Ongoing Interpersonal Women’s Therapy Process Group
For Women 30 and Over
Thursdays from 4pm-530:pm
The cost is $60 per session and may be covered by your health insurance as an out of network group therapy session.
This group is limited to 8 members and meets at 6800 France Ave. Edina.
The group is led by two seasoned psychotherapists. We focus on depression and/or anxiety related to health, work/career, relationship difficulties, divorce/break-ups or other life transitions.
Core of process group therapy
A process therapy group is sort of a social laboratory in which honest interpersonal exploration vis-a-vis the other members is not only permitted, but encouraged. If people are conflicted in their ways of relating to others, then a social situation that encourages honest personal exploration can provide a clear opportunity to learn many valuable things about themselves. We (as your group therapists) emphasize working on your relationships directly with other group members. This isn’t easy. Truthfully, it can be quite challenging. But it is crucial, because if one can come to understand and work out one’s relationship with the other group members, there will likely be an enormous carryover to the outside world.
It’s important to understand that process groups are quite distinct from support groups. While a process group does offer support, its focus is on the process of therapy more than the content. As an example, a support group might be organized around a specific type of issue such as loss, or a particular medical issue. Another important difference is that process groups provide an opportunity for learning about one’s problems in social relationships; it is not an assembly for meeting and making friends in the usual sense; if used in this manner the group loses its therapeutic effectiveness. In other words, the therapy group teaches one how to develop intimate, long-term relationships, but it does not generally provide these relationships.
There is a free 20 – 30-minute intake required for the group. It’s also required that you’re in your own on-going individual therapy. Please feel free to contact either of us to learn more and determine if this might be a good fit for you.
Molly Nicholson MA, LPCC
Juliann Miller MA LP