Group Therapy

Group therapy provides an opportunity for interpersonal learning and emotional growth in a supportive environment. We are pleased to provide several adolescent and adult therapy groups for our clients.

Our adolescent groups provide support for teens who are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, family difficulties, peer problems, relationship issues, bullying, school adjustment, and life transitions.

We offer diverse adult groups that cover a wide range of topics such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, family conflict, anger, parenting, friendships, or life transitions. In addition, there are specialized groups available that target the development of specific skills as well as provide support from others with similar concerns.

Current Therapy Groups and locations:

Springfield Office


15 to 18 years old (Coed)
Mondays 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Issues: depression, anxiety, school adjustment, family and parent difficulties, socialization, peer problems, and life transitions.
Robert Petruzzi, PhD – voicemail x107

16 to 20 year old (Coed)
Mondays 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Issues: Life choices, after High School decisions, relationships, depression, anxiety.
Robert Petruzzi, PhD – voicemail x107

16 to 21 year olds (Coed)
Thursdays 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Issues: peer difficulties, school adjustment, family stress, life transitions, and stresses.
Robert Petruzzi, PhD – voicemail x107

15 to 18 year old (Coed)
Wednesdays 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Issues: personal issues, development of self-confidence, anxiety, negative thinking, depression, establishing life directions/choices, life conflicts, school/work issues.
Robert Petruzzi, PhD – voicemail x107

Adolescent Girls Coping skills support group: 13-15 years old:

Thursdays 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Issues: Anxiety, depression, self-esteem building, bullying interventions, improving social skills, presentation awareness, school issues, family stress, and developing coping skills. LGBT friendly.
Melissa Kleinz, LPC – voicemail x189

Young Men’s Groups:

20 to 26 year old
Tuesdays 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Issues: depression, anxiety, life choices, school, job, relationships, and personal issues.
Robert Petruzzi, PhD – voicemail x107

19 to 25 year old
Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Issues: Depression, anxiety, school issues, peers, life choices, college/work decisions.
Robert Petruzzi, PhD – voicemail x107

Young Women’s Group:

18 to 25 year old
Every other Thursday 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
For young women to cope with everyday life
Issues: Building self-efficacy, managing and coping with anxiety and depression, self-discovery, life transitions and choices, and setting boundaries in relationships. Supportive and psychoeducational.
Cherie Young, PsyD – voicemail x108

Auto Immune Disorder Support Group:

adults all ages
Every other Wednesday 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Issues: support for clients with Crohn’s Disease, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, insulin-dependent Diabetes, chronic fatigue, and chronic illness.
Kimberly Richards, PsyD– voicemail x201

Emerging Women: A Young Women’s Group:

19 to 25 years old
Every other Monday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Issues: anxiety, depression, relationships, self-discovery, boundary setting, life choices, life transitions, personal issues and building self-efficacy. Supportive and psychoeducational.
Kimberly Richards, PsyD– voicemail x201

Survivors and Thrivers:

Women ages 18+
Every other Wednesday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A women’s group for individuals who have survived sexual abuse. The group will focus on support, skill building and increasing distress tolerance.
Kimberly Richards, PsyD– voicemail x201

West Chester Office

Women’s Therapy Group: Start Date October 10, 2018

Women 21+
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Issues: learn Copy Skills and strategies to manage anxiety, stress and depression. Support provided as you explore personal, family and life transition issues. Mindfulness training included during weekly sessions. Support and psycho-education provided to members in a confidential and safe environment.
Ellen Decker, Psy.D. LPC, voicemail X307