Expert Mental Health Care Across the Life Span

The Psychology Center offers a variety of group experiences which best meet individuals’ needs.

Insurance billable in most cases.

Balance
Tools to Manage Your Relationship with Food
Adult Women’s DBT Group for Disordered Eating

Date: Next 8-week module begins in September 2017
(Please call to be added to our group list)
Time: Mondays 5:30 PM–7:00PM
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road, Ste. 300

The BALANCE group is a 6-month long group using established concepts and exercises to teach practical skills and strategies to change your relationship with food and your body. This skills group will teach you to manage intense emotions, develop self-control and self-awareness, build more stable relationships, and internalize effective ways to live in line with your values and achieve your goals.

Topics covered include mindfulness, effective communication, coping with overwhelming emotions, and how to handle distress. Using examples from participants’ lives, this group will teach specific skills and strategies for overcoming disordered eating.

There is a materials cost of $40 for a workbook and accompanying flashcards. If you are interested, please contact your therapist at The Psychology Center or DBT Group Coordinator Sarah Romens, PhD at (608) 833-9290, ext. 318 or email us at information@tpcmadison.com.

Fearless Living
Coping When You Think You Just Can’t
Adult Women’s DBT Group

Date: Next 8-week module begins begins in September 2017
(Please call to be added to our group list)
Time: Tuesdays 5:30-7:00pm
Wednesdays 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road
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The Fearless Living group is a 6-month long group teaching practical skills and strategies to manage intense emotions, develop self-control and self-awareness and build more stable relationships. Using established concepts and exercises, participants learn effective ways to live in line with their values and achieve their goals. Topics include mindfulness, effective communication, coping with overwhelming emotions, and handling distress. Using examples from participants’ lives, this group teaches specific skills and strategies for success.

There is a materials cost of $40 for a workbook and accompanying flashcards and relaxation cd. If you are interested, please contact your therapist at The Psychology Center or our DBT Group Coordinator, Sarah Romens, PhD at (608) 833-9290, ext. 318 or email us at information@tpcmadison.com.

Cracking the Code
How to Succeed in Parent-Teen Relationships

Date: October 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2017
Time: Wednesdays 6:30-8:00PM
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road, Ste. 300
Group Leaders:

DJ Hilley, LPC

Fee: $100 per person; $175 per twosome that registers together

Cracking the Code is a 4-week educational workshop that provides adults with the tools to successfully navigate the often rocky terrain of parenting through adolescence.

By nature, adolescence is a process of kids pushing away from parent support and striving for independence. It is also a time during which learning and growth are accompanied by risks and struggle, which can put strain on the relationship between caring parents and their autonomy-seeking children. This workshop was designed specifically with the retention of a positive parent-child relationship in mind. Participants will learn the skills needed to manage these challenges, to modify habits that impact relationships, and will gain insights into challenging topics including: Relationships; Bullying; Sex and Emerging Sexuality; Technology Use/Risk Management; Academics/Future Planning

The cost of the 4-week workshop is $100 for one person or $175 per twosome that registers together. Payment is required prior to the start of the workshop by check, cash, or credit card by phone or at our reception desk. Call (608) 833-9290 to register. For more information call DJ Hilley, LPC (extension 366) or email us at information@tpcmadison.com.

Secrets of Relationship Success

Date: October 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2017
Time: Tuesdays 6:30pm-8pm
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road
Group Leaders:

DJ Hilley, LPC and Emily Mertens, LMFT

Fee: $100 per person/$175 per couple
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Secrets of Relationship Success is a 4-week educational workshop that will provide you with an understanding of how to create relationship success. You are welcome to attend on your own or with your partner.

Researchers have identified exactly what people who succeed in intimate relationships do differently from those who are unhappy. They discovered a core set of emotional habits that are so powerfully positive that, when people use these habits, they end up having satisfying, long-term relationships over 90% of the time. The Secrets of Relationship Success workshop involves exploring the core set of emotional habits that are needed to succeed in a love relationship. You’ll learn how people who treat their partners well, go about doing it.

The cost of the 4-week workshop is $100 for one person or $175 per couple. Payment is required prior to the start of the workshop by check, cash, or credit card by phone or at our reception desk. Call (608) 833-9290 to register. For more information call DJ Hilley, LPC (extension 366) or email us at information@tpcmadison.com.

