2220 E. Rte 66 Suite #226
Glendora, CA 91740
Fee: $45 per meeting
PPO Reimbursement available
For more information contact:
Ilissa Banhazl, MFT
Women’s Process & Support Group, Ongoing
Facilitated by Ilissa Banhazl,
marriage and family psychotherapist
Group Location: Glendora office
Contact number: (626) 335-0903
It’s not easy starting over after a divorce, or after the end of a long-term relationship. It can be scary and lonely at times. You’re on the bridge to something better, but you cannot imagine it yet.
Starting over can present many new challenges such as co-parenting, single parenting, financial issues, and relationship issues. You may need to work on learning new communication skills for dealing with your ex.
Would you benefit from learning how you can be happy on your own for a while, until you meet someone new? How did, or how does this relationship affect your self-esteem?
Healthy self-esteem is possible for you. I see it in happen during group sessions all the time.
Did your relationship experience leave you with a negative view of your body? Are you comforting yourself with food or wine? Would it be helpful to share how you really feel about things in an environment where you feel safe? Would it help to feel validated? Do you need to talk with other women about their struggles with body esteem? These are very normal issues for most women.
If you can relate to most of the issues I mentioned, that is because you are a normal woman. You don’t have to have an ex or even be in a relationship do be dealing with the previously mentioned issues. You are not alone with your fears, disappointments, triumphs, and efforts toward personal self-growth. You are a woman and that’s why you belong in a women’s group. Why go it alone when you don’t have to?
During group, you’ll begin to understand that you’re “ok,” that you are worth caring about, and you are welcome in a group of women who can relate.
You’ll find comfort in learning that we all deal with stuff, while showing compassion for others. It’s not fair to judge one another, and we don’t do that during group.
Groups provides an interpersonal experience so you will learn more about yourself just by interacting with others. That is why we called it a process group. I will facilitate the group while women speak to one another. I may jump in to teach a skill, model healthy communication for your relationships, or pose a question to the group or an individual. You’ll receive individualized counseling at times, but in the context of a group setting.
The Women’s Process & Support Group has been up and running for a while now and we still have a few openings available. It’s an eight-week commitment but you may continue on with the group after that if you wish. It runs in eight-week intervals and we work around holidays. If you are considering joining, I would be more than happy to arrange a 30-minute meeting in my office in Glendora at no charge, to get to know you personally and answer any questions you may have about the group.
We are currently reading a book at home about dating and how to find a good man, then discussing it during group. You may choose to read it or gain from other women who share about it. You are always invited to participate in the conversation. In fact, you are encouraged to participate.
The more you put into group, the more you’ll get out of it. Of course you may wait until you feel comfortable to begin sharing. It is my experience that most women feel welcome the very first night. The group is made up of women who are intelligent and caring and have a terrific sense of humor. They laugh and cry together. Some women connect outside of group too.
Relationships of all kinds seems to be the theme for this group, as well as increasing self-esteem and being happy and successful whether you’re in a relationship or not. Isn’t that really what we all want?
Again, I ask you, why go it alone? The women in this group trust and support one another. What’s said during group . . . stays in-group!
The fee is $45 per meeting, and I offer help with reimbursement for those who have a PPO insurance plan.
We meet on Tuesday evenings from 6p.m.to 7:30p.m. This works well for women getting out of work or putting children to bed after group. Feel free to call with any questions you have or to arrange a meeting. I’d like very much to hear your story.
“There’s nothing like the support of other women especially when you’re in a safe place”
You can talk about anything . . . All topics relevant to women are welcome!
Divorce, Dating, Parenting, Co-Parenting, Starting Over, Self-Esteem, Assertiveness, Relationships, Grief & Loss, Body Image, Anxiety, Depression, Career, Friends, Family and more!
You bring it, we’ll talk about it!