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 ongoing and always accepts new participants, but utilizes a waitlist. This is a group for individuals who have experienced trauma and have difficulty managing intense emotions and engaging in successful relationships. Group members will learn a variety of skills to help deal with these issues.
LGBTQ+ Religious Trauma Support Group 5:30PM-7:00PM • (Virtual) Free
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.
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.
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.
LGBQ Black, Indigenous and People of Color Group 6:00-7:30PM • (Virtual) 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.
Queer Men’s Group 7:00PM-8:30PM • (In Person) $10-40
The Queer Men’s Group is intended to be an inclusive, queer community space where GBTQIA+ men will strive to positively interact with one another. This group is intended to be a space where our contributions feel valued, where we can receive feedback from our peers and feel support from others surrounding some of the challenges we face. This group will explore, process, and reflect on important topics related to our identities as queer men. Queer Men’s Group will be moderated by a clinician and trainee but its conversations will be peer driven.
Queer Women’s Group 7:00PM-8:30PM • (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.
Thriving with HIV 7:30PM to 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.
Youth Support Group 13-18 years olds cohort 3:30PM-5:00PM • (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.