Group Therapy in Texas

Experience the Healing Power of Group Therapy

Have you ever felt alone, misunderstood, or overwhelmed by your problems?

Do you wish you had someone who could listen to you, support you, and help you cope?

If so, you might benefit from group therapy. Group therapy (also called group counseling or group psychotherapy) is a form of psychotherapy that involves meeting with a small group of people who share similar issues or goals directed by an expert group therapist. In group therapy, you can learn from others’ experiences, gain new perspectives, and practice new skills in a safe and supportive environment. Group therapy can also help you reduce your isolation, increase your self-esteem, and improve your interpersonal relationships. 

How Group Therapy Works

First, you’ll meet with your group therapist for a one-on-one intake meeting. This meeting helps you get to know the therapist (and vice versa) while also preparing you for the rules/norms of group therapy. Group members are committed to learning about themselves and their patterns in relationships. To this end, members are committed to the goal of expressing their thoughts and feelings as they occur within the group, especially those feelings toward the other group members and the therapist. Members’ thoughts and feelings in the present is the material from which group psychotherapy flows. To foster a safe and productive group, members make several important agreements to the group.

 Here are the group therapy agreements at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy:

  • Members will treat matters that occur in the group with the utmost confidentiality. Members are expected not to discuss what happens in the group with people who are not members of the group and will keep the identity of all group members confidential.
  • Members have a commitment to talk about what is going on for them emotionally during the group (whatever they are feeling at the moment) as a way of increasing their understanding of their own interpersonal dynamics. Members agree to take their fair share of the time. Members also talk about important issues in their lives that cause difficulty in relating to others or in living life fully. 
  • Members do not make contact with each other outside the group. The group provides an opportunity for learning about one’s problems in social relationships; it is not a gathering in which people meet to make social friends, and if used in this manner the group loses its therapeutic effectiveness. 
  • What members share in the group, meetings with psychiatrists, or in individual or marital therapy may be shared with other members of the treatment team when anyone feels that it is important for continuity of care. 
  • Members make a commitment to attend the group until they have reached their goals. Members may periodically evaluate their progress and eventually will make a collaborative decision that they have attained their goals and are ready to leave the group. After a decision to leave the group has been made, ample time will be allowed for everyone to explore their feelings about the member’s departure and to say goodbye.
  • Regular and timely attendance at all sessions is an expected and essential part of the process. If possible, members will notify the group in advance when it is necessary to miss a group. Your leader will provide guidance on how to inform the group if you have an unexpected absence, such as an illness. 

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Schedule

We invite you to look over the list of groups we offer and consult with us about them. Which therapy group you join would be based not only on scheduling, but on how who you are fits therapeutically with the characteristics of each. Whether or not group therapy would be beneficial and appropriate for you at this time would be assessed by the leader in the intake interview.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Saturday

8am

led by Drs. Mike Balsan & Aaron Dembe

Online Only

8:00-9:30am

led by Jev Sikes, Ph.D. & Ruby Branson, LMSW

Online Only

7:45-9:15am

led by Jev Sikes, Ph.D. & Robert Lewis, LPC

Online Only

8:00-9:30am

led by Jev Sikes, Ph.D.

Online Only

2:00-4:00pm

led by Lexi Patrick, LPC

Online Only

5:00pm-6:30pm

led by Dr. Aaron Dembe

Online Only

8:00-9:30am

led by Robert Lewis, LPC

Westlake Office

10am-11:30am

led by Herlinda Tin Jordan, PsyD

Online Only

8:15-9:30am

led by Nicolette Sacket, Doctoral Intern

Stassneyh office

5:30-7:00pm

led by Steve Cheney, LPC

Stassney Office

11:00am-12:15pm

led by Steve Cheney, LPC

Online Only

1pm-2:15pm

led by Dianne Rapsey-Vanburen, PsyD

Online Only

11:30am-1pm

led by Charlotte Howard, Ph.D.

