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Group Therapy

Join Us for Group Therapy Support!

Bloom offers various outpatient therapy groups available to both Bloom clients and individuals of all genders in the broader community. Through our therapy groups, we intend to create a safe space where you can connect with others in recovery and share in those "me too" moments that help us all feel a little less alone in our journeys. Please reach out to us if you are interested in joining us for any of our therapy groups listed below!

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Virtual HAES Support Group

This support group is exclusively for individuals of all genders, 18 and older, who live in marginalized bodies and have experienced weight stigma in our thin-obsessed, fat-phobic culture. This group is intended to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for folx within the ED community who might feel underrepresented or unheard in their unique struggles with food and body image. Through connection and fellowship, group members will receive support in exploring and processing their experiences of making peace with food in a diet-centric world. We will also explore resources and provide information regarding the concepts of Health at Every Size and Body Liberation. 

When & Where: Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 PM or Wednesdays from 5:45 to 6:45 via Google Meet

Facilitated by: Kelly Ulmer, LPC, CEDS-S or Steph Pixler, LPCC

This group is currently FULL but accepting clients on a waitlist to start in September 2023

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Interpersonal Process Group for Recovery

Our interpersonal process group is for individuals of all genders, 18 and older, seeking to learn more about themselves and their relationships with others. This group invites exploration of our thoughts, emotions, inner experiences, and reactions as they arise in relationships and interactions. Built on a foundation of trust and safety, this group environment fosters a powerful space for encouragement, feedback, and opportunities to practice new ways of connecting to other individuals seeking to improve their relationship with food, body, others, and self.

When & Where: Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 PM at Bloom

Facilitated by Claire Timm, LMFT, and Steph Pixler, LPCC, NCC

This group is currently FULL but accepting clients on a waitlist to start in September 2023.

Recovery Support for Adolescents

Our adolescent recovery group is for individuals of all genders, from 14 to 18 years old (or in their high school years). In this group, we explore the experience of being in recovery while giving group members a safe space to make meaningful connections as they navigate healing their relationship with food and body. This group provides a blend of both process support and exploration of themes and skills specifically tailored to supporting those navigating recovery in their formative years. 

When & Where: Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 PM at Bloom 

Facilitated by Steph Pixler, LPCC, NCC, and supervised by Kelly Ulmer, LPC, CEDS-S

This group is currently FULL but accepting clients on a waitlist to start in September 2023.

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Adult Recovery Support Group

Our outpatient recovery group is for individuals of all genders, 18 and older, navigating food and body image concerns. In this group, we explore various topics related to eating disorder recovery as well as skills intended to help in the journey of making peace with food and body. This group is intended to be a safe space for members to share, learn, and both give and receive support with others navigating similar struggles along the path of recovery and healing.

When & Where: Wednesdays from 5:45 to 6:45 PM at Bloom

Facilitated by: Brianne Renley, LPC, LAC

This group is currently FULL but accepting clients on a waitlist to start in September 2023.

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Virtual Chronic Illness Support Group

Making peace with our bodies while dealing with ongoing health issues can be frustrating. This group is for individuals of all genders aged 18 and above that face daily challenges related to chronic health conditions. We provide a HAES-aligned, stigma-free space where it is ok to not feel ok. We will explore the many unique ways that chronic illness impacts our lives including work, family, food, dealing with doctors, setting boundaries, and conserving energy. Connect with others who get it! Let’s replenish some spoons and laugh about unsolicited health advice! Find strength in community as we navigate the ever-changing maze of life with chronic illness.

When & Where: Every other Tuesday from 12 to 1 PM via Google Meet

Facilitated by: Brianne Renley, LPC, LAC

Currently enrolling new members to join in September 2023.

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Parents in Recovery Group

This support group is for parents navigating the nuances of caring for their own self in eating disorder recovery while simultaneously raising children. This group is intended to be a safe space for expecting & current moms to share, learn, and provide/receive support along the journey of motherhood, healing, and recovery. This virtual group is held during the daytime to best accommodate the busyness of parenthood.

When & Where: TBD

Facilitated by: Steph Pixler, LPCC

This group is currently accepting clients on an interest list!

Recurring Group Series

The following therapy groups are offered as recurring series that take place sporadically throughout the year

Gentle Yoga Therapy Group

This 7-week series is for individuals of all genders and body identities, 18 and older, and will incorporate gentle yoga postures, mindful movement, and breathing practices to explore proprioception (how our body moves and takes up space) and interoception (interpreting our body’s internal signals/cues). Each week will have a different theme, such as gentleness, empowerment, trust, and acceptance. This group is intended for folx who are curious about exploring ways to incorporate movement into recovery, learning more about body communication, and wanting a safe space to repair relationships with movement and body. No prior yoga experience is necessary. 

When & Where: Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at LBL

Facilitated by: Emily Carleton, LPC, C-IAYT

This group is currently FULL but accepting clients on a waitlist for the next series.

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Movement and Mindfulness Group

This 6-week series is for individuals of all genders, 18 and older, who feel ready to introduce gentle movement into their recovery and explore the benefits of mindfulness and being in nature. Increasing connection to our bodies in this way may decrease stress, improve mood, improve concentration, expand social connection, and increase confidence in group settings. This group intends to provide a safe space for members to further explore their relationship to movement and the outdoors. 

When & Where: Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 PM  

Facilitated by Erin Pauling, SWC, and supervised by Claire Timm, LMFT

Currently enrolling new members for September 2023 series!

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Art Therapy for Adults

This mini-group series is for individuals of all genders, 18 and older. Join us for this group offering involving 4 weeks of stimulating art activities that will be used as therapeutic tools in the process of releasing, moving energy, learning, and expressing oneself in the journey of recovery. Get to know like-minded individuals in a community of expression-seekers. This series will encourage members to challenge perfection and convention, and lean into alternate methods of self-exploration.

When & Where: Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:45 PM at Bloom

Facilitated by: Kelly Farah, BBA, and Kristin Pearson, BS

Please reach out if you want to be notified of the next launch date for this series!

Important Group Therapy Information

All potential group members must schedule an intake and pre-group orientation at Bloom prior to beginning group services.

The majority of our groups run on a seasonal schedule with new spots opening every Fall (September), Winter (January), and Summer (May), unless otherwise indicated. After this seasonal enrollment, our groups "close" for the season until the next cycle of enrollment. 

The fee for each group is $50 per session. We accept BCBS and RMHP for group therapy services. Please contact us at (970) 893-7600 or info@bloomcounselingandnutrition.com for more information on fees, insurance, and enrollment.

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