Prior to attending any group, you will be asked to complete a Group Information Form. This provides our counselor with information to best understand how to help you. Each person and group is unique, but we suggest you try attending at least three groups before confirming your decision to continue. Group meetings typically begin with announcements and a reminder of our participation guidelines. The counselor provides helpful information about the group process. Participants will be invited to share what they have been feeling, thinking, and doing. No one is required to talk, but everyone is encouraged to participate. Many times, just listening is helpful. Sometimes participants cry – and even laugh! The group provides an environment that is supportive and encouraging.