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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Living Out Loud: A Group for Women and Trans People to Speak, Sing, Breathe.

Cultivate Power Through Voice.

 

Practice speaking up * Learn to take up space *  Get comfortable saying “No”

Meet your loud, assertive self * Experience embodied confidence

Use your voice to get what you want

 

 Fall 2017

Mondays in West Philly

October 9 – December 18, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Inner Rhythms Music and Therapy Center
4145 Chestnut St. in West Philadelphia

Thursdays in Center City

October 12 – December 21, 12:00 pm
Therapy Center of Philadelphia
1315 Walnut St, Center City

No musical experience necessary.  Sliding scale fees.    For questions/registration, contact Therapy Center of Philadelphia at 215-567-1111 ex. *812.

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 This group is facilitated by Board-Certified Music Therapist, Julie Lipson, MA, MT-BC.


 

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
  • Sliding Fee Scale offered
  • (Members are asked to commit to the entire duration for the most benefit)
  • Mats and blocks are provided, feel free to bring your own mat
  • Appropriate clothing for physical activity (i.e. sweatpants, t-shirts, etc.)

Facilitator: Lauren Cornew, Ph.D., LSW, RYT-500, E-RYT 200
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Yoga has been a constant in Lauren’s life since she began practicing in 2001, offering a safe space for self-inquiry, personal growth, and profound healing. Inspired to share the transformative power of yoga with others, Lauren completed her 200-hour certification at Dhyana Yoga in 2010 and has been teaching ever since. In 2013, she received her certification at the 500-hour level in yoga therapy at the YogaLife Institute. Lauren’s teaching is guided by her dedicated personal practice, and she is known for her gentle presence and compassionate, empowering approach.

GROUP THERAPY PROGRAMS
OFFERED BY TCP

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