Support Groups

Support Groups

Groups In San Francisco

 

Divorce and Separation
Support Group
Thursdays, 5:30pm - 7:00pm 

It can take 2-3 years to recover from divorce. You need to create a new identity, discover who you are as a single person, find a sense of belonging within your social circle and your community, and sometimes adjust to single parenthood.

In this support group you will gain strategies, learn to cope and begin to heal by relating to others in similar situations. Facilitated discussion and sharing of experiences within the group will help you gain insight, acceptance and self-awareness.

This group will become a safe place for you to share these feelings without fear of judgment.

Remember- the disorientation of divorce can last a long time, and the process of finding your footing is not linear. There are days when you feel grounded and secure. Then a trigger can lead to a fresh wave of grief, anger and confusion.

If you have kids, you have to re-learn how to deal with your ex, shift communication styles, become more formal and distant. It may be hard to create new boundaries with your ex. The fighting may continue, or one of you may need more distance while the other does not.

While the emotional upheaval is at it's worst, you may be dealing with lawyers and court appearances. This just adds to feelings of frustration, fear and vulnerability. Having group support makes a huge difference because it helps you transform those negative feelings into strength.

Group Details:

  • 12 week initial commitment (may continue after 12 weeks)
  • Each session is $75
  • Co-ed membership
  • Intake therapy session required to join
  • San Francisco Group: 5:30pm-7pm Thursdays
  • Berkeley Group: 5:30pm-7pm Wednesdays

 

Recreating Yourself
After Divorce
Support Group

Tuesdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

This support group is focused on developing a vision of what you want your new life to be, and identifying the next steps for recreating your life so you can move forward.

This group is for those that have already finished the divorce process, or are in the ending stages, and are ready to being their new lives.

Together we will explore:

  • Who you are now
  • What you have learned about yourself
  • What you want, who you want to be
  • Having boundaries and practicing them
  • How to have happier, better relationships with family and friends

We will also look at the parts of yourself that you'd like to heal that had nothing to do with your marriage, and look at ways you may have been sabotaging yourself - such as not living up to your potential, not having the career that you want, not managing your money well, or using unhealthy coping mechanisms and addictions.

Looking at your family of origin, we can help identify the reasons you are holding on to certain unhelpful habits.

Additional group topics:

  • Healing the damage that happened to your past long-term relationship
  • Moving on to new relationships
  • Moving toward your future
  • How to get used to and be comfortable alone
  • What your greatest fears are for your next relationship

Group details:

  • Time: Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:00pm
  • San Francisco Location
  • 12 week initial commitment (may continue after 12 weeks)
  • Each session is $75
  • Co-ed membership
  • Intake therapy session required to join

Groups In Berkeley

 

Divorce and Separation Support Group
Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Get the support you need to move forward, and heal yourself.

It can take 2-3 years to recover from divorce. You need to create a new identity, discover who you are as a single person, find a sense of belonging within your social circle and your community, and sometimes adjust to single parenthood.

In this support group you will gain strategies, learn to cope and begin to heal by relating to others in similar situations. Facilitated discussion and sharing of experiences within the group will help you gain insight, acceptance and self-awareness.

This group will become a safe place for you to share these feelings without fear of judgment.

Remember- the disorientation of divorce can last a long time, and the process of finding your footing is not linear. There are days when you feel grounded and secure. Then a trigger can lead to a fresh wave of grief, anger and confusion.

If you have kids, you have to re-learn how to deal with your ex, shift communication styles, become more formal and distant. It may be hard to create new boundaries with your ex. The fighting may continue, or one of you may need more distance while the other does not.

While the emotional upheaval is at it's worst, you may be dealing with lawyers and court appearances. This just adds to feelings of frustration, fear and vulnerability. Having group support makes a huge difference because it helps you transform those negative feelings into strength.

Group Details:

  • 12 week initial commitment (may continue after 12 weeks)
  • Each session is $75
  • Co-ed membership
  • Intake therapy session required to join
  • Berkeley Group: 5:30pm - 7:00pm Wednesdays
  • San Francisco Group: 5:30pm - 7:00pm Thursdays