What we're about

Email Susan for more information and to set up your intake appointment: susanmreganmft@gmail.com

More information is also available on our website (http://solutionstherapyandmediation.com/support-groups/separation-divorce/).

COVID makes it so much harder for us to get back into our lives. If you were in a separation during this period, it can be especially isolating. Turn that around by meeting with people who can offer the support you need and help you to feel less isolated and alone.

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About the TUESDAY Night Group:

This group has members who have been with us for the long-term. They’re working on trying to be their healed self within their new relationships. They’re dealing with standing in the fire of confrontation and standing up for themselves in their new relationships in order to break their old habits of being people pleasers and placaters.

Some members have been talking about setting boundaries for themselves and asking new partners to accept these new boundaries (boundaries without armor, clearly communicated, regarding space, self-care, hanging out, and emotional needs) and navigate how to deal with any hurt feelings that result from those communications.

They’re trying to find new partners while using their new voice, holding boundaries, and saying what they need. It’s challenging for their partners to receive the information sometimes, but they understand that it’s important, so that they have reciprocity in their relationship and don’t attract needy partners again.

Members are actively dating, starting new relationships, and focused on breaking old patterns. They’re starting, fresh, new, and healthy.

About the THURSDAY Night Group:

This is a very lively group. They are talking a lot about how to date during COVID.

Recently, we had a really interesting talk about how to talk about sexual health history. People are talking about how difficult or seemingly impossible it is to have the conversation. One member has been able to have the conversation freely and shares with the group how he’s been able to have the conversation. The group came up with ways to approach the conversation and policies for themselves on how they would handle the topic.

Another topic has been how to go from virtual to physical dating during COVID, and trust that people are actually following safety protocols.

People are coming to the group when they’re feeling lonely and isolated and with the group’s energy, they’re really feeling met and heard and can talk about their frustrations and how things have shifted for them during COVID. They’re all feeling very lonely, and are trying to adapt to loneliness in a more intense way because they’re finding that they’re alone almost all of the time.

Everyone in the group is single and either dating or just focused on healing from what they’ve been through.

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“This is my journey. The group helps me feel safe and I’m glad to be with people who are on their own journey to heal from their divorce.”

Get the support you need to move forward, and heal yourself.

After and during a separation process, people are trying to figure out how to compartmentalize what they are going through and be more themselves. A group is a great space to practice in.

Do you feel that everyone must be able to see your pain and confusion?

My Thursday group, “Divorce: Healing and Moving On,” focuses on envisioning what members want their lives to be like so they can move forward and create the life and relationships they want. This group will become a safe place for you to share these feelings without fear of judgment, as most group members are in a phase of trying to recreate their lives.

It can take 2-3 years to recover from divorce. You need to create a new identity, discover who you are as a single person, find a sense of belonging within your social circle and your community, and sometimes adjust to single parenthood. Change takes many forms: moving on, living separately from their partners, going through a legal process, starting to date, re-establishing a social life, or getting used to being alone.

In this support group, members will gain strategies, learn to cope, and begin to heal by relating to others in similar situations. Facilitated discussion and sharing of experiences within the group will help them gain insight, acceptance and self-awareness. The group focuses on examining all relationships. Members observe when they take similar roles in their relationships, choose the same types of people, and recreate similar situations. One of the stages of healing is working on the harm that was done in the relationship as well as being accountable for one’s part in the dynamic. Once the trauma of the separation has been worked through, the deeper work begins. The focus is placed on the individual and their relationship with themselves.

If members have kids, they have to re-learn how to deal with exes, shift communication styles, and become more formal and distant. It may be hard to create new boundaries with exes. The fighting may continue, or one may need more distance while the other does not.

While the emotional upheaval is at its worst, members may be dealing with lawyers and court appearances. This just adds to feelings of frustration, fear and vulnerability. Having group support makes a huge difference because it helps members transform those negative feelings into strength.

Divorce is the starting point and our goal for the group is to transform who members will become. They will meet people who want the right kind of support so you can get through this part of your separation together.

