Mental Health Life Coaching Support Group
Welcome to your faith-based safe space!
Our aim is to make faith-based mental health support groups accessible to everyone. These faith-based and confidential support groups are primarily for those who are pursuing recovery from any of the following:
depression, anxiety, chronic illness, loneliness, bipolar disorder, non-death grief, "strong friend syndrome," and for those who are supporting loved ones in their recovery process.
Our mission of “accessible mental support” is accomplished by our virtual platform, making our services available to those around the United States without having to wrestle through the hassles and cobwebs of insurance and financial barriers to receive consistent support. Therefore, we do not require insurance to receive consistent services due to our support group’s monthly rate of affordability.
The unique model that we have created encourages our clients to continue showing up for themselves in this support group by incrementally granting our client’s significant financial discounts consistent with their commitment to showing up for the support group over an extended period of time. These determinations are reserved by the group’s facilitator at certain marked time frames during the year and will be clearly communicated to the clients prior to joining the support group (simply based on each session’s roster of documented attendance.)
This model is designed to create a culture of wellness and a new paradigm of understanding that support is not only for those who are currently struggling with their mental health, but also for those who are proactively pursuing mental wellness maintenance. We feel mental wellness maintenance is critically important because it will give people in the group hope in understanding the process of recovery from various angles of the journey. As an example, we like to often think of it like exercise. When we have finally reached our physical health goal, we don’t stop exercising but we continue to maintain the freedom we gained by continuing the process of exercise. The form the process takes may differ as time progresses, but the bottom line is that we understand that wellness has a maintenance strategy to it. We don’t just stay “well” because we want to, but we must actively pursue it to continue to stay well. The same applies to our mental health wellness journeys.
We help sustain our clients until their next therapy visit.
We understand that it can be mentally strenuous from one day to the next when a person is in recovery; This is why these support groups are designed to provide a little more cushion in closing that quantity gap so our clients can recover well and stay connected to a supportive community as they recover. We meet virtually two to four times a month as standard, and we occasionally have additional support meetings as needed. We also strongly encourage our clients who may be struggling in their journeys to additionally seek therapy in conjunction with our support group, though our support group is NOT therapy and is also unaffiliated with recommending therapists at this time.
Since the support groups are NOT therapy, they are not facilitated by therapists, but are facilitated by unique certified life coaches who are also in mental health recovery journeys themselves. This unique touch is key, so that our clients can be assured that their support facilitator (life coach leader) does not merely have book knowledge on best practices, but also has experiential knowledge through lived experiences themselves about the inner workings of practical recovery. We are proud to be a faith-based mental health support group with experienced people from diverse walks of life who are presently overcoming challenges associated with their mental health and are seeking to maintain that freedom in recovery.
We have confidential, honest, open, and vulnerable faith-based conversations to redefine what overcoming looks like and to maintain our mental health recovery process without stigma. The truth is that believers of Christ also seriously struggle with their mental health and are not exempt just because they love God. The comfort that we, as followers of Christ, rely on is the promise that God will grant us overcoming power in our day-to-day journeys. We meet in our support group to discuss the practical application of this overcoming power. Mental health recovery is an ongoing process, and this support group is unique in that we provide “aftercare” for recovery.
This group was created to tear down faith-stigmas of over-religiosity that spiritual answers are the sole answers for psychological issues, or that somehow the person struggling in their mental health is somehow deficient in their faith. BOTH schools of thoughts are untruths, and we aim to create a space that honors the humanity of people, as well as their divinity. We aim to acknowledge the paradoxical realities that people of faith DO struggle with mental health and can aim to continually overcome it through practical strategies. FAITH does not eliminate our problems, but it supports and sustains us THROUGH our problems.
Finally, you can receive support for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and non-death grief and mental wellness without having to navigate the hassles of insurance! The sessions are an opportunity to process and navigate safely with the group’s Life Coach, as well as with the confidential community that will become like family.
What is a Professional Life Coach?
