Stuttering Group Therapy

 

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One of the great challenges of having a communication disorder is the feeling of "Nobody else I know has this problem." Working through your communication struggles alongside others is an incredibly powerful change-maker. There are several advantages to group therapy, including support, accountability, and peer feedback. Groups are open to everybody, from the newbee who has never received speech therapy, to the expert on social communication just looking for a tune up. You do not have to be enrolled in individual therapy at speech IRL, but best outcomes come from simultaneous participation in both group and individual sessions. In individual sessions, you and your clinician will create a treatment plan, set goals, and learn new skills that you can reinforce and practice in group sessions.


Professionals who Stutter

Are you working a job that requires “strong communication skills”? Does the thought of talking on the phone at work make you cringe? Do you feel like you can never truly be a good communicator because you stutter? Does having a stutter hold you back from advancing in your career?

This group will tackle these questions and more. We will integrate peer support, discussion-based counseling, and desensitization activities to help garner confidence and build strong communication skills.

Spring 2018 session dates: 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/5, 6/19

Time: Every other Tuesday, 5pm-6:30pm


Teen stuttering group

This group is for people who stutter between the ages of 16-21. This fun, interactive group will combine peer support with skill-building and fear reduction. Through games, discussion, and practice we'll address topics such as navigating new social situations, reading out loud in class, class presentations, discussing stuttering with friends and family, and much much more! Teens will learn valuable strategies to help manage their disfluencies and develop healthier attitudes toward stuttering.

Spring 2018 session dates:  4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12

Time: Saturdays, 10:30am-11:30am


Just for Women

This group was created out of a desire to unite a special group of people who straddle two stigmatized roles: the identity of a person who stutters and the identity of a woman. This group will serve as a safe place for women who stutter to share their challenges and reflect on their successes. This group will incorporate aspects of both acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and avoidance reduction therapy for stuttering (ARTS). Risk taking, courage, and fear facing are components that will be emphasized in this group.

Spring 2018 session dates:  TBA

Time: Every other Tuesday, 5pm-6:30pm