Group Schedule

Meghan’s Place: Outpatient + Eating Disorder Therapy Group: GROUP CYCLE JAN- MARCH 2022

Group

Day

Time

Dates

Symptom Management and Recovery Tools

(online)

 

Tuesdays

10-11 am

 

 

Jan. 25

Feb. 1, 815, 22

Mar. 1, 8 ,15, 22

  FULL

Process Group # 1

Tuesdays

2-3 pm

Jan. 25

Feb. 1, 815, 22

Mar. 1, 8 ,15, 22 

 NEARLY FULL

Process Group #2

 

Tuesdays

3:15-4:15 pm

 

 

 

Jan. 25

Feb. 1, 815, 22

Mar. 1, 8 ,15, 22

 FULL

Lunch Group/ Goals

Wednesdays

12:30-1:30 pm

Jan. 26

Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23

Mar.  2, 9,16, 23

 NEARLY FULL

Perfectionism

(online)

Wednesdays

2-3 pm

Jan. 26

Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23

Mar. 2, 9,16, 23

 FULL

Binge Eating/ Bulimia Group 

(online)

 

Wednesdays

4:15-5:15pm

Jan. 26

Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23

Mar. 2, 9,16, 23

 OPEN

Process Group # 3 (online) 

Wednesdays

 

 

5:30-6:30 pm

Jan. 26

Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23

Mar. 2, 9,16, 23

  FULL

Process Group # 4: For People in Larger Bodies (online)

 

Thursdays

3-4 pm 

Jan. 27

Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24

Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24

 OPEN

Dinner Group/ Discussion

 

 

Thursdays

 

 

 

5:30-7 pm

Jan .27

Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24

Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24

 FULL

Breakfast and Successful Strategies 

Fridays

9:45-10:45 am

 

 

 

Jan. 28

Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25

FULL

Identifying and Coping with Emotions in Recovery 

 

Fridays

 

 

 

11:15-12:15 pm

Jan. 28

Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25

FULL

Body Image in Recovery

 

 

Fridays

12:45-1:45 pm

 

 

 

Jan. 28

Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25

 FULL

Exposure in Recovery

 

 

Fridays

2-3 pm 

Jan. 28

Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25

 OPEN

LEAP ( online)

Saturdays

10:45- 11:45 am

 

 

 

Jan. 29

Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26

NEARLY FULL

Topics in Recovery (online)

 

Saturdays

12-1pm

 

 

 

Jan. 29

Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26

OPEN

Boundaries in Recovery (online) 

Saturdays

1:30-2:30 pm

Jan. 29

Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26

OPEN

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, some exceptions can be made in rare circumstances. 

 

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.

 

 

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. 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

Identifying/ Coping with Emotions in Recovery: This group is helpful if you struggle to identify emotions as well as avoid emotions and lack skills to cope with difficult emotions. In order to recover, it is essential to learn skills to be more comfortable with emotions and to utilize our eating disorder to avoid difficult feelings. The goal of this group is to become more comfortable identifying to feeling emotions. 

 

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. 

 

Exposure in Recovery: Certain tasks and situations are difficult in recovery because they can trigger or cue difficult feelings and thoughts. In this group, we will experience real-life scenarios in a supportive group environment such as eating dessert, clothing shopping, ordering at restaurants. Prior to the group you will know what the topic will be in order to work on preparation for the exposure. The goal is to become more comfortable with tasks that can cue the eating disorder and learn strategies to reduce anxiety in these situations. IN ORDER TO BE IN THIS GROUP YOU MUST HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL THERAPIST AND HAVE BEEN OUT OF A HIGHER LEVEL OF CARE FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS (IF APPLICABLE). 

 

LEAP: This group is to examine struggles with overactivity and exercise in relation to the eating disorder. We will be utilizing the only curriculum designed to treat overactivity in eating disorders as well as having some accountability in regards to our overexercise. This is a fit for people who are curious about how their overactivity is unhelpful in their recovery, open to reducing overactivity or not certain about if they want to reduce this behavior. 

 

Topics in Recovery: This group will be focused on specific topics which are necessary 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. 

 

 

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. 

 

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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.

 

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, Boundaries Group, Body Image Group, Topics in Recovery and Perfectionism group are all curriculum-based, so it would be repetitive material if you have already taken these groups. If you think it will be helpful to repeat any of these groups, talk to me. 

 

Any COVID-19 precautions for in-person groups?

Yes. Social distancing is observed, masking or face-shields are required, I am vaccinated and get tested weekly. I also have rapid COVID tests available if anyone fears exposure. Additionally, 99% of the clients in my clinic are vaccinated and no cases have been tied to my clinic. 

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