Assessment & Treatment
Groups for Adults
Groups for Adults
GMH offers an exciting variety of therapy and educational groups for adults that can either enhance the work you are doing in individual therapy or stand alone. Some groups are educational in nature and run for a specific duration, others are ongoing and more process-oriented.
Benefit of Groups
Working in a Group offers you the opportunity for powerful learning and growth in a supportive community. Group work allows you to:
- Witness the lives of others and their solutions to life’s challenges.
- Receive feedback in a caring atmosphere about how you are perceived.
- Practice new life skills.
- Speed up and solidify the progress you are seeking.
- Better define and then meet your personal goals.
A group for adult women that combines the work of Susie Orbach, Geneen Roth and others, as well as Dr. Lisë Osvold’s own insights, to help participants find peace with food. The group includes a mindfulness and educational component, as well as help learning to identify and manage the feelings that commonly lead to emotional eating.
Participants will learn:
- Why they overeat or binge-eat.
- Why dieting is most likely to make their overeating problem worse.
- What physiological, psychological and emotional factors contribute to their tendency to overeat or binge, and how to manage them.
- What they are really hungry for (when it’s not food).
- How diet-think has hindered their recovery.
- The practice of curiosity and self-compassion as critical to overcoming binge eating.
- That they can arrive at a place where they can eat the foods they love without binging on them.
Monday evenings, 6:15-7:30pm.
Interpersonal Process Group
For men and women 18 and older who find relationships challenging, this group offers an opportunity to identify with others’ struggles, to experiment with different ways of communication, and to try out new behaviors.
Since members often experience the same difficulties in group that they have elsewhere, the group can give support, offer suggestions, or provide gentle confrontation. This process group fosters a new perspective and richness that cannot be duplicated in individual therapy alone.
Dr. Lisë Osvold has been leading a variety of groups for over 20 years. An initial one-on-one meeting with Dr. Osvold will help you know if this group could be helpful for you.
Wednesday evenings 6:15-7:30pm
DBT Family Skills Training
A 12-week workshop series designed to provide parents with the skills to better cope with and support their emotionally reactive child or adolescent.
Parents often struggle with managing their own feelings and needs while remaining connected and compassionate to these sensitive children who seem to demand so much. In this workshop, parents learn the same DBT skills that their child is learning, in order to help the entire family to communicate and function in a healthier way. As a parent, learning DBT Skills will allow you to:
- Help everyone in the family get their needs met.
- Help understand the difficulties encountered by those who are emotionally sensitive and reactive.
- Improve family communications and relationships.
- Gain a common language with your child or adolescent and support his/her in learning new coping skills.
- Reduce the level of emotionality in the family when talking about difficult issues.
- Reduce shame and blame, providing new understanding and a problem-solving attitude.
- Assist family members in changing aspects of family functioning for the benefit of future generations.
DBT Family Skills is co-led by Dr. Mary Anne Hartye and Dr. Biancamaria Penati, who have been trained in DBT and have been working together as a team to help children and adolescents, and their parents, for over 18 years.