Family Therapy and Group Therapy
Many residents at The Retreat enjoy establishing new friendships and improving family relationships through our group therapy sessions. Our group and family therapy offerings include:
During relationships group therapy, you’ll learn ways to improve communication with everyone you interact with, including family and friends. The group sessions help you:
Discover the fundamental human desire for validation and connection
Learn how emotions drive behavior, specifically in relationships
Identify feelings that lead to negative cycles in your relationships
Reverse negative relationship patterns
Balance your needs with others’ needs
Address vulnerability in relationships
Our relationships group gives you the opportunity to learn about healthy interactions and practice expressing your needs. We may use role play to help group members gain vital communication skills.
Family Issues Group
The people closest to us influence how we experience ourselves and the world around us. Often, these people are the family we were born into or the family we have created through marriage and other intimate partnerships.
In the family issues therapy group, we explore the dynamic of these close relationships. By sharing with group participants, you can work to develop healthy and useful perspectives.
Healthier communication with family is a common treatment goal for residents at The Retreat. Family therapy and couples therapy groups can help you and your loved ones gain new perspectives and receive guidance on creating healthier, more supportive interactions.
Each family is unique. We design our sessions to support, educate, and provide expert guidance that benefits your entire family. Family therapy sessions can help you and your loved ones:
Identify the strengths and weaknesses
Identify areas where a change could benefit everyone
Create a plan for achieving that change
We are committed to encouraging healing in families and providing comprehensive support for our residents. Our monthly Family Day is a half-day program to help families work through the emotions and challenges that may arise while a loved one is at The Retreat. Family Day may include:
Group therapy sessions specifically for family members
Group sessions for families and residents to focus on healing and support for residents
Lunch together for residents and families
Mentalization is the ability to think about thinking — to better understand what goes on in our minds and the minds of others. Improving your mentalization abilities can help you understand your emotions and maintain more meaningful relationships.
Our mentalization groups can help you:
Gain flexibility in how you view yourself
Become more aware of your pattern of thoughts and feelings
Better understand the thoughts, feelings, and intentions of others
Please note that due to COVID-19, we are currently unable to offer the following treatments and therapies:
Acupuncture, equine assisted therapy, weekend therapeutic outings, Thursday night group at Ruxton House, and trips to local gym