PA Horizons Counseling offers FREE support groups, which creates a safe space for members of the community to come together and discuss meaningful topics. Support groups allow individuals and families to talk openly and connect with others who may face similar life struggles. Whether you consider joining for yourself, a friend or a loved one, we are here to help. Our groups are facilitated by one of our therapists, either in-person or via Zoom. Groups typically meet once a month. If you are interested in learning more or joining one of our groups, please contact us or click the links below to sign up.
All groups are private, small and intimate. Group sizes are typically 2-12 people.
Groups, dates, times & availability are all subject to change.
Teen Grief and Loss Support Group - COMING SOON - FEBRUARY 2024
This support group is designed for teenagers who have experienced the loss of a parent or sibling. Teens (14-19) are encouraged to discuss their experiences with their peers, who are in similar situations surrounding grief and loss. This is a safe space to express feelings, learn ways to cope with grief, and meet new people. Connecting with other teens and knowing you are not alone can be a helpful step in the healing process. Group members should be willing to listen, understand, and support one another. Individuals at all stages of loss are welcome to attend.
The group is led by Erin McMonagle who has 10+ years’ experience working directly with teenagers and loss.
Group will meet on the first Tuesday of every month, 6:30 - 7:30pm.
Healing from Toxic Relationships
Relationships can be challenging, but when they go from difficult to toxic, we all need some support to overcome that. This group is focused on healing from toxic relationships. Whether you find yourself recently out of or still in one of these partnerships, they can leave you feeling isolated, confused and ashamed. Come gather in a safe space with
Sascha Baello and others who can relate to your situation, and let's heal together.
Managing Anxiety Through Conscious Living
Are you experiencing anxiety, uncertainty, or apprehension of the future? Whether you are feeling stuck, stagnant, unsettled, or a complete ball of nerves, this is the group for you. If you are looking for a safe place to process your fears, healthy ways to manage stress and anxiety, and connect with people who support you on your journey, please join us. In these uncertain times, we are all experiencing some level of anxiety and could use some extra support.
In this group, Kristen Murphy will offer meditation, mindfulness, guided imagery, and other techniques to assist in finding inner peace. We will find safety and security within, as we become more conscientious of our own bodies, minds, and breath. This is an invitation to network with like-minded people who can relate to similar situations, learn new coping techniques, develop a sense of inner peace, and become more conscious in an unconscious world.
Gentle Yoga (via zoom)
Are you among the vast number of people who experience everyday stress? Revive your week with conscious movement and breathing. This class uses gentle poses and movements to support energetic flow in the body. Working from lying, seated and standing positions, we will invite our bodies to root and expand as we breathe. With gentle yoga poses and therapeutic movements, Robert Bingham will teach you how to keep your mind & body energy into harmonious flow.
Nothing is required other than comfortable clothing and enough room to stretch your body. Yoga mats are helpful but not necessary.
Families Who Have Lost a Loved One Due to an Overdose is a support group designed for family members, loved ones and friends who have been affected by a loss. The loss of a loved one due to an overdose is unfortunately becoming all too common. Family members are often times left with unanswered questions and a multitude of feelings. In this group facilitated by Nina Aniskevich, participants can share stories, speak openly, as well as offer comfort and support to one another. Family members of all ages are welcome to attend.
Loving Someone with an Addiction is a support group designed to help parents, family members, loved ones and friends learn how to reach out for help, develop coping strategies or detach with love if necessary. Group support is encouraged to help one another make necessary changes for healing. Discussions surrounding effectively setting boundaries is at the core of this workshop. Nina Aniskevich will help you learn how to improve unhealthy relationships, which is a starting point to healing yourself and your loved one. (via Zoom)
"Being part of a grief group specific to our loved one's circumstances has helped me tremendously. This group shares a common bond, with interest in experiences, feelings and challenges, where we can grow during the process of sharing and listening. Nina is a great facilitator, making sure we are each comfortable sharing our current struggles and accomplishments. Nina makes sure all who want to, can contribute to the meetings. We do a check-in to see where we all are with our grief process."
- Female, 66
"I began working with Nina when I joined a grief group in February of 2019 after the loss of my son. Nina has been so supportive during my grief journey. I credit Nina, my fellow grieving moms and the specialized group for getting me through this very difficult time. Nina guides us through, while letting us do the work and share our pain in our group setting. I am so grateful to have met and worked with Nina over the past few years." - Lisa C.