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


Therapy Group for Women - Growth in Connection

Please consider joining a 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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Therapy Group for Women - Out of the Shadows

A Ten Week Group for Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma

Starts September 10th

Please consider joining this group if you are a woman who experienced neglect, sexual, physical and emotional abuse in the past. This group is intended for women who are working in individual therapy.

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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.

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Working Things Out

Please consider joining a new therapy group beginning September 18th.

This group may be helpful if you are:

  • Impacted by depression
  • Experiencing social anxiety
  • Wishing to improve your relationships
  • Dealing with loneliness

Members will support one another’s growth through ongoing discussion in a safe space promoting self exploration and connection. Open to all.

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Finding Your Personal Power

Are you your own worst critic? Do you have trouble in relationships? Do you sometimes feel like a victim to people and events in your life?

This group is for people who can say yes to one or all of the questions above. 

Also, if you are an Adult Child of an Alcoholic (ACOA) or come from a family that struggles with functioning in a healthy way, this group could be helpful for you. 

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Navigating the World of Relationships

Please considering joining this new therapy group starting January 4th. In this weekly open-ended process, we will take a special interest in boundaries; that is, those aspects of ourselves that are different from others and those that are similar. We will examine what it is like to come into contact with another, to explore the texture of our interaction, and to develop a curiosity about how others experience us.

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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.

For more information or to join the group, please contact Annie Avery, LCSW, at or 312-252-9500 x135