Teen Social Anxiety Group
Are you uncomfortable interacting with other people even though you want to spend time with friends? Do you fear being negatively judged or embarrassed in social situations? Do you experience physical symptoms such as blushing, sweating, trembling, fast heartbeat, upset stomach, shortness of breath, dizziness, muscle tension, or having a shaky voice? Do you avoid doing things or speaking to people out of fear of embarrassment?
Social Anxiety affects more than 15 million Americans, is found equally in males and females, and may be associated with loneliness, low self-esteem, poor school attendance/performance, and difficulty establishing and maintaining friendships. If left untreated, social anxiety may lead to depression, isolation, and substance abuse.
Let us help you find your voice and your confidence in a safe setting with peers who understand and a therapist to guide you through the process.
Group is facilitated by Laura Slagle, LMFT (#83605) and Associates. Referral by your therapist or an assessment at our office is required to assure that the group is a good fit for you.
Fee is $40 for a 90-minute group therapy session and may be covered by insurance.
This fun, experiential group is for children ages 6-12. In this 6 to 8-week group, we explore feelings in depth, using the Kimochis characters and curriculum.
Inside Out Experience
This experiential group offers an opportunity to explore your thoughts, values, core beliefs, and feelings from the inside out. Separate groups are available for children and teens.
Groups can be an amazing way to achieve emotional healing. The group process can address needs in a non-threatening, empathetic way. Individuals in groups say they benefit from the connection with group members, from relating to others' stories, and from interacting in the group environment.
As an added benefit, group therapy can be quicker and more cost-effective. Group participation requires a preliminary screening interview to determine whether you would benefit from a particular group. You may also be referred by an outside therapist to one of our groups.
Groups are facilitated by Laura or by Laura and a co-facilitator. The cost for Group Therapy ranges from $40-60/session and can be purchased in packages at a discounted rate.
You must have a referral from your therapist. If you don't have a therapist, you may request a screening interview ($60) from Laura or Cheryl. Call today to reserve your spot: (559)530-2822.
Women's Grounding and Self-care Process Group
One thing that is universal for all women is that we are in a constant state of growth and transition, and this can be stressful! Our Women's Group is a safe place share and process your thoughts, feelings, and struggles in whatever phase of life you find yourself. Are you a woman adjusting to the joys and challenges of life?
Our Women's Group, facilitated by Laura Slagle, LMFT (MFC82605) and Cheryl Hixson, MFT Registered Intern (IMF71400), runs in 8 to 12-week sessions. Let us know you are interested!
The Mindful Mama Therapy Group
This therapy group for pregnant and postpartum women will help you find that moment-to-moment, non-judgment, peaceful awareness of yourself and your baby.
Are you are feeling stressed, tired, overwhelmed, or alone. You love your baby, but why is everything so difficult? Are you fearful and need a safe place to regain your confidence as a woman? Do you feel sad, anxious, depressed, irritable, or angry? One in seven women suffer from postpartum depression. Combining psychoeducation and group process, we will sit alongside you as you experience healing.
Maybe you've tried social media, play groups, and support groups, but you're still not sure about the way you have been feeling. The Mindful Mama Therapy Group is co-facilitated by two therapists, both certified by Postpartum Support International (PSI) to diagnoses and treat perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Fee is $40 for a 90 minute group therapy session and some insurance will cover the fee.
The Mindful Mama Therapy Group is lead by Laura Slagle, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 83605) and Cheryl Hixson, Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern (IMF 71400).