Groups

Therapy Groups at Sage

Sage Neuroscience Center offers multiple group therapy services that focus on various mental health topics to best meet the needs of the community. Because group counseling can seem like an intimidating experience, you may be apprehensive about joining. Most group members, however, are commonly amazed at the rewarding results. At Sage, our highly trained therapists provide our patients with safe and accepting group environments which enhance treatment and foster better outcomes.

Structure of Group Therapy

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that typically involves one or more trained therapists who facilitate a group of individuals. Groups commonly include 4-12 members and meet weekly for a specific amount of time (usually one to two hours). Some individuals only attend group meetings while others attend additional individual therapy sessions. Groups can have open membership, in which members can start and stop at any time, or they have closed membership, in which once a certain number of individuals are in the group, no additional members can join.

Groups are designed in several ways. Many groups address specific problems, such as substance abuse, depression, eating disorders, anger, or trauma. Other groups target more general topics, such as improving self-esteem or teaching social skills and support.

List of Groups

Seeking Safety

Monday and Friday 10:30 a.m. – 12p.m.

Seeking Safety is a support group for those who have struggled with substance use, addiction, or PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). 

DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Skills

Monday 12 – 1 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m.

This group is for patients who struggle with coping with their emotions. Many patients with a history of suicide and other extreme behaviors benefit from this group. In DBT people learn how to regulate emotions and cope with mental illness. This is a referral only program.

Aftercare Support Group

Tuesday 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The aftercare Support Group is a weekly group for the Sage Substance Abuse and Addiction IOP alumni. This group focuses on how to continue with a patient’s long-term health management after addiction recovery. Leaders of this group teach mindfulness, emotion regulation, how to build self-esteem, the explorations of values and responsibility, alternatives to substance use, communication skills, relapse prevention, and coping skills.

Behavioral Health IOP

Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a workshop for individuals who suffer from mental illness. This program teaches patients how to manage their illness through mindfulness, communication, and other life skills in a safe and supportive environment. The program lasts 12 weeks (meeting three times a week for three hours a day). We offer a variety of morning, afternoon, and evening sessions.The BHIOP is a comprehensive and structured approach to treating mental health issues that are affecting a patient’s life. If additional services beyond weekly therapy are needed but the patient is not in need of hospitalization, this program may be for them. In the IOP, patients explore ways to reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms, increase confidence and self-worth, and improve daily functioning. The integrative and supportive approach of our team will help the patient improve the quality of their life. 

Adolescent Behavioral Health IOP

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The ABHIOP is a comprehensive and structured approach to treating people with mental health issues that are affecting a patient’s life. If a patient is seeking additional services beyond weekly therapy but the patient is not in need of hospitalization, this program may be for them. In the IOP, patients will explore ways to reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms, increase confidence and self-worth, and improve daily functioning. The integrative and supportive approach of our team will help the patient improve the quality of their life. A parent or guardian is required to accompany a teen throughout this program.

Intensive Outpatient Program for Substance Abuse and Addiction

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Morning: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Afternoon: 2-5 p.m.,  Evening: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) encourages patients to actively participate in their recovery in a safe and supportive environment. This group program lasts 12 weeks (meeting three times a week for three hours a day). We offer a variety of morning, afternoon, and evening sessions.  We teach evidence-based, cutting edge, and diverse approaches including mindfulness, Matrix Model and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) interventions, and other skills that patients can implement on their journey to recovery. At Sage, a group of specialized professionals offer comprehensive addiction treatment that includes an Intensive Outpatient Program. The IOP encourages patients to actively participate in their recovery in a safe, supportive environment using evidence-based approaches including mindfulness, Matrix Model and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) interventions, and other tactics that patients can implement to assist them in their recovery.

Benefits of Group Therapy

Psychotherapy in a group setting is a unique experience in which you do not feel alone. Groups provide a safe and confidential environment in which common experiences, thoughts, and feelings bring people with similar struggles together. Members receive support, encouragement, and valuable ideas and suggestions from one another. Sharing in a group dynamic helps you view your problems from new perspectives. Similar issues bring people together, while a diversity of individual personalities and backgrounds can contribute to developing effective strategies for handling your concerns in a healthy way.

Sage Neuroscience Center’s Group Therapy facilitators are all clinically trained mental health professionals who understand the need for fairness, equality, and safety. Group Therapy services at Sage Neuroscience Center are operated with compassion and empathy to help individuals work through the stigma and shame often associated with mental illness.

Group Therapy is not appropriate for everyone. We take great care to ensure that patients are screened for therapeutic fit and always have the safety and best interest of each patient in mind. Call today or speak with your individual provider to see about a Group Therapy session that would be best for you.

Interested in joining a group?

Let us now which group you are interested in and we will have someone reach out to you.