Mental Health Groups at HQ
At HQ, we believe in the strength and expertise that exists in our community. By offering treatment in group, we hope to leverage this power to facilitate interpersonal learning, create meaningful connection, and enable personal growth. Each of our groups is focused by a shared goal and some groups may have individual support to complement this process.
Planning For Change
This group explores the functions that behaviours play in one’s life and supports people to make plans to create positive changes for themselves and to improve their well-being. This program uses an evidence-based treatment approach called motivational interviewing.
Understanding My Personality
This group explores the various parts of one's personality. People will learn about how their personality traits may impact them in different settings and situations. The group will discuss when these traits act as strengths or barriers in their lives. People will learn strategies and skills to support them in using their strengths.
Mental Health and Me
This group provides information into how mental health concerns impact one's life. During the group, people will be helped to develop a plan for creating change and getting support to improve their mental health well-being. This group will use a combination of case management and motivational interviewing to help people set their goals and find resources to achieve them.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
This group is a treatment group that focuses on teaching participants the connections between the situations they experience, their thoughts and their emotional responses. People will learn how to understand the ways they can shift their perspective to improve their emotional health.
Community Reinforcement Approach
This group is intended for people who are interested in making a change to their substance use when this use has become problematic for them. This evidence-based treatment starts with the idea that all substance use has played a purpose in one’s life and finding healthy substitutes to meet these needs can make changes easier.
Cognitive Processing Therapy - Trauma Intro
This trauma-focused group teaches people skills to identify and modify unhelpful beliefs related to trauma. This group is a shortened form of an evidence-based intervention for people who have post-traumatic stress disorder, but is aimed to help anyone who might have been impacted by trauma in their lives.
Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD
This trauma-focused group teaches people skills to identify and modify unhelpful beliefs related to trauma. This evidence-based treatment is intended for people who have a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This covers common themes that impact those who have been affected by trauma such as safety, trust, power/control, esteem, intimacy, and sex.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills groups are an evidence-based treatment that can help people who struggle with emotional dysregulation problems (intense emotional reactions or sensitivity to emotional situations). This program teaches skills to help understand, accept and change the intensity of people’s emotional responses and to reduce impulsivity.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills groups are an evidence-based treatment that can help people who struggle with emotional dysregulation problems (intense emotional reactions or sensitivity to emotional situations). This more intense program teaches skills to help understand, accept and change the intensity of people’s emotional responses and to reduce impulsivity. This version includes individual therapy and group therapy to help those with more intense emotional responses.
Methamphetamine Research Interventions
HQ offers help for those struggling with problems from their methamphetamine use as part of research studies from time to time. If you are seeking help for meth use, feel free to contact our clinic and ask if there is a study that might help you.