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Grow In A Group

EMERGE Groups provide a safe environment in which you can experiment with new behaviors, improve skills, and receive feedback from others with similar concerns, experience, and interests. Groups allow members to feel less isolated as they work through challenges, discover that their struggles are shared by others, provide multiple perspectives on issues, and provide an ideal means for practicing and learning new interpersonal behaviors.

Our Groups focus on varying skills and themes, and offer both help and hope. If you are a current client at EMERGE please speak to your clinician for a referral for a group. Payment for groups can be discussed with our Client Registration Office (insurance is accepted).

Mending Emotions

Learn coping skills through Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and artistic expression.

A 12 week group for adolescents, age 13-17.
New Groups Starting Every 3 months!
For start dates and times, please call.

Group Leader: Ryan Steedly, MA, LPCC

Mending Emotions Resources:

“When the teenager feels overwhelmed by negative feelings, non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) can be an effective, although harmful, strategy to stop or reduce these negative thoughts and emotions.”
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2695720/

“Each year in the U.S., approximately 2 million U.S. adolescents attempt suicide, and almost 700,000 receive medical attention for their attempt (AACAP, 2001).”
http://www2.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Illnesses/Suicide_Teens.htm

“Depression and other mood disorders co-occur quite frequently [with eating disorders]. (Mangweth et al., 2003; McElroy, Kotwal, & Keck, 2006).”
https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/general-information

Unchained

Empower change within body and mind through movement, breathe work, and mindfulness.

For adults, 18+
Weekly meetings, 8-weeks long

Group Leader: Ryan Steedly, MA, LPCC

 

  • Utilize movement through yoga to help recognize and process unresolved trauma.
  • Learn the importance of mindfulness, being still in mind and heart, and experience Christ through meditative prayer.
  • Learn guided breath work to help ground and tune into a sense of focus and calm.
  • Prior yoga experience is not needed to participate in this group. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Changing Directions

Replace unhealthy behaviors with healthy behaviors.

For adults, 18+
Weekly meetings, 8-weeks long

Group Leader: Grace Dusek, MA, LPC, CDCA

The goals of the group are to:

  • Develop a firm foundation for personal change through spiritual growth.
  • Gain understanding of habitual patterns.
  • Develop a concrete plan for breaking old habits and developing new ones.
  • Experience support and perspective from fellow habit breakers.
  • We will work on such issues as tardiness, compulsions, negative view of self, smoking, over eating, worrying, lack of consistent spiritual discipline, hoarding, shopping, procrastinating, gambling, drinking, drug use, pornography, passiveness, no exercise, too much caffeine.

Calming the Chaos

An educational support group for adults struggling with “out of control” thoughts, emotions and behaviors.

For adults, 18+
Weekly meetings, 12-weeks long

Group Leader: Maribeth Lieberth, MA, LPCC

The goals of the group are to:

  • Learn skills to increase satisfaction in relationships and get your needs met.
  • Learn how emotions work and how to gain more control over yours.
  • Learn skills to move through the difficult times.
  • Learn skills to increase your awareness of your surroundings and situations.
  • Practice claiming God’s promised peace in the midst of our chaotic broken world.

Finding Focus

Honoring your ADHD “superpower”

Group 1:  Ages 13–18
Group 2: Ages 7–12
Weekly meetings, 8-weeks long

Group Leaders:
Lauren Bailey, MSEd, LPC
Jennifer Henry, CT

Designed to help adolescents (and their caregivers) understand their ADHD brains and learn new ways to manage their symptoms.

Sigma Alpha

A men’s group for SA Recovery

10-session group

Group Leaders: Matt Knabe, MA, LPC

A group for adult men over the age of 18 who are seeking to overcome a variety of unwanted sexualized behaviors.