Group Therapy

In group therapy, six to eight adult individuals meet weekly to talk about members' concerns. Starting with first impressions and evolving over weeks and months, meaningful and intimate interpersonal relationships develop. Members learn each others' tendencies, defenses, emotions, and ways of relating. In the safety of the therapeutic container, our therapists encourage, support, and challenge group members to share their impressions of one another in the spirit of mutual growth. As the group grows, what unfolds is magnificent - productive conflict, a culture of accountability, unwavering support, and an atmophere of honest feedback. Although group members often feel uncertain about when and how to share initially, these fears tend to diminish as trust and camaraderie develop

Currently we offer two therapy groups for people of any gender and have a waiting list for a men's group. This group will begin once there are a sufficient number of interested participants. Our current groups meet on Friday afternoon. New members are admitted to the group when current members complete their therapy. When adding a new member to a group, our therapists take good care to notify current members that a new person will be joining. Because group therapy members often need time to feel safe and secure with others, we take good care to prepare the group for new members. 

Group therapy sessions typically last 90 minutes and sessions are held once per week. Prior to joining, members meet with the therapist for a pre-group interview to determine whether the group is a good fit. To join, a three month commitment is required. Blue Cross Blue Shield and USHIP insurance policies cover group therapy sessions. The out of pocket fee is $150/month.

Whatever your reason for seeking counseling, we are interested and eager to meet with you to see if we can help. Below are our clinicians who facilitate groups.

 

Josh Singh Group Therapy

Josh Singh, PhD

773.345.8330 x2

jsingh@chicagocounselingservices.com

Call for your free 15 minute phone consultation 773.345.8330

Hyde Park

Lakeview