While help is certainly available on an individual basis, there are some compelling reasons to consider a group.
- Learn from others.
- Enjoy the camaraderie.
- Know that others share your struggle.
- Commit yourself to change by your attendance.
- Save roughly two thirds the cost of one-on-one.
These programs are affordable, falling within the limits of most extended health plans.
The group facilitator, psychologist Dr. John Cook, is a recognized leader in the field of cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety and is the principal of Aegis Psychological Services.
Groups at Aegis
Groups are made up of 5 to 9 adults, and youth over the age of 13. They meet in the evening at the Aegis office for eight to twelve, 2-hour weekly sessions. New clients will be asked to attend a pre-group interview. View and print fliers for the or the , in PDF format, using .
Overcoming Social Fears
Are assertiveness problems and excessive self-consciousness or shyness holding you back? Do you have difficulties performing in public? Learn to function better in the social situations you presently fear or avoid, through group cognitive behavioural therapy.
Living Free from Panic
Bothered by intense fear or discomfort that seems to come from out of the blue? Learn about becoming less physically tense, breaking your cycle of fear and confronting situations you avoid.
Continually worried or apprehensive? Feeling keyed up, on edge and easily annoyed? Learn how to be less physically tense, break out of the cycle of worry and take charge.
Programs are offered Monday or Tuesday nights from 7 to 9, three times a year: New Year, Spring, and Fall.
The 12-session anxiety groups are $960 and the 8-session weight loss group is $640. These amounts are payable in advance, and do not include the cost of a manual.
How to Enroll
These programs are available for immediate enrollment, and will be offered when once 5 or more people sign up. If you have an interest in any of these groups, call 881-1206 immediately to have your name added to the wait list. If you need more immediate help in the meantime, consider seeing Dr. Cook for individual CBT.
Physician's Referral Form