Feeling low all the time? Unable to find joy in life? Difficult to get out of the house?
Having too much joy to the point that it interferes with your life? Can’t sleep?
Has mania or depression caused you to lose the confidence of family or friends?
Psych Choices, a counseling and psychiatry group practice, has a psychotherapy group for people who deal with depression and bipolar disorder to provide support, peer education, and direction for moving from suffering with these issues to living with them.
Group therapy is helpful for people who deal with depression and bipolar disorder because it provides a supportive, non-judgmental, and informative atmosphere where one can make change. Insights from people going through the same thing and from a trained and experienced psychotherapist can help you get better.
The daytime group will meet weekly at Psych Choices (5060 State Rd, 2nd Floor, Drexel Hill, PA--PNC Building--enter under the red 5060 sign) from 11:30a to 12:30p or 1:00p (depending on group size) on Thursdays, starting April 5, 2012. More information is available at http://www.psychchoices.com.
Some of the topics that can be discussed include but are not limited to:
What is depression? What is bipolar disorder? How are they similar and different?
Living beyond stigma,
changing your thoughts changes your mood,
Predromal, Syndromal, and Postdromal symptoms,
dealing with family, friends, and career,
coping with suicidal thoughts, and
what is a mood chart?
The group is run by Nate Prentice, MSW, LCSW, CAS-PC Student (http://nateprenticetherapy.com), a licensed clinical social worker and a psychotherapist who has successfully helped people who deal with depression and bipolar disorder to create a new life for over 22 years.
Group therapy is usually covered by your insurance, or call to find out about our sliding scale fees. The group is limited to 10 adult participants. While it meets on a weekly basis and is available long-term, participants are not required to commit to attend all meetings.
To sign up, just call Psych Choices at 610-626-8085 and follow the prompts for "new patient".