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​​GR​GROUPSWORKS​ with Jane Mizrahi
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I  provide  Individual  Therapy and Group Process  for Adolescents, and adults.  And For all you therapists out there, I also offer a monthly Therapist Peer Support Group, the first Monday of every month!

I work  from a mind/body perspective,  where we  compassionately consider your thoughts, feelings, and choices, in combination with exporing  your body's response to your experiences,  with the goal of helping you transform held traumatic experiences/patterns.

I promise to meet you from a place of compassion and acceptance in order to help you grow and achieve your therapy goals. All parts of your experience are welcome.

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I am most inspired by my clients commitment to do  the often challenging work of healing past wounds and/or facing present challenges and creating the life they want to live.

Challenge yourself by taking that first step, you won't regret it! Scroll down for my video, taken by Zencare, and for more information, or Call Jane for a 10-15 minute free consultation at 401.824.4042 or send a message: 

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​Why GroupsWorks?
a  message from Facilitator Jane

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  1. Therapists: Make a commitment to yourself! In Therapist Peer Support Group, we'll review cases, explore ethics and most importantly, we'll experience that we are not alone in our work as private practitioners. I'll guide our group process as we support and challenge each other to grow as people and as therapists.
    THERAPIST PEER SUPPORT
    The first Monday of each month 6:30-8:00pm
  2. This group provides a venue for adolescent girls to explore healthy self-expression, learn ways to better manage difficult emotions, navigate issues of peer pressure and improve self esteem. We use body, mind and creative expression toward helping you feel better. Come have fun while learning-yes this is possible!
    ADOLESCENT GIRLS GROUP
    Mondays 3:00-4:15 pm
  3. This group serves mid age women exploring women's struggles, including negotiating boundaries, communicating skills, challenging self doubt and unproductive thinking and learning to better manage difficult emotions in the body. We will work from Hilary Jacobs Mendel's book, It's Not Always Depression to work the Change Triangle, learn to listen to your body, discover emotions and connect to your authentic self.
    Living Wisely: A group for Women
    Wednesdays 1:00-2:15 pm
WHY JOIN A GROUP ACCORDING TO THE GREATS?
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According to Wendy Fennell, MFT:

In studies comparing group psychotherapy to individual therapy, group therapy has been shown to be as effective and sometimes even more effective.

One of the benefits of being in a group is realizing that although people have many different issues and varied ways of coping, there are basic struggles we all share that are intrinsic to being human. This simple but powerful concept helps to reduce our sense of isolation and aloneness.

We are able to feel both supported and challenged in a group experience. As the group bonds and trust develops, people feel safer to speak honestly with each other. In groups we can both get and give. Both feel good. The experience of past loss, damage or trauma (whether from our family or from other relationships), may have profoundly affected our self- concept. A group can become a "family" that responds to us very differently, and can give us a corrective experience that impacts us emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically. We can also learn that conflict is part of being in relationship, and can be tolerated and worked through. We can't rationalize our negative feelings away, but I believe we can slowly heal as we learn to take in the love and acceptance that emerges in a group.

Wounding happens to us in the context of relationship. It makes sense that healing is achieved in this context also. A group can provide this opportunity. If you have never been in this type of group you might want to give it a try!


 
According to Dr. Irvin Yalom, the guru of groups,  educator, author and doctor, group provides several therpeutic factors that make group a healing experience and one that provides opportunity for change. 
​Yalom identifies  that:

  • group members find hope
  • ​group members realize they are not alone
  • ​group members learn and grow
  • ​group members gain value by helping others
  • ​group provides  opportunity to develop tolerance and explore empathy
  • group members learn coping strategies that work for others
  • ​group provides opportunity for catharsis
  • ​group addresses existential angst


According to Louis Ormont, PH.D. group members resolve self defeating behaviors, comes to identify the source of his or her own strong feelings and takes full responsibilty for his or her own actions. Though members initially experience heightened self consciousness, this eases up at completion of group work and members focus on the world outside.
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Gratitude
​​​​I dedicate this work, GroupsWorks, to the memory of  Dr. Lucia Matthews, who was my life coach, extraordianaire and author of Harriett's Walk.  I admired and love Lucia and  miss her greatly. She taught me what it means to live life fully, wisely and kindly. One of her greatest joys was for her clients to persevere, and so I am doing her proud, following my dreams and persevering!  I can't believe she is no longer here with us on earth, but I am confident Lucia's spirit continues on, and so in heaven, she is surely smiling,...May her memory be a blessing for all her clients, beloved family and friends.  As Lucia would often say, "Now go be great.."