Life Traps/Schema Group
You’re Not Special in a Bad Way

Date: Ongoing
(Please call to be added to our group list)
Time: Thursdays 4:15pm-5:30pm
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road
Group Leaders:

Ray Koziol, PhD

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The Life Traps/Schema group is an ongoing weekly group designed for people who feel “stuck” repeating familiar negative patterns. These patterns are called schemas or “life traps.” Schemas develop because the absence of positive experiences and presence of negative experiences in childhood prevent the core emotional needs of childhood from being made. Maladaptive schemas lead to mood disorders, workplace and educational dysfunction, and relationship problems. Using examples from participants’ lives, this group teaches specific skills and strategies for success. There will be a $25 fee to access online Life Traps Group materials. The Psychology Center clients may be registered by their therapist. Those who are currently not clients at The Psychology Center will need to schedule an intake with Ray Koziol prior to joining the group. If you are interested in this group or a future group session, please contact your therapist at The Psychology Center (608) 833-9290, Ray Koziol, PhD (extension 361), or email information@tpcmadison.com for more information.

Men’s Therapy Groups

Date: Ongoing Tuesday or Thursday nights, biweekly
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road
Group Leaders:

Ron May, PhD

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In recent years, men have struggled with what it means to be a man in today’s world. Many men have realized that their socialization to be stoic, mask emotional vulnerability, and be self-sufficient limits the quality of their emotional lives. Men today are taking on the challenges involved in their own personal growth. These efforts create new opportunities to be more involved in parenting, more intimate with partners, and have more meaningful friendships with other men.

The Men’s Therapy groups consist of small groups of men working together to provide the balance of challenge and support necessary for achieving change in their lives. Direct and honest communication is encouraged in group sessions. Dr. May uses an interpersonal process style that promotes the development of interpersonal awareness and emotional communication skills. The groups meet biweekly in early evenings to accommodate commitments to work and family.

For men interested in learning more about these groups, initial consultations are available without charge. The consultation helps men decide whether a group might be appropriate for their needs. For more information, call Ron May,PhD at (608) 833-9290, extension 321.

Fees may be partially or fully covered by health insurance.

G.I.R.L.S.
Grounded In Real Life Situations
Pre/Early Adolescent DBT Group

Date: Next Module Start Date To Be Announced
Time: Wednesdays 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road

The G.I.R.L.S. (Grounded In Real Life Situations) group is an ongoing DBT group for pre/early adolescent girls that focuses on helping them master the sometimes challenging bridge from adolescence to adulthood. Often fraught with behaviors that are difficult to understand, adolescence can be traumatic at worst and difficult at best. This group is designed to work with the problematic actions girls sometimes use to deal with extreme emotional intensity and teach them the skills to develop that enable them to make positive decisions and build healthy relationships.

Using established concepts and exercises, pre/early adolescent participants learn effective ways to live in line with their values and achieve their goals. Topics include mindfulness, effective communication, coping with overwhelming emotions, and handling distress. Using examples from participants’ lives, this group teaches specific skills and strategies for success.

There is a required DBT Parenting Skills Workshop for parents of G.I.R.L.S. participants that is also open to any parents who want to check out what the group has to offer. If you are interested, please contact your therapist at The Psychology Center or Maureen Marshall, LPC at (608) 833-9290, ext. 314 or email us at information@tpcmadison.com

Men’s DBT Skills Group
Tools For Building Your Best Life Ever

Date: Next Start Date TBD
(Please call to be added to our group list)
Time: Thursdays 7:30am - 9:00am
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road
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Using established concepts and exercises, the Men’s DBT Skills Group teaches practical skills and strategies to cope with and manage intense emotions, develop self-control and self-awareness, and build more stable relationships. Learn effective ways to live in line with your values and achieve your goals.

Topics covered include mindfulness, effective communication, coping with overwhelming emotions, and how to handle distress. Using examples from participants’ lives, this group will teach specific skills and strategies for success.

There is a materials cost of $40 for a workbook and accompanying flashcards and relaxation cd. If you are interested, please contact your therapist at The Psychology Center or Sarah Romens, PhD at (608) 833-9290, ext. 318 or email us at information@tpcmadison.com.

