Dr. Shafer provides psychotherapy groups for women, men, and persons in recovery from addiction. The Psychotherapy Groups provide insight and support outside of/or in addition or instead of family and friends. Here in the groups, shift happens with people who have your back.  At her office in the group room everything that is discussed is confidential.  Members can share without concern about being judged, talked about, or competing with one another. Each group provides a private, supportive, and comforting community to address and disclose personal issues they feel they may not or cannot discuss elsewhere. In all the groups, members meet to address issues about trauma, domestic violence, work, mood imbalance, aging, parenting, betrayals, legal problems, relationships, abuse, being alone, and just being stressed out.

In the Addiction Recovery Group, the members are encouraged to attend 12 step meetings, but it is not required. The members of the co-ed recovery group are all working a program of recovery that they choose and are adhering to a program of abstinence. They meet to address issues related to codependency, or what behaviors or actions to make when triggered.  The addictions addressed in the Recovery Group include support to refrain from the use drugs and alcohol, engage in disordered eating, gambling, sex and porn addiction, gaming, shopping and Internet addiction, and codependency.

In all of the groups members have each other's contact information and are encouraged to use the phone and get together if they wish.

All Groups are from 6-7:30pm. For more information and to register please call: 561-799-6789

Advantages to Group Therapy

The wisdom gained in professionally led psychotherapy groups is to learn to show up, be responsible, develop ways to socialize with others, and how to receive and accept constructive feedback from the other group members.  By considering the different shared observations from others, clients experiment and practice the new communication skills they are learning.  Furthermore, in the group meeting without fear of being judged, compared to, or competing with, group members learn what to say and when, diverse perspectives on how to say it, setting boundaries, and learning what not to say.

Group therapy assures members they are not alone. Sharing experiences provides the opportunity to receive support and give support to others.  The bonding that occurs among group members from hearing different points of view on their situation, is prevalent in the sensing and knowing that others "have got their back."  Additionally, group members can copy and try the successful behaviors of others who have been through similar circumstances, learning new ways to respond instead of reacting.

Addiction Recovery Group

Holding the confidential calm space for men and women sharing diverse perspectives on sober living, the group provides the opportunity to share, get support, and obtain feedback about yours (without concerns of being judged, criticized, or gossiped about outside of the circle). As in all forms of psychotherapy, what is said here stays here. Group psychotherapy is a unique approach of self-inquiry, and letting go. This sacred sharing among the participants in the circle led by a licensed psychotherapist and certified addiction professional, offers shifts in thinking and release from an addictive lifestyle, while remaining clean and sober (all members must be sober 24 hours before the group or if you have relapsed to let Dr. Shafer know). All members are actively working their own program of recovery (this may include attending 12-step meetings or not). Members in this group mindfully learn and obtain a scaffold of skills to feel more confident about sharing with others with kindness and compassion (even if you disagree or have a different point of view). Learning and absorbing new information and habits requires reflection, practice, and repetition. Research on the effectiveness of group therapy recommends 12 months of participation. To this end, the following guidelines for this group are offered:

Letting go of thoughts and statements of judgment, comparison, and competition.
Use I statements. Take Risks—do something different…here shift happens.
Express Feelings. Stay in the here and now (respect confidentiality)---the past is not that important, now.

The Recovery Group is monthly on a Wednesday from 6-7:30pm as scheduled by Dr. Shafer

Call Dr. Kathy at 561-799-6789 for more information and how to register.

Women's Group Psychotherapy

Holding the confidential calm, secure space for sharing diverse perspectives on life, and the things going on in it, the women’s groups provide the opportunity for women to share about their life (without concerns of being judged, criticized, or gossiped about outside of the circle) what is said here stays here. Group psychotherapy is the process of self-inquiry, and letting go. This sacred sharing among women in the circle led by a licensed psychotherapist about trauma, relationships, raising children, aging, legal issues, betrayals, offers shifts in thinking, curiosity about different perspectives, and healthy lifestyle alternatives. Members of this group mindfully learn ways to be more confident about sharing with others, how to talk to each other with kindness, curiosity, and compassion (even if you disagree or have a different point of view). Learning and absorbing new information and habits requires reflection, practice, and repetition. Research on the effectiveness of change while in group therapy recommends 12 months of participation. To this end, the following guidelines for this group are offered:

Letting go of thoughts and statements of judgment, comparison, and competition.
Use I statements. Take Risks—do something different…here shift happens.
Express Feelings. Stay in the here and now (respect confidentiality)---the past is not that important, now.

The Women's groups are held monthly (one on Monday, one on Tuesday, and one on Thursday) as scheduled by Dr. Shafer

Call Dr. Kathy at 561-799-6789 for more information and how to register.

Men's Group Therapy

Men need a tribe too!

Learn how to find the brotherhood within and without....

  • How to avoid retreating to the Man Cave
  • Understand how the past may be impacting the present

Offered monthly on a Wednesday from 6-7:30pm as scheduled by Dr. Shafer
Call Dr. Kathy at 561-799-6789 for more information and how to register.

Dr. Kathy also Manages Interventions