This is an opportunity to become a member in a young adult therapy group (ages 17-26). This group is designed for young adults who would like to gain a better understanding of their self in a social context and develop the self-confidence to build meaningful relationships. The focus of the group will be on exploring here-and-now interactions. The group acts as a microcosm, where the patterns of how individuals relate to people outside of the group are recreated inside the group.
Group members will practice new ways of communicating to improve relationships. As a facilitator, my role is to create a space where everyone can be heard and understood to reduce feelings of loneliness, shame, and anxiety. Also, to create a space for curiosity where difficult social dynamics can be explored without judgment and feedback can be delivered and received in a safe way.
Paul Sawyer is a licensed therapist in Newton, MA who works with individuals of all ages and various presenting concerns. He specializes in working with young adults and teens who are experiencing mental health, substance use, or life-transitional issues (e.g. beginning college, launching into adulthood, managing relationships, grief/loss, etc.).
Paul has training and experience in Internal Family Systems (IFS), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT), mindfulness practices, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He meets his clients where they are and helps them develop realistic goals. He also helps them become more grounded and connect to their bodies. In addition, Paul focuses on the relationship he has with his clients and uses this to look at how they approach other relationships.
Drawing from various theories in understanding the roots of suffering and discontentment, Paul takes a non-judgmental, curious, compassionate approach to guiding clients to a place of healing and wellness. He looks forward to meeting you.