A Professional Life Coach is a trusted mentor who can help you identify, navigate, and overcome barriers so that you can live your fullest potential. Life coaching professionals specialize in varying areas, but the common goal is self-actualization. Specifically, Dominique is a faith-based mental wellness life coach who will provide clients a faith-based, virtual space where clients can have a safe place to process and navigate through their mental health as a Christian, while receiving nonjudgmental support. We understand how difficult the paradox of being a faith-based believer is, and often how stigmatized this reality is in traditional faith-spaces. Therefore, we have opened up an untraditional faith-space for you to honestly process your state of mental health and continually overcome challenges. This safe space is confidential and the stigma of shame and “over-religiosity” for psychological matters are not in opposition to each other. For example, while we believe in the power of prayer and will even pray during sessions, this support group understands that prayer is not the only action needed to overcome debilitating mental health concerns.
Please note that a professional life coach is not the same as a therapist because a professional life coach does not diagnose or treat clinical diagnosis. However, a professional life coach is extremely valuable in assisting individuals in gaining traction in specialized areas of life that the client desires to move forward in, and our speciality is navigating through mental health struggles and challenges. Life coaching is all about navigation through life’s challenges, gaining new frameworks and perspectives, and overcoming to fulfill your highest potential.
Life coaching can be done one-on-one or in a group setting. In both scenarios, professional life coaching is a supportive and non-judgmental space to help you create the life that you want for yourself.
Life coaches help you strategize and acquire the tools you need to achieve your goals. It consists of steps to help you identify and reframe your thoughts and attitudes. It can also help you break negative habits, acquire new methods of identification, and take action to achieve your maximum potential!
What is Mental Health Life Coaching?
Mental health/mental wellness life coaching is group or individual coaching designed to optimize a person's mental health through bringing understanding, strategies, and best practices to uplift the client's mental wellness goals. In our specific case, mental health/wellness life coaching is designed to empower clients in navigating their mental health wellness and recovery journey through support from like-minded people. This mission is accomplished through a confidential, well-vetted, faith-based group of likeminded people who uplift and empower each other in strategies and tools for maintaining their mental wellness journeys.
How is life coaching different from therapy?
While these life coaching mental health support groups may be therapeutic, it is NOT therapy (nor are our support groups designed to be therapy). There is a significant difference between traditional therapy and life coaching. Professional life coach does not seek to diagnose or treat clinical diagnoses with traditional strategies. However, a professional life coach is extremely valuable in assisting individuals in gaining traction in specialized areas of life that the client desires to move forward in, and, in this case, specifically in navigating through mental health struggles and challenges.
Professional Life coaching is all about navigation through life’s challenges, gaining new frameworks and perspectives, and overcoming to fulfill your highest potential. Coaching is distinct from traditional therapy because it is not designed to diagnose psychological issues, but this support group does provide empathy and accountable support in the development of new frameworks, constructive habits, and skills that make it easier for participants to maintain their mental health recovery journey.
Do I have to document a clinical mental health diagnosis to attend the mental health support group?
No; we do not require that you have a clinical mental health diagnosis to attend, nor do we require disclosure of any of your HIPPA-protected diagnoses documents. This mental health support group is simply for those who are navigating mental health challenges OR seeking to better understand how to support their own loved ones in their loved one's mental health journey.
However, please note that the intake form (to join this support group) does ask you to share if you have been diagnosed with any mental health conditions OR if you suspect that you may been battling depression etc. even though you may not have a clinical diagnosis. This is asked so that we can better determine which mental health support group that we host may best benefit you.
Please note that you are not required to share your diagnosis or mental concern on the intake form, but the more of your journey you choose to share, the better fitted (like-minded) group we can place you in. For example, those recovering from depression may best be placed in a support group with others who are also recovering from something similar. Please note that ONLY the life coach will be able to see this information, and it will NOT be disclosed to your fellow participants at any time unless the client chooses to share their own condition during a support group themselves.
What is a “Support Facilitator”?
A Support Facilitator is a term that we’ve created and coined to describe the certified Life Coach (who also has lived experienced in their own mental health recovery journey) who is facilitating your support group.
Does this life coaching mental health support group oppose traditional therapy?
