Avenues Counseling, LLC has partnered with non-profit organizations in the Green County community to provide a comfortable and safe space, as well as facilitation, for support groups so that members of the community do not have to drive to bigger cities in order to find the support they are needing around specific challenges and life events. Currently we are holding the following groups:

Cancer Support Groups- The first Wednesday of each month from 6pm-7pm, Survivors of Breast Cancer Group is held for all who have gone through a cancer journey, specifically breast cancer. The last Wednesday of each month from 6pm-7pm, All Cancers and Caregivers Group is held for anyone who has gone through a cancer journey themselves or who is a loved one or caregiver of someone who has gone through a cancer journey. These groups are in partnership with Justice for a Cure and the Dawn Lengel Memorial. The group is made up of individuals just recently diagnosed, in the middle of treatment, just in remission, or who have been in remission for up to 20 years. The various phases of cancer journeys create a strong group dynamic as those who are in remission find meaning and purpose in their journey through helping those who are newly diagnosed and in treatment to have hope and strength while also being a great source for anyone who has gone through a cancer journey.
https://justiceforacure.org/

Group Purpose

  • To provide a confidential and safe space for sharing your struggles and triumphs in your cancer journey or in caring for a loved one on a cancer journey.
  • Reduce feelings of isolation, fear, and frustration by meeting with others who are experiencing or have experienced similar situations and feelings.
  • Learn about various resources for caring for yourself, your family, or a loved one from others in the group, while sharing any helpful resources and coping skills that you may be aware of.
  • Discuss topics specific to small group requests (self-care, setting boundaries, self-compassion, mindfulness, various forms of treatment, how to talk to your kids about diagnosis, treatment, etc).

SOS (Survivors of Suicide) Support Groups- Held the first Monday of each month from 6pm-7:30pm for adults (ages 18 years and older) from 6pm-7:30pm, in partnership with Jacob’s SWAG Foundation. This group is for any family or friend who has lost a loved one to suicide as well as for individuals who have survived a suicide attempt themselves.
https://jacobsswag.org/

Group Purpose

  • To provide a confidential and safe space for sharing your thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to the loss of a loved one by suicide.
  • Reduce feelings of isolation, by meeting with others who are experiencing or have experienced similar situations and feelings.
  • Learn about various resources for caring for yourself, your family, or a loved one from others in the group, while sharing any helpful resources and coping skills that you may be aware of.
  • Discuss topics specific to small group requests (self-care, setting boundaries, self-compassion, mindfulness, grief and loss, etc).

Child Loss Support Group- Held the second Thursday of each month from 6pm-7pm at Avenues Counseling, LLC. This group is for parents and caregivers who have lost a child at any age or gestation.

Group Purpose

  • To provide a confidential and safe space for sharing your thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to the loss of a child.
  • Reduce feelings of isolation by meeting with others who are experiencing or have experienced similar situations and feelings.
  • Learn about various resources for caring for yourself, your family, or a loved one from others in the group, while sharing any helpful resources and coping skills that you may be aware of.
  • Discuss topics specific to small group requests (self-care, setting boundaries, self-compassion, mindfulness, grief and loss, etc).

Parents and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs Support Group- Held the second Monday of each month from 6pm-7pm. This group is for parents and caregivers of children with special needs (physical, cognitive, developmental, emotional, behavioral, etc.).

Are you a parent or caregiver to a child with special needs and while you celebrate your child’s uniqueness, still sometimes find yourself feeling overwhelmed and isolated? You are not alone in your experience. Join our supportive community to give and receive support with other parents who have an understanding of what it’s like to raise a child with special needs.

Group Purpose

  • To provide a confidential and safe space for sharing your struggles and triumphs in caring for your child with special needs.
  • Reduce feelings of isolation, fear, and frustration by meeting with others who are experiencing similar situations.
  • Learn about various resources for caring for your child and for yourself from others in the group, while sharing any helpful resources that you may be aware of.
  • Discuss topics specific to small group requests (self-care, setting boundaries, self-compassion, mindfulness, various forms of treatment, etc).

We are open to partnering with others in the community to facilitate support groups that meet the needs of people in our community. If you are interested in working with us to start a support group, please call our office at 325-1070 ext 0.