Group therapy can be particularly effective in facilitating treatment progress simply because of the natural dynamics that occur when individuals work together in therapy.
Group participants quickly realize that they are truly not alone in the problems they face; members help each other; and the interactions of the group participants cultivate an atmosphere of belonging, acceptance, and validation.
Therapy groups provided by the Pauquette Center are listed to the right/below.
We also welcome special requests for groups and will try to accommodate them if possible.
DBT Group is the treatment of choice for individuals struggling with intense emotions, excessive relational conflict, extreme thinking, and/or self-destructive behaviors. In this group, participants learn effective coping skills that promote emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT Group is facilitated by a clinician licensed to treat AODA and mental health issues. The group meets one hour per week for 12 weeks. The clinic offers separate DBT Groups for adults and adolescents.
This group, led by a psychotherapist, provides women with a safe and supportive environment to freely discuss personal issues and problems. It is designed to help participants reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety and increase self-esteem and assertiveness. The frequency of group sessions and how long the group continues to meet varies based on the general needs of the group members.
The Pauquette Center offers co-ed and gender-specific AODA Groups. Led by a clinician licensed to treat AODA and mental health issues, this group helps participants achieve and maintain sobriety – regardless of the substance. Participants learn about the factors that perpetuate addiction and develop effective behavioral strategies and a support network necessary for living sober. The AODA Group meets for one hour every week. Members attend the group for various lengths of time depending on individual needs.
This group is designed for men with a history of domestic violence and/or significant anger issues. It is led by a State Certified Batterer Treatment Provider and meets the state standards for offender intervention. The core curriculum of this group is psychoeducational and addresses anger, violence, power and control, and healthy relationships. The group meets one hour per week for 24 weeks.