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Group Therapy

VA Eastern Oklahoma Health Care System offers a variety of group therapy classes for enrolled Veterans. Please, consult with your primary or mental health care provider if you are interested in any of the following offerings.

Anger Management

This one hour group meets weekly and covers a range of topics related to anger management.

This is an 8-week, closed group format, meaning group members are admitted only at the beginning of each cycle.

Group Capacity: 8

When: Fridays from 2 to 3 p.m.

Anger Management (VVC)

This one hour group meets weekly and covers a range of topics related to anger management. This group is offered via VA Video Connect (VVC).

This is an 8-week, closed group format, meaning group members are admitted only at the beginning of each cycle.

Group Capacity: 12

When: Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. via VVC

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Core Skills

This one hour group meets weekly, for six weeks to cover the core Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills to cope with mood disorders.

This is a 6-week, closed group format, meaning group members are admitted only at the beginning of each cycle.

When: Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Depression Education Group

This one hour group meets weekly with a focus on understanding the development of depression, types of depression, and treatments available. This group is offered in-person and via VA Video Connect (VVC) simultaneously.

This is a 12-week open group format, meaning new group members can join at any time.

When: Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m.

Grief Group

This one hour group meets weekly to cover a range of topics related to grief and bereavement. 

When: Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Men's Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Group

This 15 week VA Video Connect (VVC) structured group involves taking action and participating in changing one’s thoughts through the use of specific coping techniques. The goal of the group is to learn to replace problem behaviors with more adaptive ways of coping with distress.

When: Mondays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. via VVC

Moral Injury Group

This 90-minute group meets in-person weekly for 12 weeks and addresses loss connected to trauma. Closed group.

This is a 12-week, closed group format, meaning group members are admitted only at the beginning of each cycle.

When: Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Women's Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Group

This group meets weekly for 12 weeks to focus on promoting more presence/awareness, reducing conflict with thoughts/feelings, and clarifying values to bring them into life daily.

This is a 12-week, closed group format, meaning group members are admitted only at the beginning of each cycle.

When: Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.

Women's Mindfulness Group

This is an ongoing open group.

When: Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

Quick Start Group

Beginning therapy is not always fast or easy. That is why we have the Quick Start group — while waiting to begin an episode of care with your therapist, you can attend this group and learn valuable Coping Skills for managing anxiety and depression and improving sleep. This group will also show you how to use VA apps to assist in your well-being.

This one hour group meets weekly, both in-person and via VA Video Connect (VVC).

This an ongoing open group format, meaning group members can join at any time.

This group covers the following Topics:

  • Coping and problem solving
  • CBT principles
  • Relaxation skills
  • Sleep hygiene
  • VA smartphone apps
  • Goal setting

When: Wednesdays from 2 to 3 p.m.

Binge Eating Disorder Group

This group is offered weekly to address binge eating. Any referral would need to have a Mental Health Eating Disorder Consult entered first. This group is offered for men and women.

This is a 15-week, closed group format, meaning group members are admitted only at the beginning of each cycle.

When: Fridays from 1 to 2 p.m.

Contact: Dr. Hall
888-397-8387 #4 for Mental Health.

Gender Identity

This health and education support group for LGBTQ+ veterans addressing health disparities and encouraging them to be open with their providers , become more knowledgeable about diversity within the community, and to then continue making connections in the community.

This an ongoing open group format, meaning group members can join at any time.

When: Fridays from 1 to 2 p.m.

More Group Offerings

  • Substance Use Disorder Groups
  • Orientation Group
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy / Substance Use Disorder (CBT/SUD) Group
  • Aftercare VVC Group (support format via VA Video Connect)
  • Tobacco cessation
  • PTSD/SUD Group VVC (support format via VA Video Connect)
  • Native American Warriors Group (talking circle format)
  • Moral Reconation Therapy EBP Group – VTC (Veterans treatment court only)
  • SUD Outpatient Group (CBT/SUD skills format)

For any questions about these groups please call:
888-397-8387 #4 for Mental Health.

Anger Management (Muskogee/East Clinic)

This Anger Management group focuses on objectives related to learning to manage anger effectively, stopping violence and the threat of violence, developing self-control over one's own thoughts and actions, and supporting one another in this group setting.

This is a 12-week, closed group format, meaning group new members are admitted only at the beginning of each cycle. This group meets in-person.

When: Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon.

REAL Moral Injury Group (Muskogee/East Clinic)

This Moral Injury group focuses on examining morally injurious events and its effects on spirituality, meaning making, purpose, and relationships in one's life and to build acceptance/resiliency in those areas - to learn to be REAL with Reclaiming Experiences And Losses.

This is a 12-week closed group format, meaning group new members are admitted only at the beginning of each cycle. This group meets in-person.

When: Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.