Group Schedule

Meghan’s Place: Outpatient + Eating Disorder Therapy Group: GROUP CYCLE SEPT- DEC 2022

Group

Day

Time

Dates

Symptom Management/ Recovery Tools

(online)

 

Tuesdays

9-9:55 am

 

Sept 6, 13, 20, 27

Oct, 4, 11, 18

Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Dec 6, 13

 

Process Group # 1

Tuesdays

2-3 pm

Sept 6, 13, 20, 27

Oct, 4, 11, 18

Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Dec 6, 13

 NEARLY FULL

Process Group #2

 

Tuesdays

 

3:15-4:15 pm

 

 

 

Sept 6, 13, 20, 27

Oct, 4, 11, 18

Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Dec 6, 13

 NEARLY FULL

Lunch Group/ Goals

Wednesdays

12:30-1:30 pm

Sept 7, 14, 21, 28

Oct 5, 12, 19

Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23,30

Dec. 7, 14

 

Body Image in Recovery (online) 

Wednesdays

2-3:15pm

Sept 7, 14, 21, 28

Oct 5, 12, 19

Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23,30

Dec. 7, 14

FULL

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

 

Wednesdays

3:45-4:45pm

Sept 7, 14, 21, 28

Oct 5, 12, 19

Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23,30

Dec. 7, 14

  FULL

Perfectionism in Recovery (online)

 

Thursdays

2:30-3:45pm

Sept 8, 15, 22, 29

Oct 6, 13, 20

Nov 3, 10, 17

Dec 1, 8, 15

 

Process Group # 4 (online)

 

 

Thursdays

 

 

 

4-5 pm

Sept 8, 15, 22, 29

Oct 6, 13, 20

Nov 3, 10, 17

Dec 1, 8, 15

  FULL

Dinner Group and Discussion 

 

 

Thursdays

5:30-7pm

Sept 8, 15, 22, 29

Oct 6, 13, 20

Nov 3, 10, 17

Dec 1, 8, 15

 NEARLY FULL

Breakfast and Successful Strategies 

Fridays

9:45-10:45 am

 

 

 

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30

Oct 7, 14, 21

Nov 4, 11, 18, 25

Dec 2, 9, 16

  FULL

Boundaries In Recovery 

 

Fridays

 

 

 

11:15-12:30 pm

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30

Oct 7, 14, 21

Nov 4, 11, 18, 25

Dec 2, 9, 16

 

Book Club/ Processing: The Body is not an Apology

 

Fridays

 

 

 

1-2:15 pm

 

 

 

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30

Oct 7, 14, 21

Nov 4, 11, 18, 25

Dec 2, 9, 16

  FULL

LEAP (online)

Saturdays

10:45- 11:45 am

 

 

 

Sept 10, 17, 24 

Oct 1, 8, 15, 22

Nov 5, 12, 19, 26

Dec 3, 10, 17

 

Lunch/ Weekend Planning

(online)

Saturdays

12-1pm

 

 

 

Sept 10, 17, 24 

Oct 1, 8, 15, 22

Nov 5, 12, 19, 26

Dec 3, 10, 17

 

Binge/ Bulimia Group (online) 

Saturdays

1:30-2:30 pm

Sept 10, 17, 24 

Oct 1, 8, 15, 22

Nov 5, 12, 19, 26

Dec 3, 10, 17

 

NOTE: There will be no groups held the week of October 24th-30th  due to a prior obligation. No groups on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th. There will be groups held Thanksgiving week if enough people attend. 

 

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.

 

 

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. We will also take several self-assessments to gain insight into various components related to our own body image struggles. 

 

 

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, 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 $15-20 for meal purchase. 

 

 

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.

 

 

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. 

 

Book Club/ Process: The Body is Not an Apology: As a group, we will be reading and discussing The Body is not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor. We will read the book together and discuss important components and drawing on our own experiences with body image. This group will be a mix between reading, learning, discussion and processing with self-reflection. If you have done some body image work before, but want to continue with that work, this group could be a good fit. The book will be provided.

 

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. 

 

 

Lunch/ Weekend Planning: In this group, we will eat online with peers. You will provide your own meal (there will be specific guidelines). We will establish some goals and structure for the weekend in order to continue to prioritize recovery over the weekend. 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________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 TWO groups and still join the cycle (missed group fee applies). If you need to miss more than two 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. 

 

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. At this point, groups fall under medical rules for masking. If that lifts, then masks will be optional. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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