Support Groups

The Grace Counseling Ministry offers a number of support and care groups to meet the unique challenges we face in life. 

Mental Health & Well-Being Groups

Boundaries

REGISTER HERE // Mondays // 7P  

The fall session will meet September 30 – November 18, 2019. 

Do you struggle with your responses to people’s request or demands on your time, talents or resources? This is for those who long for Biblically-based insights setting healthy boundaries with family, friends, co-workers or yourself. Group discussion on challenging issues while reviewing the life changing principle found in the book Boundaries, by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend.

contact: boundaries@gcconline.org

Healing Journey: Forming

Tuesdays // 7P // couseling@gcconline.org

In Healing Journey: Forming you will discover a fresh, life-giving approach to spiritual growth, restoration, and finding your true identity in Christ. Shift from relying on willpower and self-effort to changing from the inside out through a deeper relationship with God. Practical exercises help you experience more of God.

The group will meet October 8- December 15th, 7-9P. Workbook is $25. Email counseling@gcconline.org to register.

"I Don't Want to Talk About It" Men's Depression Group

The next session will start in early 2020 // counseling@gcconline.org 

Do you feel disconnected from your feelings? Your loved ones? Do you often try to deaden your loneliness with work, food, exercise, alcohol or pornography? Are you doing everything you’re supposed to be doing: working, taking care of your responsibilities, helping around the house… and yet your wife asks why you “Why won’t you talk to me?”

Author of the book, “I Don’t Want to Talk about it,” Terrence Real, offers an important and compelling look at the silent epidemic of depression among men and shows what can be done to break this vicious cycle. Come join a group of men to explore this together. Facilitated by Jim Piffath, LCPC & Brian Campbell, Peer Counselor.

Mental Health Support Group for Families & Friends

REGISTER HERE // Wednesdays // 7P // 

The next session runs October 9 – December 18, 2019.

This care group is for families and friends of people dealing with mental health challenges, anxiety, and depression. Find support, give support to others, and gain practical skills and tools. Rebuild your families through a focus on God’s grace for life transformation.

 contact: mhsg@gcconline.org

Stepfamily Group

REGISTER HERE // Thursdays // 7:15P

The next session runs September 19 – November 21, 2019.

Using The Smart Stepfamily by Ron Deal, the group is for engaged, recently married, and experienced step-couples. Facilitated by step couples who understand what it takes.

contact: stepfamily@gcconline.org

Loss Support Groups

GriefShare

REGISTER HERE // Wednesdays // 7P

The fall session runs from September 4, 2019 – January 15, 2020. 

GriefShare is a place where hurting people find healing and hope through a Christ-centered perspective as they examine soul-level questions about death and eternal life. Anyone grieving the loss of a loved one is welcome to join our group.

Click here for more information about GriefShare.

contact: griefshare@gcconline.org

DivorceCare

Registration is currently closed for fall 2019. Registration for Jan 2020 session will open in November. 

Thursdays // 7P

The fall session runs from September 12, 2019 through December 12, 2019.

DivorceCare Recovery Group is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Unless you’ve been there, it’s hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. DivorceCare group is led by people who have been through divorce and successfully rebuilt their lives.We understand how you feel because we’ve been in the same place. We’ll show you how to deal with the hurt caused by your separation or divorce.  You don’t have to go through it alone.

contact: divorcecare@gcconline.org

For those seeking couples counseling, please reach out to counseling@gcconline.org.

DivorceCare 4 Kids
Thursdays // 7P // divorcecare@gcconline.org

Divorce and separation are hard on the couple.  But we know that it’s also hard on kids. If you have a child who is impacted by a family break up, bring him or her to DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K). DK4K is a special place for kids ages 5-12 to find help and healing. At our weekly DC4K group, kids will make friends with other kids who understand how it feels when parents separate or divorce.

Meet our leaders and ask questions at our upcoming Meet and Greet Thursday, August 29 from 5-8 pm; registration is $10 per child. 

Shiloh Infertility Group

REGISTER HERE // 1st & 3rd Thursday // 7:30P

The fall session meets Thursdays at Grace: Sept 19, Oct 3 & 17, Nov 7 & 21, Dec 5 & 19

Shiloh is a care group for women experiencing infertility and/or miscarriage. Join with other women who understand and be encouraged through drawing near to God’s heart in his Word. Gain practical wisdom to navigate emotions, questions and decisions as we walk side by side in the journey.

contact: shiloh@gcconline.org

After Abortion Healing & Care
You don’t have to go through this alone. Laurel Pregnancy Center offers this confidential support. Contact Cheryl Dudek.

 

Trauma Support Groups

Healing the Wounded Heart Support Group

The next session will begin in 2020 // woundedheart@gcconline.org

Healing the Wounded Heart is an honest and hopeful journey into the damage of sexual abuse. With great compassion the group offers hope for victims of rape, date rape, incest, molestation, and more, exposing the raw wounds that are left behind and clearing the path toward wholeness and healing. Never minimizing victims’ pain or offering pat spiritual answers that don’t truly address the problem, the group instead calls evil evil and lights the way to renewed joy. If you are a victim of sexual abuse or know someone who is, please consider participating in or referring to this group.

Marie Celano, LCPC, Director of Grace Counseling will be facilitating the group using Dan Allendar’s book “Healing the Wounded Heart.”

 

Rescued Women - Surviving & Thriving after Sexual Betrayal
Mondays // 7P // rescuedwomen@gcconline.org

Women dealing with the devastating impact of sexual betrayal are invited to join a community of women on this unintended journey. You are not alone! There is hope and healing through Jesus. This confidential group will be a safe place for support, encouragement, and growth. We will be using the workbook Rescued: A Woman’s guide to surviving and thriving after sexual betrayal by Shelley Martinkus. For more info, click here. 
No registration fee, but the workbook is $25.

Meets the first and third Monday. 2019-2020 dates: Oct 7 & 21, Nov. 4 & 18, Dec. 2 & 16, Jan. 6 & 20, 2020, Feb. 3 & 17, Mar. 2 & 16, Apr. 6 & 20, May 4 & 18

Addiction Recovery Support Groups

12-Step Recovery Bible Study

The group is currently on hiatus. If you have any questions, please contact counseling@gcconline.org.

If you or a loved one needs help with addiction you can find help here:
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Regeneration Rescue
Mondays // 6:30P // regeneration@gcconline.org

The Rescue program is for men who long for purity yet struggle with sexual sin in any form. Rescue runs year-round in four, 12-week quarters. Receive support, coaching, and healing prayer from a team committed to helping you succeed.

Each group cycle closes after the second session but you can get immediate help from Regeneration staff year round. For immediate help, information about Rescue, or to learn about other programs offered by Regeneration for women, spouses, family and children, click here.

 

Upcoming Grace Counseling Events

15sep4:30 pm7:00 pmFeaturedFall Groups Kick Off 2019

18sep7:00 pm9:00 pmGriefShare

19sep7:00 pm9:00 pmDivorce Care for Kids

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