GOC offers a variety groups which run at different times through the year. Below is a list of our current groups. If you would like more information on group availability please fill out the Information Request Form below or call GOC at 215-947-8654 and press option 5. A group coordinator will contact you to provide more specific information, and, if appropriate, help you register for your group. Please note that some of our groups run all year round, while others may not begin until the groups are full.
Addiction Support Groups
Registration Code: AS101
Group Name: COUPLES GROUP
A unique opportunity to relate to other couples experiencing similar issues with addiction. It is an interactive experience that can enhance your relationship. This group welcomes couples interested in finding ways to reconnect, build healthy communication skills and restore trust. Reserve a spot; this group is capped at 5 couples. Group meets 2nd Monday of the month beginning Monday 7/10/17 6:00-7:30 pm. Cost is $50.00 per couple or $125.00 for the first 3 sessions (paid upfront). Please note, only cash or check is accepted at this time.
Registration Code: AS102
Group Name: PARENT GROUP
An opportunity to meet with, and relate to, other parents whose son/daughter has a substance use disorder. It is a safe place to not only learn how to cope but to also begin your own healing process. Reserve a spot; this group is capped at 10 members. Group meets 4th Monday of the month beginning Monday 7/24/17 7:00-8:30 pm. Cost is 35.00 per person. Please note, only cash and check are accepted at this time.
Registration Code: AS103
Group Name: SIGNIFICANT OTHER GROUP
Are you in a relationship with or married to someone with an alcohol or drug problem? If so, you may benefit from a support group where you can relate to others in similar situations and receive professional feedback on how to navigate the relationship in a healthy way. Reserve a spot; this group is capped at 10 members. Group meets 4th Monday of the month beginning Monday 7/24/17 5:00-6:30 pm. Cost is $35.00 per person. Please note, only cash and check are accepted at this time.
Registration Code: A101
Group Name: SELF ESTEEM AND SELF-CONFIDENCE GROUP
This six-week group is geared towards girls in grades 5 through 12 who may be struggling with self esteem, and confidence. The group will focus on self image and how outside influence impacts a girl’s perception of herself. It will also provide girls with critical thinking skills in relation to the relationships girls have in their life with friends, family, and other peers. This group will include a processing component where girls will be encouraged to discuss what life is like as a female, and will also include skill acquisition to help build the self confidence they deserve! An intake is required to determine fit for group. Grades 5-8 will meet Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8pm and grades 9-12 will meet Monday evenings from 6:30-8pm.
Registration Code: BE101
Registration Code: BE102
Emotional Regulation Groups
Registration Code: ER101
Group Name: EMOTIONAL PROBLEM SOLVING GROUP
This group will assist individuals in developing skills to manage thoughts and emotions. Practicing these skills will increase daily enjoyment of life, increase skills to tolerate stress, and improve communication and relationship effectiveness. The skills are based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), including mindfulness techniques. This is a structured skills training group and not a psychotherapy group. As such, this group experience is not a replacement for individual therapy. Groups will meet weekly for 1 1/2 hours and will be led by a pair of trained therapists. The skills learned build upon each other; therefore it is imperative that participants attend each session. TARGET POPULATION: Adults, Adolescents (Teens)
Healthy Girls Groups
Registration Code: GG101
Group Name: TEEN GIRL
Girls will develop strong coping strategies that will help them manage difficult life challenges and situations. The 12-week group will focus on various topics that will help girls become healthier, happier, and EMPOWERED!
Topics will include:
- Building self-confidence/self-esteem
- Bullying/Friendship Concerns/Relating to others
- Positive thinking
- Coping strategies for stress reduction
- Creating a positive body image/healthy boundaries
- Healthy Leadership/Assertiveness skills
- Plus many other topics…
Registration Code: GG102
Group Name: TEEN GIRL GROUP
Girls will develop the skills necessary to navigate difficult life situations and challenges during their teenage years. The 12-week group will focus on topics that will help girls become healthier, happier, and EMPOWERED!
The group will discuss topics including:
- Self-esteem and body image-nutrition, exercise, and development
- Healthy Relationships/healthy boundaries
- Bullying and friend issues
- Managing stress, anxiety, anger and moods
- Mindfulness and calming strategies
Registration Code: LG101
Group Name: LGBTQ+ ADOLESCENT GROUP
In the group, adolescents will explore and discuss several topics that impact their lives. Some topics include:
- Healthy Relationships
- Emotion Management
This group will be an open group and is targeted for teens who are interested in meeting other teens, developing a healthy identity, building resilience, and promoting effective communication. Group meets for an hour each week and the cost is $35 per person. For more information and to schedule an intake appointment, please contact Tina Gonzales at (215) 947-8654 ext. 225 or complete the form below.
Registration Code: MI101
Group Name MINDFULNESS FOR CHRONIC PAIN AND ILLNESS
Join us for Mindfulness for Chronic Pain and Illness, a skills group that provides an introduction to mindfulness. The Mindfulness for Chronic Pain and Illness group will provide participants with basic skills for enhancing awareness, staying in the present moment, while reducing judgement and criticism associated with chronic pain and illness. These skills can reach into every part of one’s life, including work and personal relationships. This is a group for individuals, couples and families who: experience chronic pain and illness; have trouble living a full life; feel that pain is uncomfortable; believe the pain impacts their thoughts, feelings behaviors and relationships. Groups will be led by doctoral-level clinicians with experience in training and teaching about mindfulness. Groups will start in September 2017.
Registration Code: PP101
Self-Regulation and Resilience Building Groups
Registration Code: SR101
Group Name: BOUNCE BACK KIDS GROUP
This is group is for children ages 8 to 14 who are in need of opportunities to learn and practice self-regulation and social skills. Structured yet engaging classes focus on developing resiliency and a positive outlook, as well as gaining tools for coping with adversity. Participants practice being proactive by setting personal goals and developing a plan to deal with challenges. They learn to recognize their emotional triggers and irrational thoughts and come up with constructive responses. The curriculum utilizes principles and strategies from the fields of Mindfulness, CBT, and Social Thinking. Practical parenting techniques are also provided, to encourage skill reinforcement within the family. Groups meet for an hour each week, starting at various times throughout the year. Children who struggle with impulsivity, attention-deficit, anxiety, low self-esteem, or anger management may benefit from this group.
Social Skills Groups
Registration Code: SS101
Group Name: TRADITIONAL SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
Our traditional social skills groups offer the opportunity for individuals with social learning challenges to practice their social skills with peers in a playful, supportive environment. Using a variety of approaches including developmental play therapy, RDI™, and Social Thinking™, our therapists help children and teens to more successfully connect with their peers, improve conversation skills, practice reading social cues, and increase their social problem-solving abilities. Groups meet for an hour each week in the Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Registration Code: SS102
Group Name: SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP FOR YOUNG ADULTS AND ADULTS
GOC offers adult social skills groups, which allow participants with social learning challenges to confide in each other, share their struggles, and learn new skills. The young adult group pays special attention to issues in the transition from high school to higher education or the work world. Our general adult group helps individuals develop the skills needed to initiate and sustain fulfilling relationships, as well as to cope with stress effectively. Groups meet weekly year-round.