Life coaching does NOT oppose therapy, and we specifically believe that our mental health life coaching support group is a great complementary tool to support the separate therapy that our clients may be a part of. However, as stated earlier, the mental health life coaching support group is not therapy at all because we do not treat or diagnose mental health conditions.
Though we are unaffiliated with recommending certain therapists, we do encourage clients to get therapy if they are able. We do NOT recommend that the client stop their therapy sessions, but we have previously seen both therapy and a support group be incredible compliments to each other. However, a person is still welcome to be a part of our support group even if they are not in therapy.
I already have a church. Is this mental health support group a church?
This is a mental health support group, NOT a church. We do not seek to replace anyone’s current church. However, faith is overtly discussed in this support group, and is also intricately woven into the fabric of these mental health support group conversations and engagements. Occasionally, we even offer Bible Studies relevant to granting us hope in our mental health journeys. The reason for that faith is so foundational in this support group is because we don’t feel that a person should have to deny the reality of either experience (being a follower of Jesus Christ and struggling mentally) in order to gain traction in overcoming. We believe that the acknowledgement of both realities (being a follower of Jesus Christ and seeking mental wellness) creates a wholesome and overcoming reality.
What are Dominique’s qualifications to facilitate this mental health life coaching group?
Dominique has well over a decade of experience in mentoring individuals through their mental health and spiritual journeys. More importantly, she has triumphantly lived the journey that she is facilitating, overcoming her own mental health diagnoses, and is maintaining her own recovery, as both a faith-based believer in Christ and also through undergoing a very practical process to get her to a place of wellness. Dominique’s core characteristics are that of resilience, hope, and faith.
Dominique is in recovery and created this group as the model of what she wished was available during the height of her own mental health challenges, including cost-friendly, professional, and faith-based support for her journey. She is a well of wisdom and has also successfully led many faith-based groups in the past.
Dominique is also a certified life coach through Without Limits International Ministry where her Life Coach trainer was trained to be a certified life coach and instructor through Freedom Bible College. Dominique has also completed and received certification for mental health training through the Georgia Consumer Mental Health Network.
She emphasizes combining two modalities to form a fresh reality for those recovering and seeking to overcome: merging practical faith and mental health support.
As a mental health life coach, what topics do you provide support in, and what do you mean by “non-death grief”?
In addition to focusing on navigating and overcoming depression and anxiety, we also focus on navigating and overcoming non-death grief.
Navigating and overcoming anxiety
NON-death loss and grief is defined as grief that does not stem from losing loved ones to physical death, but rather focuses on the grief that is incurred through the challenges and vissitudes of life. While we do acknowledge that the two [physical death grief and non-death grief] often connect, our focus in the support groups is on non-death grief. Some examples of non-death grief include:
Grief of transitioning from an old place to a new place in your life.
Grief of changes in relationships
Grief associated with dealing with chronic illnesses
Processing grief during the holidays (seasonal depression and anxiety etc.)
Grief of shattered dreams and expectations
If my mental health recovery primarily stems from the physical loss of a loved one through death, am I still welcome to join this mental health/wellness support group?
Sure, but please note that our primary focus during the support groups is navigating mental health due to non-death grief (along with the other aforementioned focal topics), though we acknowledge that the two ---physical death grief and non-death grief-- often connect at some point in most people’s lives. However, our focus during these support groups will be non-death grief.
Each session is tailored to the commonalities of the clients in the group and will vary based on specific collective group needs. In the beginning, we will discuss what you are committed to accomplishing through our work together and we will begin to create a plan to achieve your goals. Periodically, your Support Facilitator will give you assignments to help direct your progress. We will work together to acknowledge obstacles, explore alternate perspectives, and celebrate successes. With the conclusion of each session, we will revisit your goals and evaluate the next steps that are needed to achieve these results.
The mental health support group life coaching sessions all have one central purpose: navigation and self-actualization. Each meeting is virtual and live in a zoom platform meeting space where all the members will see each other’s faces to maintain a safe and trusting environment. Some of our activities may be only you and a partner from the support group partnered up in a virtual room at certain times during our sessions as well to gain a deeper sense of who your support community is.
