Note: We see clients by appointment only



When one cooperates with others, the accomplishments are greater than what the individuals can do on their own. . . [and] requires a harmony that will generate ideas, inspiration, as well as momentum for growth and action.

If the combinations occur properly, the results will be like fire upon fire and will illuminate the world.
— Deng Ming-Dao

Psynergy groups are usually a follow-up or addition to individual therapy. There are, optimally, five to eight group members who attend consistently to assure the trust and cohesiveness necessary for deeper group work. Important aspects of group include: confidentiality, healthy boundaries, safety, and learning by observation. The number one benefit of group, according to clinical research, is learning to constructively deal with negative emotions. 


3 Weekly Psychodynamic Groups

facilitated by Victoria Jones, MEd, MA, LPC-S

It’s not just when I share with the group that I gain insight into my life. I learn the most watching other people interact.

30 to 70 year-old
(Women)

Tuesday Mornings

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20 to 45 year-old
(Men and Women)

Tuesday Evenings

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It’s the best happy hour in town, if you add deeply meaningful conversation and subtract the alcohol!
 
I have learned so much from the wisdom and support of group. It has changed every relationship in my life for the better.

30 to 70 year-old
(Men and Women)

Thursdays Evenings

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Regardless of the nature of the trauma, or the structure of the group, the aim of group therapy is to help people actively attend to the requirements of the moment, without undue intrusions from past perceptions and experiences.
— van der Kolk, van der Hart, Burbridge

The most amazing aspect of process groups (and there are many) is the opportunity to learn more about intimate interaction as well as social and professional relationships: how you affect others and how others affect you.  Relational family patterns can play out—both adaptive and dysfunctional—which provide the opportunity to experiment with new ways of being with others and, as important, being with ourselves.  

Each group has a particular flavor based on many factors including: strengths and challenges of participants, group dynamics, stage-of-life issues. Initially, Victoria will meet with potential group members to collaboratively decide if group therapy is an optimal next step, answer questions, and choose a group that will be the best fit for you and vice versa.

Group discussions include relationships and intimacy, career decisions, ways we protect ourselves, anxiety, depression, good boundaries, mood stability, dealing with negative (and positive!) emotions, celebrations of steps forward, support to preclude (as many) steps back. Group is the antidote to Facebook because we learn that we are not alone in our problems. Good groups help us build confidence, strengthen self-esteem, sort mix-ups, share wisdom, receive help, and learn how to change and adjust our lives for greater pleasure. 

Please let us know if we can send more information on group therapy.