If you or someone you know may be struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) any time day or night, or chat online.
Crisis Text Line also provides free, 24/7, confidential support via text message to people in crisis when they dial 741741.
Group counseling provides a context of support for people who may feel alone in their struggles or would like to hear or share in the perspectives of others. Group counseling is guided by a professional counselor.
IWTIW will offer any and all groups depending on the need of the community and the topic being addressed.
Group counseling at times is best complemented with individual therapy. Of course, that depends upon the individual and the group topic. Although group counseling can serve as the primary and only source of treatment, many people find that working simultaneously in both group and individual counseling stimulates the greatest beneficial growth.
Group counseling can benefit people from all walks of life. Each group has a particular area of focus, so members can expect to find others going through similar struggles.
It is a more affordable alternative to long term one-on-one therapy sessions
1. Groups instill hope.
2. Groups offer universality.
3. Sharing information.
4. Allows for altruism.
5. Development of social skills.
6. Imitative behavior or modeling.
7. Interpersonal learning.
8. Group cohesiveness
This is a common experience of many. It is not unusual to feel uneasy or embarrassed when first joining a group, but you will begin to develop interest and trust.
Just the ability to share in a private, confidential setting with others who are experiencing some of your same challenges and hearing how they managed and overcame those challenges will offer you a great deal of relief.
We ask all group members to commit to their healing and to commit to attending all group sessions within the cycle before registering. We also ask members to commit to completing the required readings and exercises. This is so that every group member can both gain the most from the group and their work while fully participating in the group.
The cost varies depending on the type of group. Group members are required to pay in advance and missed sessions are not reimbursed.
Regular attendance impacts the dynamics of the group, so we ask that every member make a serious commitment to attend all group sessions within the cycle of that specific group. Please read and follow all group guidelines and commitments.
Please keep in mind that these are common fees for counseling groups and are designed to be more affordable than individual therapy. Individual therapy can range as high as $350 for one 50-minute session.
For some groups, scholarships may be available. Please see the specific group for more information.
A refund for the group sessions you are unable to attend will only be reimbursed under exceptional circumstances, such as an unexpected illness or a death in the family.
There is a $100 withdrawal fee once the group begins, regardless of the number of sessions attended or left to attend.
All members are asked to register only if they are certain they will be able to participate in the full cycle of the group. This work is important to us and we want it to be important to you. We have put everything aside to be fully invested in your healing and growth. We want you to have that same level of investment and commitment.