Group Programs

NOW ENROLLING! We are pleased to offer a variety of group sessions online or in-person. Please select from below or scroll down for more information.

 

Intimate Relationship Skills Workshop

For individuals seeking relationship skills

Monday, February 7th from 5-6pm, online via Google Meet

Currently Enrolling

Do you find yourself having a hard time in your intimate relationships with romantic partners, friends or family members? Humans naturally survive and thrive on social connections, and we are always developing and refining our relational skills. If you’re looking for the chance to add to your toolbox, join us for a brief skills-based workshop focused on how to develop healthy, sustainable intimate relationships. We hope you will leave feeling better equipped to maintain your own boundaries, needs and personhood. Olivia and May will discuss skills that you can draw upon in every stage of your intimate relationships, from beginning to end, and can help you deal with the myriad of emotions that come along with intimate relationships. This workshop is open to all who are interested.

Olivia Shay and May Lam are final-year graduate students at Boston College’s Master of Social Work program, completing therapy internships at Looking Glass Counseling. Feel free to learn more about their experiences and interests on our website.

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Co-Led by May Lam,
Therapy Intern

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Co-Led by Olivia Shay,
Therapy Intern

Cost: Free, Donations Welcome

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEW! Mindfulness for More Peace

For individuals age 18+ who struggle with anxiety

Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm, in person in our Medford Square office*

March 1 - May 17, 2022

 

This group is focused on providing resources for mindfulness and meditation practices. Our hope is that this group will serve as an introduction to the beneficial practices of mindfulness and meditation, as well as a refuge during a time of increased stress and anxiety. This will be a space to find like-minded others who are oriented towards thriving in a life with anxiety.

 

The goals of this group include: 

increasing your sense of well-being

reducing your perceived anxiety

increasing your connection with social supports

increasing your use and knowledge of mindfulness skills for coping with stressors

decreasing concentration concerns associated with anxiety and 

increasing focus through regular meditation practices that strengthen the brain.

 

Planned topics include: 

basic education about anxiety, 

mindfulness (mindfulness "mini-breaks") and meditation (including sound meditation and body scan meditation), 

learning grounding practices, 

breath work, 

emotional acceptance and radical acceptance, 

self-compassion and loving-kindness practices, 

self-care and coping during crises. 

 

Participant maximum 12.

 

Please note: This is a group geared towards supporting people living with generalized anxiety disorder, unspecified/specified anxiety disorder and adjustment disorders with anxiety. If you are unsure about your diagnoses but struggle with anxiety, feel free to reach out so we can help assess your fit for this group.

*We will meet in person at our Medford office but may shift to online sessions via Google Meet due to COVID concerns.

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Led by Melissa Nilles, LMHC

Cost: $400 for 12 sessions

NEW! Exploring Asian (AAPI) Mental Health and Identity Group

For individuals identifying as AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander)

Mondays 4:30-6pm, biweekly via Google Meet

Currently enrolling, will start when sufficient enrollment is reached.

Over the past few years, there has been a growing visibility of AAPIs (Asian American Pacific Islanders) in social and political media, bringing forward more discussions of "Asian" mental health and identity. This processing group hopes to create a safe space for participants to share and reflect on their lived experiences and connect around differences in racialization and cultural narratives.

 

Participants are encouraged each session to give and receive support for their current experiences; some sessions may include discussion of, but are not limited to: AAPI Hate, Model Minority Myth, Biculturalism (e.g. Asian and American cultural values and differences), Gratitude and Shame and more. If you identify as AAPI and are interested in exploring and gaining support for your thoughts and feelings on Asian mental health and identity, please consider joining this group.

 

This is a long-term bi-weekly support group. As the goal of this group is to build strong relationships and work towards longevity, we ask all members to commit to attend the group for at least 4 months. Participant minimum 5; maximum 8. 

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Led by My Nguyen Nguyen, LMHC

Cost: $35 per group

NEW! Letting Go of Anxiety Group

For individuals age 18+ who struggle with anxiety

Mondays, 5-6:15pm, in person at Somerville office**

March 7 - May 23, 2022

Currently Enrolling


Do you find it hard to make decisions and often overthink things? Do you find yourself getting caught in negativity or anxiety spirals? Does worry about relationships, work, your health, success or other aspects of life keep you up at night? If so, you’re not alone and we welcome you to join us for this 12-week group that addresses anxiety from the inside out. 

