Interpersonal group therapy focuses on group member's patterns of interaction and style of connecting with one another. The focus is on the here and now dynamics that come up among the members in the groups with the idea that patterns that emerge in the group are likely relevant to the members lives outside of the therapeutic setting. Members will have the opportunity to access support from their peers, try out new styles of engagement, learn how to to strengthen connections with those around them, and decrease feelings of social isolation.
Victoria Sokolowski is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, Rhode Island who specializes in anxiety, depression, life transitions, and LGBTQIA+ issues. She is also an integrative therapist, emphasizing a focus on nutrition and physical activity and exercise as sources for overall well-being and growth. Her practice is open to individual adults and couples, as well as clients for group therapy.
Victoria takes an action-oriented approach to treatment; she enjoys helping clients implement skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She also operates from a meaning-making lens, prompting clients to ask themselves how they can take control and create purpose in their own lives. In her group therapy work, she’ll often use the interpersonal therapy framework so that clients can see themselves more clearly through others’ perspectives.
When clients visit Victoria, they’re often seeking to enhance their sense of self-awareness. They may be struggling with intimacy or be having a hard time communicating effectively with their partner. Victoria enjoys helping clients find their voice and cultivate assertiveness in their relationships. For other clients who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, or other patterns of mood that they can't quite understand, Victoria provides clarification and diagnoses to help people understand what, exactly, they’re facing – and how, with their work together, they can get through it.