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Therapy Groups

Harbor's Adult Community Support & Therapy Groups are held at 5151 Monroe Street, Suite 200, Toledo OH.

For more information or to enroll in a group, call 419-475-4449

 

Bridges to Recovery

Fridays 10 - 11:30 a.m.
The Bridges to Recovery Group is a post-hospitalization group which provides a group support format for clients recently discharged from the hospital. This group will be an open group format, allowing participants to join as they are discharged and complete group education at their own pace. Education will be spread across a six week period.

Goals of this group are: 

  • Developing goal setting and assertiveness skills
  • Building a support system
  • Managing stress and symptoms
  • Developing a safety plan

Building Self Esteem
Mondays 1:30 - 3 p.m. OR Thursdays 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This group is designed to help people develop and maintain healthy self-esteem and self-confidence. The group will help work on the process of participants gaining awareness of their own feelings, needs, and personal values. The group also focuses on assertiveness and learning to look within themselves instead of looking to others as to what they should be thinking, feeling or doing. Group participants are taught the importance of changing negative thinking and self-defeating behaviors into the positive in order to increase self-esteem. Group participants will also be able to provide support and encouragement to help recognize their positive attributes.

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET)
Times determined based on need
This is a group designed to improve social cognition. Participants play computer games through the website www.neuropsychonline.com, then attend a social cognition group where they are exposed to different lecture topics, are given homework on the lecture material which they review at the start of each group, and members participate in various exercises designed to stimulate thinking and provide feedback to each other.  *Participation is required for one year.

Coping with Depression for Women
Tuesdays 2 - 3:30 p.m. 
This is a group for women who are dealing with symptoms of depression. Clients learn and apply cognitive behavioral skills to change pessimistic ideas, unrealistic expectations, and overly critical self-evaluation that creates the depression and sustains it. As well as learn to develop positive life goals, effective interpersonal relationships and problem solving skills.

Coping with Stress and Anxiety
Thursdays 1 - 2 p.m.
Focus includes self assessment, recognizing and changing destructive thought patterns, weekly monitoring, identification of alternate coping, relaxation, mindfulness and guided imagery. Format includes self-assessment, written exercises, homework assignments, weekly monitoring, and mindfulness exercises.

Daily Coping Skills
Mondays 4:30 - 6 p.m.
This group is focused on building independence in daily living activities; Group members learn to recognize and develop natural support systems, organize daily activities, and understand and overcome barriers in managing mental health symptoms. Participants engage in open dialogue, information sharing, and developing new skills.

Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization for individuals with Developmental Delay and SPMI diagnosis 
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Skills Development:

  • Interpersonal and social competency (interpersonal and social competency as age, developmentally and clinically appropriate, such as functional relationships with adults, peers, community/schools, employer, family, and authority figures)
  • Problem solving, conflict resolution, emotions/behavior management
  • Development of positive coping mechanisms

Managing mental health and behavioral symptoms in order to enhace vocational opportunities and/or independent living.

Psycho-educational interventions including individualized instruction and training of persons served in order to increase their knowledge and understanding of their psychiatric diagnosis(es), prognosis(es), treatment, and rehabilitation, improve their coping skills, and favorably affect their outcomes. Such education shall be consistent with the individual’s ISP and be provided with the knowledge and support of the interdisciplinary/intersystem team providing treatment in coordination with the ISP.

The intent is to provide intensive mental health services while focusing on community integration. Criteria to participate are SPMI, 18 years of age, non-violent behavior. Medicaid and Non-Medicaid accepted. This group is suggested for people coming out of the hospital, in need of structured activities for stability, in need for social interaction or learning appropriate skills.

Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization for individuals with SPMI diagnosis
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Skills Development:

  • Interpersonal and social competency (interpersonal and social competency as age, developmentally and clinically appropriate, such as functional relationships with adults, peers, community/schools, employer, family, and authority figures)
  • Problem solving, conflict resolution, emotions/behavior management
  • Development of positive coping mechanisms

Managing mental health and behavioral symptoms to enhace vocational opportunities and/or independent living.

Psycho-educational interventions including individualized instruction and training of persons served in order to increase their knowledge and understanding of their psychiatric diagnosis(es), prognosis(es), treatment, and rehabilitation, improve their coping skills, and favorably affect their outcomes. Such education shall be consistent with the individual’s ISP and be provided with the knowledge and support of the interdisciplinary/intersystem team providing treatment in coordination with the ISP.

The intent is to provide intensive mental health services while focusing on community integration. Criteria to participate are SPMI, 18 years of age, non-violent behavior. Medicaid and Non-Medicaid accepted. This group is suggested for people coming out of the hospital, in need of structured activities for stability, in need for social interaction or learning appropriate skills.

