Psychologists with Expertise in Group Therapy
Contact Gilmour Psychological Services® in Ottawa to schedule a consultation with a psychologist who has an expertise in group therapy.
We are offering an 8-week group therapy for anxiety. This will be a closed group which means it has a definite start and end date, and once the group starts, no new members will be added. Group size will range from 5 to 8 members and will meet on a weekly basis.
We will use a trans-diagnostic approach to treating anxiety, meaning that members with different types of anxiety are welcome (so one person might be anxious about social situations while another might be anxious about snakes). A trans-diagnostic approach to group therapy for anxiety is supported by clinical research. The group will use cognitive-behavioural techniques to treat anxiety, which involves the following: providing factual information about anxiety (e.g., what it is and what maintains it), using this factual information to help group members better understand their own unique experience of anxiety, identifying anxious thinking styles (also called cognitions), and ultimately working with group members to help them face their fears (this is often referred to as exposure and is the behavioural part of the therapy). Adults who believe that anxiety is negatively impacting their quality of life are welcome to contact us.
A diagnosis of an anxiety disorder IS NOT necessary. However, a screening phone call, and then an assessment will need to take place in order to ensure that the group we are offering will meet your needs. Please contact reception at 613-230-4709, ext. 0 to learn more information about the group.