Monday, December 23, 2013
Mental Health Groups: Making a Change Together
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Brian Jauregui, Mental Health Intern at Center on Halsted.
A new year is upon on us and it is a great opportunity to take advantage of the Mental Health Services at Center on Halsted. We offer a variety of services including individual, couples, family, and group therapy. If we can’t provide the service you need then we will make every effort to provide you the resources to other services!
I am excited to share some information about our new groups that will be starting as early as January 13th 2014! To those that haven’t been in group therapy, it might seem overwhelming or strange to participate, but if you give it a chance you might enjoy it! Once you join a group, participation is always voluntary and even on days where you want to be a silent member, you might benefit from just being there. It is always your choice how much and what you want the group to know about yourself. Just remember the more you become involved, the more likely you will benefit from being in group therapy.
Group therapy might be an affordable option to enrich your life. You might find that you have important things in common with other members. You might hear something that strikes a chord which then allows you to address an issue you were not previously aware of. Maybe being part of a group will allow you to identify more honestly and directly with other people in your life.
Here at Center on Halsted, we offer a variety of groups that may fit your needs. This year, I will be co-facilitating a process group for LGBTQ members looking to learn more about themselves as well as learn how they interact and influence relationships with other people in their lives. That was a shameless plug for my group, but we have about eight new groups starting in January, so check out our page for direct contact information and details about other groups.