Chase Brexton offers a wide variety of Behavioral Health groups and classes to help you live your best life.
Find out more about the groups and classes we offer below:
Moving Forward: Depression and Anxiety CBT Group, Always taking referrals
What: The Depression and Anxiety group is an 8-week psychoeducational and process group focused on coping with depression and anxiety. Through this group, patients will learn to recognize the patterns in their thoughts and behaviors which keep them stuck and how to replace these thoughts and behaviors with healthier ways of thinking and coping.
Who is eligible: Patients may start at any time once they have completed the triage process. The eight sessions will repeat; patients may stay for all eight sessions and then move on or continue to stay in the group for as long as they would like to continue to practice what they have learned.
When/Where: Wednesdays, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Columbia
For more information on Chase Brexton's Addictions Program, please click here.
Alzheimer's Support Group
What: An open group enhancing the lives of individuals living with memory loss and their caregivers, this group provides a safe and confidential environment for conversation, support, resources, and education. For more information, please call 410-837-2050 ext. 1107, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is eligible: For individuals who are either affected by Alzheimer's disease, or caring for someone who is.
When/Where: 4th Wednesdays, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Mt. Vernon Center
Anger Management Group - currently taking referrals
What: It is proven that we can all learn steps to help stay calm, better manage aggression and conflict. This 12-week open group offers interventions that can help people identify many of the stressors in their lives and manage tense situations in a constructive, positive way. Through this program, patients will be able to decrease their anger and improve their communications skills. The group is highly interactive with role play, homework assignments, and weekly check-ins to include scale-based anger levels. Group participants can include but are not limited to patients with substance use disorders, PTSD, and Mood Disorders.
Who is eligible: Any current or new behavioral health patients; an assessment is required and treatment plan to include anger management or communication skills.
When/Where: Wednesdays, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Mt. Vernon Center
Club Med (ongoing)
What: A multidisciplinary bi-weekly, psychoeducational support group emphasizing medication adherence strategies with assistance with pill box filling. Club Med II is held on Thursdays at a different time. For more info, contact the Behavioral Health Department at 410-837-2050.
Who is eligible: CBHS HIV+ patients who have demonstrated a need for additional medication adherence support and could benefit from a supportive group environment.
When/Where: Club Med I: Every other Tuesday, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm; Club Med II: every other Thursday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Mt. Vernon Center
The Depression and Anxiety Group
What: Psychoeducational support group providing an opportunity to learn more about treatment approaches for depression and anxiety, reviewing several different coping strategies to include attention to self-care, how thoughts impact mood, the role of medication and a brief introduction to anxiety management strategies. Patients can start at any time and stay in the group until they have completed their 12 sessions, or elect to continue in the next group cycle.
Who is eligible: Patients who have had an initial assessment/evaluation with a provider in the behavioral health department and/or is an active patient at time of referral.
When/Where: Wednesdays, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Mt. Vernon Center
Dual Diagnosis Group
What: The purpose of the Dual-Diagnosis Group is to provide a supportive and interactive setting focused on: (1) increasing individuals' knowledge and understanding of the unique challenges characteristic of co-morbid mental health and substance abuse disorders, and (2) providing individuals with intermediate- to advanced-level, practical skills to help them manage and maintain successful recovery from their mental health conditions, including substance use. For more info, contact the Behavioral Health Department at 410-837-2050.
Who is eligible: A patient is eligible to participate if they have at least six months, stable, documented sobriety from alcohol and all other substances (except tobacco). Ideally, group members are engaged in behavioral health services with an individual behavioral health provider (general mental health, psychiatry and/or addictions provider), whether here at CBHC or elsewhere, with treatment preferably including mindfulness-based (e.g., ACT, MBSR) coping skills.
When/Where: Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Mt. Vernon Center
HIV Women’s Group
What: Support and therapy process group addressing issues associated with HIV, such as stigma, disclosure, managing relationships, navigating care systems, mental health and other life issues. For more info, contact the Behavioral Health Department at 410-837-2050.
Who is eligible: HIV+ Women who are current Chase Brexton patients.
When/Where: Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Mt. Vernon Center
What: A 10-week, unstructured, process-oriented group that focuses on the cultural intersection of race, gender, class, and social identity for gender diverse, transgender, and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people. The group focus will be on the interwoven complexity that cultural systems has on social marginalization and gender. Participants will have a safe space to discuss their cultural experiences as transgender and non-binary individuals, while receiving support and feedback from the facilitator and other participants.
Who is eligible: Initial behavioral health assessments are required prior to the start of group. If you are interested in scheduling an assessment for this group please contact 410-837-2050 ext. 1119, or email email@example.com.
