Group Therapy: Healing Through Tragedy

Pediatric and Adult Behavioral Counseling is offering free open group therapy for ages 9 and up. Please take this opportunity to support your mental health with others regarding the tragic events that have occurred at Oxford High School. We will be providing a safe place to allow you to talk and process your thoughts and emotions. We will provide psycho-education, resources, and explore ways to cope and regulate your emotions during this difficult time. We have all been impacted and want to take this opportunity to offer support to our community.

Due to holidays, we are able to offer group meetings for two weeks and future dates may be disclosed. Please RSVP each spot that you would like to attend. Please use a separate form for each individual attending. We will contact you back with confirmation. Spots are limited. If you have registered and unable to attend, please contact us at 248-973-7958 or to let us know so that we may re-open that spot.

If you have a child under the age of 9 and would like them to attend a group, please contact us directly via email. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you.

Groups are facilitated by the following: Dennielle McIver, MS LPC NCC; Melissa Grigoriou LPC; Vinata Iyer, LLPC; and Hershal Jackson, LPC

Group Registration Form

Why Join a Group?

  • The tremendous relief we can participants feel we they see that others are going through the same struggles we are experiencing.
  • Group therapy helps participants develop appropriate skills to cope with many mental health challenges.
  • Groups are often a welcome and needed support network.
  • Members of a therapy group can serve as a sounding board for each other.
  • The diversity exhibited in therapy groups allows us to hear different perspectives.
  • When we observe how others tackle problems like the ones we are having, we can discover a wide range of strategies.
  • Not only will group help you—you will also have the chance to help others
  • You can discuss issues with your peers who may better understand what you are going through
  • You may discover that you are not alone in how you feel and you will benefit from a process of enhanced acceptance
  • You may become more aware of yourself through genuine feedback from others
  • You can pick up new interpersonal skills that you can use in your daily life

Group therapy is an important and helpful treatment approach that can help to solve problems and improve resiliency. During times of tragedy, it is important to come together and offer support. The best part about being with a group is that you don’t have to do everything alone.