All of the groups will honor trust and safety. However, each session’s set-up will vary, depending upon the agenda for the evening. In general though, each session will consist of a potent guiding question from the Support Facilitator (who is the Life Coach), real-life vulnerability and honesty from members, hope-filled strategies, prayer, and even some sessions of sharing pages in relevant books, relevant Bible studies, resources, or even non-faith documentaries that will provide further tools for mental health navigation.
The mental health life coaching support group is interactive and community-oriented with the guiding principles of safety, faith, and vulnerability.
No; The life coaching mental health support group is NOT a crisis line. Any person in immediate crisis should reach out to their nearest crisis hot-line center to receive assistance. This support group is also NOT available 24/7 but connects virtually on certain scheduled days each week or every other week, based upon the weekday availability (and needs) of the group.
What happens during a mental health life coaching group session?
Is this mental health support group a crisis hot-line?
Do you treat very severe cases of mental illness?
We are a mental health life coaching support group; we do NOT "treat" mental illness at all. We recommend that the client with that concern see a therapist, psychiatrist, or psychologist for any type of diagnosis or mental health treatment. We strongly encourage a client with severe mental illness who is seeking treatment to seek additional forms of support. Additionally, we encourage those interested in our mental health support group to go through the regular application process to see if the potential client is a good fit to the current mental health groups we have available. Please note that we do not provide therapist, psychiatrist, or psychologist references nor are medical professionals advertised in or affiliated with this support group in any way.
How many people are in each mental health support group?
We welcome up to10 people in the group, with a few minor numerical exceptions. However, we've found that the "sweet spot" for a small group to be most effective seems to be between 8-12 people. We’ve found that keeping the number to a small group is best to maintain trust and confidentiality among each other.
What is the process to become a part of the mental health support group? What does a potential participant apply for the mental health support group?
If a person is interested in being a client/member of the mental health support group, there is a specific process that each potential client will undergo to see if they are a best fit for any of the current mental health support groups offered. There is an initial evaluation inventory that each potential client fills out and then the potential client will have a virtual interview. Please scroll back up (halfway down this page) to download and complete the client intake form. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any issues accessing the form.
What can I expect to have gained leaving each support session?
You can expect faith-filled hope, strategies, encouragement, accountability, and support for your own recovery and healing process. We hope you have an ounce more strength and hope to recover well for one more day.
How can I ensure my confidentiality as a participant in the mental health support group?
We take confidentiality very seriously. As such, we have a few different protocols put in place for security purposes. The only exception to this confidentiality is if you are an immediate threat to yourself or others or if we have a legal duty to report. Therefore, our group discussions are NOT privileged for legal purposes. The privilege of confidentiality that exists for the clergy, therapists and attorneys is also not granted to coaching professionals. That said, life coaching is a confidential process, and your personal information will always be protected. However, ultimately, it is up to you whether you feel that you would thrive in a group setting, understanding that maintaining confidentiality is a top priority for us.
First, we do not require you to disclose to the group any of your psychological or medical history as we engage in conversations. Additionally, the participants in the group are carefully vetted prior to joining the group, and once a small group of people are accepted into the group, the group is closed for a specified period of time to maintain trust and confidentiality amongst those in the group.
Secondly, part of the onboarding process is to sign a confidentiality form to ensure that all of the other participant’s information is protected. Regardless of what those in the group hear or see, we ask them to sign a confidentiality form that never expires to ensure that you are better protected.
Thirdly, everyone who fills out an application to join may not be accepted if they don’t believe that they can maintain confidentiality and respect for all members of the group, except in the two exceptions mentioned in the beginning of this question.
Do I really need a Life Coach or Support Facilitator? Can't I just do it by myself?
Life coaching can take you above and beyond your own personal limitations. Even the most discerning and skilled of us need a like-minded community to strengthen us and remind us to continue to recover well. A personal coach and support group can offer an unbiased and objective perspective and can even help you realize your patterns, habits, inspire you, and uplift you during challenging times. Most importantly, we are seeking to provide hope during our support groups so that you can be refreshed in facing another day in your recovery journey. Most people find that their efficiency and navigation in life improves as they work with a life coach, and that this provides the opportunity for them to better realize their potential. Life coaching can make your dreams attainable and will give you support and encouragement along the way.
