847-869-1500 ext. 233

Group Therapy

Group Therapy

Yellowbrick practices group therapy aimed to support the unique social and emotional needs of emerging adults. The transition into adulthood poses challenges like forming appropriate responses to others, recognizing and processing personal feelings, and learning how to adapt to the increased responsibilities of being an adult. The team of clinicians at Yellowbrick designed group therapy programs so that emerging adults may have a new way of experiencing themselves and others in a safe and supportive environment. Yellowbrick offers group therapy and group counseling at its facilities in Evanston, Illiois and services the entire Chicagoland area.

There are three types of group therapy offered at Yellowbrick.

  • Experiential group therapy allows for emotional expression without the limitations of words. As an outlet for the emerging adult to connect with how emotions are carried in the body, experiential group therapy includes practices like yoga, art therapy, meditation, and therapeutic bodywork. Picture this style of group therapy to be more like a community class, led by certified yoga instructors or specially trained art therapists. Focusing on the mind-body connection, experiential group therapy may provide a powerful emotional release without the need for verbal explanation.
  • Psycho-educational/skills training group combines lecture, discussion, and practice exercises so that emerging adults may develop and refine an array of social and emotional skills. Under the guidance of a caring mental health practitioner, the psycho-educational/skills training group explores areas that are often challenging during the transition to adulthood.
    • Life Skills: Setting goals, determining values, and managing time
    • Mindfulness: Bringing awareness and acceptance, without judgement, to the present moment
    • Emotional Regulation: Identifying emotions, managing emotional reactivity, increasing positive emotional experiences
    • Interpersonal Effectiveness: Improving interpersonal interactions and relationships while maintaining self-respect
    • Distress Tolerance: Learning how to deal will the occurrence of painful events and emotions
  • Group psychotherapy gives the emerging adult an opportunity to share their own experience and hear how others approach similar issues and problems. In group psychotherapy, the focus is on relationships among members as well as the content of what is discussed. Those in the group receive vital support and encouragement while also being challenged by peers and staff. Emerging adults in group psychotherapy may gain an understanding of themselves and learn how they are perceived by others.

The group therapy services at Yellowbrick benefit emerging adults who may be experiencing difficulties maturing into adulthood. Participants in group therapy may have fallen victim to trauma, may suffer from a mental health condition like depression or bipolar disorder, or may struggle with an addictive illness like an eating disorder or alcoholism. Given the platform of a safe and supportive environment, paired with the sponsorship of caring professionals, emerging adults who take part in group therapy at Yellowbrick will discover how to connect socially and emotionally with themselves and with others.

If you or someone you know could benefit from group therapy, please use our confidential contact form to send us a message. Our Assessment Center will respond to you as promptly as possible.

At Yellowbrick, emerging adults find their way home.

For more information, please contact Yellowbrick at 847-869-1500.