Group Offerings

Gender Expansive Psychotherapy Groups

We have two weekly psychotherapy groups serving those who identify as gender creative, transgender, gender variant, nonbinary, third gender, or gender queer. Our first group focuses on young adults ages 18-30, while our other group targets those in a more midlife adult stage of development and are over 30.

 The purpose of these groups is to not only provide support, but to also further explore psychological issues and stressors which may appear in your life with individuals who share a common experience. Although everyone’s gender journey is different, there are some commonalities that often bring people together. These similarities can promote a sense of acceptance, participation, and an atmosphere of reduced stigma. The midlife adult group will focus on topics such as coming out professionally, partners, and children while the young adult group may more so focus on juggling school, parental acceptance or conflict, identity exploration, and career. While these groups focus on issues directly related to gender, we also encourage and make space for issues related to: mood, trauma, relationships, occupation, problematic thought, and behavior cycles, and everyday stress.  If you desire to meet others who identify similarly in a supportive and welcoming space, please join us! Group information is below.

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Gender Expansive

Psychotherapy Group

Time: Mondays 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

(option to move to Saturdays in the fall)

 

Cost: $45 per group

Who: Adults 30+

 

For More Information:

Molly Shmerling, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist

720-571-1130

mshmerling@ekcounseling.com

 

Where:

EK Counseling

2150 W. 29th Ave, Suite 330 Denver, CO 80211

Gender Expansive

Psychotherapy Group

 

Time: Tuesdays 5:00 PM -7:30 PM

 

Cost: $40 per group

Who: Adults 18-30

 

For More Information:

Emily Kerr, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist

720-571-1130

ekerr@ekcounseling.com

 

Where:

EK Counseling

2150 W. 29th Ave, Suite 330 Denver, CO 80211

 

Adulting with ADHD

Never before have we needed to work, socialize, participate in activities all from the same space—our home. The COVID-19 pandemic adds additional stressors to our lives requiring us all to adapt and manage our personal and professional lives remotely. For adults who struggle with attention and other executive functioning tasks, this can be particularly difficult. Struggling with attention is a hallmark symptom of ADHD which can impact your social and emotional functioning, cause distress in your personal life, and contribute to loneliness and isolation. If you have been diagnosed with ADHD or struggle with any of the wide array of symptoms, this six week workshop will provide you with evidence-based strategies to cope with the impact of ADHD on your academic, occupational, social, and emotional functioning. Our group is particularly beneficial for those already in therapy who may want to drill down and focus on this particular area. This will be a weekly skills-focused, telehealth group, and therefore will require minimal self-disclosure.

 

Group members will learn invaluable strategies to assist with the following:

 

  • Prioritization

  • Delaying distractions

  • Modifying your environment

  • Reducing procrastination

  • Navigating ADHD symptoms in relationships

  • Managing stress and underlying mental health conditions that impact executive functioning

  • Achieving better work/life balance

When: Six consecutive sessions. Day is TBD.

 

Cost: $360

 

Who: Adults 18+

For More Information:

Molly Shmerling, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist

720-571-1130

mshmerling@ekcounseling.com

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Womxn’s Trauma Process Group

This group is intended for individuals who identify as womxn, ages 18 and over who are seeking a safe and collaborative space to process aspects of trauma to deal with the past, connect to the present, and move towards the future. The purpose of the group is to not only provide support but also explore topics related to recovery and shared experiences that often bring people together. Self-disclosure is encouraged in order to promote connection. This group may be especially beneficial for those who are actively working with a therapist or have done trauma work before. This will be an ongoing group meeting throughout the year. Participants will need to complete a prescreen before group participation.

When: Fridays 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Cost: $50

 

Who: Women, gender creative, transgender, gender-queer, and non-binary womxn

For More Information:

Manaal Sajid, Psy.D, Licensed Psychologist

msajid@ekcounseling.com

(720) 571-1130 x. 3

 

Climate Anxiety
and Grief Group

The frequency of droughts, wildfires, floods, and severe temperatures continue to rise. These constant reminders of climate change impacting our ecosystems can lead to feelings of burnout, loss, hopelessness, and uncertainty as to how to calm our own internal world when faced with such uncertainty. EK Counseling offers a Climate Anxiety and Grief group to those who would like support in managing the unknown. This is a space for like-minded individuals to come together and seek connection. This will be a weekly, process-focused group through telehealth. Self-disclosure is encouraged.

When: Wednesdays 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

 

Where: Remotely

Cost: $50

 

Who: Adults 18+

For More Information:

Manaal Sajid, Psy.D, Licensed Psychologist

msajid@ekcounseling.com

(720) 571-1130 x. 3

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Why Should I Consider Group?

“How can group help me reach my goals?” “Will those people be able to relate to me?” “I’m worried about being vulnerable with others I don’t know well.” I often hear these responses when I suggest that clients may benefit from group therapy. However, there are reasons I find it helpful: groups simulate the outside world much more closely than a one-on-one therapy relationship, and thus allows a unique environment for therapeutic exploration. To read more, check out this blog article.

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