Anxiety Disorders Support Group

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are among the most common mental illnesses experienced by people in the U.S.  But when you have one, it doesn’t matter how common they are … you can still end up feeling isolated and alone, even when you’re not.

While statistics tell you you’re not alone, sometimes it’s hard to believe until you hear someone else’s story or share yours and see the listener nod and say, “I completely get it. That happened to me, too.” Through my work over the last several years with all kinds of groups, I’ve seen the incredible power of
Helping others helps you!people with similar challenges coming together to share their stories, learn from each other, and give and receive compassion and support. Which is why I’m starting this new support group for my clients who are in therapy with me for anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, or a disorder related to OCD.

This group will start out as a monthly group and meet the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. During each group, we’ll do the following:

  • Each member will check in and give an update to the group, including sharing any topic s/he’d like to talk about that evening
  • We’ll talk about member topics, and we’ll also have a planned topic to discuss that evening. If we don’t get to it due to members having other topics they’d like to discuss, that’s fine!
  • We’ll end each session with each person setting a CBT goal related to something discussed in group or something they are working on in their individual therapy sessions.

All Shala’s clients ages 17 and above can attend the group. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.

You are not alone. And sharing your story, experience, and ideas with others will not only help others, it will also help you as well!

So please let Shala know at your next session whether you’d like to attend!