Group Therapy

Cathedral Counseling Center offers a range of group therapy options. These include peer-led and therapist-facilitated groups. Some groups are issue-specific while others are audience- or therapy-specific.

Our services are offered without regard to religious affiliation, race, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexual orientation.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, go to your nearest ER or call Northwestern Hospital Crisis Center at 312-926-8100.


Psychotherapy Groups

Psychotherapy groups address each member's interpersonal experience within a safe, responsive and challenging setting. See the FAQs page for more information about therapy at Cathedral.

At Cathedral, psychotherapy groups:

  • may be focused on a particular issue, like grief or young adulthood, or may be open to addressing what each member brings to the group
  • may be time-limited or ongoing, depending on the goals of the group
  • are structured to reinforce the strengths that each group member brings to the group while fostering further personal growth and interpersonal vitality


Group Therapy Workshop - Dark Night of the Soul: A Morning of Support and Connection

Please join us on Sunday April 2 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm for this half-day workshop offering a taste of group therapy and its powerful potential. Through short talks, structured exercises, and discussion, this introduction to group therapy will provide opportunities to be heard by (as well as to listen to) others, identify and express your feelings, communicate your needs, and experiment with allowing others to support you.

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LGBTQ Therapy Group

Please join us in a new weekly, ongoing therapy group for LGBTQ adults 18 and over. Topics will include social and relationships concerns, self-esteem, coping with stigma and prejudice, and many more issues related to living a healthy and satisfying life. 

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Therapy Group for Women - Growth in Connection

Please consider joining a new therapy group for women, Growth-in-Connection. This is a relational therapy group for women with an emphasis on supporting one another, learning from each other, and creating connections through dialogue.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a treatment program that teaches Cognitive Behavioral skills balanced with the practice of Eastern mindfulness. Developing these techniques can help reduce self-destructive behaviors and increase effectiveness and fulfillment in many areas of participants’ lives. 

At Cathedral, each of 4 DBT modules is made up of 8 weekly group sessions. Participants are encouraged to take all four of the modules to learn skills in:

  • mindfulness
  • emotion regulation
  • distress tolerance
  • interpersonal effectiveness

Freddi Friedman, PhD, a nationally recognized expert, serves as Clinical Consultant for Cathedral's DBT program.  For more information, contact our Intake Team at (312) 252-9500 x130.


Clergy Consultation Groups

These therapist-facilitated peer support and consultation groups provide a safe and engaging place for clergy to discuss professional and personal concerns and to enhance their skills as spiritual and community leaders.