Charlottesville Empowerment Counseling and Wellness Services

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a primary treatment modality.

Studies show that group therapy is as effective

as individual therapy for many concerns, and

may even be more effective for some problems!

Joining a group of people you don't know may

sound intimidating at first, but group therapy

provides benefits that individual therapy may not.

Oftentimes, you may feel like you are the only

one struggling — but you're not. It can be a relief

to hear others discuss what they're going through,

and realize you're not alone. Groups can act as a

support network and a sounding board. Other

members of the group often help you come up

with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge, and hold you accountable along the way. Diversity is another important benefit of group therapy. People have different personalities and backgrounds, and they look at situations in different ways. By seeing how other people tackle problems and make positive changes, you can discover a whole range of strategies for facing your own concerns.

(American Psychological Association).

Charlottesville Empowerment's groups have 4-8 group members. Groups cost $50 per session. We currently accept Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna insurance.  Groups include:

Family of Origin: Understanding Self and Others (USO) [Currently Full]


Women's USO [Every Other Friday at 230PM; Full- email to be on the waitlist]

This is an interpersonal process group that focuses on facilitating self-understanding, awareness of relationship patterns, and learning new ways of relating to one’s self and others. Group members will learn about themselves, identify and expand their own interpersonal patterns, try new behaviors, and clarify feelings within a supportive and growth-producing atmosphere. Group will allow for the opportunity to provide and receive honest feedback in a therapeutic setting. Members guide session focus and may choose to explore personal struggles, current, and past important relationships, unresolved concerns, communication, emotional support or expression, and social perceptions.

Trans* Support Group

(Every Other Friday at 11AM)

This group is for persons who are seeking support related to gender identity. Topics may include coming out, transitioning concerns, and other relevant issues.