When/Where: Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30pm, Mt. Vernon Center
Intimate Violence Survivor's Group
What: For victims and survivors of intimate partner violence focused on healing, regaining strength, and connecting with other victims and survivors in a safe and supportive environment. For more information, please call 410-837-2050 ext. 1119, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is eligible: Initial assessment required prior to the start of the group.
When/Where: Tuesdays - Time and location provided upon enrollment.
Last Drag (Smoking Cessation Group) - held numerous times throughout the year, continuously taking referrals
What: Six group "classes" that follow the American Lung Association's Freedom from Smoking guidelines. In addition, free nicotine replacement patches are offered to group participants at the fourth session. For more info, contact the Behavioral Health Department at 410-837-2050.
Who is eligible: Current patients who wish to quit smoking.
When/Where: Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Mt. Vernon Center
LGBT 50+ Support Group
What: An ongoing community support group for LGBT adults ages 50+. This unstructured social support and process group speaks honestly about experiences and challenges in a confidential, open, and accepting environment. Topics include healthy relationships, active community engagement, family connections, work, retirement, health and wellness, etc. No initial assessment needed; walk-in or call 410-837-2050 ext. 1107 for more information.
Who is eligible: LGBTQ adults 50+
When/Where: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 2 pm - 3:30 pm, Mt. Vernon Center
LGBT 50+ HIV Group
What: For victims and survivors of intimate partner violence focused on healing, regaining strength, and connecting with other victims and survivors in a safe and supportive environment. For more information, please call 410-837-2050 ext. 1119 or email email@example.com.
Who is eligible: Initial behavioral health assessments are required prior to the start of group.
When/Where: Wednesdays, 3:30 pm, Mt. Vernon Center
Mindful-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)/Stress Management
What: The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)/Stress Management group incorporates mindfulness to help people reduce or manage reactions to stress and develop strategies to reduce experience of overall stress. Participants are encouraged to practice skills learned in group in between sessions to reinforce learning. People who experience depression, anxiety, chronic pain and/or who are faced with significant life and community stressors could potentially benefit from attending this group.
Who is eligible: A Behavioral Health Initial Assessment/Triage is required.
When/Where: Mondays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Mt. Vernon Center
50+ Lunch & Learns
What: Monthly discussions and training centering around essential area of interest to LGBT elders. Attendance is free. For more information or to RSVP for the next Lunch & Learn, please call 410-837-2050 ext. 1049, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is eligible: LGBTQ adults 50+
When/Where: 2nd Thursdays, 12 pm - 1:30 pm, Mt. Vernon Center
Transcendence: Pathways to a Healthy Transition
What: Transcendence is a time limited (12-weekly sessions), psycho-education and skills (i.e. Interpersonal effectiveness, insight oriented decision making, and self-advocacy and self-efficacy skills) based group focused on supporting healthy gender transitions. This group provides a confidential and trans-affirmative forum for individuals to explore topics and access information and resources necessary for a healthy gender transition. For more information, please call 410-837-2050 ext. 1119 or email email@example.com.
Who is eligible: Transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, and gender questioning individuals who have completed an initial assessment/evaluation with a provider in the behavioral health department, and/or is an open Chase Brexton patient at time of referral.
When/Where: Mondays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Mt. Vernon Center
T Time - Taking ongoing referrals
What: T time is a process-oriented group that provides a safe and trans-affirming space for Trans* and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals. Participants will discuss their experiences as binary and non-binary Trans* individuals and receive support and feedback from facilitator and other participants. Participants are provided with the opportunity to be in the community, to provide and receive feedback on topics such as interpersonal functioning, family dynamics, and developing a sense of self, and discuss their lived experiences as TGNC individuals in varied stages of transition.
Who is eligible: Clients do not have to be connected with any other Chase Brexton Health Care services to be eligible but should complete an initial assessment/evaluation with a Behavioral Health provider. All potential members will meet with facilitator for a group screening in order to assess appropriateness of group prior to beginning. For more information, please call 410-837-2050 ext. 4019.
When/where: Mondays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm and Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Mt. Vernon Center
Women’s Support Group - Ongoing, open group, taking referrals
What: Process oriented group intended to be a safe, welcoming place where women can get support on various issues in their life and learn to build healthy relationships. With support from facilitators and one another, group members will also receive feedback about their interpersonal interactions. Group is highly collaborative so that the women “help me to help you.” Group topics include, but are not limited to: creating and understanding healthy relationships, boundary setting, understanding codependency, self-care and self-awareness.
Who is eligible: Women 18+ seeking a safe space to gain support from other women. Initial assessment/evaluation with a provider in the behavioral health department and/or is an active patient at time of referral.
When: Fridays, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Mt. Vernon Center