Find Support with Group Therapy for Women in Chicago
Navigating the modern world as a young woman can be challenging. Coping with unexpected obstacles and setbacks can take a toll on your emotions and can feel discouraging. Fortunately, group therapy sessions can offer a unique opportunity for young women to come together, process their experiences, learn coping skills, support one another, and more. At Wellington Counseling Group, we are proud to offer group therapy for women in Chicago to help you navigate life’s surprises and get the most out of your career and life outside of work.
What Does Group Therapy Look Like at Wellington Counseling Group?
We host a recurring women’s group therapy program called: Women's Support and Process Group: Navigating Transitions. This weekly group therapy program provides a safe and supportive environment for women to share their experiences and gain insight from others. The group sessions have been designed to help participants process their emotions, gain a better understanding of their experiences, and build effective coping skills that can be applied in real-world situations throughout their lives.
The group sessions allow members to process the various transitions that women (and people) go through in life including workplace transitions, family transitions, relational transitions, transitions within yourself, educational transitions, and more. You name it, and our group therapist will make space to talk about it during the weekly discussion. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their experiences across any of those mentioned areas and any related challenges that they may be facing.
Our team of therapists will guide the conversation while incorporating mindfulness meditation exercises and psycho-education about coping skills that group members can utilize on their own time.
The goal of this group is to empower participants to navigate their experiences in their life with more confidence and resilience. This group is designed to be supportive in nature and we are hoping to build a community of women of various ages and identities to uplift, support, and inspire each other.
Benefits of Group Therapy for Women:
Group therapy has been shown to be an effective form of therapy for a variety of issues. It provides an uplifting space where individuals can share their stories and struggles while gaining insights from others.
In addition, your participation in group therapy can offer many other benefits, such as:
- A strong sense of community
- Experiencing uniquely different perspectives
- Camaraderie and peer support
- Building your confidence
- Enhancing helpful social skills
- Self-discovery and self-growth
The collective wisdom of the group can provide a sense of validation and understanding that can be difficult to find elsewhere. The shared experience can create a sense of community, which can be especially valuable for those who may feel isolated or alone in their struggles, and can increase accountability among newer members.
Facilitation of our Women’s Support and Process Group:
If you’re looking for group therapy for women in Chicago, you’ve come to the right place at Wellington Counseling Group! Our new Women's Support and Process Group sessions are open to all individuals identifying as women ages 21-50.
The group therapy sessions take place virtually every Tuesday via Google Meet and are facilitated by our therapists, Cressie Goode, BS, and Maggie Kmiecik, LSW.
Both Cressie and Maggie are excited to work with women in various stages of life and are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for our clients.
Our virtual group sessions will begin on Tuesday, March 14th, and will last for 8 sessions. Sessions will last from 12:00 pm-1:30 pm CST each week. We welcome new members to join up until Week 3 of the group (March 28th), but we highly recommend joining during Week 1 to get the full benefit of the group.
Our Women's Group is LGBTQIA+ affirming and focuses on supporting women in all aspects of their lives.
Insurance and Fees:
If you would like to attend our Women's Group therapy sessions, we can accept BCBS PPO insurance. There is also a self-pay option of $30 per session.
Let Wellington Counseling Group Help You Today
At Wellington, we understand the unique challenges that women face in the modern workplace. Our group therapy practitioners provide a safe and supportive environment for women to process their experiences, learn coping skills, and foster community so you can better navigate the complexities of the modern world and achieve your long-term goals.
If you are interested in learning more about our group therapy offering, please contact us today.