Group Schedule

Meghan’s Place: Outpatient + Eating Disorder Therapy Group: GROUP CYCLE DEC-MARCH 2024

Symptom Management (online)

 

 

Tuesdays

 

 

 

 

10:45-11:45 am

 

 

 

Dec 26

Jan 2, 9, 16, 23

Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

March 5

CLOSED

Process Group # 1

 

 

 

 

Tuesdays

2:15-3:15pm

Dec 26

Jan 2, 9, 16, 23

Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

March 5

CLOSED

Lunch Group (online)

 

 

 

 

Wednesdays

12:30-1:15

Dec 27

Jan 3, 10, 17, 24

Feb 7, 14, 21, 28

March 6

  CANCELLED

Perfectionism group (online)

 

 

 

 

Wednesdays

2:30-3:30pm

Dec 27

Jan 3, 10, 17, 24

Feb 7, 14, 21, 28

March 6

 CANCELLED

Process Group # 2: For People in/with Larger Bodies (online)

 

 

 

Wednesdays

3:45-4:45pm

 

 

 

Dec 27

Jan 3, 10, 17, 24

Feb 7, 14, 21, 28

March 6

 CLOSED

Body Image Processing Group (online)

 

 

 

Thursdays

2:30-3:45pm

Dec 28

Jan 4, 11, 18, 25

Feb 8, 15, 22, 29

March 7, 14

 CLOSED

Process Group # 3 (online)

 

 

 

Thursdays

 

 

 

4-5 pm

Dec 28

Jan 4, 11, 18, 25

Feb 8, 15, 29

March 7, 14

CLOSED

Dinner Group and Discussion 

 

 

 

 

Thursdays

5:30-7pm

Dec 28

Jan 4, 11, 18, 25

Feb 8, 15, 29

March 7, 14

CLOSED

Binge Group (online)

 

 

 

 

Fridays

8:30-9:30 am

Dec 29

Jan 5, 12, 19, 26

Feb 9, 16, 23

March 1, 8

 CANCELLED

Breakfast Group

 

 

Fridays

 

 

 

9:45-10:45 am

Dec 29

Jan 5, 12, 19, 26

Feb 9, 16, 23

March 1, 8

 CLOSED

Working with Negative Thinking Patterns/ Narratives 

Fridays

11:15-12:30

Dec 29

Jan 5, 12, 19, 26

Feb 9, 16, 23

March 1, 8

 CLOSED

NOTE: There will be no groups the week of January 29th.

GROUP DESCRIPTIONS: 

 

Symptom Management/ Recovery Tools: This group is an accountability group where you will report your symptoms and struggles throughout the week and make weekly goals to decrease these symptoms or focus on areas of struggle. Additionally, you will learn some coping skills and tools to help with urges and difficult emotions. 

 

Process Groups: In this group you will discuss recovery challenges and struggles with peers and process feelings, and experiences. This is a group that is helpful to process difficulties in recovery, garner support and normalize eating disorder experiences. IN ORDER TO JOIN THIS GROUP, YOU MUST HAVE EITHER A THERAPIST, DIETITIAN, PSYCHIATRIST OR MEDICAL DOCTOR that you are actively and regularly seeing.

 

 

Lunch Group/ Goals: You bring your own meal (there will be specific guidelines) and eat with peers to normalize eating and have additional accountability. We will check meals on camera and set intentions.

 

 

Perfectionism: If you struggle with setting high standards for yourself and often have the thought that you are “not good enough,” this group could be helpful. We will explore using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, how to recognize perfectionism and how to challenge perfectionistic tendencies and thinking. 

 

 

Process Group: For People with/in Larger Bodies: In this group you will discuss recovery challenges and struggles with peers and process feelings, and experiences. This is a group that is helpful to process difficulties in recovery, garner support and normalize eating disorder experiences. IN ORDER TO JOIN THIS GROUP, YOU MUST HAVE EITHER A THERAPIST, DIETICAN OR MEDICAL DOCTOR you are regularly and actively seeing.  This is a group for people who identify as being in a larger body and struggle with shame regarding that. This group is not a fit for people who are in the process of restoring weight.

 

 

Body Image in Recovery: A Process and Topics Group: This group is a process group specifically around body image. Each week, we will have a topic relating to body image that we will discuss and process as a group. Topics include: Early messages about our bodies and how they impacted us, societal impacts on how we see ourselves and many more. IN ORDER TO JOIN THIS GROUP, YOU MUST HAVE EITHER A THERAPIST, DIETITIAN, PSYCHIATRIST OR MEDICAL DOCTOR that you are actively and regularly seeing. This is different from a “general” process group as it is completely geared towards body image. This is for people who are weight-restored.

 

 

Dinner Group/ Discussion: As a group we will order take out. Additionally, after the meal we will discuss challenges and thoughts and various topics. This group is helpful to normalize eating in restaurants and outside of home. This is a good group if you are needing more accountability in your recovery.  There will be an additional $15-20 for meal purchase. 

 

 

Binge Eating Group: This group is intended for people who struggle with binge eating disorder or bulimia. If you have anorexia nervosa, binge-purge type this group is not likely to be as helpful. This group is a mix between learning and exploring more about binge eating through learning, discussion and self-reflection.

 

Breakfast/Successful Strategies: You will bring your own meal (there will be specific guidelines) and eat with peers to normalize eating and have additional accountability. Additionally, we will discuss skills and methods to reduce slips and relapse behaviors.

 

Working with Negative Thinking Patterns/ Narratives: This group aims to give tools to identify and manage negative eating disorder thoughts as well as negative thoughts about ourselves which can be difficult to regulate. If you tend to over-believe your thoughts and act upon your thoughts, this could be a helpful group. It is a mix between psychoeducation, self-reflection and discussion.

 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________FAQ’s and Information:

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How many people are in the groups/ how many can I miss?

The groups which are held in-person will have a max of 6-7 people. Online groups will cap at 6-7  people. The exception to this is process groups- these will cap at 6 people.  If there are at least 5 people committed to a group, it will be held. If you are highly likely in the next two months to need residential treatment or PHP treatment, I ask you do not sign up- unless your team agrees to a trial. I do not allow new people to join groups after the second week. My hope is the same people all stay in the group for stability and consistency. You may miss one one to two groups and still join the cycle (missed group fee applies). If you need to miss more than one please talk with me. 

 

I have never attended group therapy, I am nervous!

It is super common to be nervous about group therapy. Since eating disorders are so shaming and isolating, peer therapy can be super helpful for recovery. The more you know your group members, hopefully the more comfortable you will become.

 

Can I join your groups if I am not your individual client?

Absolutely! You can join my groups regardless of who your individual therapist is. I do ask you inform and or discuss with your therapist.

 

Will insurance cover my groups?

Yes! I take a variety of insurance plans. Most will cover two groups in the same day, but some will not. Mostly all will cover multiple groups per week. If you have questions, I can help with that. Some insurance plans do have a copay. I also take private pay and my prices are lower than most groups in the area.

 

Can I take two groups or more in one day?

You absolutely can. There are some insurance plans that will cover multiple groups in a day and some that will not. 

 

Can anyone join groups?

Your treatment team must determine that you are appropriate for outpatient care for the next couple of months and you can make the commitment to attend groups regularly.

 

How many groups should I sign up for?

I usually encourage people who have stepped down from a higher level of care to attend about three groups weekly if feasible. If you are needing a higher level of care, I can do a two-month trial of groups, but that has to be allowed by your individual therapist and team. I would recommend more than three groups per week. If you are unsure what would be helpful, I can set up a short consultation. 







Location

Availability

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

9:00 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-8:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-8:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed