Current Group Therapy
At Forward Counseling, we believe in the healing power of learning to connect with others and provide group therapy for all ages. Group therapy can provide a space to learn and try out new life skills, is effective at reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, and is covered by most insurance plans.
Below, find our current list of groups that meet weekly. If you are interested in joining a group, please send us an appointment request form here. We will schedule an intake appointment with one of our counselors for you or your child, and then you can get started!
DBT SKILLS GROUP, facilitated by Matt Stamps, LPC-MHSP, NCC
What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)? DBT is a cognitive therapy that was developed to increase a person's ability to live a meaningful life when struggling with difficult, and sometimes unmanageable, emotions and action urges. The skills within DBT can help us to be more effective in managing these things and begin to create peace in our lives through new ways of reacting to situations.
What would make DBT skills a good fit for me? skills and philosophy within DBT have a multitude of benefits. DBT has displayed effective results in assisting those struggling with impulsive action urges, intense emotional responses, difficulty concentrating, feelings of depression and/or anxiety, thoughts of self-harm, symptoms associated with traumatic experiences and more.
What would I need to know before joining the group? You need nothing but the willingness and an open mind to allow change to happen. And even if you are on the fence, you are welcome to attend and see if DBT is right for you.
This group is held at Location 2 (4646 Poplar, Suite 203, Memphis, TN 38117. To register complete appointment form online at http://forwardcounseling.com/contact
- Adult Mondays 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM
- Teen Tuesdays 4:00 PM to 4:50 PM (Ages 13-17 only)
- Adult Fridays 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
GROUP ADULT THERAPEUTIC YOGA, led by Kristina Brack and Jessica Shea, LCSW
Therapeutic Yoga is a 50 minute group therapy that involves some beginner yoga flows, mindfulness instruction, guided meditation and progressive muscle relaxation. This group is open to any level from beginner to advanced, as the focus is anxiety reduction. Please bring a towel and water. You will also need a yoga mat and blocks, bring your own or borrow ours. This is a safe, relaxing space. These techniques have been shown to reduce anxiety symptoms, increase muscle tone, and improve a general sense of well being. Come practice yoga with us and experience the stress relieving benefits. This group is held at our Midtown Gym Location and is covered by most insurance. To register complete appointment form online at http://forwardcounseling.com/contact/
- Thursdays 9-10am at our Gym Location
HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS ADULT GROUP, led by Tina Hazlewood, LPC-MHSP, NCC
Have you found yourself in unhealthy relationships? This could be a result of patterns set by your family of origin. Come learn about healthy relationships and boundaries in this group. To register complete appointment form online at http://forwardcounseling.com/contact/
- Mondays, 6pm
ADOLESCENT GROUP THERAPY, led by Jessica Shea, LCSW, Greg Hale, MS, Melissa Gross, NCC, and Matt Stamps, LPC-MHSP, NCC
These groups teach coping skills in fun and creative ways. If your teen seems anxious or isolating, send us an email. Our groups might be the perfect place for your teen to learn to communicate and cope better. We utilize art therapy and sand tray work with adolescents as well as teach valuable life skills. To register complete appointment form online at http://forwardcounseling.com/contact/
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS GROUP
This group addresses many issues such as: communication, bullying, body image, peer pressure, self–esteem and goal setting. We utilize role play, drama, art, music, as well as sharing verbally to facilitate trust and self confidence. $45 per session. To register complete appointment form online at http://forwardcounseling.com/contact/
- Tuesdays, 6-7pm
BOYS SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP
This group addresses many issues such as: communication, bullying, anger management, peer pressure, social skills and goal setting. We utilize role play, drama, art, music, as well as sharing verbally to facilitate trust and self confidence. To register complete appointment form online at http://forwardcounseling.com/contact/
- Age 10-13, Tuesdays 5-6
JUNTO: a club for mutual self improvement.
The Junto, also known as the Leather Apron Club, was a club for mutual improvement established in 1727 by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia. The Leather Apron Club's purpose was to debate questions of morals, politics, and to exchange knowledge of business affairs. They were also a charitable organization which created a subscription public library consisting of their own books. Our Junto is a safe place for people to talk, connect, learn and grow. In this group, we teach DBT skills, and Gottman style communication. To register complete appointment form online at http://forwardcounseling.com/contact/
- Coed Adolescent Junto, Thursday evenings
- Adult Junto, Monday 6pm
NEW GROUP STARTING, REGISTER NOW!
- Female First Responders Group: This group is open to veterans, medical staff, police and emergency workers, therapists and any female that is daily impacted by trauma. This Group is Planned for Tuesday's at 5 pm at Location 2 (4646 Poplar Ave, Suite 203, 38117)
- Writing from the heart group. Learn a specific way of journaling that reduces depression and anxiety. This groups is planned for every other Monday at 4pm at Location 1 (560 Colonial, Suite 201).
TRAUMA GROUP: At Forward Counseling we believe in the resiliency of the human spirit, but we also understand that our clients are busy people that must continue to function. We address trauma SLOWLY, CAREFULLY, & MINDFULLY. In order to register for Trauma Group, each client must be engaged with an individual therapist. We teach coping skills, mindfulness, and approach trauma from a distance with art and imagination before we use words to describe trauma. This approach appears to reduce abreaction and other side effects associated with trauma therapy. We also address disassociation in all of Forward Counseling trauma groups. To register complete appointment form online at http://forwardcounseling.com/contact/
- TRAUMA GROUP FOR ADULTS Wednesdays, 6-7
- TRAUMA GROUP FOR ADOLESCENTS Wednesdays, 5-6