Lonely Hearts Group - Online
Starting Sept 8th, 2023 - Interviewing Candidates Now
Do you want to have a lasting and fulfilling relationship, but feel like you can't find or keep a partner?
Our "Lonely Hearts" process group is for people in their late 20s to early 40s, who are looking for a meaningful connection with someone special but have faced challenges and disappointments. You may have had some short-term relationships or none at all; you may notice some patterns that keep repeating in your love life, or you may feel invisible or misunderstood by others and end up feeling lonely and frustrated without understanding why.
Our group is designed to help you explore your thoughts and feelings, as they emerge while interacting with others, in a safe and supportive environment. The group focuses on helping group members relate to each other more authentically and deepen their experience of vulnerability, intimacy, and closeness with others.
You will have the opportunity to learn how you affect others, how you are affected by them; how others see you, and what roles you tend to play in relationships. The group allows the opportunity to develop awareness and practice new ways of relating and communicating with others in and outside the group.
This group is NOT a dating group. This group experience will help you understand what might be preventing you from finding or committing to a serious relationship and allow you the opportunity to experiment with new ways of communicating and connecting with others.
Please see below for details.
The Fine Print:
Fridays 8:00-9:30 am Pacific time via Zoom.
Starting September 9th. Meetings are ongoing weekly.
A 3-month commitment is required.
Who and how many
The group is limited to 10 participants.
It is a mixed-gender group - all are welcome.
$100 for 90 min sessions
$200 for an initial personal interview.
Reduced fees are available for those in disadvantaged countries and circumstances. Please contact us for details.
1.5-hour weekly sessions via Zoom.
15-minute initial meeting - free
An hour-long Intake meeting – costs: $200, and will conclude with a determination of fit to the group.
Sign participation agreement.
Group meetings start on September 9th - A zoom link will be provided after registration.
About the facilitators:
Dafna Chen, LMHC, SUDP, CST, CGT, worked in the mental health, substance use, Trauma, and sexuality fields as a Clinician, Supervisor, Researcher, and Instructor. Dafna facilitated Domestic violence survivors’ groups and co-occurring (mental health and substance use disorders) groups.
• LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) #LH60461038
• SUDP (Substance Use Disorders Professional) #CP60428256.
•CST(Sex therapist certified)
•CGT (Certified Group Therapist)
Miri Arie, Ph.D., CGT is a clinical psychologist. She works with children and adults. Her expertise includes supporting individuals in improving their relations with others, coping with anxiety, improving emotional regulation skills, and reducing rigid thinking patterns and behaviors. Dr. Arie has extensive training in supporting clients with Trauma histories and she has a special passion to support adults in their parenting journey. Dr. Arie integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques with Attachment-based intervention and uses Internal Family System (IFS) intervention approach in her work.
• Licensed Psychologist ( WA: PY.60967834 / NY: 0200171))
• CGT (Certified Group Therapist)
For more information contact: Miri@SocialEndeavors.net / 585-857-9394