Groups

Current Groups Being Offered

Anger Management

Anger is a natural human emotion, but when it is out of control, it can harm our physical health, as well as our  emotional and psychological well-being. If your relationships, career, and daily living are being affected by anger, our Anger Management classes can help you to understand and regulate this intense and overwhelming emotion. Our Anger Management Psychoeducational Group offers a completion certificate to participants who attend all 12 weeks of the program. This course meets the requirement for court-mandated anger management classes and is open to everyone. To register, please see our flyer here.

Parenting

What does it mean to be a loving, mindful, and effective parent? Our Parenting Skills Group covers a variety of topics, including how to be present with your child, understanding attachment bonds, discipline vs. punishment, and techniques for effective communication. The Parenting Skills Group utilizes Dan Siegel’s, The Whole Brain Child, which incorporates contemporary research on infants to help parents better understand their child’s neurobiological and neuropsychological development. Please access the flyer here to learn how to register.

Other Groups Offered

Below are examples of groups we have offered in the past that we may offer again in the future. To request more information about these groups, please contact our Intake Coordinator, Anna Henry at 805-963-7777 ext. 206 or email counseling@sbnbcc.org.

Dialectical Behavior-Informed Therapy (DBT) for Veterans

Individuals living with trauma disorders, eating disorders, and severe mood disorders often struggle with emotional reactivity, relational conflict, and the tasks of daily living. Individuals living with these disorders often need therapeutic support, coping skills, and a framework to help them understand their overwhelming emotional experiences. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a collaborative, support-oriented and behavioral treatment for individuals living with these complex and challenging disorders. Please contact our Intake Coordinator, Anna Henry at 805-963-7777 ext. 206 or email counseling@sbnbcc.org for more information.

Esperanza (Hope) Immigration Support Group

This group engages immigrants in discussing and participating in activities that enable them to explore their thoughts and feelings about their adjustment to living in the United States, Santa Barbara, and the surrounding communities in Santa Barbara County. This group facilitates the acculturation process, increases self-confidence, promotes a positive self-identity, and reduces long-term or serious social adjustment problems related to the acculturation stresses of daily living.