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Groups led by Dr. Mariel Herbert

These groups are open to current Baywell patients and the community. If you are interested in signing up, please contact our front desk at [email protected] or call 415-922-9122.

Depression & Anxiety Supportive Therapy Group — Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00PM

Start date: Wednesday, September 13th. This is an ongoing group.

This is an open group for those dealing with depression, stress, and anxiety problems. Our approach is peer support: kindness, respect, and problem-solving. Participants will have the opportunity to find their voices, reflect on their lives, and offer healthy comments to one another. The secondary focus of this group is to work towards gentle change without the additional structure of a skills training group. This means there is no “homework” for this group.

Eight-week groups:

Sleep Well — Tuesdays at 5:30PM

Start Date: Tuesday, October 10th for 8 weeks.

This group includes elements from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, as well as mindfulness and relaxation techniques.

Coping With Emotions — Tuesdays at 4:30PM

Start Date: Tuesday, October 17th for 8 weeks.

This group will review foundational coping skills and strengthen individual psychological wellness plans. Includes: self-care, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation skills.

Managing Emotions – An intermediate skills group for coping with intense emotions

This group will be for those who previously participated in the introductory group: Emotional Coping Skills or Coping With Emotions. Skills included, how to: get through unhealthy urges/actions, track and challenge negative emotions, build positive emotions, cope ahead, and analyze unwanted actions that result from intense emotional experiences.

Living with Emotions – An advanced skills group for coping with intense emotions

This group will be for those who previously participated in the introductory group: Emotional Coping Skills/Coping With Emotions and the intermediate group Managing Emotions. Skills included, how to: listen actively and communicate assertively, validate ourselves and other others, and be effective in relationships and with self-respect.

Why choose group therapy at Baywell?

Accessible: All groups meet virtually for just one hour each week. Current group therapy options also build on one another, so participants can join groups after they’ve started–and can even attend more than one group. Also, each group is small (4-8 participants).

Practical: Group sessions are skills-focused and allow for collaborative practice. These skills are for beginners and for those with previous therapy experience. Minimal homework easily fits into your schedule. And no note-taking required! Participants receive a summary email with handouts (Adobe Acrobat PDF files) at the end of each week.

Flexible*: Each group starts only once 4+ people are interested in a particular topic and have an hour per week available.

Comfortable: With telehealth groups, everyone is welcome to participate from their own homes. The facilitator works to provide a kind and open space for group therapy. Everything discussed in each small group remains confidential.

If you are interested in signing up for any of these groups, please contact our front desk staff at [email protected] or call 415-922-9122.

Technical requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader. Participants will need to be able to view the material/pdfs on their computers during each group session.

Take the first step.

If you are interested in signing up for any of these groups, please contact our front desk staff at [email protected] or call 415-922-9122.