Borderline Personality Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Group
Tuesdays 10 - 11:30 a.m.
This group focuses on developing Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance skills using DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). 
This group is for Adults who display all or some of these behaviors:

  • High emotional intensity/moodability
  • Impulsivity
  • Self-Harm behaviors
  • Hospitalizations 
  • Suicidal ideation/prior attempts
  • Unstable self image

Healthy Living Group
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Adult Healthy Living Group is for individuals wishing to seek out the opportunity to build healthy habits and to learn about the importance of activity in your life.
This group will help improve your quality of living by focusing on: 

  • Healthy eating
  • How to make small changes to your every day schedule
  • Activity and movement in your life
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Will also include 4 trips to local gym to learn about fitness

*This group will meet for 12 weeks. Individuals wishing to participate need start at week one.

Intensive Outpatient Program - Adult Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Group
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 1 - 4 p.m.
Uses The Matrix Model for early recovery skills group therapy, providing up to 18 3-hour, 3x/week group therapy sessions educating the client on recognizing the symptoms and triggers for addiction, establishing a solid program of recovery, avoiding triggers, and integrating socially with others in recovery, to establish a totally abstinent lifestyle. Group therapy is supported by weekly individual case management. This group is appropriate for a client who is in the "preparation" or "action" stage of readiness to pursue total abstinence.

Job Readiness Group

Fridays 10 - 11:30 a.m.
This group lasts 8 weeks and is for individuals/consumers interested in exploring working. Objectives covered will be:

  • Pre-Vocational work skills
  • Appropriate dress/hygiene
  • Communication skills/On the job interaction
  • Interviewing
  • Exploration of work interests
  • Resume building

Non-Intensive Outpatient Program Aftercare/Extended Care - Adult Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Group 
Wednesdays and Fridays 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Uses The Matrix Model for relapse prevention skills group therapy, providing up to 20 weeks of 2-hour, weekly group therapy sessions, providing the client with practical education about how to strengthen and maintain sobriety, and continue to build sober social connections which support a totally abstinent lifestyle. Group therapy is supported by weekly individual case management. This group is appropriate for a client who has already established at least several months of abstinent sobriety, and has already received and embraced education about addiction and has begun to establish a personal program of recovery.

Non-Intensive Outpatient Program Early Intervention - Adult Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Group
Mondays and Wednesdays 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Uses The Matrix Model and other Motivational Interviewing materials and techniques to help clients who are in the "contemplation" or very early "preparation" stage of change, as they contemplate the costs of developing and achieving a start at a totally abstinent lifestyle. This groups meets twice weekly for 1 1/2 hour sessions, and is targeted at the client who may not have necessarily achieved, or even attempted, sobriety at the time of engagement, but is willing to work with a case manager and group facilitator to address barriers in his/her life that have motivated AOD use and discouraged attempting sobriety. NIOP Early Intervention has no time limit, and can continue as long as the client is willing to engage. Individual case management may also be used exclusively, if the client requires overcoming social deficits or reluctance prior to engaging with a group. This level of care provides the most flexibility to meet the client where he/she is at, and tailor the introduction to sober living to the individual barriers and needs of the client, and prepare him/her for the more rigorous requirements which necessarily must be included in the other levels of AOD Treatment.

 

Peer Support: Go Boldly with Hope
Tuesdays 9:30 - 11 a.m.
The morning group sessions are intended to provide a welcoming format for new clients entering the mental health system. Emphasis is on positive thinking, confidence building, goal planning, and building supports, while being assisted in moving through the process of Recovery.

Wellness Managment and Recovery (WMR)
Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wellness Management and Recovery, often called WMR, is an integrated balance toward WHOLE health. This balance incorporates:

  • physical
  • emotional
  • mental
  • social
  • spiritual
  • nutritional
  • intimacy
  • quality of life goals

For clients who want to commit and address how to take better care of themselves. Some examples of topics include: “An understanding of Mental Health” which addresses “Stigmas”, “Coordinating Care” and “Effective Communication”. All clients are welcome - Medicaid, Medicare and non-medicaid.

WISE (Wellness Initiative for Senior Education) 
Mondays 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Group is a six week session for Health Home clients ages 45+. This educational program offers six lessons that cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Learn about the aging process and how to make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Celebrate this exciting stage of life and all the benefits that come with it
  • Discuss risk factors and behaviors you should avoid to stay healthy
  • Examine how alcohol, prescription medications, and over-the-counter medications affect seniors differently and how you can avoid problems
  • Learn how to use simple tools to help you feel more empowered about your health and the healthcare you receive.

Women's Group
Tuesdays 1 - 2:30 p.m.
The group provides an opportunity for building interpersonal skills, developing boundaries, and identifying self-defeating behaviors preventing clients from getting their needs met. Ultimate goal is to increase social skills, socialization and outside recreational opportunities.

 

 

Other Harbor Services

 

Individual and Group Counseling
Community Support Services
Developmental Pediatrics
Child Psychology
Psychiatric Evaluation
School-Based Programs
Psychological Testing
Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment
Vocational & Rehabilitation Services
Career Assessments
Community Based Counseling
Integrated/Primary Care
Parenting Groups
Medication Management
Dual Diagnosis
On-Site Pharmacy
Wellness Education

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