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Group Therapy Offerings

At Searching for Change, we understand that there are multiple paths to healing. While some clients only attend individual therapy, often we find that participating in groups can be extremely helpful in your emotional journey. We offer a wide variety of treatment specific groups to help you make positive changes in your life within a supportive environment.
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Shame to Grace

Objective

You will learn a holistic approach to human sexuality, understand how your sex addiction distorted that, and what healthy sexuality in recovery can mean for you.

For people recovering from sex addiction and sexually compulsive behaviors often sexuality has been linked to so much shame. The goal for sexual sobriety and recovery is not sexual abstinence. Seeking help, developing new tools to move from shame to grace while still having healthy sexual experiences can be difficult. This group will help you learn what healthy emotional and sexual intimacy means to you, create relationships that keep you accountable and share in the strength formed by the bond of individuals together in recovery. 

Who’s this group for?

This group is for individuals who have a minimum of one year of sobriety from bottom line behaviors and who have an individual therapist. 

Resources

The group will be combining a variety of resources including 12&12 AA literature, Alex Katehakis’ books Erotic Intelligence and Sexual Reflections, and A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. 

Logistics

Date and Time: Third Saturday of the month beginning April 16th 5:30 pm-7:30 pm 

Length: 12 sessions 

Location: In-person (pending CDC recommendations)

Cost: $1200*

Facilitators: Rachel Rubenstein, LCSW CSAT-S SEP-C 

For questions, more information, or to register for Spring groups, email Rachel Rubenstein, Rachel@changesfc.com.

 

 

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Early Recovery

Objective

You will learn to understand your compulsive behaviors, what sobriety and recovery means to you, understand your triggers, and have relapse prevention tools and plans.

 “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection,” Johann Hari, author of Chasing the Scream. Your life in active addiction has been in secret, shame, and fear- living a double life with no single person really knowing you. Group therapy is one of the more effective treatment modalities for addicts in recovery because it allows for a safe space to explore your addiction, receive and give feedback, build intimate connections, and have supportive accountability. 

Who’s this group for?

If you’re new to recovery or feeling like you missed out on some fundamental sobriety skills, this group is for you.

Resources

The group will combine a variety of resources including 12&12 AA literature, Sex Addicts Anonymous Big Book, and Facing The Shadows.  

Logistics

Date and Time: Saturdays beginning April 9th, 10:30 am-12:00 pm 

Length: 12 sessions

Location: Virtual

Cost: $960*

For questions, more information, or to register for Spring groups, email Rachel Rubenstein, Rachel@changesfc.com.

 

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Friday Night Lights

Objective

Weekends can be especially hard for those of us in recovery. Gain extra support, process triggering situations, and utilize outer circle recovery tools to successfully navigate every day.

The weekend can of course be a joyful time for some. However, for some addicts increased leisure time, isolation or time with a partner and family can be triggering. 

All of these triggers can potentially lead an addict to an acting out situation or slippery slope down into middle circle behaviors. This group on Friday evenings will help center us,  gain extra support, process potentially triggering situations, and utilize outer circle recovery tools to maintain sobriety over the weekend. 

Who’s this group for?

This group is for all addicts in recovery, regardless of your drug of choice, who are looking for support and tools to approach weekends in recovery.

Logistics

Date and Time: Every other Friday from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm, beginning April 8th

Length: 12 sessions

Location: Virtual, with first and last group in person (depending on CDC recommendations)

Cost: $960*

For questions, more information, or to register for Spring groups, email Rachel Rubenstein, Rachel@changesfc.com.

 

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Chicago

Address

980 N Michigan Avenue Suite 1437

Chicago, IL 60611

Phone

312-392-5752

Email

rachel@changesfc.com

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