Group Therapy and Support groups at Center on Halsted are one component of our Behavioral Health Services. We currently offer on-going therapy groups and time-limited therapy groups for individuals working on making changes in their lives. Additionally, we offer time limited support groups in both the Behavioral Health and HIV Testing and Prevention departments for individuals seeking general support. For a list of current groups, please visit our calendar. Descriptions of all of our current groups are listed below.
To participate in any of our groups, interested parties will need to complete a brief registration with a group facilitator. In this registration process, you will be asked to complete a brief phone screening for support groups or an in-person registration interview for therapy groups & HIV support groups. Participation in HIV support groups is free as they are funded through a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Fees for other groups vary depending on focus but range up to $15 per session (see below for fee information for specific groups). Fee negotiation may be available for those who can't afford the full amount.
For general information about our groups program or inquiries about group topics not listed below, please contact us at 773.472.6469 EXT 460 or
A group for individuals who have experienced trauma and have difficulty managing intense
emotions and engaging in successful relationships. Members will learn a variety of skills
to help deal with these issues.
A group for individuals struggling with symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. The group will learn how to accept things that are out of their control, and commit to changing things that can make their life better.
A safe space for male-identified individuals to be honest and open about their challenges. This is a group for men interested in developing greater insight about themselves and exploring questionable patterns of relating with others.