Group Therapy


People need people – for initial and for continued survival, for socialization, for the pursuit of satisfaction. No one – not the dying, not the outcast, not the mighty – transcends the need for human contact.

- Irvin Yalom

 

Group works. In studies comparing group psychotherapy to individual therapy, group therapy has been shown to be as effective and sometimes even more effective than individual counseling.

  • Groups offer a supportive and compassionate space that serves as a sounding board and place to heal relationally
  • Group security, trust, and confidentiality are of utmost importance, creating a space that is safe for self-reflection and self-growth.
  • Groups promote self-growth
  • Groups foster creativity for problem solving
  • Groups provide effective accountability for growth and change
  • Groups provide perspective for your own struggles in a way that people who know you personally and closely cannot
  • The diversity of a group offers a unique benefit through the different backgrounds, personalities, and experiences of each member

Dr. Stone has been working with families, couples, and individuals as a marriage and family therapist for almost 20 years and uses groups to create a healing space towards growth and recovery for a variety of issues. Current group offerings are listed below. For all new group participants who are not also an individual client at Unstuck a 50-minute initial assessment session is required. All group members are expected to maintain confidentiality of what is shared in the group.

 

Unstuck offers several different types of groups throughout the year. Check here for current group therapy offerings.

 

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Current Groups

New groups begin when a required minimum number of participants have registered.

Contact us at info@unstuckgroup.org for more information or to register for our next start date. 


Therapeutic Support Groups

These groups are designed to offer a group therapy experience including psychoeducation and support to certain presenting issues. Each group is offered to individuals living in the states where the clinician leading the group is licensed. Each group begins once they fill to a minimum number. Contact Unstuck at info@unstuckgroup.org to join a group or to ask questions. 


We learn "coping" skills as children in order to survive painful situations. Sometimes those painful situations include having parents who were not emotionally available.   Unfortunately, those same skills you learned to survive as a child often become harmful to your wellbeing as an adult. You deserve to heal. You deserve to grow. You can choose to lean into spaces where you can develop a new way of relating to yourself, to others, and to your parents. Perhaps due to mental illness, physical illness, their own trauma, substance abuse, or other reasons your parent or parents could not..and cannot... be responsive to you emotionally. You are not too much. You are not too needy. Join us in a space where you will gain support, encouragement, and practical skills for how to change patterns in your life that are holding you back. This group lasts 8 weeks and is $50 per week. THIS GROUP IS ALSO OFFERED AT A SEPARATE TIME FOR THERAPISTS ONLY. Please inquire with Dr. Stone to learn more.

 

This group will be offered in 2023 the following times (start date listed):

Wednesday January 11th at 5 PM Central/6 PM Eastern

Thursday May 4th 5 PM Central/6 PM Eastern

 

FOR THERAPISTS ONLY:

Wednesday March 8th 5 PM Central/6 PM Eastern

Thursday August 3rd 1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern

 

Email info@unstuckgroup.org to register


Navigating religious hurt can be an incredibly painful and isolating journey. Religious hurt here is defined as an experience of disillusionment, confusion, self doubt/hatred and/or community shunning/disengagement that has caused personal and relational hurt and/or stunted developmental growth. The journey often involves grief work over losing a community and sense of belonging due to misaligned behavior and/or changing religious beliefs. It is often associated with a history of involvement in religious communities marked by fundamentalism. Related issues frequently include issues pertaining to sexuality and purity culture. You do not have to go this journey alone. Reach out for support. Moving forward IS possible. This group is $50 a session and lasts 8 weeks.

This group will be offered in 2023 the following times (start date listed):

Wednesday August 2nd at 5 PM Central/6 PM Eastern



This group will be offered in 2023 the following times (start date listed):

Thursday March 9th at 5 PM Central/6 PM Eastern

Thursday August 3rd 5 PM Central/6 PM Eastern


 

You're actually not a mess at all. You're just a feeling person in a messy world. You are exactly right to feel a lot right now. It does not mean you're weak--it means you're strong enough to be paying attention. Be gentle with you, please.

Glennon Doyle

 

"Too much". "Too serious". "Too many feelings". "Too many needs". 

 

Do you carry any of these stories about yourself? Have you ever been told that you are "too sensitive"? 

 

You notice every slight change in facial expressions. You detect subtle shifts in a room’s vibe. Large gatherings of people are exhausting. You pick up on emotional content from people around you with painful accuracy…whether you know them or not. Violent or emotionally charged movies or television content disturbs you with an intensity that others just don’t get.

 

Textures and tastes are annoyingly obvious. Room temperature is a big deal. When you walk into a room seemingly tiny details beg your attention. Chaos is HARD on you.

 

Some nervous systems are more sensitive to internal and external stimuli. Their bodies and minds are more sensitive to their environment in ways that makes the person more susceptible to the negative experiences of stress, anxiety, depression, exhaustion and other challenges. The Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) also tends to be creative, intuitive, show high levels of integrity and openness. As with most things in life, every gift has a dark…or challenging…side. Learning to love and lead yourself well is paying attention to your gifts and growing your ability to care deeply for the challenges of those gifts.

 

If you think you might be a person with greater sensitivity to this big, brutiful (beautiful and brutal) world, having a group experience with other individuals who identify as being Highly Sensitive led by a therapist who identifies as being Highly Sensitive can offer a safe space to feel supported and to start creating new stories: "I am not alone", "I can celebrate and nurture the gifts of being sensitive" and "I can create a world for myself that is good for me".

 

This group experience will offer a space to explore, understand and cultivate gratitude for your sensitivities along with how to care for them with love, grace, and boundaries.

 

"[She] is sensitive, and that is her superpower."

- Glennon Doyle

 

 

This group will be offered in 2023 the following times (start date listed):

Thursday January 12th at 1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern

Thursday September 28th 5 PM Central/6 PM Eastern

 

FOR THERAPISTS ONLY:

Wednesday March 9th 1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern

 

Email info@unstuckgroup.org to register

 


This group will be offered in 2023 the following times (start date listed):

Wednesday May 3rd at 5 PM Central/6 PM Eastern

Wednesday September 27th 5 PM Central/6 PM Eastern

 

 

Email info@unstuckgroup.org to register


This group will be offered in 2023 the following times (start date listed):

Wednesday May 4th at 5 PM Central/6 PM Eastern

Thursday May 27th 1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern

 

 

Email info@unstuckgroup.org to register


Expats have an incredibly unique life experiences. Children raised in an Expat context gain challenges and gifts. Sometimes called Third Culture Kids, Expat kids are never really sure what or where home is. When they grow up and return “home” for college or to live as an adult, Expat kids may never feel completely comfortable in their “culture of origin”. On the other hand, for various reasons, Expat kids may not be able to return to the culture that is considered “foreign”, but feels most familiar.

 

This group will be a safe space for adolescent/teenage expats to find support, community and, most importantly, to leave sessions with the truth that they are not alone.

 

Facilitator Dr. Stone has lived as an Expat, was raised by someone who spent time as an Expat, and has experience working with clients who are Expats. She loves the honor of getting a front row seat seeing the gifts and journeys of this amazing group of kids.

 

This group will be offered in 2023 the following times (start date listed):

Thursdays starting January 12th at 5 PM Central/6 PM Eastern

 

 

Email info@unstuckgroup.org to register