Group Details:

• 12-week initial commitment (may continue after 12 weeks)

• Intake Appointment: $195

• Each session: is $80

• All Gender-Inclusive

• Two Options (Choose One):

• Advanced Group (Recreating Your Life After Divorce): 5:30-7pm Tuesdays

• Healing and Moving On Group: 5:30pm-7pm Thursdays

Email Susan for more information and to set up your intake appointment: susanmreganmft@gmail.com

More information is also available on our website (http://solutionstherapyandmediation.com/support-groups/separation-divorce/).

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Divorce: Healing and Moving On

Location visible to members

Email me if you're interested in joining! [masked]
**Intake appointment required**

Do you need a space to talk about what you’ve been tolerating in your relationship that has to do with your own inabilities to communicate?
Do you want a safe space to work on this?
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This group, Divorce: Healing and Moving On, focuses on envisioning what members want their lives to be like, so that they can move forward and create the life and relationships they want, going forward. This group will become a safe place for you to share these needs, desires, and feelings without fear of judgment, as most group members are also processing, healing and working towards recreating their lives.

Recovering from a divorce can take 2-3 years. It involves discovering/creating your new identity, discovering who you are as a single person, finding a sense of belonging within your social circle and your community, and sometimes adjusting to single parenthood. Change takes many forms: moving on, living separately from their partners, going through a legal process, starting to date, re-establishing a social life, or getting used to being alone.

In this support group, you will gain strategies, learn to cope, and begin to heal by relating to others in similar situations. Through facilitated discussions and sharing of experiences within the group, you will gain valuable and relevant insights and develop acceptance and self-awareness. The group focuses on examining all relationships and the reasons we choose the people we do. Members observe when they take similar roles in their relationships, choose the same types of people, and recreate similar situations. One of the stages of healing is working on the harm that was done in the relationship as well as being accountable for one’s part in the dynamic. Once the trauma of the separation has been worked through, the deeper work begins. The focus is placed on the individual and their relationship with themselves.

Because the disorientation of divorce can last a long time and the process of finding your footing is not linear, there will be days when you feel grounded and secure -- then a trigger can lead to a fresh wave of grief, anger, and confusion.

If you have kids, you will need to re-learn how to deal with your ex, shift communication styles, and become more formal and distant. It may be hard to create new boundaries with your ex. The fighting may continue, or one of you may need more distance while the other does not.

While the emotional upheaval is at its worst, you may be dealing with lawyers and court appearances. This just adds to feelings of frustration, fear, and vulnerability. Having group support makes a huge difference because it helps you to transform those negative feelings into strength.

Divorce is the starting point and our goal for the group is to transform who members will become. You will meet people who want the right kind of support so you can get through this part of your separation together.

Group Details:
*All Gender Inclusive
*5:30pm - 7:00pm Thursdays
*Intake therapy session required to join
*Per Session Fee
*12-Week Commitment

Email me if you're interested: [masked]

Life After Divorce Support Group

Online event

Intake Appointment Required
Email me if you're interested in joining: [masked]

All my support groups are all gender-inclusive.

This group has members who have been with us for the long-term. They’re working on trying to be their healed self within their new relationships. They’re dealing with standing in the fire of confrontation and standing up for themselves in their new relationships in order to break their old habits of being people pleasers and placaters.

Some members have been talking about setting boundaries for themselves and asking new partners to accept these new boundaries (boundaries without armor, clearly communicated, regarding space, self-care, hanging out, and emotional needs) and navigate how to deal with any hurt feelings that result from those communications.

They’re trying to find new partners while using their new voice, holding boundaries, and saying what they need. It’s challenging for their partners to receive the information sometimes, but they understand that it’s important, so that they have reciprocity in their relationship and don’t attract needy partners again.

Members are actively dating, starting new relationships, and focused on breaking old patterns. They’re starting, fresh, new, and healthy.

***

Because the disorientation of divorce can last a long time and the process of finding your footing is not linear, there will be days when you feel grounded and secure -- then a trigger can lead to a fresh wave of grief, anger, and confusion.

