Group Schedule

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Meghan’s Place: Outpatient + Eating Disorder Therapy Group Schedule

Group

Day

Time

Dates

Process Group # 1

Tuesdays

2-3 pm

Oct.  19, 26

Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Dec. 7, 14, 21

 FULL

Process Group #2

 

Tuesdays

3:15-4:15 pm

 

 

 

Oct.  19, 26

Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Dec. 7, 14, 21

FULL

Symptom mgt and recovery tools (online)

 

Wednesdays

11-12 pm

Oct. 20, 27

Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24

Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22

 FULL

Lunch Group/ Goals

 

 

Wednesdays

12:30-1:30 pm

Oct. 20, 27

Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24

Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22

 FULL

Boundaries in Recovery (online)

 

 

Wednesdays

4-5:15 pm

Oct. 20, 27

Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24

Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22

OPEN

Binge Eating/ Bulimia Group 

(online)

 

Wednesdays

5:30-6:30 pm

Oct. 20, 27

Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24

Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22

 OPEN

Process Group # 3: For People in Larger Bodies (online)

 

Thursdays

3-4pm

Oct. 21, 28

Nov. 4, 11, 18

Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23

OPEN

Dinner Group/ Discussion

 

 

Thursdays

 

 

 

5:30-7pm

Oct. 21, 28

Nov. 4, 11, 18

Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23

NEARLY FULL

Breakfast and Successful Strategies 

Fridays

9:45-10:45am

 

 

 

Oct. 22, 29

Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24

OPEN

Body Image in Recovery 

Fridays

 

 

 

11:15-12:30pm

Oct. 22, 29

Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24

FULL

Topics in Recovery 

 

 

Fridays

12:45-1:45pm

 

 

 

Oct. 22, 29

Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24

NEARLY FULL

Process Group # 4 (online)

 

 

Fridays

5:30-6:30pm

Oct. 22, 29

Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24

 NEARLY FULL


Perfectionism

(online)

Saturdays

 

 

12:30-1:45

 

 

 

Oct. 23, 30

Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27

Dec. 4, 11, 18

 FULL


Please note: There will be no groups on Thanksgiving Day. The bolded dates indicate group will be held if enough people are interested in attending, despite it being a holiday week.

 

GROUP DESCRIPTIONS: 

 

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, some exceptions can be made in rare circumstances. 

 

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. 

 

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 set weekly goals around recovery.

 

Process Group: For People 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, some exceptions can be made in rare circumstances.  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.

 

Binge Eating/ Bulimia 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.

 

Dinner Group/ Discussion: As a group we will either go out to a restaurant or order take out. Additionally, after the meal we will discuss challenges and thoughts. This group is helpful to normalize eating in restaurants and outside of home. There will be an additional $10-15 charge to purchase meal. 

 

Boundaries in Recovery: In order to recover from an eating disorder, boundaries are necessary. In this group you will learn healthy communication skills, how to effectively set healthy boundaries and prioritize your recovery. This is a mix between a discussion and psychoeducation group. 

 

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.

 

Body Image in Recovery: This group is for people who are in recovery and currently struggling with body hatred, dissatisfaction and want to have a better relationship with their bodies. In this group, we will examine our thoughts and behaviors which perpetuate body image issues and learn new tools to cope with and reframe our dissatisfaction which is causing more difficulty in our recovery process. 

 

Topics in Recovery: This group will be focused on specific topics which are necessary in order to recover from our eating disorder. Each week as a group we will examine a difficult topic and discuss how to implement it into our recovery. Some topics include: accountability, self-forgiveness, honesty. 

 

LEAP: As a group, we will explore the only curriculum created to address overactivity and compulsive exercise in eating disorders. You will gain insight into the role exercise plays into your eating disorder and learn strategies to decrease exercise or think about decreasing exercise.

 

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. 

 

 

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. If there are at least 4 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 group and still sign up for the group cycle (bolded dates do not count as a missed group. If you plan to miss more, I ask you discuss with me first. 

 

What about COVID-19 precautions?

Everyone is required to wear a mask or faceshield. All groups will be socially distanced in a conference room with HEPA air-filtering. At this time, 99% of people in my clinic are vaccinated. I also have rapid COVID tests for people who need them.

 

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. 

 

Are there any groups I should not take if I have already taken them?

The Boundaries in Recovery, Bulimia/Binge Group, LEAP and Perfectionism group are all curriculum-based, so it would be repetitive material if you have already taken these groups. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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