What is an Interpersonal Process Group?
Interpersonal group therapy is a powerful way to learn about ourselves and our relationships with others. It is common for people to confuse interpersonal group therapy with support groups or psychoeducational groups, in which people talk about shared experiences and offer one another encouragement or learn behavioral skills. While support groups can be helpful, this model is not consistent with what occurs in a well-led interpersonal process group. An interpersonal therapy group is a group of people (usually 6 - 8 people) who meet together weekly to work through relational issues that lead to unwanted psychological symptoms or dissatisfaction in relationships.
What are some reasons why a person may join an interpersonal therapy group?
People who join and interpersonal therapy group usually want to be able to relate better with others and to feel better about themselves. Reasons a person may join an interpersonal group include:
Feeling a chronic sense of dissatisfaction in relationships
Difficulty trusting others
Struggling to forge connected and meaningful relationships
To more thoroughly understand your people-pleasing tendencies
Relying on alcohol or drugs to socialize
Struggling to communicate one’s thoughts, feelings, and needs directly
Being controlling (or easily controlled) in relationships
Feeling that one’s relationships are shallow
To help with social anxiety
Frequently experiencing loneliness
Difficulty with anger and one's own aggressive impulses in relationship to others
Having trouble with self-esteem
As you can see, there is a broad range of issues clients wish to address in group therapy and this list is merely a starting point to offer a window into the possible reasons someone might seek out group. Please contact me if you have questions about how group psychotherapy may be useful for you.
Adult Mixed Gender Interpersonal Process Groups
Tuesday Evenings, 4:30-6:00pm & 6:30-8:00pm
Co-lead by Dylan Davies, LPC, LMFT & David Hixon, LPC Intern (Supervised by Juliane Taylor Shore, LPC S, LMFT S)
Open to adults 18+
Commitment of at least 6 months required
Please inquire if you are interested in joining. Because these are ongoing groups we are always accepting new members as spots open up.
Men's sexual Health group
Adult Men's Group for the treatment of Out of Control Sexual Behavior ('sex addiction') focusing on strengthening relationships, regaining control of sexual behavior, and defining and maintaining a personal vision of sexual health.
Open to men who identify anywhere along the sexual orientation spectrum
Open to adult men of any age
New Group hoping to launch spring of 2019
Please inquire if you are interested in becoming a member
Time and Day of the Week TBD