Are you looking for ‘group therapy des moines?’ We are offering some unique and fun group therapy options at Real Connections Counseling!
Group Therapy is a way to interact with multiple people at the same time especially when they have a need for similar information, education, or support. Having a group allows a therapist to provide support, learning and therapy to multiple people at the same time. These groups usually have people with the same needs, desires or concerns, who are often struggling with a similar life issue. The part that makes groups so dynamic are that these people are in the same room at the same time, and they can provide insight, share previous experiences and learning, and suggest unique opportunities with others in the group. Yes – You make each other better! And you find that our mantra is supported: Your lives. Your stories. They matter!
Group for Teens – Life Skills and Support!
You’ve heard the line: “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
Well, that’s just great IF you know how to do that… Many of us don’t have the information to make different – or better – decisions because we haven’t been taught or haven’t had a safe place to try and fail, or ask questions, or share our own story to write a different ending. Here’s your chance!
We offer a series of 90-minute sessions once a week for 11 weeks as a “closed group” (group starts together and ends together with the same people attending). Contact us for more information and for the next start time for this group.
Topics covered include:
- Stinkin’ thinkin’
- SPICES of life
- Who am I?
- Spirituality in conflict
- Emotions and loss
- How do I take care of ME?
- Healthy friends, healthy me
- Why do I act like that?
- Growing up is hard…
- Grateful to be alive
- Giving to others
- Dreaming of good things
Support for Couples – where one has a Disability or Chronic Pain
A group specifically designed to provide Education & Support for those in relationship (couples) where one partner might be struggling with chronic pain or disability and/or their caregivers (spouse/partner).
Come alone or as a couple, get the support you need”
- Do you struggle with chronic pain or disability and wish your relationship did not seem to focus on “IT?”
- Are you caregiver for someone with chronic pain or a disability, and you feel like all you do tend to his/her needs (cleaning, working, medication management, etc. etc. etc…)?
- Do you wish you had a place to learn how to be a couple again and an opportunity to process or get support for your struggles with this?
- Do you wish your relationship would be more about enjoying things together again?
This group will include a time of education and learning all together, then we will break into two separate groups: a support group for those who struggle with a disability and/or chronic pain and and a support group for those who care for and support them. This second group time will be an opportunity to discuss things you may be struggling with in your relationship and ways to process through those struggles. It also allows for a time of processing the educational information or allow for topics the attendees would like to discuss together.
Ongoing Group format – join anytime! Come alone, come together, bring a friend
What: Disability and/or Chronic Pain Group
Where: Real Connections Counseling, 3821 71st St, Suite A – Urbandale IA
Starting: Late Summer
Cost: $15 per person, per session
Why: Support and Learning!
Please send us an email or call to sign up! Or if you need additional information.
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CHECK BACK REGULARLY for new, upcoming Groups AND Seminars that we will be offering in the future. If you have a topic or idea that YOU would like to learn, please send us an email!