In this group you will learn to reduce anxiety using processes and tools to build confidence in your ability to trust yourself, identify feelings, meet your needs and effectively engage in relationships through improved communication skills and boundary setting.

This group includes time for sharing from personal experience, relating with, connecting to and learning from other group members. We will also work together to practice new skills and ways of thinking and acting that are proven to reduce anxiety. Participant maximum 12.

**We will meet in person at our Davis Square office in Somerville but may shift to online sessions via Google Meet due to COVID concerns.

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Led by Amanda Jacobson, LMHC

Cost: $450 for 12 sessions

Men's Support Group

For male-identifying people ages 28-35

Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm, online via Google Meet

Starting February 1st, 2022

Currently Enrolling

This group offers weekly support for men to discuss their lives and share in one another's experiences and burdens. It is common for men to go through life as if on an island, though there is value in building a support community. The group will have space for open-ended conversation where you can get feedback and support. We will also focus on topics such as relationships, family, career, loss, body image, mental health and more. This group may help you navigate your career, explore the ups and downs of pursuing intimacy (whether through friendships, romantic or otherwise), discuss experiences related to sobriety and addiction, build independence and find meaning and purpose in life.

 

As the goal of this group is to build strong relationships and work towards longevity, we ask for an up-front commitment of 3 months, though typically participants stay for longer than that. Participant maximum 8. 

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Led by Lou Lim, LMHC, REAT

Cost: $35 per group

Siblings Group 

For individuals age 18+ who have a sibling
who struggles with mental illness and/or addiction. 

Thursdays, 8pm-9:15pm, in-person or online via Google Meet TBD

Dates: early Spring 2022

Currently enrolling, will start in early spring 2022 when sufficient enrollment is reached.

Have you experienced the family trauma that spirals out from a sibling's struggle with addiction and or other mental illness? 

Have you found yourself caught in cycles of worry, sadness, anger and guilt around a siblings' addictive and or destructive behavior? 

Have you found yourself at times in a parenting role in regards to a sibling? 

In this eight week group, members will relate to one another on common themes from this kind of experience and learn about helpful resources
for recovery from dysfunctional codependency and healing. Themes in
the group will include: dysfunctional codependency and trauma reactions, grief, boundaries, identity and self-care, fear, guilt and parentification, relationships and peer supports. This group will likely include several speakers who come in to share their experiences during the eight week session. 

Members should plan on being local to the Boston/Medford area. Our hope is that this can be an in-person group, but that due to unknown circumstances regarding the pandemic, we may have to run this group virtually.  

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Led by Lisa Coppola,
LMHC, MA PGA 

Cost: $350 for 8 sessions

Quarter-Life Women's Support Group

For female-identifying people ages 22-28

Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm, online via Google Meet

Dates: Ongoing

Currently Enrolling


Reaching quarter-life comes with an abundance of challenges: adjusting to adulthood, navigating a career, creating and maintaining meaningful friendships and romantic relationships, learning how to care for oneself amidst competing needs, and asking bigger questions about the future. This group is designed to be a long-term process group where members can explore and support each other in navigating these aspects of life. Group topics include, but are not limited to: career, friendships, family relationships, dating and romantic relationships, and independence. As the goal of this group is to build strong relationships and work towards longevity, we ask all members to commit to attend the group for at least 3 months. Participant minimum 5; maximum 8.

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Led by Bethany Kregiel, LMHC

Cost: $35 per group

Women's Support Group

For female-identifying people ages 28-33

Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:00pm, online via GoToMeeting

Dates: Ongoing

Currently full. Please enter email below to be added to the
waiting list. 


This group is a long-term weekly support group that has been running
for almost 8 years. It is comprised of a strong group of women who are travelling through the same life stages together and are supporting each other along the way. We discuss relationships, family, career, loss, body image, mental health, and more. Typically members remain in this group for several years, and we ask for an up-front commitment of 3 months. Participant maximum 8. 

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Led by Vicky Brandt, LMHC

Cost: $35 per group