Hand Pile of Happy Group


Center Focused Therapy is excited to present our new therapy group program! We offer groups focused on a variety of mental health concerns including, but not limited to: college student mental health, marginalized/oppressed identities, mindfulness/anxiety and more.

Why Groups?

Talking about our struggles with another person can be a powerful, comforting and therapeutic experience.  Even more so, sharing our struggles in a supportive group space can be just as, if not more, therapeutic as a result of the encouragement, sense of connection and shared experience present.  


Our therapy groups promote community, vulnerability and genuine support. We believe that having a relatable/shared experience with others with kind, empathic facilitation by our skilled clinicians can provide a unique and powerful therapeutic experience that only can exist in a group space.

Support Group Session

Common struggles that groups can benefit:

  • Difficulty connecting with others

  • Struggles with expressing emotions

  • Difficulty asking for support 

  • Anxiety in social situations

  • Inability to feel truly understood

Support Group

Benefits of our specialized groups:

  • Facilitators that care

  • Inclusivity and diversity

  • Practice in sharing vulnerable emotions

  • Practice in mindfulness  and coping skills 

Therapy Session
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Therapy for Therapists

A Space to deepen understanding and awareness of relational patterns and emotions. Group will provide opportunities for connection and the fostering of greater insight through feedback.  
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South Asian Women's
Support Group


Led by two South Asian therapists, this ongoing group aims to create a supportive space for South Asian womxn to process interpersonal, family, and cultural dynamics. Group will provide a judgement free and confidential space to share experiences, deepen understanding of yourself,

and provide opportunities to give and receive feedback.

Group will encourage reflection on relational styles and ways you relate to yourself and others. It aims to promote vulnerability and develop more adaptive ways of coping with stressors.

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A space for individuals to explore and identify their emotional and interpersonal experiences in a supportive space. Group will provide opportunities for developing greater interpersonal awareness and moments for deeper interpersonal connection.  



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Mandarin Speaking
Gratitude Group

This 8 week structured group aims to help foster support among mandarin speaking folx with learning practical strategies to cultivate gratitude in life. 






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Our therapists are experienced, skilled and passionate in providing therapy to Chicago's college students