Mindfulness Group
for Proactive Management of Stress, Anxiety & Depression

Date: Next Start Date To Be Announced
(Please call to be added to our group list)
Time: Thursdays 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road
Group Leaders:

Julia Harkins, LCSW

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The Mindfulness Group for Proactive Management of Stress, Anxiety and Depression combines elements of cognitive therapy and mindfulness practices to address depression and anxiety. The group meets for six sessions and is structured for strong commitment on the part of the client for maximum benefit. There is a materials cost of $20 for a book and accompanying cd. An initial intake session is required only for new clients. To schedule an intake session, call Kim Bean or send your email request to Kim’s attention. If you are interested in more details about the group or would like to attend an upcoming group, contact your therapist at The Psychology Center or call Julia Harkins, LCSW at (608) 833-9290, ext. 359.

OMG! Is This My Life?
Teen Girls DBT Group

Date: Next start date to be announced

Time: Tuesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road
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The OMG! Is This My Life? group is an ongoing DBT group for girls ages 13-17 that focuses on helping teens master the challenging bridge from adolescence to adulthood. The group teaches adolescents the practical skills and strategies to manage intense emotions, develop self-control and self-awareness, and build more stable relationships. Using established concepts and exercises,adolescent participants learn effective ways to live in line with their values and achieve their goals. Topics include mindfulness, effective communication, coping with overwhelming emotions, and handling distress. Using examples from participants’ lives, this group teaches specific skills and strategies for success.

There is a required DBT Parenting Skills Workshop for parents of OMG! Is This My Life?! participants that is also open to any parents who want to check out what the group has to offer. If you are interested, please contact your therapist at The Psychology Center or Maureen Marshall, LPC at (608) 833-9290, ext. 314 or email us at information@tpcmadison.com.

Sleep Solutions
Say “Good Night” to Chronic Insomnia

Date: Next start date to be announced
(Please call to be added to our group list)
Time: Thursdays 12:00 noon - 1:00pm
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road, Ste. 300
Group Leaders:

Julia Harkins, LCSW

Do you struggle to get to sleep or stay asleep each night? Do you feel tired all day long but when nighttime rolls around, sleep still escapes you?

While short term problems with sleep are common—especially during stressful times—long-term, chronic insomnia can take on a life of its own and create serious problems in one’s ability to function during the day.

The six-week SLEEP SOLUTIONS group is based on the well-researched, effective model Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) to treat chronic insomnia. Rather than focusing on counting sheep or relying on medications to help sleep, this group focuses mostly on concrete behavioral changes that can help regulate your sleep cycle and attain consistent, quality sleep. You will also be provided individualized recommendations to address your particular sleep issues.

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact group leader Julia Harkins, LCSW at (608) 833-9290, ext. 359 or email us at information@tpcmadison.com

Tolerating Triggers
A Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) Group

Date: Next start date to be announced
(Group WILL NOT meet on February 27th)
(Please call to be added to our group list)
Time: Mondays 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Location: 7617 Mineral Point Road
Group Leaders:

Jodi Streicher-Bremer, PsyD

Fee: The group is covered by most insurances with no additional expense for materials.

Do you find yourself trying to make changes but falling into the same old coping behaviors over and over? Maintaining changes can prove challenging and often we find ourselves lapsing back into old patterns and habits.

Tolerating Triggers: A Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention Group is an 8-week program that combines mindfulness practices with strategies to help prevent or manage relapse and build more effective coping skills. This program is appropriate for individuals who struggle with problematic coping, or those who have struggled with substance use disorders. Although abstinence is typically viewed as an ideal goal of treatment, it is not a requirement for participation in ongoing MBRP. This group is helpful for all sorts of repetitive behaviors such as emotional eating, drug or alcohol use, gambling, sexual compulsions, excessive spending, emotional outbursts, or trying to fix the people we love. The strategies and practices in this group help to break out of the relapse cycle in a way that creates lasting change.

If you are interested in this group or a future group session, please contact your therapist at The Psychology Center (608) 833-9290 or Jodi Streicher-Bremer, PsyD (extension 354) or email us at information@tpcmadison.com.