Group Therapy & Workshops


Many groups have resumed in-person meetings, please see full descriptions for location details.

Midday Meditation Group

New Group | Thursdays 12-1pm | Meeting in-person, drop-ins welcome


The purpose of this group is to create a supportive and nurturing space where individuals can explore the practice of meditation, deepen their understanding, and cultivate a sense of inner calm and resilience. Whether you are new to meditation or have an established practice, this group will provide an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and embark on a journey of self-discovery together.


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Mindful Anger Management

Starting Feb. 1, 2024 | Advanced registration is required

Thursday evenings | Meeting in-person in Andersonville


Anger management is a 10-week curriculum-based group combining classic anger management skills and mindfulness. The group will explore the evolutionary role of anger, when anger is appropriate, the difference between assertiveness and aggressiveness, and how to differentiate between anger, fear, and frustration. 

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Transcending Gender

Starting Feb. 27, 2024 | Advanced registration is required 

Tuesday from 7:00pm-8:30pm | Meeting in-person in Andersonville

Looking for a place to talk about and deconstruct gender? This 12-week group will focus on making space for the nuances of gender, the diversity of gender experiences, and will explore gender’s expression. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to join.

Living in Your Body: A Disordered Eating Process Group

Group Forming for Winter 2024 | Email to be added to interest list 

Tuesday evenings | Meeting virtually w/Zoom

This 8-week therapy group will explore the challenges of living in your body in the face of diet culture and fatphobia. Participants will encounter new ways to connect and cope through peer-to-peer discussions and interactive group sharing. Conversations will be framed around a variety of topics to include: inner child work, dismantling diet culture, HAES approach to health and wellbeing, and self-compassion. 

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Recovery Dharma for Addictions

Ongoing: Monday evenings  | Meeting in-person in Andersonville

Recovery Dharma (formerly called Refuge Recovery) is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds. The meetings are peer-led and include guided meditations, readings, and group sharing and discussion.

Registration is not required – all are welcome. Email the Recovery Dharma – Andersonville group lead, Dan Ware, to ask questions:

Meetings are hosted at CMP (Andersonville) but are run by Recovery Dharma.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Please email Jonathan Smith, PsyD to get added to interest list:


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an 8-week evidence based curriculum targeted to learn meditation strategies to reduce stress, physical pain, and emotional suffering. In this class, we will learn and practice several forms of meditation, as well as integrate new skills of stress-reduction into our daily lives.

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Making Meaning: Using Stories to Heal, Broaden & Reclaim our Lives

This 5-week group is intended for those who are interested in writing, storytelling, activating meaning, creativity, and growth. Special emphasis on questioning normality, reclaiming and re-storying our lives in the face of trauma, and engaging with strengths and inner resources

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Feeling overwhelmed and out of control? Years of research shows that Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a powerful and proven intervention that provides you with real-life, take-home skills in 4 areas: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy is now Andersonville Mindfulness & Psychology