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Group Counseling

A wide range of group counseling services offers a sense of community to patients of all ages.

Group Therapy

Who should seek group counseling/therapy?

There are many benefits to group counseling, including feelings of being included and knowing you are not alone. It can help improve social skills and teach members new ways to cope.

At Signature Health, groups are available to established patients only (unless otherwise noted below).

Anyone interested in attending a group who is not a Signature Health patient will first need to have an assessment appointment to establish care. Once the assessment is complete, and the patient is deemed appropriate for a group by the assessment counselor, a referral will be submitted.

No direct referrals to group will be accepted outside of the agency.

Established Signature Health patients interested in joining a new group should ask their provider for a referral.

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Mental Health Groups Available at Signature Health

Anger Management

This group helps patients build anger management skills. There's a focus on the cycles of anger and how to respond assertively while developing effective problem-solving strategies.

  • Available in Ashtabula, Beachwood, Lakewood, Maple Heights, Painesville and Willoughby
  • In Painesville, a referral is required from the Lake County court system

Adult Social Skills (CPST)

This group helps patients improve social interaction with others. Participants learn appropriate social skills; practice coping skills; and work on improving self-esteem, self-confidence, self-acceptance and discovering personal self-worth.

  • Available in Willoughby

Art Therapy

This group focuses on art as therapy and art as a process in managing mental health symptoms through creative self-expression. Uses multiple art mediums. 
  • Available in Beachwood, Maple Heights and Willoughby

Body Focused Repetitive Behavior – Adult Group

This group helps patients learn and apply alternatives to replace repetitive behaviors including but not limited to hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, or other potentially self-injurious behaviors.

  • Available in Ashtabula

Boys Council - Social Skills Group for Summer

This group helps boys ages 10 to 16 focus on mental health awareness, coping skills and social skills development.

  • Available in Lakewood

Building Health Relationships

This group offers support to women by focusing on nurturing their well-being; fostering self-love; and building resilient, healthy relationships

  • Available in Willoughby

C.A.R.E (Change Awareness Recovery Empowerment)

This group helps patients learn valuable coping skills to manage life stressors in a fun, creative and supportive environment.

  • Available in Beachwood

Case Management Support Group (CSS)

This group offers additional support to clients who do not meet the level of consciousness for more intensive mental health groups.

  • Available in Maple Heights

Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Group

Helps patients develop mindfulness strategies, learn healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate emotions and improve relationships with others.

  • Available in Ashtabula, Lakewood, Maple Heights and Willoughby

Enlightened

This women's group focuses on support and education to help process trauma and build new skills.

  • Available in Painesville

For Couples: Seven Principles Program

This group provides couples with tools to build strong, satisfying, meaningful relationships. 

  • Available in Painesville

Grief Support/Grief Loss

This group offers support to patients who have suffered a loss. Focus areas include the grief cycle, grief education, coping skills and connecting with peers.

  • Available in Beachwood, Lakewood, Maple Heights and Willoughby

Healing HeArts

This group combines grief education and art to help patients who have lost a loved one. 

  • Available in Willoughby

HEALS Women's Group

This group focuses on lifting, supporting and educating women on building acceptance, empowerment and self-esteem.

  • Available in Beachwood

Healthy Body and Mind: Weight Management Group

Led by a nurse, this group is part of Signature Health's Healthy Body and Mind: Weight Management Program. Participants share with others to build healthy habits.

  • Available in Willoughby

Inspire

This group helps patients focus on healthy relationships, setting boundaries and education on co-dependency and resilience.

  • Available in Painesville

Illness Management Recovery

This group helps patients discuss real time stressors, provide and receive feedback, complete modules and practice coping skills for all things mental health including diet, sleep, hygiene, and a module on sobriety.

  • Available in Lakewood

Love and Logic Parenting Group

This parenting group helps patients learn and apply practical tools and techniques to assist in achieving respectful and healthy relationships with their children.

  • Available in Ashtabula

Men's Peer Group

This group helps support men in being more comfortable exploring mental health and learning new coping skills.

  • Available in Beachwood

Mental Health and Aging

This group is for patients 55+ to help them in identifying common life obstacles during this stage of life. Patients will be educated on how to overcome these obstacles and different ways to cope.

  • Available in Beachwood

Mental Health Recovery

This group helps patients learn valuable coping skills to manage stressors in a fun, creative and supportive environment.

  • Available in Beachwood

Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

This group is designed to provide support to patients and help with functioning in the home and community.

  • Available in Ashtabula, Painesville, Willoughby

Mental Health Solutions

This virtual group is designed to help patients who find themselves in need of group support for mental health.

  • Available in Maple Heights

Mindfulness

This group helps patients practice mindfulness activities such as guided imagery, deep breathing, exercises and many other relaxation techniques.

  • Available in Beachwood

Mothers and Babies

This group helps patients utilize coping skills to help manage mood and stress within the context of parenting a baby.

  • Available in Painesville & Willoughby

NAMI Connections

This is a community-based support group, led by a NAMI facilitator, that meets on Wednesdays at Signature Health's Willoughby office. Learn more. Patients and community members welcome.

