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  • Mental health groups

    Group therapy

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    Group therapy is a form of counseling where up to eight participants meet in a group setting. People in the group typically face similar issues such as anxiety, insomnia, depression, family problems or addiction.

    In group therapy, you can share your experience, learn from and support others, and develop skills for managing mental health concerns.

    While everyone's personal journey is their own, there is so much healing that can happen in a group setting. We encourage you to determine if one of the following groups is right for you. 

    Adolescent Therapy Group

    This group is for girls, ages 13-18, who are experiencing depression and anxiety. It provides the opportunity to process thoughts, feelings and experiences with peers, while enhancing interpersonal skills.

    Anger Awareness Education

    This group is for male and female adults, who experience anger that negatively affects their personal well-being and relationships. The 12-week series provides education and skills to help manage emotions of anger experienced in life situations.

    Anxiety and Depression Group

    The eight-week group for adults dealing with depression and/or anxiety focuses on learning skills to decrease depression and anxiety symptoms. 

    Chill Out!

    This education and support group is for boys and girls, ages nine to 12 who have a difficult time handling stress and worry.

    Living with Chronic Pain

    This six-week group is for adults living with chronic pain, along with other mental health issues.

    Teen Resiliency

    The weekly group for teens, ages 13 to 17, provides education and support in navigating the stress of daily life. It focuses on building resiliency, defined as the ability to adapt well to life and its challenges. 

    Way to Wellness

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    This eight-week course focuses on coping with stress and symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. It is held at these locations in St. Paul, Minn.:

    Good to know

    • Participants are required to complete an intake prior to starting a group.
    • These groups are billable to medical insurance.  
    • Ask your primary care provider about additional groups and offerings at your clinic.
  • Frequently asked questions about group therapy

    Here are answers to questions we often hear about group therapy.

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  • Contact us

    Mental Health and Addiction Line

    1-866-603-0016

    Your 24/7 Allina Health resource for scheduling, referrals, questions and concerns

  • What participants say

    Here is what past participants have said about Allina Health's group therapy programs:

    An eye opening experience for me, I realized I can't live my life being anxious all the time.

    I had reservations about the group at first, but came to realize it is a great program.

    This group helped me look at myself and what I can do to help myself.

    This group has been a lifeline for me. 

    It was nice to hear other's situations; I don't feel so alone

    The information and compassion of the facilitators was wonderful.