Groups for Adults

Supportive communities for shared challenges.

All of us experience challenges in our adult lives. Group therapy can be a powerful tool for working through experiences and emotions together.

The Brookline Center offers dozens of psychotherapeutic and process groups where adults can address issues such as improving relationships and self-image or changing limiting patterns. Groups provide a safe place for adults to share common struggles, find support, and move forward with new skills and ways of thinking.

We offer both mixed-gender and single-gender groups tailored to specific issues or stages of life. The Center offers a range of discussion-based processing groups. Some of our groups also incorporate approaches such as mindfulness, creative arts, or supportive activities.

Groups address topics such as:

  • Building and maintaining healthy relationships
  • Managing depression, anxiety, and other stressors
  • Navigating work and life transitions in early adulthood
  • Handling late-life transitions, including retirement and loss
  • Moving forward after a personal or mental health setback
  • Changing addictive or limiting habits and self-perceptions
  • Releasing stress and cultivating a healthier mindset

Availability

The Center’s adult groups are open to anyone who lives in Brookline or the Greater Boston area. We offer groups with morning, afternoon, and evening times on weekdays. All of the groups listed below are ongoing, and many accept new members year-round. Additional groups (e.g. grief and loss, parenting, creative arts, etc.) are offered intermittently. Please call to inquire about availability.

Current Groups

Mondays
Adult Psychotherapy, 12:30 – 2 p.m.

Tuesdays
Observed Adult Therapy, Group 2 in the Center’s Observation Program, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Co-ed Adult Therapy, 10:30 a.m. – noon
Psychotherapy for People with a History of Psychotic Symptoms, noon – 1:30 p.m.
Older Women’s Support/Psychotherapy, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Exploring Intimacy Issues, 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
Difficulty Maintaining Meaningful Relationships, 7:35 – 9:05 p.m.

Wednesdays
Support/Activity for Adults with Persistent Mental Illness, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Building Healthy Relationships, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Young Adults, Ages 25 to 35, 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursdays
Observed Adult Therapy, Group 2 in the Center’s Observation Program, 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Adult Mind-Body, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Young Adults, Ages 18 to 28, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Young Adults, Ages 18 to 24, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Men’s Psychotherapy, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Mid-Life Women’s Support/Psychotherapy, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Mind Your 20s, 7:45 – 9:15 p.m.

Fridays
Next Steps, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Various
Women & Girls Thriving in Brookline, a wide-ranging array of group programs for women and girls with limited incomes. Learn more.