Group Therapy

Group therapy is a vital aspect of substance use recovery and mental health treatment more broadly. Our groups are focused on the development and utilization of coping skills to support young people in early recovery, and building recovery skills to avoid relapse and face the challenges of a life without substance use. Our curriculum draws from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Psychoeducation, and 12-Step Recovery approaches to address our clients’ challenges and support their strengths.

Along with groups for our clients, we also provide Multi-Family Group (MFG) and Parent Only Group (POG) to address family recovery and provide support.

I work as a mental health professional and have had a VERY positive experience working with Center for Living. They are extremely responsive and accommodating. While working with the populations that I work with, they have provided invaluable information around substance use and ways to reach out for support. They are an incredible resource for education around substance use.

Our current core groups include:

  • Community Group—clients start and end the week with community group, which allows clients to check-in with themselves and each other, discuss their successes and challenges, and plan for the week or weekend ahead.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)—CBT is an evidence-based treatment approach that helps clients reframe their responses to their environment by critically examining core beliefs, unhelpful assumptions, and negative thoughts.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)—drawing on the four modules of DBT—mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness—this group help teens and young adults build and utilize coping skills.
  • Relapse Prevention—all teens and young adults need a toolbox of recovery and relapse prevention skills to maintain sobriety. This group provides those tools through handouts, videos, and exercises.
  • Creative Arts Recovery—facilitated by our licensed creative arts therapist, this group uses visual arts, dance movement, and other approaches to engage the mind-body connection in service of sobriety and recovery.
  • Motivation Enhancement—this group uses Motivational Interviewing (MI) to build and maintain participants’ motivation for sobriety.
  • Big Books/Speakers Meeting—an AA-inspired group that utilizes readings and practices from the the Big Book to provide guidance and support around sobriety and recovery.