NAMI Peer to Peer

This is a community-based support group, led by a NAMI facilitator, that meets on Fridays at Signature Health's Willoughby office. Learn more. Patients and community members welcome.

Pa'delante

This group focuses on building community, increasing emotional support and fostering resiliency for women within the Hispanic community.

  • Available in Painesville

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) can help patients struggling with severe mental health concerns such as serious recurring psychiatric symptoms.

  • Available in Beachwood and Willoughby

Rainbow Club

This group welcomes individuals within the LGBTQ+ community to share their experiences and gain insight for navigating their identity.

  • Available in Willoughby

Relationships Group - Adult Men's Relationship Group

This group is for neurodiverse men with problematic sexual behavior and/or boundary/social skill issues to gain impulse control and relationship skills.

  • Available in Willoughby, Maple Heights, Beachwood, Lakewood & Ashtabula

Schizophrenia and Psychosis Support Group

This group helps patients reduce the distress associated with the symptoms of psychosis and improve functioning.

  • Available in Lakewood

(SHARE) - Signature Health All Recovery Experiences

This group is peer facilitated and works to improve patient lives through the support of others who are also trying to recover. All types of recovery are welcome!

  • Available in Lakewood

Starting with PRIDE

This is a LGBTQIA+ group for neuro-typical youth between the ages of 14-17 years old that focuses on shared experiences among participants and providing support. This group will contain the K-12 Sexuality Education Curriculum- Rights, Respect, Responsibility.

  • Available in Ashtabula

Trauma Informed Movement Therapy for Teens

This group introduces resources to increase a sense of safety and support via orienting, grounding and centering for teens ages 13-18.

  • Available in Willoughby

Trauma Recovery

This group helps patients understand the impact of trauma on the nervous system and the body.

  • Available in Beachwood

Women's Support and Coping

This group offers support for women to learn ideas about empowerment and tools to use in finding their voice and confidence.

  • Available in Willoughby

Youth Art Group

This group offers support for children ages 12 to 16 through art.

  • Available in Beachwood

Substance Use Disorder Groups Available at Signature Health

Aftercare/Recovery Maintenance Group

Our Aftercare and Recovery Maintenance groups are appropriate for patients who have completed the IOP program and are working to strengthen their sobriety. The focus is building coping skills to address relationships, stresses, and symptom management to reduce the risk of relapse. 

  • Available in Ashtabula, Beachwood, Lakewood, Maple Heights, Painesville and Willoughby

Dual Partial Hospitalization Program (DPHP)

This group assists patients with a dual mental health and substance use disorder diagnosis. It focuses on building coping skills and mindfulness to help stabilize and improve patients' living environments.

  • Available in Maple Heights

Hope is Our Journey and Together We Recover

These are community/peer-based groups that meet on Thursdays at Signature Health's Ashtabula office. The groups support individuals in recovery through peer lead discussion. Both patients and community members are welcome.

Intensive Outpatient Program

With 9 hours a week of structured programming each week, the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) includes group to help patients struggling with severe substance use disorders including drugs or alcohol. The program addresses addiction by building the skills required to continue being successful in recovery. 

  • Available in Ashtabula, Beachwood, Lakewood, Maple Heights, Painesville and Willoughby

Living Well

This group helps patients maintain medication compliance and resiliency in a group setting.

  • Available in Maple Heights

Treatment Engagement

This group is for patients in the early stages of change. The goal is to provide a positive space to encourage taking action toward recovery. Patients can attend one to three times weekly based on individual need and commitment. 

  • Available in Beachwood, Lakewood, Maple Heights and Willoughby

Adolescent Groups Available at Signature Health

Awareness Group

This group is appropriate for adolescent males who have demonstrated sexually problematic behavior.

  • Available in Ashtabula and Willoughby

Extra Awareness Group

This group is appropriate for special needs adolescent males who have demonstrated problematic sexual behavior.

  • Available in Ashtabula and Willoughby

Intensive Outpatient Program for Adolescents

This group is appropriate for adolescents ages 13 to 17 who are struggling with drug or alcohol use, to facilitate change and support long-term recovery. Sessions focus on understanding substance use disorder, coping strategies, communication skills, relapse prevention, managing stress and emotions, and improving relationships. Adolescents attend three times weekly, and a parent or guardian attends once per week. 

  • Available in Willoughby

 

“I would suggest the recovery-based groups to anyone. They are in the business of changing lives at Signature Health!”

–Athena G.

What health insurance do you accept?

Signature Health accepts Medicaid, Traditional Medicare, and some Medicare Advantage insurance plans. For patients without insurance, we offer a sliding fee scale program for those who qualify. This means payment is based on your income.

For more information, call 440-578-8200.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

Please bring your ID, insurance card, social security number of the patient, custody document (if applicable), and a current medication list. If you do not have insurance, please bring a proof of income (last 2-3 pay stubs, a bank statement, SSI Award Letter, or letter of support if no other proof is available), and a proof of residency (a piece of government issued mail such as a cell phone bill, utility bill, or bank statement). Please note, if you don’t have any of these documents, let us know and we will do our best to work with you.

How long does group counseling last?

Group therapies vary in length and frequency and depend on the specific group.