Our Groups


Currently running...

Therapy Book Group

Each month this innovative group discusses a novel or memoir with a psychological focus. Within a safe therapeutic environment, participants share their thoughts and feelings about the book and how it relates to their lives. The group is facilitated by Ellen Thomas, LCSW and Beth Turner, LCSW.

Day:   Wednesday 6:30-8 p.m., monthly

Cost:  $20.00 per session. Insurance is not accepted.

Email us for more information, or call Ellen Thomas at 860.523.4450 x2


For the Future...

Coming to Terms with Coming Out

Exploring and affirming one’s sexual identity can be a frightening and isolating journey. This eight week group gives women with questions about being lesbian or bisexual a safe place to explore emotions coming up for them. In a safe and accepting environment, we will consider internal and external homophobia, personal self-worth, coming out to others, intimacy, and support networks. Through education, discussion, experiential exercises, and personal sharing, there will be questions, fears, grief, joy, and a sense of “coming home.”

Begins:  To be determined.

Cost: $50.00 per session. Most insurance accepted.

Email us for more information, or call Carol Bozena at 860.523.4450 x1.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral treatment used to help individuals regulate emotions, such as anxiety, depression, and anger. DBT employs a set of core skills, including mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and crisis survival, to increase emotional awareness and positive choices. It is helpful to those who experience chaos in relationships and who have high risk behaviors, such as cutting, burning, promiscuity, and use of substances.

WCP is offering two DBT groups. Both are facilitated by Amy Hunter, MA, CAGS, who has counseled children and adolescents for 14 years. Amy works for a non-profit agency, has a private practice, and is a doctoral student at the American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Email us for more information, or call Amy at 860.523.4450 x53.

For Adolescent Women

Group members must be between the ages of 14 and 18.

Day: Saturdays, 12 - 1 p.m. Weekly for six months.

Cost: $40.00 per session. Insurance is not accepted.

For Adult Women

Participants must be over 21, have an individual therapist, and make a six month commitment to the group.

Day: Saturday, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Weekly for six months

Cost: $40.00 per session