Dr. Perlman offers group therapy to address common difficulties such as depression and anxiety. She meets with interested individuals to evaluate their current symptoms and help them decide which group is best suited for their needs. Groups generally meet weekly for 8-12 sessions. Cognitive Behavioral techniques for managing symptoms are taught and group members have a chance to support one another and learn about and practice strategies that have been useful for other members. Often times, group therapy is a valuable adjunct to individual treatment.
Our current group is theWomen's Body Image/Self Esteem Suppourt Group. This group was developed to create a safe space where women can explore difficulties pertaining to body image and self esteem and gain strength by learning from other women. If you have ever struggled to accept and appreciate your body and have questioned your self worth because of a *perceived* flaw in your appearance, this group is for you. In a confidential setting you will work together to identify negative thoughts that lead to self criticism and negative self worth. You will utilize cognitive behavioral techniques, meditation/mindfulness exercises, and journaling to journey towards greater self acceptance and love.