“I had never experienced a group class, but I am so glad I was open to it! It was an amazing opportunity that has helped me grow so much!” — P. Duran
What is group counseling?
Group counseling is offered in two ways:
- Process group
Group therapy can be one of the most powerful learning experiences of a lifetime. In my experience, group counseling is far more effective and efficient than individual counseling is.
Psycho-educational groups focus on a specific topic. They are designed to provide specific information about specific topics with experiential exercises to allow personal growth opportunities.
Generally, they are offered in weekend seminar formats or 1-2-hour class formats for several weeks.
Other examples include groups focused on:
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Sexual abuse recovery
- Addiction recovery
Family counseling is a very special type of psycho-educational group counseling. The therapist educates the whole family about the unique dynamics within that family.
First, family members identify the issues of concern or problems facing the family.
Then, the goals are defined for the whole family and for each member of the family.
Dr. Anne uses her knowledge and expertise to help the family explore options to solve the issues/problems.
Process groups explore the individual issues of group members. These groups are beneficial for people with self-image, social, or relationship difficulties. Generally, process groups meet weekly.
These groups provide a safe place to give and receive honest feedback and to offer and receive support.
Process groups help members learn how to deal with psychologically and emotionally intimate relationships in the real world.
For example, many people who have trust problems learn to develop appropriate psychological and emotional intimacy in the group, which then spills over into their 'outside' lives.
There are two types of process groups, closed-ended and open-ended. Each type of process group is based on the length of time the group lasts.
- Closed-ended groups are set up for a specific number of sessions.
- Open-ended groups are indefinite. In open-ended groups, members join an ongoing group and stay as long as they continue to benefit. When one member leaves or "graduates," another member is introduced.
The Clarity Key Group©
The Clarity Key Groups are a hybrid.
These groups form after completion of the Clarity Key 1Clarity Key 1© - Uncovering Hidden Beliefs - Uncovering Hidden Beliefs class.
Clarity Key Groups complete process group work using The Clarity Key Model to assimilate changing paradigms.
Professional Counseling with The Clarity Key Model
Dr. Anne uses The Clarity Key Model in her professional counseling to teach specific methods to identify and eliminate blocks to reaching your goals.
“My goal is always to provide the deepest healing in the least amount of time with the least discomfort possible.” — Dr. Anne