Therapy Support Group (TSG)
Facilitated by: Tim Browne, Ph.D. (PSY 15784)
The Therapy Support Group (TSG) is an Insight Oriented, "Depth" Psychotherapy Group, and is Appropriate for Young Adults Who:
1) Are 18 to 28 years of age,
2) Possess the necessary maturity and willingness to engage in an ongoing, weekly psychotherapy group which, at times, may bring up significant feelings, memories, and issues.
3) Are willing to commit to an investigation and exploration of their relationship with substance use and it's association with their past and current relationships, work endeavors, academic achievement, goals, and personal growth.
4) TSG participant must be respectful, courteous, and supportive of their peers even though they might not always agree with the views of other group members.
The TSG is aimed at facilitating a deeper, emotional exploration of the issues, patterns, and concerns which often underlie substance use, addiction, and patterns of relapse. Additionally, the group process assists group members in their efforts to aquire and practice various relapse prevention tools and strategies. Often times, an empathetic observation or "confrontation" of one member to another results in understanding and growth that might not have been achieved in individual therapy alone.
The Therapy Support Group meets on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Enrollment is limited to seven group members, and the cost for group participation is $60 per group session.
If you have questions about the TSG, or wish to schedule a free 1/2 hour telephone screening appointment please contact Dr. Browne at the number below:
Tim Browne, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist (PSY 15784)
877 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 104
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(Dr. Browne is the former director of the Kaiser Permanente Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program in Walnut Creek and the New Bridge Foundation Adolescent Substance Abuse Outpatient Program in Berkeley. He has treated chemically dependent teens and their families in the Contra Costa area for over 25 years.)