PCS Groups

Emotional Regulation Group

pcs icon date and time Mondays 7:00 am - 8:00 am
pcs icon location Angus Building

Being human isn’t easy.  Why do react the way we do?

This group explores our mammalian nature and the importance of emotional recognition, tolerance and resiliency. Regulating emotion plays an important role in trauma resolution and social engagement and attachment. We will explore the mind/body connection linking belief to feelings. We will examine the Triune Brain that make us human and we will look at simple coping skills to address our human experience.

Facilitator: Suzanne Berndt, LPC

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Relationship Enhancement Group

pcs icon date and time Sundays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
pcs icon location Miller Building

Relationship Enhancement Group is a psychoeducational group aiming to provide an introduction to attachment theory, the basis for Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). With this information, group members should be able to identify their attachment styles and give thought to ways in which their attachment styles work together with their partners’ that create their negative cycle of interaction.

Facilitators: Eli Bedrosian, LPC; Katie Thies, LAC; Suzanne Berndt, LPC; Hadas Ron-Zarki, LAC

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Partner Betrayal Group | ONLINE

pcs icon date and time Group I*: Mondays 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm (*Currently Full)
Group II: Wednesdays 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Group III: Thursdays 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Facilitator: Dr. Gloria Gilbert, PhD, CCPS-C, CSAT.

Cost: $35 per session

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Recovery Group | ONLINE

pcs icon date and time Tuesdays* 5 pm – 7 pm (*Currently Full)

Facilitator: Ken Wells

Cost: $35 per session

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Betrayal Trauma Support Group

pcs icon date and time Thursdays from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm
(Begins January 9th, 2020)
  • Betrayal through infidelity or sex addiction?
  • Feeling like you will never trust again?
  • You are not alone in your pain!

Has your partner or spouse betrayed you through infidelity or sex addiction? Such a betrayal can be devastating. The trauma may leave you questioning your judgement and your ability to trust ever again. You may feel alone in your pain. Shame can prevent you from seeking support from others.

When we have been betrayed, a significant step towards healing is connecting with others for support in a safe environment. PCS is committed to supporting you on your healing journey by offering a NO FEE Betrayal Support Group.

Please contact PCS at (480)947-5739 for more information about this group.

Facilitator: Gloria Gilbert, PhD, CCPS-C, CSAT. Dr. Gilbert is a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist

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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

pcs icon date and time Sunday
(Start time varies between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm)

A two-hour group that meets offsite incorporates horses experientially for emotional growth and learning. Activities will engage you intellectually, emotionally, socially and/or physically with an opportunity to explore and examine personal values. It is a safe place to “think outside the box” and define/redefine what success means.

Facilitator:  Shawn M. Rodrigues, LPC

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Communications Group

pcs icon date and time Monday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
pcs icon location Miller Building

This group focuses on helping the client to sharpen communication skills by sending clear messages, establishing active listening skills, and learning how to work through conflict. DBT skills including Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation will be integrated into this group. Clients will learn how to integrate highly effective coping skills into the recovery process.

Facilitator: Cristine Toel, LPC

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Healthy Balance Group

pcs icon date and time Thursday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
pcs icon location Miller Building

This group is an introduction to the framework for understanding how the difficult and disturbing experiences of our childhood impact us and how we can learn to care for ourselves by developing our Healthy Balanced Person.

Facilitator: Gloria Gilbert, PhD

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Psychodrama Group

pcs icon date and time Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
pcs icon location Miller Building

This experiential group uses drama to work through issues. A protagonist is one who works while others in the group assist that person by representing significant others in the protagonist’s life.

Facilitators: Soozi Bolte, LPC and Grayce Gusmano MMFT, LPC

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Compulsivity Group

pcs icon date and time Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:00 am to 8:30 am
pcs icon location Angus Building

A group for individuals and couples struggling with any type of addiction issues. Facilitators: Ralph H. Earle, PhD. and Marcus R. Earle, PhD.

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Borders and Boundaries Group

pcs icon date and time Tuesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
pcs icon location Angus Building

This group is designed to educate, encourage and empower you to establish and maintain healthy boundaries. It serves to evaluate and identify how you treat yourself, how you treat others, and how you allow yourself to be treated. Boundary training provides the skill set for creating closeness while maintaining separateness which is a requirement for healthy relationships and intimacy.

Facilitator: Brenda Garrett RN, MC, LPC

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Anger/Forgiveness Group

pcs icon date and time Tuesday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
pcs icon location Angus Building

This facilitator works with individuals to recognize how they express anger and work towards achieving a healthy assertive expression of anger. In addition the group works on recognizing the need for forgiveness and then moving toward achieving that forgiveness.

Facilitator: Brian Case, PhD, LMFT

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Spirituality Group

pcs icon date and time Wednesday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
pcs icon location Angus Building

Participants share diverse experiences of faith and unfaith in an experiential and discussion format that maximizes the integration of spirituality and therapy.

Facilitator: Ken Wells, MDiv, MA, LPC

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Codependency Group

pcs icon date and time Thursday from 7:00 am to 8:30 am
pcs icon location Angus Building

Both males and females and couples attend this group. We clarify what codependency is, how it can negatively affect relationships, and how to establish healthy boundaries with others. The group provides each member an opportunity to check -in and provide feedback to one another in an open forum.

Facilitators: Ralph H Earle, PhD. and Marcus R. Earle, PhD.

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Mindfulness Group

pcs icon date and time Monday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
pcs icon location Miller Building

This group focuses on learning to effectively regulate emotions. Participants will learn and practice mindfulness skills to increase emotional awareness and control what their mind focuses on. Relapse prevention and action.

Facilitator: Kris Keul, MA, LAC

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Offense Cycle Group

pcs icon date and time Thursday from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
pcs icon location Angus Building

This group focuses on the offense cycle and the clarification process. Everybody engages in offensive behavior that contributes to intimacy disability with self and others. This group is designed to help identify offensive behavior and set the stage for healthy intervention. Participants will be encouraged to recognize what is under the surface of their behaviors and how their behaviors affect others.

Facilitator: Sam Hardwig, MA, LPC

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P3 (the “Power of Positivity and Play”)

pcs icon date and time Thursday from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm
pcs icon location Angus Building

This group is primarily for those individuals attending our IOP program, but may be attended by others if therapist-referred.  The “P3” group focuses on the importance of positivity and play as sources of fulfillment, well-being and overall balance in life.  Humor and playful interactions/games are used to promote bonding among group participants, and to “push pause” on the difficult, often painful parts of therapy.  Principles of positive psychology, the healing power of laughter, and the importance of interactive “non-performance” play are the hallmarks of this interactive group.

Facilitator: Brian Case, PhD., LMFT

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B.A.L.A.N.C.E.

pcs icon date and time Friday from 7:00 am to 8:30 am
pcs icon location Miller Building

Building Attitudes of Love Around Newly Created Empowerment. This is an ongoing weekly group dedicated to increasing your ability to live your life as a feeling, functional adult. BALANCE focuses on issues of shame, functional boundaries, communication and listening skills.

Facilitator: Doug Withrow, LMFT

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