Christopher Cobb

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What is Group Therapy?

    "Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy during which one or several therapists treat a small group of clients together as a group. This may be more cost effective than individual therapy, and possibly even more effective [More from Wikipedia]."

Spouses in Recovery Group

    This group meets on Thursdays, from 6:30-8:00pm, at the MARR Men's Center.  Pre-screening of all participants is required.  $15 per session.

    This is an ongoing support group for wives and husbands who are under distress due to the impairment of their spouse.  These afflicted loved ones often incur negative consequences throughout their lives, such as career impairment, relationship impairment, financial damage, health issues, and legal issues (i.e., DUI's, possession, conduct, etc.) - all of which also has major impact on the quality and serenity of your life.  This group is a safe and confidential place for you to process your personal anger, pain, and confusion from your life with your impaired loved one.  Through the support of others like you in the group, plus education and insight from the therapist, you will find detachment in healthy ways for your own benefit.  Creating or restoring intimacy and healthy boundaries within the family systems our agenda.

One client shares her experience with group therapy:
"What I got out of group therapy: I was treated with respect, listened to, not judged. I was able to say in "public" what my symptoms were and how I felt. I met other people who had what I had which relieved the feeling of isolation. I learned from the other members of the group what worked for them and copied the skills that worked for me. I got encouragement from the others when I wanted to die. I got compliments when I did well or said something they liked. I had a chance to give and get feedback. I got to hear myself think out loud as I vocally processed what I was dealing with, thus getting it clearer in my own mind."
 
-  Janet C., group member graduate

    Group member candidates with active mental health issues are not allowed in this group and will be referred to other groups more suited for their needs.  Therefore, all participants must be pre-screened for group suitability prior to group membership.  We ask you to participate in a minimum of four group sessions to determine if the group is helpful.  We also ask that you terminate from the group by announcement prior to your last group for proper 'goodbyes'.  Please call or e-mail for further information and to schedule your free pre-screening session

Couples in Recovery Group

    This group is currently on hiatus and not available until mid-year of 2010.  However, inquiries are welcome.  Pre-screening of all participants is required. $50 per couple (MARR subsidy may be available).

    This is an ongoing support group for couples where one or both are in recovery from addiction.   Maintaining and developing a deeper relationship based on sobriety and recovery presents many issues that can be difficult for couples to work through in healthy and safe ways.  This group is designed to assist in the transition from active addiction to active recovery, while "renegotiating" your relationship.  Topics couples work on in this group range from making and maintaining new friendships, issues with in-laws, issues from consequences generated from addictive behaviors (financial, legal, health, children, etc.), building communication skills, "fair fighting", and sexuality.  This group is a safe and confidential place for you to process these issues with your spouse in a controlled setting.  Through the support of other couples like you, plus education and insight from the therapist, you will find healthier ways to recover your relationship while recovering from your addictions.

    Group member candidates with active addictions are not allowed in this group and will be referred to other groups more suited for their needs.  Therefore, all participants must be pre-screened for group suitability prior to group membership.  Because the focus is on couples work, we ask you to participate in a minimum of twelve group sessions to determine if the group is helpful.  We also ask that you terminate from the group by announcement prior to your last group for proper 'goodbyes'.  Please e-mail or call for further information and to schedule your free pre-screening session

Future Groups

    Intimate People, Intimate Couples, beginning with the One Day Seminar and highlighted by the Eight-Week Working Group will return in the fall of 2010.  This group is designed to build personal intimacy skills, thus allowing for improvement in all of your intimate relationships.  This popular group is likely to be offered at MARR Men's Center and Peachtree Counseling Center, beginning about the first week in October.  You do not have to be a couple to attend - we will have a singles-oriented group available.  This site will update when more information is available.  Please e-mail or callif you have an interest in this group.

If you are experiencing an emergency or mental health crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room for immediate assistance.  As an independent practitioner, I provide you with psychotherapy services; thus I am not equipped in my practice to handle off hours emergencies.

              

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