Are you looking to understand and restore painful memories and experiences? Are you wanting victory over shame, isolation and fear? Are you looking for experienced professionals to walk with you on your journey?
What can I expect from MTS as a faith-based therapy group?
It’s not uncommon for the idea of counseling to seem intimidating at first. The first group session is often spent discussing reasons for joining, desired gains, and any preferred approaches that might be helpful.
While MTS groups are significantly client-centered, they are also largely guided by the Mending the Soul Workbook, available on-line at Amazon, the Mending the Soul bookstore and at the Journeys office. Each session aims to tackle one chapter in the workbook and groups are about 12 weeks long. A companion book, also entitled Mending the Soul, is also available and might be a helpful place to start when considering a group.
While therapy groups like MTS for Women are deeply personal experiences, they are also professional counseling services in which licensed and skilled therapists seek to facilitate client healing and growth while adhering to the ethical and clinical guidelines of the counseling profession. As counselors, we’re committed to help client gain and maintain control over their own lives. We cannot “fix”; but we can empower and equip you with the tools needed to make the changes you desire.
How do I know I’m ready for a group like this?
That’s a great question! Readiness and motivation are essential elements to the success of this experience. Brief intake interviews with MTS facilitators help you decide if this is the right time for an MTS group. If you’re already meeting with a counselor, you might wish to ask their opinion. Like a team showing up for game-day, each participant’s presence in every session is an important element to success. Clients are asked to commit to all 12 sessions before joining, while discussing anticipated scheduling problems in advance. Clients with active drug or alcohol dependencies or acute trauma-based disorders such as PTSD or Personality Disorders are encouraged to disclose this to MTS facilitators in advance so the risks and appropriateness of this group can be explored and discussed.
Is there anything I should do to prepare?
1) Complete a brief intake interview with a Journeys MTS counselor.
2) Check with personal, family, and work schedules to ensure your availability.
3) Purchase and look over the Mending the Soul Workbook.
4) Complete all Journeys and MTS Intake paperwork.
5) Choose in advance to show up… in body, mind, and heart.
If you are interested in joining a MTS group, please contact the suggested therapist below for more information. We run groups year-round. Enrollment is often based on best fit and first-come, first-served. Prices and dates vary depending on the group.
We often form groups based on interest, so if there is a topic or group you are interested in that is not currently listed, please contact us and let us know. We strive to offer services that are in high-demand and relevant to our clients.
Need help? Contact our administrative manager here with any questions, concerns or to be matched with a group that is best suited for your needs.
We generally recommend scheduling a specialized assessment with a trusted Journeys counselor to evaluate what your specific needs are, as well as determining best the options for treatment and more precise answers to the questions you may have about the process. The Journeys team strives to provide you with the best fit professionally, and will happily direct you to the counselor with the best personality, expertise and approach for your family.
Check out our team to connect with a therapist that’s right for your situation or contact our client coordinator with any questions, concerns or to be matched with a therapist that is best suited for you and your family’s needs.