Portage Path has a variety of group programs operating at any given time. Group treatment can be very beneficial because it allows participants to receive therapy, to learn from others, and most importantly, to see that they’re not alone in the way they feel.
Groups currently being offered:
Depression Support Group
The Depression Support Group is a safe place where you can seek shelter from the things that bring you down. The Depression Support Group offers a comfortable environment where you learn new skills to combat depression and receive support from people just like you who’ll listen to what you have to say. You can come and go as you need to, but you’ll always know you have a place to go where you are not alone.
Anger Management Group
The Anger Management Group is a place where you can learn new skills to manage anger in a healthy and constructive way. Anger is a normal emotion, however how we respond to it can get us in trouble. Learn how to better control triggers to anger, understand where it comes from, and implement skills to express your thoughts, feelings, and anger in a more effective and healthy manner.
Bipolar Support Group – North Summit Clinic
Many people who are diagnosed with Depression and Bipolar Disorders struggle coping with the ups and downs of their mood. The Bipolar Support Group at Portage Path’s North Summit Clinic can aid in helping you to monitor your mood, cope with frustrations and symptoms, and build healthy lifestyle skills to obtain and maintain a stable mood. It is a place where you can safely discuss your concerns and receive feedback from a professional and others who share your experiences and know your frustrations first hand.
Coping Skills Group
The Coping Skills Group can help you begin right now to become more in control of yourself and in turn make life better and more enjoyable by teaching you skills to help you with everyday life, how to decrease the chaos in your life, ways to regulate your emotions & become calmer, techniques to increase interpersonal skills, how to become more comfortable with yourself, strategies for problem-solving, and how to deal with stress & problems.
CAPS – Coping Actions & Peer Support Group
The Coping Actions & Peer Support Group (CAPS) is a place where you can get support and feedback in a safe and inclusive environment. Learn communication skills, become more positive, get support, build coping skills and empower yourself in a safe, supportive group. CAPS will give you the skills and tools you need to get back on track.
Stress Management Group
The Stress Management Group is for people feeling stressed out – common symptoms are feeling tired, angry, & restless, back pain or insomnia, and noticing that you’re running late more often or smoking/drinking more. This group gives you a hands-on approach to de-stress, and provides a specific, individualized plan to ID and manage stressors.
Expressive Therapy Group
Expressive Therapy Group is designed to help those who have difficulty verbalizing their concerns to express them in a different manner. Art and expression have proven to reduce stress, provide an outlet for emotions, and allow creative ways to communicate. Members use art to communicate and build skills for coping with mood, stress of daily life, and is an exciting way to do something with the internal energy that can come with having a mental health problem. When you join our Expressive Therapy Group, we’ll find a way to “draw” you out and get you moving on the road to recovery!
Two Track Group
The Two Track Group is a stable place where people with emotional / behavioral AND substance issues can learn new skills, prevent relapse, and receive support. Two Track Group is not a 12-step program. Two Track provides recovery support for both behavioral and substance issues to persons at any stage. In addition, the Two Track Group is ongoing, meaning you can come and go as you need.
Mood Disorders Group
The Mood Disorders group meets in the evening at our North Summit Clinic and is designed to help people improve their coping abilities, communication, and obtain skills to deal with a wide range of life stressors. You will learn how to set better boundaries, change your thinking to change your mood, and have an outlet for feedback on a wide range of topics. The group is friendly, welcoming, and has always been a safe place for people to talk about what is bothering them while obtaining generous feedback on how to deal with mood symptoms, relationships, and other frustrations of daily life.
Self-Esteem & Boundaries Group
The Self-Esteem and Boundaries Group is designed to help people improve their own self-care, set healthy limits and boundaries with people, and learn to say no. Focus in the group is on improving how we interact with ourselves to better gain a sense of esteem and competence in managing our world. Members also learn how to improve their relationships with others through setting and respecting healthy boundaries.
Survivors is a self-help support group for people who have lost someone to suicide. Participants can gain comfort and understanding from others who know first-hand what it’s like to experience this kind of loss, and is dedicated to helping people cope with their loss so they can survive this experience and get on with their lives.
Compass (Continuing the Journey from the Pathways Program)
Compass is a group follow-up the the day treatment program Pathways. Compass provides a safe place to practice skills learned in Pathways, learn new cognitive Behavioral Skills and receive support in personal growth.
Portage Path also offers other groups based on demand, such as Men’s Anger Management, Body Image, Grief, Chronic Care, and Health Issues. Call to see if these groups are available.