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Matthew Buyert, LPC
Compassionate Counseling & Psychotherapy, LLC
Group Psychotherapy offers a unique and powerful additional means for healing and growth. Instead of support and insight from myself alone, imagine the impact of several others' empathic supports gained through struggling with and overcoming their own hard experiences. Sometimes this comes from very similar experience in similar circumstances, and sometimes the shared experience involves radically different perspectives, enabling a multivalenced and subtle new understanding. On the other hand, visualize how it would feel if the difficulties you had faced and conquered were of great service and benefit to someone else.
At the present time, the following Groups are being offered:
1. Open Process Group: A non-directive, client driven group which focuses on the development and exploration of the group dynamics themselves. That is, how we interact with each other is a primary focus of attention and discussion. This focus on patterns of interaction allows both a very cohesive process and also much deeper insights into particular emotional issues. The mutual sensitivity established by such a practice spontaneously produces deep empathy and powerful healing. The topics for discussion on any given day are always determined by the group in the moment.
Currently meeting every other Monday from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Fee is $60 with some insurances willing to pay for most of the cost.
2. Teacher's Support Group: Having several teachers at various levels on my caseload brought the nearly desperate need for support for our teachers to the fore. This group is run by teachers for teachers and follows similar procedures to the process group above, but focuses noticeably more on direct support. How to handle poorly behaved students? How to handle even worse behaved parents? How to deal with less than supportive administrations? How to balance teaching for the exam and teaching for genuine learning? How to find time for effective self-care? Direct answers to these and other questions from people in the field are available here.
Currently meeting every Saturday from 12:30pm to 2:00pm. Fee is $60 with some insurances willing to pay for most of the cost.
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