Group Details:
*All Gender Inclusive
*5:30pm - 7:00pm Tuesdays
*Intake therapy session required to join
*Per Session Fee
*12-Week Commitment

Contact [masked] if you're interested!

Divorce: Healing and Moving On

Location visible to members

Email me if you're interested in joining! [masked]
**Intake appointment required**

Do you need a space to talk about what you’ve been tolerating in your relationship that has to do with your own inabilities to communicate?
Do you want a safe space to work on this?
~~
This group, Divorce: Healing and Moving On, focuses on envisioning what members want their lives to be like, so that they can move forward and create the life and relationships they want, going forward. This group will become a safe place for you to share these needs, desires, and feelings without fear of judgment, as most group members are also processing, healing and working towards recreating their lives.

Recovering from a divorce can take 2-3 years. It involves discovering/creating your new identity, discovering who you are as a single person, finding a sense of belonging within your social circle and your community, and sometimes adjusting to single parenthood. Change takes many forms: moving on, living separately from their partners, going through a legal process, starting to date, re-establishing a social life, or getting used to being alone.

In this support group, you will gain strategies, learn to cope, and begin to heal by relating to others in similar situations. Through facilitated discussions and sharing of experiences within the group, you will gain valuable and relevant insights and develop acceptance and self-awareness. The group focuses on examining all relationships and the reasons we choose the people we do. Members observe when they take similar roles in their relationships, choose the same types of people, and recreate similar situations. One of the stages of healing is working on the harm that was done in the relationship as well as being accountable for one’s part in the dynamic. Once the trauma of the separation has been worked through, the deeper work begins. The focus is placed on the individual and their relationship with themselves.

Because the disorientation of divorce can last a long time and the process of finding your footing is not linear, there will be days when you feel grounded and secure -- then a trigger can lead to a fresh wave of grief, anger, and confusion.

If you have kids, you will need to re-learn how to deal with your ex, shift communication styles, and become more formal and distant. It may be hard to create new boundaries with your ex. The fighting may continue, or one of you may need more distance while the other does not.

While the emotional upheaval is at its worst, you may be dealing with lawyers and court appearances. This just adds to feelings of frustration, fear, and vulnerability. Having group support makes a huge difference because it helps you to transform those negative feelings into strength.

Divorce is the starting point and our goal for the group is to transform who members will become. You will meet people who want the right kind of support so you can get through this part of your separation together.

Group Details:
*All Gender Inclusive
*5:30pm - 7:00pm Thursdays
*Intake therapy session required to join
*Per Session Fee
*12-Week Commitment

Email me if you're interested: [masked]

Life After Divorce Support Group

Online event

Intake Appointment Required
Email me if you're interested in joining: [masked]

All my support groups are all gender-inclusive.

This group has members who have been with us for the long-term. They’re working on trying to be their healed self within their new relationships. They’re dealing with standing in the fire of confrontation and standing up for themselves in their new relationships in order to break their old habits of being people pleasers and placaters.

Some members have been talking about setting boundaries for themselves and asking new partners to accept these new boundaries (boundaries without armor, clearly communicated, regarding space, self-care, hanging out, and emotional needs) and navigate how to deal with any hurt feelings that result from those communications.

They’re trying to find new partners while using their new voice, holding boundaries, and saying what they need. It’s challenging for their partners to receive the information sometimes, but they understand that it’s important, so that they have reciprocity in their relationship and don’t attract needy partners again.

Members are actively dating, starting new relationships, and focused on breaking old patterns. They’re starting, fresh, new, and healthy.

***

Because the disorientation of divorce can last a long time and the process of finding your footing is not linear, there will be days when you feel grounded and secure -- then a trigger can lead to a fresh wave of grief, anger, and confusion.

Group Details:
*All Gender Inclusive
*5:30pm - 7:00pm Tuesdays
*Intake therapy session required to join
*Per Session Fee
*12-Week Commitment

Contact [masked] if you're interested!

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