Group Therapy

Five Rivers Mental Health Clinic operates a variety of psychotherapy groups depending on client need. Group therapy offers a unique way of learning and practicing skills from therapy. Clients can learn from and with peers facing similar issues. Groups sometimes offered include social skills, emotion regulation, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and parenting skills groups. Parenting groups provide general parenting education and support but also sometimes target particular concerns such as parenting gender creative children. Please ask if you are interested in a group that is not currently offered as they will be added based on client interest.

Current Groups Offered

Dr. Sarah Sifers, PhD, LP facilitates a social skills psychotherapy group that provides direct instruction and take home materials on tested social skills lessons. The group is targeted to the developmental needs of students in or entering third through seventh grades. Lessons are based on common concerns and build participants’ self-control, self-esteem, and respectful treatment of others. Topics addressed include: thinking before acting, active listening, increasing self-esteem, accepting consequences, self-control, setting and achieving goals, problem solving, coping with anger, accepting change, emotional regulation, and dealing with difficult peer situations.

The group meets Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 and consists of three to eight participants. Participants are free to join at any time, but must call first to reserve a seat.

Parents can call to reserve a spot at 507-345-7012. For questions, contact Dr. Sarah Sifers, PhD, LP at 507-345-7012 or [email protected].

Insurances accepted: Medicaid, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Medica, Medicare, South Country Health Alliance, UCare, United Health Care

If you do not see your insurance listed above, check with your plan to see if you are able to use out-of-network benefits.

Self-pay: You are eligible for a prompt payment discount of our standard fees if you pay in full at the time of service.