A weekly therapeutic support group for people seeking to strengthen
their interpersonal connections
Thursday nights, 6:00 – 7:15pm
The Making Relationships Work group is for people who aspire to
establish and maintain more satisfying connections. People seeking to
improve the quality of their relationships with intimate partners,
friends, family, and others are welcome.
The Making Relationships Work group offers a safe place for individuals to:
- Share experiences.
- Give and receive support.
- Gain insight into patterns.
- Explore what it means to be in a successful relationship.
- Address key interpersonal themes, such as communication, conflict,
needs and wants, mutuality, closeness and distance, etc.
The group uses an open and discussion-based format. Group members are
invited to speak about their relational experiences, and to utilize
the group experience to gain more understanding of themselves and
others. Group members will be encouraged to reflect on the thoughts,
feelings, and reactions that they experience during sessions.
Group leaders may introduce reflective exercises and particular
interpersonal issues in order to enhance group members’ awareness and
the strengthening of relational skills.
REACHING: A therapeutic support group for soulful conversation
Anticipated start date early January
co-lead by Cherita Cloy and Izabela Skorska
The purpose of the REACHING group is to create a space for individuals to share and support one another around issues of spirituality, faith, religion, and existential questioning. The objective of the group is to provide a safe place for members to explore their experiences, through activities that encourage thoughtful exploration of difficult issues and questions. An important commitment of the group is to maintain a respectful environment in which each group member, regardless of their belief system or worldview, feels welcome to grapple with his/her unique concerns. Also, group members will have the opportunity to learn and gain insight from hearing about the journeys of other group members—even if it is different from their own. The role of the group leaders is to help foster an atmosphere of trust and respect, to offer support, to facilitate interaction and reflection, and to encourage growth.
1). Increase awareness and meaningful wondering about one’s own spiritual, religious, existential experiences.
2). Support group members in the process of meaning making and/or creative re-appraisal of their belief system.
3). Explore questions and struggles with religion, spirituality, and existential issues.
4). Build tolerance for the unknown and unanswered questions.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy Group
This on-going group brings people together to offer one another mutual support around many life issues. In group therapy, many helping relationships are created and many types of interactions occur. A primary goal is to gain awareness of how you relate with others in the group and to understand how these patterns reflect how you relate with others in your life. Attention will be paid to feelings, thoughts, and experiences that arise and occur in the group, and there will be opportunities to explore and articulate the meaning of these behaviors. Each group member brings his or her own struggles, strengths, and goals for further growth. The role of the group leaders is to offer support and challenge, to help facilitate interaction between members, and to help the group to understand both individual and group processes as they unfold.
Monday nights, 6:30 – 7:50 pm
Start date: Open Enrollment
Both new and existing clinic clients are eligible to join a psychotherapy group and can discuss this with their individual therapist or with the Group Therapy Program supervisor, Miriam Bronstein, LICSW. Those interested in any group should contact the main Clinic number at 617-353-3047.