Why is this mental health support group virtual?
Our strategy of hosting the mental health support group virtually is twofold:
We have come to see that most people feel most comfortable in their environment of choice when discussing such vulnerable conversations. When the client chooses the space and setting that they show up in, then they are more likely to be open and gain more from the session.
Virtual sessions make room for a more diverse opportunity for those in the United States to join as part of our mental health support community.
How much does participating in this mental health support group cost?
One of Dominique’s key aims was to make the monthly payments outrageously affordable because she painfully recalled when she desperately needed mental health support but simply could not afford to receive support of any kind. In her process, she wanted to be sure to provide a friendlier rate than the average cost of coaching in her area, and also much friendlier and competitive than any person is going to find to receive most other continual types of mental health support.
Therefore, the current monthly price for each participant in this small group is $125/person.
1. Weekly payment plans are available ($31.25/week)
2. Alternatively, discounted single monthly payment plans are available on the 15th of each month at a $25 discount for each month that the client pays monthly instead of weekly.
3. Additionally, we have created a unique significant financial incentive when a client consistently virtually shows up for themselves in the support group sessions (See the FAQ question entitled: “Earlier, you mentioned that clients receive significant financial discounts the longer they are a part of the group. What are the specifics surrounding that?”). Please note that THIS option is STILL available even in conjunction with the single monthly payment to reduce your monthly price even more.
4. Finally, a limited hardship scholarship is available for others in some of our support groups that will allow for clients to participate at an agreed upon monthly rate.
....AND HERE ARE EVEN MORE OPTIONS:
5. There is a ONE MONTH $25 fee reduction for those who invite TWO people to the support group who DO fill out an application to join the support group within 3 weeks of the support group starting. Please note that at least ONE of the two people recommended must be accepted in the support group in order for the recommender to receive the ONE MONTH discount, AND both the recommender AND the recommended must BOTH notate each other’s names on the initial client application form OR via email to email@example.com. Again, please note that the acceptance into the support group is based on whether we are able to accommodate the unique needs of the potential client at the time of the client's application.
As you can see, we’ve strategically thought out very unique opportunities to ensure that our clients are not burdened through financial strain with no opportunity for recourse. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further inquiries about your monthly payment.
Earlier, you mentioned that clients receive significant financial discounts the longer they are a part of the group. What are the specifics surrounding that?
Yes! As mentioned earlier, we are passionate about ensuring that our clients continue to maintain their wellness in recovery, and this can only happen through staying connected to a like-minded group of people who are in pursuit of life-long recovery as well.
Therefore, the financial discount will be evaluated every six months for clients who have attended 85% of the sessions. At that point, the client will receive a staggering $25 off each session PER MONTH for the next 6 months until the next evaluation for another $25 discount on top of the one they have already received.
If the client is not eligible for an additional $25/MONTH discount during the second 6-month evaluation like they were during the first 6-month evaluation, they will still maintain the initial $25 a month discount for up to ONE calendar year. This is evaluated by the simple attendance sheet every 6 months, and may also have an additional measurement tool if needed. Once the client has received 3 additional discounts under this opprtunity clause as the months progress, they MAY be eligible to be trained by their Support Facilitator to lead a mental health support group themselves IF recommended by the Support Facilitator after an interview, as well as other benefits.
This ensures that the clients are staying active in their own recovery process with likeminded people. Those who are receiving hardship scholarships are NOT eligible for the incremental financial discounts during the duration of their hardship scholarship.
Are the support groups “closed” during certain time frames, or can anyone join a support group session at any time?
We open the support groups during certain times during the year. Once that time-frame for applications close, no other clients can join that support group for 4 months (1 quarter) so that the current support community can build trust among each other. However, this is ultimately the discretion of the Support Facilitator.
Are the sessions recorded?
No; the sessions are not recorded to maintain the confidentiality and safety of each person that shares. However, in a rare occasion that a support group is recorded, the participants will know in advance of the session and will sign a waiver of that understanding that outlines the parameters of the recording. However, please note that this is very rare and is not common practice.
