Support Group

Group Therapy

Groups offered for HSPs, Teens, Older Adults and Grief Support

Sharing a part of our healing journey with others who may have some common experiences can help us know we are not alone and offer another avenue for healing through connection and experiencing mutually supportive relationships.

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2022 GROUP OFFERINGS:

HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON (HSP) GROUPS:

ADULT Online HSP Level-I Skills Group

Starts: September 16, 2022

Meets:  (Fridays @ 10:00am-11:30am)

Duration: 6 group meetings @ 90 min each plus 45-min intake session

Cost:  $300 (deposit $50; balance due week 1) 

RSVP: scomelo@sfccounseling.com  or (510) 497-1516

Size:  small (max 5-6 members)

Location: Online/Video for CA residents. 

About: This is a closed group, facilitated by a Licensed MFT (also an HSP), providing a structured agenda to incorporate education, self-exploration and group sharing.  Living and working in a non-HSP world can impact an HSP’s sense of self, well-being, physical health, boundaries, and tolerance for social, family and work activities. HSPs are often the default caretakers and confidants. Some feel out of place in their own families, relationships and jobs, often comparing themselves to others, not realizing they may just have different strengths and capacities. Many go through life with their filters wide open, pushing and enduring, until they burn out from trying to conform. Join fellow HSPs for safe, mutual support & skills-building to learn how to better navigate your non-HSP world.

Goals: Increase understanding and acceptance of our Trait; better tune in to our own stimulation levels; tools to modulate our nervous system response; start a foundation for our own unique HSP Operating Manuals; and strategies to communicate our needs and limits to others.  Members will receive handouts to facilitate work between sessions.

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HSPs in Nature​ (3-Hour Outdoor Group Gathering)

Date: TBD

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm (3-hours)

Location: East Bay Park (TBD)

Cost:  $85

RSVP: scomelo@sfccounseling.com  or (510) 497-1516

Size:  max 8 participants (min 5 to proceed).

Weather: Will be rescheduled to later date in event of severe weather.

About:  Therapist-facilitated eco-therapy group for adults who identify as HSPs (normal genetic trait of sensory processing sensitivity), who are looking to connect with other HSPs and learn more about the benefits of nature and mindfulness in navigating this world with our HSP Trait.  A common challenge I hear is how hard it can be to find others to connect with on a deeper level, who might better understand the experiences of an HSP, especially with COVID.  This will be a therapist-led 3-hour opportunity to share space with fellow HSPs, share experiences as an HSP, and learn ways to support our unique HSP needs through connection with ourselves, others, and nature.  (BRING: comfortable shoes for dirt trails/grass; layered clothing appropriate for weather; water and light snacks; something to sit on  (if needed); backpack; journal and writing utensil; anything else you might need for short, light, non-strenuous walking and sitting mindfulness exercises (ex: blanket, towel, backjack, sunscreen, hat sunglasses). 

TEEN GROUPS:


Future Teen Groups (TBD)

Feel free to email your interest in being added to a list for notifications of future Grief Group offerings.

SUPPORT GROUPS FOR OLDER ADULTS (60+): 

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In-Person OA Groups

Will resume, once safe to do so in light of COVID

GRIEF GROUPS: 

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Future Grief Groups (TBD)

Feel free to email your interest in being added to a list for notifications of future Grief Group offerings.​​​​​