Our experience enables us to offer effective insight that is sensitive to the changes in the cultural climate of African American couples relationship dynamics. We use inter-group interactions to effect changes in thought and behavior to produce healthy long lasting relationships for our individual members. Due to Covid-19 our meetings are now being held virtually.
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Our focus is to help couples heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and providing gently guided, well- informed, and mature feedback about conditions shared by group members.
We promise to be there for you in our group sessions working together toward the maximal attainment of your relationship goals. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
We recognize that the role of the group leader is to be a linchpin upon which the ultimate success or failure of the group enterprise rest. Your group leader will manage the group process from the selection and orientation of members through the working phases until the group reaches termination.
At the center of our work is a culturally sensitive approach to understanding African American relationship development. Although this is not a formal group psychotherapy engagement and there are no clinical diagnosis involved, your group leader may occasionally use segments of psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral schools of thought when addressing some of the most common uncomfortable emotions such as mistrust, fear, anxiety, etc but you will not be in a psychiatric setting. You will find that your group sessions are light, airy, and often laced with humor. We want you to leave refreshed, informed, and unburdened.
Our group leaders are required to be African American and culturally competent. The group leaders must have a Ph.D. from a nationally ranked Clinical or Experimental psychology program and two Masters degrees in the Behavioral Intervention Sciences. Our clinical psychology holders must have earned their degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). We require that one of the credentials must be a MSW from a Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program. Our group leaders must have a minimum of 5 years graduate teaching experience in a program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Council of Social Work Education (CSWE), or by the American Psychological Association (APA). All of our group leaders must have published work in a peer reviewed journal on group work. You are in good hands!
Please contact us with questions.
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm