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Personal Growth Groups

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Personal Growth Groups can be a further means to learn about Gestalt principles and practice. They offer a safe, supportive atmosphere for continued learning about oneself and about one's relationships with others. Current offerings and meeting schedules are listed below. Other groups on other themes may be offered throughout the year; sign up to receive SpotNews.

Fees for Personal Growth Groups are $18 per hour, billed in advance. Membership in a limited-session Personal Growth Group constitutes a commitment to the entire program; refunds will not be given for early withdrawal, and members are billed for scheduled sessions whether they attend or not.

All applicants will have a personal interview with the group leaders. Participation in a Gestalt Experience weekend workshop may be suggested. Permission to communicate with a participant's individual psychotherapist may be requested.

Tuesday Personal Growth Group

The Tuesday evening personal growth group meets throughout the year on alternating Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Amy Luzar, MSSA, LISW-S
Les Wyman, Ph.D., LISW-S

Personal growth groups are:

  • Opportunities to learn more about yourself
  • A safe and supportive group environment to learn more about the patterns of ways you relate to others and to experiment with new ways of making contact with others
  • Opportunities to develop supportive relationships
  • Facilitated by mental health professionals who attend to the process dynamics of the individuals, sub-groups and the total group
  • Dependent upon committed members who consistently attend sessions
  • Personal Growth Groups can be a further means to learn about Gestalt principles and practice, and about the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland (GIC)

Personal growth groups are not:

  • A substitute for personal psychotherapy
  • Considered as therapy, therefore not reimbursable by medical insurance

Fees & Policies:

Fee is $18.00 per hour for 2 1/2 hour sessions=$45.00. There are an average of two sessions a month.

New members are expected to make payment for five sessions in advance and monthly payments thereafter.

Members are charged for sessions for the duration of their membership, whether or not they attend sessions.

By joining the group members commit to attend ten sessions. After being a member for ten sessions, they choose to continue or withdraw from membership.

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