Group therapy at LPS involves one or two clinician(s) who lead a group of roughly five to 15 patients. Typically, groups meet for between one and two hours each week. Some people attend individual therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups only.
LPS groups are designed to target a specific problem, such as depression, trauma, panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic pain, motivation or substance abuse. Other groups focus more generally on improving social skills, helping people deal with a range of issues such as anger, shyness, loneliness and low self-esteem. Groups often help those who have experienced loss, whether it be a spouse, a child or someone who died by suicide.
Groups in development include LGBT support, trauma processing, depression, and anxiety groups. We are also developing groups dealing with nutrition and finances.