Do I have to commit to a group for a year or two in order to participate? No. Your length of participation is decided between yourself and Dr. Underwood.
Why would I choose a group vs. private sessions? For some, the fact that it is more affordable means that they can benefit from more frequent and sustained support. The monthly fee for a weekly group is significantly lower than the monthly investment for private sessions each week.
Where would I have to go for these group meetings? The group sessions are held in a private conference room in Maryland Way, Brentwood. The convenient location and quick access to I-65 makes them easy to attend.
How do I know if group therapy is a good fit for me? Not everyone is suited for a group. If you are wondering if a group might be a good fit for you, Dr. Underwood will provide a free 30-min consultation that will assist with this decision and will provide admission to an active group.
A variety of small groups are offered throughout the year, based on current needs. Some of the groups include:
Men’s Life Group
These groups meet weekly, are open to newcomers and are ongoing. The group consists of 6 to 8 participants who are striving for integrity, authenticity and to understand healthy intimacy. The sessions provide a safe and confidential environment to receive support and maintain accountability. Groups are limited to 6 to 8 members, meeting once a week for 50 minutes. Currently, there are a few openings in the Tuesday evening group. If you would like more details, contact Dr. Underwood.
Male Adolescent Group
This group is designed for male adolescents to learn more about themselves and how to navigate the relationship with others. The group format facilitated by Dr. Underwood allows for structured conversations and modeling of processing anger, frustration, and feelings of belonging. The group environment allows for real life application and development and enhancing social skills, boundaries, and integrity. The group setting provides a safe and confidential environment for members to share and seek information in a non-judging community. Groups are limited to 6 to 8 members, meeting once a week for 60 minutes. Most groups meet for 6 to 10 consecutive weeks. If you would like to learn more about this group, contact Dr. Underwood.
Processing Life Adjustments/Relationships
The issues of life often bring the need for adjustment and processing of the life experiences such as grief, loss, and relational wounded-ness. This group is designed for adults to learn more about themselves and behaviors and actions that may be a result of unprocessed hurts and disappointments that can lead to depression and anxiety. The group setting provides a safe and confidential environment for members to share and seek information in a non-judging community. Groups are limited to 6 to 8 members, meeting once a week for 60 minutes. Most groups meet for 6 to 10 consecutive weeks. If you would like to learn more about this group, contact Dr. Underwood.