At Sage Wellness, we love seeing the way people feel transformed by the power of being in a therapy group. We offer interpersonal processing groups. These groups are tailored to help people learn to better understand and enhance their interpersonal skills in a safe environment. Group therapy and individual therapy have equivalent treatment outcomes. For some treatment concerns, group therapy is the treatment of choice.

You may experience some of the common concerns that bring people to group: feeling dissatisfied with the quality or type of relationships you have, feeling isolated or disconnected from others, symptoms of grief/loss, depression, anxiety, trauma or desire for self growth. For more information about group therapy and how it can help you, click here.

What to expect:

The group meets weekly for 90 minutes and includes 7 to 9 participants and 1-2 group leaders. In group you can expect to:

  • Meet others who share your similar concerns
  • Learn to relate better and increase your emotional connection to others
  • Identify and improve your style in interacting with others
  • Have a place where you feel you belong
  • Receive feedback about how you are perceived by others
  • Learn to speak with more ease in group settings
  • Gain insights
  • Experiment with new behaviors
  • Share your experiences to help others

Available Groups:

  • Interpersonal Process Group (mixed gender, all ages)
  • Tuesdays from 5-6:30 pm
  • Group leaders: Dr. Jen Martin and Dr. Blair German
  • Session fee: $85

Requirements:

  • An $85 pre-group meeting with the group leader(s) is required to help prepare you for group and ensure group will fit your treatment goals.
  • Commit to attending for at least four sessions to give yourself time to get to know others and feel more comfortable
  • Attending each session, arriving on time, and staying the entire time.
  • Confidentiality about the other member’s in the group and their personal information, for the entirety of your life.
  • No contact with members outside of the group session time. The relationships you create stay within the group to ensure a safe and therapeutic process.

What Sage Wellness clients say about their group therapy experience:

  • I made progress on my treatment goals: 100% Strongly Agree
  • I improved my understanding of myself and others in group therapy: 100% Strongly Agree
  • How would you rate your overall group therapy experience: 100% Very Satisfied
  • Would you recommend group therapy to others? Yes – 100%

What did you learn about yourself based on your group therapy experience?

  • “That I’m not alone. There are many others going through similar experiences.”
  • “It’s ok to voice my opinion, even those opinions that make me uncomfortable.”
  • “I rediscovered the joy of being a part of a group.”
  • “I learned how to intently listen to others.”
  • “I learned about self perception and how I can positively impact the relationships in my life.”

What would you share with someone who is considering joining a therapy group?

  • “The experience of growth can be daunting doing it alone. Having others help you through that journey lightens the load. Also, helping others with their problems can introduce new approaches for yourself.”
  • “Group is a very eye opening experiencing, as well as a very positive one. I would also say to be prepared to talk about yourself, and be open to feedback.”
  • “Group therapy is a great way to practice ways of communication that in day-to-day situations would normally challenge me. The group is a great platform to practice. I liked the confidentiality and mutual respect for other members of the group.”