening/intake appointment is between $500-$700, which is significantly cheaper than 8 sessions of individual therapy.

online group therapy in colorado

Even if you are not “technologically advanced”, online group counseling can be made simple and easy. Therapy groups online can be a great option if you live in a more rural or isolated areas and do not have access to appropriate groups, or when you are being asked to stay home and not congregate in groups. The flexibility that online group counseling offers is also attractive to many people, in that there is no commute time and no need to find a place to park. You might have young children at home or you are unable to leave the house.  All you need is internet coverage and a phone or computer for your online group counseling sessions.

Is Online Group Counseling For Me?

Catalyss Counseling offers online group counseling for specific topics. Several of the specialties that Catalyss Counseling offers can all be treated through online groups. If you need the convenience and flexibility that online group counseling offers, contact us to see if you are a good fit for online therapy.

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current groups at catalyss counseling:

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Here are the current online groups being offered at Catalyss Counseling:

Intro to Mental Wellness and counseling group (Online)

Weekly group, 6 sessions, next session TBA

Day and time: Wednesdays from 4pm-5pm, weekly for 6 weeks

Location: Online

Status: WAIT LIST for next session

Facilitator: Marie Clyne, LSW

For more information or to enroll: Complete this Group Interest Form

Group description: The Intro to Mental Wellness and Counseling Group is a fun and interactive group that serves as an introduction to counseling for those of you who are unsure what counseling is about or hesitant to commit to ongoing therapy. Learn key counseling concepts and come away with skills you can implement immediately in your daily life!

women's support group (online)

 

Biweekly group, ongoing enrollment until full

Group #1: Every other Tuesday 7pm-8pm MST 1 Spot Open!

Group #2: Every other Tuesday 12pm-1pm MST 1 Spot Open!

Location: Online

Facilitators: Shannon Heers, LPC, LMHC, CAS, Marie Clyne, LSW, Alicia Kwande, LCSW and Dylan Mackie-Hernandez, LPC

For more information or to enroll: Complete this Group Interest Form

Group description: The Women's Support Group is designed for high-achieving women to take back control of their lives through powerful emotional support so you can thrive! This group helps you prioritize your relationships while still taking care of yourself so you can flourish during this difficult time.

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men's support group (online)

 

Weekly group, ongoing enrollment until full

Day and time: Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm MST

Location: Online

Status: ENROLLING NOW! 2 Spots Open!

Facilitators: Shannon Heers, LPC, LMHC, CAS and Christopher Campassi, LPC, LCMHC

For more information or to enroll: Complete this Group Interest Form

Group description: The Men's Support Group is for professional men who are seeking a peer support system and personal growth, to help manage your daily challenges in a healthy and productive way. Get peer accountability, become fulfilled in your relationships, and rediscover your job satisfaction.

A better tomorrow: postpartum support group (online)

 

Biweekly group, ongoing enrollment until full

Day and time: Every other Wednesday from 1pm-2pm MST

Location: Online

Status: ENROLLING NOW, 2 Spots Open!

Facilitator: Kristen Dammer, LCSW and Pansy Ayala, LSW

For more information or to enroll: Complete this Group Interest Form

Group description: The A Better Tomorrow: Postpartum Support Group is for moms up to 1 year postpartum who are looking to generate a new-mom support system, share your feelings and experiences, and get back to feeling like yourself again. Decrease your isolation, learn coping skills, and connect with other new moms in an online forum.

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Grief Support group (online)

 

Weekly group, ongoing enrollment until full

Day and time: Wednesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm MST ENROLLING NOW, 3 spots left!

Location: Online

Facilitator: Alicia Kwande, LCSW 

For more information or to enroll: Complete this Group Interest Form 

Group description: Grief Support Group is for adults who have lost a loved one in the past year and are seeking a safe, supportive group environment to process your grief, learn strategies for getting through your days, and eventually finding peace in your loss.

Recovering Perfectionists group (online)

 

Weekly group, Contact Us for information on Start Date

Day and Time: TBD

Location: Online

Status: ENROLLING

Facilitator: Dylan Mackie-Hernandez, LPC 

For more information or to enroll: Complete this Group Interest Form 

Group description: Recovering Perfectionists Group is for high-achieving perfectionists to improve your self-growth of issues related to perfectionism, while exploring how these issues affect your relationships with yourself and others.

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Relationship process group (online)

 

Weekly group, 10 sessions, next session starts May 2022!

Day and Time: TBD - will be an evening 6pm-7pm group

Location: Online

Status: ENROLLING NOW!

Facilitators: Kristen Dammer, LCSW  and Dylan Mackie-Hernandez, LPC

For more information or to enroll: Complete this Group Interest Form 

Group description: The Relationship Process Group is for individuals who want to explore and overcome your relationships with yourself and others, learn to give and receive trust while setting healthy boundaries, and find joy again in your current and future connections with others.

Getting Started for Online Groups is Easy:

We are able to complete all of your intake paperwork via a secure Client Portal, and you just first need to complete an intake appointment with one of our experienced and caring therapist group facilitators. You can schedule your free 20-minute phone consultation, or contact our scheduling coordinator by phone or email for more information.

How Online group Therapy Works

Online group counseling is done with you, the other group members, and a therapist facilitator over a secure video platform, and is much the same as in-person groups. You will sign up for a group, then prior to the group starting you will be either sent a link or invited to join to the online meeting by email. The group leader will ensure that everyone is set up appropriately and everyone can hear each other before starting the group. You will be able to participate, ask questions, and give feedback to other group members.

Begin group Therapy in COlorado

Group therapy in Colorado can help you to feel less isolated, more understood, and help relieve your stress and anxiety. Our therapists specialize in providing group counseling both online and in-person, and we know that therapy and lasting change takes time and commitment. If you’d like to talk to someone more about how you can enroll in group therapy, follow these simple steps:  

  1. Contact us today for a free 20-minute phone consultation

  2. Or, fill out our Group Interest Form

  3. Or, if you want to schedule an intake, you can book directly online with the therapist of your choice

  4. Start your journey to a more connected, fulfilled life.

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Other Therapy Services Available at Catalyss Counseling

Online group counseling provides you with a convenient way to connect with others and get your socialization needs met. To meet all of your counseling needs in the Denver area, our supportive therapists provide anxiety counseling, depression counseling, therapy for caregiver stress, grief and loss therapy, stress management counseling and more through individual therapy. We also have specialists in trauma and PTSD, women's issues, pregnancy and postpartum depression or anxiety, pregnancy loss and miscarriage, and birth trauma. We look forward to connecting with you to help support your journey today.