Welcome To Gathering For Groups


All group sessions are held at:

1015 Maple Avenue
2nd Floor
Downers Grove,Illinois 60515

Your group will meet for six consecutive weeks, the same day and time each week unless the group session falls on a holiday. We will notify you of an alternate date should this occur.  Each session is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Please arrive a few minutes before each session to get situated and ensure we start on time. Also, please be aware there may be other groups in progress and be mindful of making noise.

Important Information for Your First Session

  1. Download our intake form – please fill them out and bring them with you to your first night of group. If you do not have access to a computer, forms will be available.
  2. Bring $10 to purchase your booklet and $90 for your 6-weeks of the group on the first night. We accept credit cards or checks (please make checks payable to Gathering for Groups).

Benefits of Joining a Group

There are many benefits to joining a group, and group counseling is just as effective as individual counseling. Here are some benefits group members gain:

  • You’re Not Alone: You realize that you are not the only one who suffers from depression and anxiety
  • Instills Hope: Hearing other’s stories who get what you are going through can be very encouraging.
  • Learn About Yourself: You discover parts of you that you may not have known were there
  • Safe Place: You can share what you’re going through with no judgement
  • Encouragement: You can encourage others as well as be encouraged
  • Social Skills: You can practice using your inner voice to share your story
  • New Resources: You can learn new ways of managing your daily struggles of living with depression/anxiety
  • Pain Release: Sharing feelings and experiences with a group can help you relieve pain, shame, stress, and many other feelings.

Have Questions?

Should you have any questions or concerns, email us at gatheringforgroups@gmail.com