Raul J. Rodriguez, MD offers outpatient group therapy in both Boca Raton and Delray Beach for our patients looking for additional support in their journey of healing. Patients of Dr. Rodriguez or one of his therapists can join up to two groups per week, or can join one of our outpatient group programs for substance abuse, eating disorders, or mental health in order to access more group therapy. Dr. Rodriguez also welcomes referrals from other mental health professionals for group therapy. Our open and closed group therapy sessions cover a variety of subjects and different therapeutic approaches. These include:
The men’s group and women’s group at Dr. Rodriguez’s center focus on the specific strengths, needs and weaknesses men and women possess as it pertains to recovery from mental health issues. Many people find it easier to be their authentic selves in a gender-specific group setting, especially when discussing difficult subjects. Topics range from mental and emotional obstacles, as well as triggers, relationships, and economic or social issues.
This introductory group identifies key DBT skills that are foundational to formal Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Group participants learn general knowledge of the skills involved in emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, and distress tolerance. In addition, this introductory group may serve as a trial group before committing to our full, six month DBT program. Through participation in this group, clients have the opportunity not only learn fundamental DBT skills, but also practice them with group members so they can then apply them in real life.
Body image issues can lead not only to disordered eating patterns and eating disorders, but also to low self-esteem, poor interpersonal relationships, and physical health problems. This group is for women struggling with body image issues interested in learning new, healthy ways of viewing and accepting themselves. Those who have current or past unhealthy eating or weight control habits ( such as binge-eating, purging, or restricting), issues with negative self-talk, or are generally struggling with body image are invited to join the group. Our body image group focuses on aspects of self-esteem, depression, anxiety, family of origin issues, relationship issues acceptance and positive body image self-talk.
In this group, group members focus on developing awareness of their thoughts, which often lead to feelings of anxiety, stress, depression, fear and anger. By identifying “automatic thoughts” and cognitive distortions, participants become better at challenging and replacing unhelpful thoughts with healthier, more constructive thinking. Topics of discussion include understanding the consequences of moral imperative thinking, how to identify productive versus unproductive concerns, how to be more aware about making assumptions, and how underlying belief systems lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, and self-destructive behaviors.
This is just a small sample of the diverse group programming available with Dr. Rodriguez and his team of therapists. To learn more about our group therapy options and to get a full schedule of our current outpatient groups, please give us a call today at 561-250-7208
“I feel better overall. I have learned valuable tools to help manage my issues”