Free Online Group Therapy

There has never been a better time to engage in group therapy than right now!  COVID-19 is changing our lives everyday - from working at home to even being furloughed, being forced to homeschool our children, having to wear masks in public, etc. - not to mention the anxiety, fear, isolation, and depression that the unknown tends to breed.  Every person has been affected in multiple ways by this pandemic.  How do we deal with this overnight shift in our lives?

Our counseling groups are a place to process one's experiences with what is going on in both the internal (emotions) as well as the external (physical) world in which we are currently living.  In the groups we create a safe, calm place that facilitates openness and mutual support.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Group therapy provides support and allows participants to see that they are not alone in their challenges.  The groups are limited to no more than 6 people in order to allow plenty of opportunity for interaction.

How often does the group meet, and for how long?

The groups will meet for 90 minutes once per week for 10 weeks, beginning in May.

What is the cost?

FREE for the first 5 group meetings, then $10 per meeting for the next 5 remaining weeks.

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About the Therapists

Our groups are led by highly qualified interns, each having completed a Master’s degree in the field of mental health.  Each of them holds a provisional license granted by the State of Texas and is in the middle of completing his/her 3,000 professional counseling hours.  All interns attend weekly theory training groups and all are under the supervision of Dr. Leah McDill, LPC-S.

What groups are you offering?

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Moms Held Hostage by Home Schooling

Led by Bethany Schaefer, LPC- Intern

Mondays at 2:00 pm

bethanyschaefer@nlcc1.com

This is an open group offered to parents of school aged children that are adjusting to different roles and routines while having their kids at home and helping them engage in distance learning.

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From College to COVID

Led by Payton Sparks, LPC-Intern

Tuesdays at 4:30 pm

paytonsparks@nlcc1.com

During these chaotic times, many college students are finishing the semester isolated from friends and community while struggling with this unexpected "new normal" due to COVID.

How do I sign up?

Contact the leader of the group in which you are interested and they will respond to you with the paperwork and everything else you need to know!

COVID Frontline Medical Personnel Process Group

Led by Ryan Donovan, LPC-Intern

Wednesdays at 4:00 pm

ryandonovan82@gmail.com

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We are facing unprecedented challenges. Those in our medical community are stepping up to that challenge by risking their health and, in some cases, their lives. This group is for any front-line medical personnel who are serving patients hands on and in person. It is an opportunity to process the emotional and psychological impact of taking on such a challenge and the impact that has on family- alongside others who are doing the same.

Introverts & Extroverts Struggling with COVID

Led by Ryan Donovan, LPC-Intern

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm

ryandonovan82@gmail.com

We are all struggling with how to adapt to this new social structure. Some of us who value our alone time are finding little time and space for solace. Some of us who value more social time are struggling with how to manage being so distant from others. Some of us are learning that maybe they aren't as extroverted or introverted as they thought they were. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, this group is a place to process your experience with others and learn some helpful ways to understand and manage the struggle.