Compassion Focused Therapy for anger, perfectionism, criticism of self and others
This 12 week CFT group will be guided by TWO CLINICIANS: Drs. Paul Grunberg & Riley Desmarais MAc RP
When: Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm 12 weeks from May 9 to July 25 2023.
Where: IN PERSON at Ottawa River Integrative Mental Health, 201 McLeod, Centretown Ottawa (street parking and parking at Museum of Nature available)
You will likely benefit from the Compassion Focused Therapy 12 week group if you notice that you:
Who is this group for?
This 12 week psychologist led psychotherapy group is specifically designed for adults who experience shame and struggle with criticism of self and other, pretending, over and under performing, and resisting assertiveness of individual needs.
What does this group involve?
Each session includes teaching, experiential exercises and group processing. By the end of this course, you will:
How much? $1299 (no HST). This is a FRACTION of the cost of individual therapy for many more therapy hours. You will have 48 hours of therapist contact (24 x 2 therapists) over 12 weeks. 1299/12 = $54 per hour or $27 per hour when you realize you have TWO professionals totally focused on your wellbeing and growth.
No refunds, transfers only
Maximum: 8 participants
About Your Group Clinicians:
This 12 week CFT group is led by a registered psychologist, Dr. Paul Grunberg C.Psych., (McGill University), and registered psychotherapist (qualifying), Riley Desmarais MA (student), who are colleagues at an Ottawa based practice emphasizing psychological interventions from the Third Wave of psychotherapy, particularly approaches grounded in compassion science and mindfulness practice.
Dr. Grunberg completed his PhD at McGill university, where he trained primarily in third-wave CBT, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr. Grunberg has co-facilitated multiple therapy groups using ACT, DBT, CFT, and process orientations. As a clinical psychologist, he works with youth and adults on a variety of issues, often focusing on core issues of shame, criticism, and maladaptive coping strategies (e.g., self-harm) and the development of healthy value-driven relationships to self and others.
Mr. Desmarais is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who is completing his Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa. He works with youth and adults who experience difficulties related to anxiety, depression, disordered eating, and interpersonal and LGBTQ2S+ issues. Mr. Desmarais integrates modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness-Based Interventions and other third wave approaches.
**IMPORTANT**After you purchase your ticket, you are almost there…..
….Register for the group THEN please book a brief meeting with our Care Coordinator to go over pre-group information and forms. This will facilitate your success in the group and will allow you to receive invoices that you can use for submission to extended health care insurance.
TO BOOK YOUR PRE-GROUP WELCOME MEETING WITH THE CARE COORDINATOR PLEASE CALL 613-656-3331 Monday to Friday 9 am to 2 pm
OR IF YOU PREFER YOU MAY book a free meeting under Care Coordinator at our appointment site below: