Sentier makes changes to our policies and meeting decisions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic based on recommendations from the MN Department of Health. Proof of vaccination is required to attend in person. Please do not attend an Intake or group session in person if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have any symptoms; online options are available. A group facilitator may decide to move to a fully virtual setting at any time based on recommendations, exposures, or transmission rates. Please see specific group pages for initial location information.
Group therapy is a type of counseling that connects people who have something in common to talk about that common situation/issue. Research shows that group therapy can be effective for many reasons including: Increased feedback (from therapist and other group members), modeling (by therapist and other group members), less expensive than traditional therapy, and it can improve social skills of group members. It is common for teens to feel hesitant and resistant to the idea of group therapy, but we have found that teens tend to like group once they are used to attending.
Sentier offers group counseling and therapy for youth and adults. Most groups take place year round or quarterly, which means we are always filling our next group. Please read the "How" section on each group page for directions about enrollment.
Please email Sarah if you have group suggestions: email@example.com
If you are not a current client at Sentier Psychotherapy, please email our Client Care Coordinator to get registered for a group: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may need to schedule a group screening Intake. An Intake is an introductory session with a therapist who will meet with you to determine if you are an appropriate fit for the group in which you are interested.
If you are a current client at Sentier Psychotherapy, talk with your therapist about your interest in a group that is being offered. You and your therapist can talk about whether or not the group will be helpful to you in your current situation.
Will my insurance cover group therapy?
It is likely that your insurance provider will cover some of the expense if you have a relevant diagnosis. Sentier Psychotherapy provides out-of-network services with all major insurance providers. Please see list of out-of-network insurance questions. Your therapist can work with you on this during your Group Intake.
Will other group members tell outside people what I talked about in group sessions?
Your therapist takes confidentiality seriously. Every group member is required to sign an agreement to keep conversations from group time private. Group members are not to share names of others in the group or content from group discussion with people outside of the group. These rules are in place in order to create a safe environment in which people feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and experiences.