Healthy Relationships Group for Women

Relationships, whether they be with romantic partners, friends, family members, or co-workers, are an important part of leading a healthy and fulfilling life.

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Being in a healthy relationship can contribute to feelings of safety, security, happiness, and overall life satisfaction. But sometimes, we don't feel these things in our relationships. The right help can be important to support you through these challenges.

Some relationships help bring out the best in you, while others may leave you feeling unsafe, hurt, angry, or insecure. It’s not always easy to determine which relationships are serving you well and how to fix the ones that are broken.

Healthy Relationships Therapy Group

Healthy Relationships is a group for women to support building healthier relationships. 

This program focuses on building more fulfilling relationships and balanced life with less conflict. It will help you enhance your well-being by showing you how to develop healthier relationship skills based on your own personal values and what you want your life to be.

The small group is facilitated by a mental health therapist.

What is covered?

The group consists of the following four modules. Each module is covered over four weeks, making this a 16-week program.

  1. Self-awareness and self-management
  2. Conflict management and communication skills
  3. Core beliefs, values, and life balance
  4. Power in relationships and impacts of gender stereotype

What will I learn?

  • Recognize the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships and how to respond
  • Effectively communicate in your relationships
  • Implement flexible and appropriate boundaries
  • Understand how your relationship with yourself impacts all your relationships
  • Recognize the role that power plays in relationships
  • Be more confident when resolving conflict

Who can attend?

Any woman aged 18 or over who is experiencing challenges in relationships. This group is suitable for women from diverse backgrounds and various relationship statuses.

When and where is it offered?

The group meets on Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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New participants can start after attending an information session and an interview with a facilitator to gather background information and set personalized goals.

Participating in a therapy group can feel like a big, scary step to take. We will be there to support you when you are ready to get started.

How much does it cost?

The cost is $200 per module, and $800 for the full program.

Subsidies are available based on our sliding scale. That means your fee depends on your income and how much you can afford to pay.

We will complete a fee assessment for you after you have attended an information session.

How to get started?

The first step is to attend one of our free information sessions. The 30-minute information sessions are held on Tuesdays at 4:30 PM at our downtown location:

#20, 9912 106 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5

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Upcoming group information sessions:

  • September 6, 13, and 20
  • October 4, 11 and 18
  • November 8, 15 and 22

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After the information session, if you decide to register for the group, we will complete a fee assessment and book you for an individual interview to gather background information and set personalized goals for you.

Testimonial

To be honest, I was a little hesitant at first as I wasn’t sure if I belonged in this group. However, the facilitator and the women in the group either challenged or validated my thinking, and I kept coming back each week. 

The atmosphere in the group was welcoming, always positive, and non-judgmental. The women in the group had very diverse backgrounds but were so supportive of each other. Getting validation was the most helpful aspect for me in my transformation. I was able to express thoughts that had been in the back of my mind for so long. 

I feel this group has been beneficial not only to my relationship with my spouse but also with my kids, family, coworkers, and managers. I have received very positive feedback: people tell me I am a more open person and more approachable. Since Healthy Relationships, I lead a healthier lifestyle and have stopped taking antidepressants. I listen actively and reflect more before I react. I feel like there has been a healing process. I am a happier person. Now I understand who I am as a person.

- Participant

What to expect upon arrival at The Family Centre?

The Family Centre acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

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