What business is your mental health support group under?
Our mental health support group is currently in the process of being certified as an LLC. More information is forthcoming when this process is completed. However, the mental health support group falls under The Beauty Project Online’s initiatives. You can find more out about that by visiting and subscribing to thebeautyproject.online, where we are “speaking to the girl in the woman, and the woman in the girl.” However, the mental health support groups are NOT only limited to women.
Do you have a teenage mental health support group, or one for young girls?
The current support groups are for 18+. However, in accordance with The Beauty Project Online’s mission, we are looking to start one in the future when we have enough teens who are interested in a virtual mental health support group. If you are interested in meeting with us about this initiative, or know of a teen OR group of teen girls that you recommend, please email email@example.com and we will put them on our waiting list, and at the appropriate time, we will secure the parental consent and then take them through the application process listed below.
Does this faith-based mental health support group take insurance?
No. We only accept monthly payments through PayPal or Cashapp. We also have the opportunity for Paypal to automatically debit your monthly or weekly payment to make your process easier. PLEASE NOTE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME AND THE MONTH OF THE PAYMENT:
Example: HARDY, DOMINIQUE: FEB 2022
Cash App: $DOMINIQUEHAR
Is there a mistake on your email address to contact in case I have inquiries about the mental health support group?
No. The correct email address to reach us about the mental health support group is firstname.lastname@example.org, NOT gmail.com. Please be mindful of this when you send us an email. Alternatively, you can email email@example.com regarding your inquiries about our mental health support groups. You can also send a private DM to the private fb group that paid clients will be added to.
How often does this mental health support group meet?
Weekly or biweekly, depending upon the particular group and the facilitator. The group will meet a minimum of 2 times a month (biweekly), and a maximum of 4 times a month (weekly).
Who are the ideal candidates for this mental health support group?
1. Those who are working through mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and grief, and who are willing to be open and honest about their struggles and receive support.
2. Believers of Jesus Christ who are willing to openly discuss Christ and the role our relationship with Christ plays into our mental health wellness journeys.
Do you offer one-on-one mental health life coaching or life coaching that is non-mental health related?
Yes, but we work with individual clients on a very limited basis due to time constraints of also leading the support groups. Therefore, please email your one-on-one request for support at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Is there an opportunity to be trained as a mental health support group facilitator life coach?
Yes; we are looking to train other facilitators, but they must meet certain stipulations and also will be put on a waiting list to be notified for when the next training session opens for facilitators. During this process, the interested person will fill out an application, do an interview, receive training, and also find out the associated costs and benefits of being a mental health support facilitator. Please email email@example.com for further information.
Are there any refunds for this mental health support group?
No, we do not offer refunds at this time.
What types of people have Life Coaches?
People from all walks of life work with professional coaches to help attain their goals. Life Coaches work with people in varying areas of their life, especially dependent upon what the life coach specializes in. Working with a professional coach is best for those who want to take initiative in their own life. People who get a life coach are committed to a more fulfilled life and are willing to do the work needed to get there.
How will Life Coaching help?
The results will vary depending on what unique needs brings you to the support group. However, for our specific mental health support group, we trust that you will gain accountability, strategies, and hope for continuing in your mental health recovery process.
Why is the style of the mental health support a group, as opposed to individual life coaching support for mental health?
Mental health challenges are some of the most isolating and loneliest experiences a person can endure. A support group (as opposed to individual support) is the chosen style because of the incredible power of a family-type style of live support. There’s a transformative power to the participants to know they are not alone because they witness others around them that are also learning to overcome. We have found that the interaction and feedback of a close and trusted community is often the secret sauce to continuing in our journeys of recovering well.
