Our Services: Group Therapy


Group Therapy

Therapy Center of Philadelphia offers therapy and support groups addressing a variety of topics. You may find that group therapy is a more effective way to feel positive changes in your life. Group members have reported that they reduced dysfunctional acting out behaviors, their depression and isolation lowered, and they gained a heightened understanding of how to build healthy relationships. Support groups can normalize your experience, reduce feelings of shame, and connect you with others beyond the life of the group. Groups are also an affordable alternative to individual therapy.

GROUPS OFFERED BY TCP:


Power & Getting It Right Within
New 8 Week Process Group for Women* of African Ancestry

Are you?

  • Feeling drained or conflicted in your home and work relationships?
  • Juggling multiple roles and tasks that leave you feeling “in a funk”?
  • Interested in forming a brave and supportive circle to engage in self-exploration around conflict, roles, and power in relationships?

Group Goals:

  • Explore and express “real life” thoughts, feelings, and desires
  • Learn how you establish boundaries, authority, and roles in relationships
  • Make visible the ways your historical, cultural and social identities affect your relationships
  • Value your and the group’s diverse skills to harness power and manage conflict
  • Stay present and connect with group members to feel seen, heard, and hopeful

This group uses the interactions that happen in the group – the “here and now” – and therapy interventions to encourage you to take up your power and to grow.

WHEN: Tuesday evenings, 6:45 pm-8:15 pm, April 18th- June 13th, 2017

COST: Sliding fee scale ($20-70)

FORMAT: 8 week commitment with option to continue

FACILITATOR: Sheri-Ann Cowie, PhD

For questions/registration, contact TCP at 215-567-1111 ext *812

*This group is open to cis-women and trans-identified women


Women* and Power in Relationships
New 3-Month Weekly Process Group

Are you?

  • Having conflicts in your relationships at work and at home?
  • Juggling multiple roles and tasks that leave you feeling “out of control”?
  • Interested in being a part of a brave and supportive environment to explore the nature of conflict, roles, and power in relationships?

Group Goals:

  • Explore and express “real life” thoughts, feelings, and desires
  • Learn how you establish boundaries, authority, and roles in relationships
  • Improve your understanding of how historical, cultural, and social identities affect your relationships
  • Connect with group members to feel empowered, validated, and hopeful
  • Tap into your own and the group’s potential to harness power and manage conflict

This group uses the interactions that happen in the group – the “here and now” – and therapy interventions to encourage you to take up your power and to grow

WHEN: 90 minutes on a weekday evening Spring 2017

COST: Sliding fee scale offered ($20-$70)

FORMAT: 3-month weekly commitment with option to continue

FACILITATOR: Sheri-Ann Cowie, PhD

For registration or further information, please call 215-567-1111 ext. *812

*This group is open to cis women and trans-identified women


A Support Group Program for Prospective Lesbian/Bi/Queer Women and Trans Parents

New Group Forming
To reserve space, call 215-567-1111 Ext 12

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(See information below for a new Men’s class being formed too!)

Starting a family as a queer or trans* person can be overwhelming and scary.  Therapy Center of Philadelphia, in partnership with Philadelphia Family Pride, offers an information and support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer women and the transgender communities considering parenthood.  (A similar group for cisgender, gay and bisexual men is in the works for another location.)

MaybeBaby offers an 8-week support group experience that will provide information from legal, financial, and medical experts, as well as emotional, social and community support.  Members will come out with a sense of their options, how to navigate the process as a queer or transgender person, and connection with others on a similar journey. Guests include Dr. Jacqueline Guttman from RMA Philadelphia fertility center.

The group is co-facilitated by Sheri-Ann Cowie, Ph.D. and Sylvie Beauvais, MSW, LSW<

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The group will include guests such as doctors, endocrinologists, adoption experts, natural fertility experts, sperm banks, and parents who took different journeys to parenthood.

Cost for full 8 week Maybe Baby cycle:

Upcoming period: April 5 through May 24 – A few slots are still open

$240/couple ($120/individual) for Philadelphia Family Pride Members
$320/$160 for non-PFP members

PFP is a non-profit membership organization for LGBT parents, prospective parents and their children in the greater Philadelphia region.  Those not already members may join for $25/yr on their website at http://www.phillyfamilypride.org/


We now have a partner offering a MEN’S CLASS!
SAME DAYS – SAME TIME!
For gay, bi, (cis and trans) men

A Maybe Baby class is offered for men at the Rittenhouse Square office of
Hornstein Platt and Associates. (Trans men may choose the group they’d prefer – TCP or HP&A), located at the Rittenhouse Square office of Hornstein, Platt and Associates, 255 S. 17th Street, Suite 1010.  This class will be led by Chris Wilson, MFT, MEd, LMFT, CHES.  Call 267-507-1310

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Co-Sponsored by:

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A Music Therapy Group
for Trans and Gender Queer People

Seeking Strength Through Body and Voice

The breath, the voice and our inner creativity are all aspects of our bodies.  In this six-week group, participants will use creative expression to seek a strong sense of self, moving towards a deeper mind-body connection.  Using voices, percussion and more, we will create a safe space to listen and be heard.

Thursdays, April 20 – May 18, 2017, 6:45 – 8:00 pm
Inner Rhythms Music and Therapy Center
4145 Chestnut St. in West Philadelphia

No musical experience necessary.  Sliding scale fees.  This group is facilitated by Board-Certified Music Therapist, Julie Lipson, MA, MT-BC.  For questions/registration, contact Therapy Center of Philadelphia at 215-567-1111 ex. *812.

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Julie Lipson


Time Limited 9 Month Process Group

This group will be similar to the above group but with a 9 month commitment only. It also offers a safe and supportive environment where you can practice communicating directly and authentically in order to better understand yourself and others. We are currently taking new members.

Meetings: Monday 6:30-8:00 pm
Facilitator: Sarah Waxman, LSW

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Sarah Waxman

 


Trauma-Sensitive Yoga
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This group fosters a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for individuals to practice yoga and mindfulness.  Key elements of trauma-sensitive yoga include empowerment promotion and re-connection with the body.  This group invites individuals to notice sensation in their body, experiment with movement and breath, and practice making choices that feel right for the individual.

Psychological and cognitive benefits may include increased feelings of satisfaction, self-confidence, well-being, and self-control as well as decreased perceived stress.  This is a group that integrates the connection between the mind and body and encourages curiosity in the subjective experience in the moment.

  • 80-minutes of yoga practice and group processing
  • 2-month weekly group, with option of continuing
  • (Members are asked to commit to the entire duration for the most benefit)
  • $15 per class/$80 for full 8 weeks, $64 if in therapy at TCP)
  • Mats and blocks are provided, feel free to bring your own mat
  • Appropriate clothing for physical activity (i.e. sweatpants, t-shirts, etc.)

Facilitator: Ling Beisecker, RYT -200, BS Kinesiology and Psychology
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Ling has been practicing yoga for over ten years and teaching since 2011.  She deepened her personal practice and became a certified yoga teacher in Rishikesh, India.  She is recently trained in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga at ISHTA Yoga in New York with Jennifer Turner.  Her teaching embodies her educational background and passion for the integration of the study of human movement and the mind.

GROUP THERAPY PROGRAMS
OFFERED BY TCP

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