Group Therapy at Center on Halsted is one component of our Behavioral Health Services. We currently offer time-limited therapy groups three times a year for individuals working on making changes in their lives. 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. Participation in the HIV + group is free, as it is funded through a grant from the Chicago Department of Public Health. Fees for other groups vary depending on focus, but typically are $15 per session (see below for fee information for specific groups).
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
Tuesdays • 2:00 pm • $15/session Begins September 14
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.
Based on the four pillars of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, members learn a variety of skills to help deal with everyday and longstanding concerns. This fully virtual group will be 23 weeks, and will have periodic enrollment throughout the span of it. If you are interested in the group, please contact the Anti Violence Project to scheudle a brief virtual intake.
To register or for more information, please contact
Wednesdays • 5:00 pm • $15/session Begins September 15
Everyone experiences grief and loss in their own unique way, and grief can be an isolating experience. This group is a space for LGBTQIA+ individuals to process the loss of a loved one through death. Emphasis will be on community building, and will encourage participants to share ideas, thoughts and feelings about the grief process. By emphasizing the power of community, members will explore their own forms of resilience and methods of remembering their loved ones in group meetings.
A group for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Create community and support one another through the psychology and social impacts that HIV brings into your life. Topics will include reducing feelings of shame and stigma that are associated with HIV, learning different ways to communicate, navigating sex, creating a collaborative relationship with your medical team, and connecting to resources.
Wednesdays • 7:00 pm • No cost Begins September 15
A therapeutic space for LGBTQ Black, Indigenous, and People of Color seeking to develop and practice interpersonal skills, share their lived experiences and learn from others within the intersections of these identities. Group participants will build deeper understanding of oneself and others, and explore ways of dismantling white supremacy, patriarchy, homo/trans/bi phobia, sexism, and capitalism. Participants will collaborate on topics which can include: self-care, coping skills, dating and relationships, oppression, marginalization, discrimination, religion and spirituality, cultural membership, and cultural values.
Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy for LGBTQ People Diagnosed with Cancer
Date/time: To Be Determined • No cost Begins TBD
Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy (MCP) was designed by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York to help people with cancer recognize, create and sustain meaning in their lives.
This 8-week, committed group, being offered and co-facilitated jointly by Center on Halsted and Wellness House, is open to anyone who is LGBTQ+ and has had a cancer diagnosis. Take care of yourself by exploring and restoring your sense of meaning and well-being through this group course.
Tuesdays • 4:00 pm • $15/session Begins September 14
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.
Un grupo terapéutico facilitado en Español para individuos Latinx y LGBTQ que buscan a 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 mas 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.
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.