Support groups in mental health counseling can be very beneficial. Parkside offers a variety of groups. Groups are open to current and former clients and to the general public. See below for our current group descriptions. Registration and in some cases screenings are required. You can call our office at 517-266-8880 to learn more about days and times that groups are offered.
Teens Coping with Depression
A group for teens struggling with depression. Open to teens with or without a current counselor. Registration is required.
- Skill building and connecting with peers
- Teens ages 14 to 17 in the Lenawee County area
- Once weekly after school for 8 week sessions
- Insurance will be billed.
Teen & Family Substance Use Groups
The group meets at the same time for parents and teens weekly, both together and separately to cover topics. Registration is required and the class is free for all attendees.
- For families we provide:
- Information about substance abuse
- Enhance / support communication between teens & parents
- Education about treatment options
- For Parents we provide:
- Help to become aware of signs of alcohol and drug use
- Resources to help parents support and understand their teens
- For Teens we provide:
- Understanding of how drugs & alcohol affect their brain & body
- Help making health decisions
- Encouragement for healthy behaviors & positive coping strategies
- Productive communication to help handle the stresses of daily life
Recovery Engagement Groups
Adult groups for those interested in exploring recovery or for extra support. Call 517-266-8880 for current meeting days and times
Meeting Topics Include:
- How to manage healthy relationships and recovery
- How to ask for help
- The importance of community / support
- Introduction to 12 step programs
- Addiction education
People at any stage of their recovery are welcome to attend. Meetings are typically one hour and are free.
Sexual Assault Support Group
Groups designed to provide a supportive environment for girls & women who have experienced sexual harm
- Works to address various topics related to the lives of the survivors who attend
- Actively engage in the healing process
- Provides a place to identify with others who have similar experiences
- Promote personal healing through sharing, listening, & discussing thoughts and feelings
There are currently five groups:
- Ages 5 to 8 years old
- Ages 9 to 12 years old
- Ages 13 to 20 years old
- Parents of survivors
Registration is required for groups and a counselor will help to determine if you/your child is ready for a group and which group would best serve their needs. Please call the office for more information at 517-266-8880.