Group Therapy at Center on Halsted is one component of our Behavioral Health services. We provide both on-going and time-limited groups. For a list of current groups, please see below.
To participate in any of our groups, interested parties will need to schedule an initial screening. If you are a current client, please reach out to your assigned therapist to discuss your interest. Fees are noted for each specific group.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy 4:00PM-6:00PM • (In Person) Free
This group is designed to provide intensive, long-term, high-quality treatment to participants who present with a variety of difficult issues that have impacted their quality of life. These issues may include, but are not limited to: trauma, suicidal thoughts/behaviors, other self-harm behaviors, intense anger, difficulty managing emotions, frequent or longstanding unstable relationships, impulsive behaviors, intense emotional pain and reactivity, and multiple previous contacts with mental health professionals. Group members will learn a variety of skills to help deal with these issues in 4 structured modules. This ongoing group meets for 27 weeks with assignments distributed at the end of each session that reinforce skills learned that week. Interested participants should be able to commit to 27 weeks of in-person sessions, able to complete assignments in a timely manner, and be able to incorporate time to practice skills each week. Back To Top
LGBTQ+ Religious Trauma Support Group 6:00PM-7:30PM • (In Person) $10-40
This group will provide a safe, non-judgmental space for group members to discuss religious trauma and its impact on their individual experience. Focus will be given to exploring sexual and gender identities and the ways in which they have been influenced by religion and spirituality, as well as the relationship between religion/spirituality and mental health. Group members will work to process trauma, dismantle rigid ideologies, and unlearn beliefs that may no longer align with them.
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LGBQ Black, Indigenous and People of Color Group 7:00PM-8:30PM • (In Person) Free
This group is for LGBQ folks with intersecting identities as Black, Indigenous, Latinx/e, Asian and/or other ethnic and racial identities. This group develops a safe space where folks can share their lived experiences and learn from others within the intersection of these identities. This space is led by a clinician of color and will encourage participants to collaborate and author the topics of each session.
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Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary Group 5:00PM-6:30PM • (In Person) $10-40
A group for individuals wanting to explore their gender identity/expression and connect with others who have similar experiences. Topics such as gatekeeping, “being trans enough”, intersectionality, coping, internalized transphobia, building your own narrative, navigating oppression, exploring medical transition, and resource sharing are a few of the topics that are typically explored. Try on new ways to be you by utilizing this brave therapeutic space.
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QTPOC 6:00PM-7:30PM • (Virtual) Free
This group is for Queer and Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary folks with intersecting identities as Black, Indigenous, Latinx/e, Asian and/or other ethnic and racial identities. This group develops a safe space where folks can share their lived experiences and learn from others within the intersection of these identities. This space is led by a clinician of color and will encourage participants to collaborate and author the topics of each session. Back To Top
Queer Women’s Group 6:00PM-7:30PM • (In Person) $10-40
A space for queer (trans, non-binary, and cis) women to honestly and openly engage in therapeutic work around topics important to them. This group is for women who are interested in developing greater insight about themselves, exploring patterns of relating with others, and giving and receiving support. Topics discussed in group are generated by group members, but often include discussions of dating, sex and sexuality, finding community, coming out, internalized homophobia, intersections with other minority identities, and many others. The purpose of this group is to support women in exploring their identities and making meaningful changes in their lives.
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Thriving with HIV 7:30PM-9:00PM • (In Person) Free
This group is ongoing and always accepts new participants! Whether you’re newly diagnosed or a long-term survivor, this group is designed to foster community and create a safe space for people who share the experience of living with HIV. Topics covered may include navigating sex and disclosure, the importance of self-care with HIV, dealing with stigma, and finding a new normal.
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VOCES 4:00PM-5:30PM • (In Person at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center • 2615 W Division Chicago IL, 60622) Free
A therapeutic group facilitated in Spanish for Latinx and LGBTQ individuals seeking to develop and practice interpersonal skills. In addition, the group is a space to share experiences and learn from other people in the community. Group participants will be able to establish a deeper knowledge about their identities and the identities of other people. Participants will collaborate by identifying themes for the group which may include: coping skills, self-care, friendships, relationships, and family.
Un grupo terapéutico facilitado en Español para individuos Latinx/Latine y LGBTQ que buscan desarrollar y practicar destrezas interpersonales. Además, el grupo es un espacio para compartir experiencias y aprender de otras personas de la comunidad. Participantes del grupo podrán establecer un conocimiento más profundo sobre sus identidades y las identidades de otras personas. Participantes colaboraran identificando temas para el grupo los cuales pueden incluir: habilidades de afrontamiento, autocuidado, amistades, relaciones, y familia. Back To Top
Youth Support Group for High School Aged Youth 13 to 18 3:00PM-4:00PM • (Virtual) Free
This group is ongoing and always accepts new participants! This group meets virtually to explore socio-emotional learning and developmentally appropriate peer education for LGBTQ youth. This clinician-led support group offers a safe space to foster identity, spark creativity and engage in community.
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