WHAT WE ARE
A MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP
FIRST-HAND CONQUERORS AND CONTINUAL OVERCOMERS OF DEPRESSION ON A CONTINUED JOURNEY OF WELLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY
AN EXPERIENCED GROUP FACILITATOR AND CERTIFIED LIFE COACH
CERTIFICATION IN THE MENTAL HEALTH NETWORK AND CONTINUALLY STUDIOUS OF BEST MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICES
PEOPLE WHO EMBRACE THE PARADOX OF BEING A FOLLOWER OF JESUS AND LEARNING TO OVERCOME MENTAL ILL-HEALTH AND PURSUE MENTAL WELLNESS
SMALL INTERACTIVE GROUPS FOR THE SAKE OF SUPPORT AND CONFIDENTIALITY
WHAT WE ARE NOT
LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS
FAITH-PEOPLE WHO DENY THE REALITY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES IN THE NAME OF OUR FAITH
A CRISIS HOTLINE
How long do people generally work with a Life Coach?
To experience the effectiveness of a life coaching program, I suggest clients make an initial 6- month commitment (12-24 group sessions). At the end of the six months, it is recommended that participant evaluates progress, fills out 6-month evaluation provided by the life coach, and continue the recovery support group for maintenance.
What if I don’t struggle with my mental health, but I love someone who does? Can I still be a part?
Yes. We believe that active and empathic listening and interacting can empower a loved one to understand how they can better support their own loved one in their mental health. We believe that there are tools, strategies, and hope to be found in supporting a loved one who may be desiring mental wellness. However, we do not tolerate any type of breach of confidentiality, and we do require active participation as a member of the support group.
Can I join even if I feel that I’ve overcome my mental health challenge?
Yes! We strongly encourage those in recovery to join our support group to support their continued freedom in their mental health journey.
Is this support group for those who are in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction?
No, this mental health support group specifically only focuses on mental health. While we acknowledge that concurrent issues arise in many people’s lives, this support group is specific to providing mental health support.
I am interested in participating! How do I join this mental health support group?
We are so excited that you would consider joining us. Interested clients, please follow the following protocol so that we can find out if you are a great fit for the current support group participant openings:
Step 1: Initial Application Intake Process to find out your needs and what you are seeking. The application can be found above and also below in the beige box and is entitled "Interested in the Mental Health Life Coaching Support Group See the New Client Information Form here."
Step 2: Free Virtual Consultation & Informative Virtual Interview with the Life Coach [single session], scheduled within 7 days of your application submission.
Step 3: We send you our acceptance or denial form in return. Please note that even if you are denied, it is not personal but there are specific needs that this support group can accommodate at this time. Therefore, if a space does open up in one of our groups that does fit your needs in the future, we will be sure to let you know. We encourage you to stay connected by subscribing to our website: dominiquehardy.com.
Step 4: If accepted, the payment plan information will be sent to you and your first monthly payment is due to secure your seat. Beyond that, monthly payments can be paid monthly on the 1st of each month, or it can be paid in increments every Monday weekly ($31.25).
Step 5: You will fill out a couple more forms that are due before being added to our email list and private Facebook group, such as (but not limited to) a confidentiality form, a release of liability form, and you will receive a general resource list of importance numbers and guides since this mental health support group is NOT a crisis center.
Step 6: You are added to both our email list and private Facebook group.
Step 7: You all vote and determine the days we meet weekly or biweekly. The majority of the votes will determine the days or days of the week we meet each month. If the day or days of the week don’t work for you, you have the opportunity to determine whether or not you want to proceed forward or be put on the list for next quarter’s support group since you have already paid your seat deposit. The other option is to give your seat to someone else, but please be sure to communicate to the transferee you choose that there is no guarantee that they will be approved to be a part of the support group, as it is strictly determined by whether we can accommodate their mental health needs at this time. In order to transfer your seat deposit, the person you are transferring it to must go through the aforementioned steps (Steps 1-6) within the time frame of the first three weeks of this support group starting. Lastly, if you transfer your seat to someone else, that person will not have to pay the first week of their seat deposit because you’ve already paid their first week, and then that transferred client will resume paying weekly or monthly like all the other clients. We do not offer refunds, and no recordings are available to protect the confidentiality of the meetings.
Step 8: You all will receive a worksheet, manual, or booklet before our support group-class.
Step 9: You meet the support group for a “Virtual Open House.”
Step 10: The day the accepted clients voted on will be the day that clients come to the support group for our first session.
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!