Codependency Group - Considered an advanced level of the Personal Empowerment Program, this is an 8-week psycho-educational group designed to help participants understand what codependency is, how it relates to intimate partner violence and how to let go of codependent patterns. Topics include: Identifying and establishing boundaries, uncovering learned codependent behaviors in family-of-origin, healthy communication, and becoming aware of self-defeating thoughts that perpetuate unhealthy relationships.
Self Esteem Group - An 8-week psycho-educational and interactive group. Topics include: Understanding the basic tenets of self-esteem, learning the techniques to help cultivate self-esteem, integrating practices of healthy self-esteem into your daily life, and discovering an internal sense of personal power.
Parenting after Abuse - An 8-week psycho-educational group designed to specifically address those parenting questions and concerns when intimate partner violence is involved in the family.
Dating After Abuse - An 8-week psycho-educational group with the aim to help participants identify unhealthy patterns of dating and develop new, healthy dating practices. The group will address these questions: How will I know if I'm ready to start dating? How can I avoid getting into another abusive relationship? Why do I seem to attract abusive partners?
Healing is My Choice - A 12-week process group for sexual abuse survivors. The focus of the group is to process emotions related to the effects of sexual abuse in a safe, supportive environment. Participants will learn relaxation techniques and other coping skills in an effort to move forward.
Experiencing Life with Assertiveness - A 4-week, psycho-educational group with the aim to increase assertiveness. Topics include communication skills, goal-setting, mindfulness, and overcoming fear and anxiety stemming from uncertainty.
Grief and Loss Group - A 6-week psycho-educational group with the aim to address and process feelings, thoughts, and emotions of loss. Loss can take many forms - loss of self, relationship with spouse or partner, relationship with children, role as a mother or father, loss of childhood if one was exposed to domestic violence in their youth, etc. Different types of loss (applied to the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance) will be addressed in the group.