Dr. Vannicelli leads several evening therapy groups for high functioning adults (early 30s through late 70s) in Cambridge and the Boston Area. Group themes include relationship issues, parenting, career issues, dealing with aging parents, managing anxiety and depression, and aging.
Adults in Transition
Group for Adult Male and Female Clients (early 40s to late 60s). For high functioning individuals, many of whom suffer from depression, anxiety, or addiction problems (once stabilized) who find that issues from their family of origin are often replicated in current relationships, influencing communication, authenticity, and intimacy. These issues may also play out currently in dealing with offspring, aging parents, spouses and ex-spouses, as well as ongoing life transitions.
Meets Tuesdays 6:15 PM
Professional Women in Transition
Group for Women (early 30s to mid 60s). For high functioning women (many of whom are ACOAs) who tend to the needs of others before attending to their own and who find that issues from their family of origin are often replicated in current relationships. The group helps members learn more about their own needs and how to get them met more satisfactorily as they deal with career issues, child rearing, marital stress, and aging parents.
Meets Wednesdays 5:15 PM
High Functioning Older Adults
Group for Mature Adults (early 60s to mid 70s). For high functioning individuals, who despite considerable life success, may experience depression, anxiety and a sense of meaninglessness. For some, the prospect of aging or retirement may exacerbate dysfunctional ways of coping that may add to feelings of isolation and alienation. A group with others who experience similar issues can provide a useful forum for dealing with stress, reducing loneliness and finding greater meaning.
Meets Wednesdays 6:45 PM
New Groups Forming
Group for Seniors in Transition
Group for high functioning seniors (65 and older) focus on the transitions associated with later years of adult life (retirement, downsizing, age-related health issues, empty nest, and loss) as well as ways of finding new meaning and connection in later years. The value of group for this population has been underscored in The Harvard Study of Adult Development which tracked the lives of two groups of men for 78 years and shows that meaningful personal connections benefit both health and sense of well-being.
Meeting Time TBD
Group for Supervision/Consultation and Practice Development
Group for mental health professionals to enhance clinical skill, add clinical perspective, and develop a successful private practice. Group consultation for senior therapists, as well as those in early and mid career can prevent burnout and maximize professional satisfaction, moving a struggling clinical practice to new heights of success.
Meeting Time TBD