Group therapy

Areas of Focus

Approach

I have experience leading groups of many types. If the idea of group therapy sounds scary for you, talk to me about it; I can walk you through the process. Likely, group would be perfect for you.

 

I focus primarily on interpersonal process groups, which can help address many concerns, including but not limited to:

  • communication issues

  • need for deeper connection

  • self-esteem concerns

  • anxiety, including social anxiety

  • relationship concerns

  • family-of-origin issues

  • desire for personal growth and increased self- and other-awareness

  • desire to express emotions differently

I engage in experiential, present-centered processes during group. This means that we will learn how to engage more with ourselves and others through developing in-the-moment emotional, physical, and cognitive awareness. 

I pull predominantly from Irvin Yalom's work in groups as well as Gestalt and Psychodrama approaches. 

Fees and Session Length

All groups, unless otherwise specified, run for 90 minutes. It is expected that you are able to attend all sessions during a given time, but exceptions are understandable and can be explored. 

The cost of group ranges from approximately $20 to $60, dependent upon the group. We can determine an appropriate rate for you if needed. 

Now accepting queer and/or trans identifying clients for Process group

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an interpersonal process group that allows you to explore how you interact with and connect with others, in a non-cishet dominated space

anyone in the queer/LGBQ+ and trans community who is interested in exploring their relational environment and trying out new ways of being with themselves and others. must be 18 years or older.

weekly on Wednesdays from 5 - 6:30 p.m., starting February 12th. 4-week commitment required.

120 Providence Road, Suite 100, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

$35 per session, billed monthly at the start of the month. sliding scale available, and there is flexibility with monthly billing for those in need. 

E: sam.silvaine@pinewoodcounseling.com

P: 630.485.0391

Or click "contact me" at the bottom of this page. 

a 1-time, 30 minute pre-group session is required (at the cost of $35) in order to establish group understanding and to develop goals for yourself. use the info below to contact me to set this up.

pinewood counseling, pllc
Sam Pranger Silvaine, LCMHC, Owner
120 Providence Road, Suite 100
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: 630.485.0391
Email: sam.silvaine@pinewoodcounseling.com