Glad to hear from you ……. , tho sorry your anxiety has become a struggle.Â I still do single session All Day Groups once or twice a year at my cabin in Chatham County – dates are ad lib, maybe next in Feb or March – fee is $130., $120. if I’m seeing you regularly.
Â Weekly Group treatment is usually a cost effective way to meet just about any goals, once any necessary individual work is done, or sometimes with continuing intermittent individual sessions. The 2 weekly Raleigh groups meet on
Â 1] Tuesdays 4:30-6PM, or Â 2] Thursdays 5-6:30 PM.
Chapel Hill Group meets Mondays 5:30-7PM, although weekly travel is not something most clients can comfortably manage.
Â Folks join & stay in a particular group ’till their written contract with themselves/
Goals [ideally behaviorally defined, concrete & measurable], are accomplished.Â You may remember the 1 page Goal sheet – it’s searchable, maybe in my blog, or Â elsewhere on my site.Â Average length of stay in Group is 12-18 months, hardly ever less than 9 months, & depending on individual needs, Â sometimes years, if a client continues to benefit significantly.
Â In uncomplicated cases with a client I don’t know, complete preparation for Group usually takes 3 individual sessions. Â Thorough preparation maximizes likelihood of using group well, instead of floundering around a while figuring out what’s going on and how best to use the Group. Â Knowing you, I think we could reduce that to 2 sessions, including brief catch-up & goal setting, if you pick up the send-home-to-read materials before we meet.Â A wide range of different individual issues/perspectives on mental & physical health is a strong advantage, as opposed to a single focus group, or a pre-set number of sessions group, which therefore I don’t do. Â Â Groups usually have 6-8 members, and all have many participants dealing with various forms of anxiety, along with the usual other therapy issues, such as the depressions, relationship issues, problem solving, etc.
Â Â Usual group fee is $70. per session, paid monthly in advance, by or during the first session of the month – if cash flow is an issue, weekly payment can be arranged during group.
Â Â I’d be glad to chat with you Â 919-215-4703Â Â if you’d like briefly to discuss, or to set up an individual session to explore the possibilities/begin preparation, on a Tuesday or Thursday in Raleigh, or on a Monday in Chapel Hill.
Warmly, Â Dr Bob