Support Groups

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  • Sex Addiction Support Group
  • Female Sexual Pain Support Group
  • Herpes Support Group
  • Grief Therapy Group
  • Anxiety & Depression Therapy Group
  • Scroll down for a description of each group

Sex Addiction Support Group
Wednesdays 8-9 PM
$10 per session

The Sex Addiction Support Group is designed for individuals who identify as male who have concerns about their sexual behavior or self-identify as being addicted to some form of compulsive sexual behavior (i.e. porn, masturbation, strip clubs, escorts, etc.).  The goal of the group is to help individuals support each other in making the lifestyle changes needed to develop healthy sexuality from their problematic sexual behaviors.  The group format will consist of clients interacting with each other in a supportive way to help them achieve their individual goals.  Therapeutic interventions will also be implemented as needed by a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) who will facilitate the group.

Prior registration is required.  Please contact Rick Snyderman, M.Ed., LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC at (267) 428-2608 to enroll in this group.

Help with Herpes: A Support Group in Philadelphia

  • Do you or your partner have genital herpes?
  • Are you worried about the emotional, physical and sexual impact of herpes?
  • Do you feel tainted? Afraid? Alone?

Please join us for an informative, supportive and confidential genital herpes group. Help with Herpes provides a safe environment in which you can discuss how herpes is impacting your life, meet people who know just what you are going through, learn tips and techniques about managing herpes, and get support and guidance as you adjust to living with herpes.

Remember, you’re not alone. We’re here to help.

How can Help with Herpes help? Though each person’s reaction to being diagnosed with herpes is unique, most people share similar concerns. You may be asking yourself:

  • Should I tell my partner?
  • How and when should I tell my partner?
  • Will I be rejected?
  • Is there a cure?
  • Can herpes be spread only during an outbreak?
  • Can I still have sex?
  • Will I infect my partner?
  • Can I have children?
  • Will anyone ever want me?

These questions, and many more, will be explored and answered in our support group.

To enroll:  (267) 324-9564 and ask to speak with the intake coordinator. The intake coordinator will arrange for you to meet one-on-one with the group leader to discuss your situation, and to fill out all the necessary paperwork.

Fee:  $10 Per Group

The group meets on Tuesday nights from 7-8pm at our Art Museum / Fairmount Office location. You MUST register before attending. 


Anxiety & Depression Support Group in Philadelphia:

Are you anxious? Do you constantly worry? Do you have thoughts that don’t go away? Do you feel sad, irritable angry or indifferent? Have you experienced rapid heart beat, sweating, shaking, nausea, difficulty breathing, aches & pains in response to bad situations? Do you find yourself experiencing unexplained episodes of crying? Do you feel guilty or worthless? Do you have a hard time making decisions? If you have experienced some of these feelings, this group might be for you.

The Depression & Anxiety Support Group meetings focus on:

  • Understanding your anxiety and / or depression
  • Identifying your fears and insecurities
  • Exploring the mind/body connection
  • Learn other’s perspectives
  • Improving communication & decreasing isolation
  • Manage your symptoms
  • Utilizing cognitive-behavioral strategies to cope
  • Create a plan to manage crisis
  • Developing strategies for change

These issues and many more will be explored in our support group.

To enroll: (267) 324-9564 and ask to speak with the intake coordinator. The intake coordinator will arrange for you to meet one-on-one with the group leader to discuss your situation, and to fill out all the necessary paperwork. 

Fee: $10 Per Group

This group is located at our Society Hill Office and meets on Monday Nights 7-8pm.  You must register BEFORE attending. 


Painful Intercourse Support Group in Philadelphia – Women Only

Do you feel sexually dead? frustrated? alone? confused? isolated? embarrassed? depressed? or anxious? If so, you are not alone. Most women at some point throughout their lifespan will experience periods of painful intercourse. Painful Intercourse can be caused by many different conditions including vulvodynia, vaginismus, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, fibroids, ovarian cysts, and vaginal infections and of course poor sexual techniques and more general relationship problems. Meet other women who struggle and cope with Painful Sex: This group will help both single women & women in long term relationships to:

  • Learn how to cope with your sexual condition and its effect on your sex life
  • Develop the essential sexual skills that will enhance the quality of your sexual life
  • Make sense of your own cultural, religious, and spiritual views of female sexuality
  • Create a sexy environment and be comfortable taking charge of your sexual desires
  • Identify your sexual fantasies and sexual likes and learn useful techniques to get the most out of sex
  • Develop pelvic floor relaxation skills which will help you get the most out of sex. These techniques can be practiced alone or with a lover
  • Recognize how your fears about triggering specific sexual pain makes the situation worse. Replace your anxiety, which causes the situation to become worse, with established techniques to enhance your ability to be sexually present and enjoy intimacy
  • Learn ways to meet your lovers sexual desires, while creating a sexually safe and enjoyable environment for yourself
  • Replace anxiety-producing cognitions with reality based self-affirming ideas and minimize distress in your sexual interactions both with self and others
  • Identify useful strategies for women who cope with sexual pain in the dating world. When to disclose & how much to reveal
  • Develop skills for talking with a long-term lover or a new lover about your situation
  • Meet other women who have similar struggles.

You are not alone

To enroll, please call (267) 324 9564

Grief and Loss Support Group: Death is a part of life, but that doesn’t make it easy. The Grief and Loss Support Group is a space to share our stories of loss, to offer support, hope and empathy, to make meaning out of tragedy, and to witness one another’s journeys. Loss comes in many forms and is open to all who are currently struggling with life after loss. This could include the death of a loved one, loss of employment, loss of home, loss of health or mobility, loss of a significant relationship, or the loss of opportunity. Together, we will focus on meaning-making and post-traumatic growth.

This grief and loss support group meets in Society Hill, Center City Philadelphia on 

Every other Sunday @ 5pm CALENDAR

Location
233 S 6th Street, Suite C33, 
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(front door is located at the SW corner of 5th & Locust)

Fee $10

Led by Emily 215-922-LOVE (5683) x 12

To join this grief therapy support group, please call Emily directly or contact our intake line (267) 324-9564.