Getting Ready For Fall With New Outpatient Groups
Recovery is not always an easy process and for many, participating in group therapies can be a great way to connect with others and find friendship on the path to recovery. Our groups provide support and understanding, in a safe and non-judgmental environment, which is why we are so excited to be offering a number of new opportunities for the fall. Take a look at a few of the new adult group programs that will be available this September:
Christian Group II
Fridays, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM in St. Paul (2265 Como Ave)
Led by: Rebekah Brandvold, MA, LMFT
This group helps clients who identify as Christian, utilize their faith in their recovery process. It focuses on increasing connection to spirituality and to grace for one’s self. This group utilizes a twelve week, Finding Balance with Food workbook.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Enhanced (CBT-E)
Mondays, 8:00-9:30 PM in St. Louis Park
Led by: Helene Keery,PhD, LP, Jennie Laskow, MA, LPCC, & Stephanie Burcusa, PhD, LP
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Enhanced (CBT-E) is a cutting edge treatment designed for clients with all eating disorder diagnoses. CBT-E focuses on how over-evaluating your weight and shape can lead to eating disorder symptoms. Clients will create an individualized model of the factors that have been keeping the eating disorder stuck in place. Group will provide tools and techniques to help clients understand how their specific eating disorder symptoms function as well as how they can intervene and change their behaviors. Clients can expect to make progress in normalizing eating patterns, decreasing symptom use, and developing effective strategies for regulating mood changes.
Healing Through Writing
Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 PM in St. Paul (2265)
Led by: Kyan Bodden, MSW, LICSW & Nancy Dawn Van Beest, MS, LMFT
Writing can play a valuable role in recovery and healing from many kinds of pain and loss. Writing one’s story can provide perspective and help clients arrive at a clearer understanding of how to process difficult experiences. Clients in this group use various forms of writing to support one another and discuss what helps keep writing flowing. Open to clients with any diagnosis. Writing background or experience is not necessary.
For full descriptions of ongoing and new groups for the fall, please refer to the Fall Group Catalog, available online or at the Front Desk of your Emily Program location in the Twin Cities. Have questions about a group or want to join? Speak with your individual therapist. Your providers can offer insight into which groups may be a good fit for you at this time and are your resource for enrolling group programs.