Michael M. Christian, Ph.D., LPC-MHSP, NCC, CSAT
Group psychotherapy is a form of treatment in which a small number of people, usually between five and ten, meet together on a weekly basis for 60 to 90 minutes. A trained therapist guides the weekly meeting which provides an opportunity for individuals to process, receive support and experience accountability. In each of the small groups that Dr. Christian or one of his associates facilitates, group participants are given the opportunity to experience genuine acceptance, no judgment, confidentiality, a safe environment and healthy emotional/relational intimacy.
A variety of small groups are offered throughout the year. Some of the groups include:
This group is designed for men who struggle with compulsive sexual behaviors. The group meets weekly, is open to new-comers and is ongoing. The group consists of six to ten participants who are striving to achieve sexual sobriety and purity, integrity, authenticity and understand healthy intimacy. The group provides a safe and confidential environment to receive support and maintain accountability in the recovery process. If you would like to learn more about this group, call Dr. Christian today.
This group is designed for female partners of men who struggle with compulsive sexual behaviors. This group is facilitated by one of the female therapist in Dr. Christian’s practice. The group provides a safe and confidential place for group members to explore feelings, pain, and ways to heal from the devastation of being victimized by sexual addiction. The group meets weekly for twelve weeks and allows six to eight participants. Those attending the group use a curriculum written specifically for spouses of addicts. Group members will learn how to experience healing and recovery from the pain that sex addiction places on a spouse. If you would like more information about this group, call or email Dr. Christian today. A new group will be starting soon!
This group is designed for men and women who find themselves in unhealthy relationships with individuals that have led them to develop codependent behaviors. This group meets for eight weeks and is facilitated by Dr. Christian or one of his counseling associates. During the eight weeks, group participants will process material assigned each week from Love Is A Choice by Hemfelt, Minirth, and Meier. The group focuses on ten proven strategies that help people break free from codependent relationships. If you would like more information about the next Breaking Free From Unhealthy Relationship group, call Dr. Christian today or email him at Michael@intimacyseekers.com
This group is designed for those couples that are looking to enrich a healthy relationship, revitalize a tired one, or rescue one that has gone south! Everyone wants a lifetime of love, support, and companionship. In fact, everyone wants to be someone’s number one yet sometimes you need help. In this group, Dr. Christian uses the material found in Hold Me Tight by Susan Johnson. This group meets for eight weeks and blends the best in research with practical suggestions on how to communicate more effectively, negotiate through conflict, and experience healthy emotional and sexual intimacy. To discover when the next group will launch, call or email Dr. Christian today.
This group is designed for men who are seriously ready to stop surviving and have a strong desire to live fully. This group goes way beyond the basics of your average men’s group. The men in this group will make a 26-week commitment to meeting one hour each week. The men will focus on integrity, authenticity and healthy intimacy. You will also explore the principles of living fully and your real potential of manhood through reading assignments, experiential exercises, support interaction and accountability. Space is always limited in this very popular group. The men who experience this group are always glad they made the commitment to the life-transforming journey of walking 26 weeks with men who share a common vision for their lives.
This group is designed for children and adolescents who struggle with a chronic illness. Rachel Christian, a local therapist in private practice, facilitates the group. Those who attend this group will find a safe, confidential and supportive environment in which to process the anxiety, depression, fear and all other emotions that a chronic illness brings. The group meets weekly for 60 to 75 minutes in the Brentwood area. If you are interested in more information, contact Rachel Christian at 615.504.2059 or email her at Rachel@rachelchristian.com If you would like more information about Rachel Christian’s private practice, go to rachelchristian.com