GROUPS AND SUPPORT GROUPS
MRC offers group sessions and support groups year around on various mental health and wellness subjects. Groups and support Groups are led by a Licensed Therapist or Coach depending on the subject.
They vary in price from $25/session to $45/session based on the subject and the instructor. Each of us has a specialty and we design the groups to take advantage of the specialty of each of our expert.
We have group sessions as well as support groups. Support groups are more of an ongoing effort where people come for the session as they need and are available.
Support group sessions could be weekly for a period of time. During support group sessions, there is less teaching and more processing, where the instructor directs the class and intervenes in helping the discussion progress and the people heal by introducing concepts and coping skill techniques.
Contrary to the support group sessions, the group sessions are concentrating on a particular topic as well but are more of a learning experience where information is presented by a subject matter expert. There are also discussions among peers but there is a higher emphasis on teaching. Change takes time and research says that it takes at least 20 days for a new habit to become your new baseline. Because of this science based finding, most group classes have a commitment of a few weeks depending on the subject and also the breath of the subject. When the group sessions are over several weeks, the tuition is due in total upfront to give you an additional incentive to show up for yourself and make the changes you need.
Depending on your situation, groups might not be a substitute for individual counseling and might not be enough for you but it is a good place to share your story and struggles with others in a similar situation and not only learn techniques and skills from the group lead but also learn from your peers.
All our classes and support groups are small, a maximum of 10-12 people, designed for you to get the maximum benefit from the experience. Considering this, do not wait to enlist if you see a class or support group you need!
To find more detail about our various classes, please go to our groups drop down at the top of this page.