Deep Eddy office

5:30-7:00pm

led by Stuart Irvin, PhD

Online Only

4:45-6:15pm

led by Glenn Olds, Ph.D.

Online Only

4:30pm-5:45pm

led by Steve Cheney, LPC

Stassney Office

4:45pm-6:15pm

led by Tiffany Nicely-Williams, LCSW

Stassney Office

6:30-8:00pm

led by Matt Dietrichson, LCSW

Stassney Office

5:30-7:00pm

Led by Michael Azarani, Ph.D.

Steck Office

4:45pm-6:15pm

led by Matt Halvorson, LPC

Online Only

5:30pm-7:00pm

led by Drs. Aaron Dembe & Mark Provence

5:30-7:00pm

Led by Jef Page, LPC-A  & Nicolette Sacket, Doctoral Intern 

Deep Eddy Main

4:45-6:15pm

led by Stuart Irvin, PhD & Emily Matis, Doctoral Intern

Deep Eddy office

5:30pm-7:00pm

led by Glenn Olds, Ph.D.

Deep Eddy Office

6:15-7:30pm

led by Glenn Olds, Ph.D.

Rosedale office

6:15-7:30pm

led by Hedwig Gavino  and Louann Fang Lucas, Clinical Interns

Westlake Office

6:00pm-7:30pm

led by Stephanie Parez, LPC

Online Only

6:30-8:00pm

led by Glenn Olds, Ph.D.

Deep Eddy office

6:30-8:00pm

led by Stuart Irvin, PhD & Dianne Rapsey Vanburen, PsyD

Deep Eddy Office & Online

6:00pm-7:30pm

led by Robert Lewis, LPC

Westlake Office

6:30-8:00pm

led by Matt Dietrichson, LCSW

Stassney Office

6:30pm-8pm

led by Matt Halvorson, LPC

Stassney Office

7pm

led by Wilma Hannah-Elliot, PsyD

Houston Office

7:15-8:45pm

led by Kate Coffiled, LCSW

Online Only

Benefits of Group Counseling

Most presenting issues have some connection to past or present relationships and how one feels about oneself, others, and one’s life as a result of those relationships. Whether one has experienced loss, mistreatment, rejection, being pushed into a role to please others, or one of the many other things that go awry in our relationship experience, group is a direct and powerful way to access relationship patterns and feelings toward oneself in relationships that are the source of the presenting concern. From anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, communication or anger issues, to repetitively choosing the wrong partner for you, processing and understanding your relational experience in real time is a powerful opportunity for change.

Clients can practice applying the insights and skills they are learning in individual therapy, such as awareness of feelings, their source, and the ability to express them vs. acting them out. Looking at relationship dynamics in real time as reactions are occurring with other group members allows profound development to happen naturally. While exploring, the therapist or other members may notice things about the person that wouldn’t be apparent in individual therapy and that the person might not know to report to his/her individual therapist. Group therapy helps people learn to be more authentic and have a more full and loving sense of self, to have healthier relationships, to communicate effectively and to not recreate painful childhood relationship dynamics in present relationships. These changes, combined with the support of the group, lead to decreased anxiety, depression, anger, and distress.

The support is not the focus for us (as it would be in a support group), though deep, supportive relationships are often formed with other members. Group therapy for us is a psychotherapy group where the focus is on exploring one’s real self and your feelings that are stimulated by the relationships in the room (which will inevitably mirror the relationship dynamics and feelings that arise outside of group therapy). So, what we want to see  is people talking to each other about how they feel with each other moment to moment.  Through this process you will receive valuable honest feedback as well as learn about your reactions to others.

Young-Adult Group Counseling

Two of our groups are young-adult groups (twenties and early thirties). As we grow into ourselves during this tender time of life, deep exploration of who we are, our relational patterns and struggles, and important life-path choices creates more confidence and clarity. Sharing together the complex experience of embracing adulthood and creating the life you want provides insight and comfort that powerfully help us through the challenges.

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