Support Groups and Workshops at Wildflower 

Find support, new insights, and shared experiences through support groups and workshops offered virtually and in-person in Chicago and Oak Park. Engage with others who resonate with your journey, educating and empowering yourself along the way.

How To Get Started With Wildflower

Request a Free Consultation

Schedule a 15-minute call online or by phone. We’ll cover key details and make sure we’re the right fit for your needs. 

Complete New Client Paperwork

Receive registration forms pre-visit. Your therapist will review details, ensuring clarity on our policies and guidelines.

Attend Your First
Therapy Session

During a 60-minute intake session, you’ll get to know your therapist better and discuss your treatment needs. 

Connect With Kindred Spirits.

Navigating life’s challenges can feel isolating, but remember you’re not alone. Our support groups and workshops offer a space for shared understanding, mutual support, and learning. Engage with others who resonate with your experiences and build a supportive community around you.

Connect, Share, and
Grow With Support Groups and Workshops 

For many, the idea of joining a support group can seem daunting or intimidating. However, these groups present a unique blend of mutual understanding and camaraderie that is difficult to find elsewhere. They serve as a haven for individuals navigating personal challenges, breaking the barriers of isolation, and fostering shared healing. Engaging with peers who have similar experiences provides an unparalleled level of comfort, guidance, and reassurance. While every individual’s journey is unique, the collective strength and perspective of a support group offer profound benefits that empower members to grow and heal together.

Wildflower workshops provide an opportunity to delve into specific topics related to mental health in a way that offers support and connection while empowering participants with new insights and information.

The Top Benefits of Support Groups and Workshops at Wildflower 

Navigating life’s challenges is more manageable when surrounded by understanding peers. Dive into the key benefits of joining a support group or workshop, where shared experiences and mutual growth create a haven of healing and transformation.

Find Validation Through Shared Experience

Engage with a compassionate community that understands your journey, offering a deep sense of belonging and dramatically reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Safely Engage in Self-Expression 

Discover a nurturing space to voice your innermost feelings, thoughts, and experiences, providing relief from the burden of being misunderstood and offering a pathway to healing.

Develop Meaningful Connections

Build lasting and impactful relationships with individuals who resonate with your struggles, forging a bond of mutual understanding and shared growth.

Learn New Lifelong Skills 

Learn from diverse perspectives and gain valuable strategies from others, empowering you to handle life’s challenges with greater resilience and adaptability.

Grow in Self-Awareness

Dive deep into introspection, recognizing patterns in your behavior and emotions and fostering personal growth.

Gain Support & Accountability 

Immerse yourself in a supportive environment where you receive guidance and also provide it, amplifying motivation, ensuring steady progression towards personal milestones, and fostering collective growth.

Upcoming Support Groups 

New Moms Support Group (Virtual)



The transition to motherhood is an unpredictable, all-encompassing, and often bewildering journey. At Wildflower, we understand the challenges and complexities in this stage of life, and the benefits of community support during this critical time. We have cultivated a group setting that offers the validation of shared experiences from peers while holding space for the uniqueness of each person’s journey. Let us support you in facing the challenges of this complex time in a nurturing community of moms who understand what you may be going through. We are stronger together.

Cost: $30 per group session

For more info or to register contact us at 312.809.0298 or via the online inquiry form

Pregnancy Support Group (Virtual) 



Pregnancy is an unpredictable, ever-changing, and all-encompassing experience. At Wildflower, we understand the challenges and complexities in this stage of life, and the benefits of community support during this critical time. We have cultivated a group setting that offers the validation of shared experiences from peers while holding space for the uniqueness of each person’s journey through pregnancy. The virtual group will focus on supporting you throughout your pregnancy while addressing your emotional, physical, and mental well-being. Join us!

Cost: $30 per group session

For more info or to register contact us at 312.809.0298 or via the online inquiry form

Breathe: A Mind/Body Infertility Support Group (Virtual)



1 in 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. Yet the psychological burden of infertility does not receive sufficient recognition in our mainstream cultural discourse. The impact of infertility on all aspects of individual and couple wellbeing can be enormous, confusing, and very, very painful. For this reason, we are holding a support group for people facing infertility. This eight week virtual support group will meet for an hour once per week for an hour. This group is about authenticity, belonging, and mind/body strategies to help one cope on their journey to parenthood. Join us!

Cost: $30 per group session

For more info or to register contact us at 312.809.0298 or via the online inquiry form

Upcoming Workshops

Principles of Successful Relationships: A Wildflower Talk

Friday, June 21 · 12 – 1:30 pm CST

Based on the research and therapeutic practice of Drs John and Julie Gottman, Principles of Successful Relationships: Connecting With the Ones You Love is an educational talk offered via Zoom. We will present an overview of decades of powerful research on thriving relationships and help you build insight into practices and skills that contribute to happy intimate relationships.

Flourish With Wildflower:
Discover. Heal. Grow. 

Dive into a transformative therapy experience with Wildflower. Uncover hidden strengths, embrace emotional growth and journey toward a renewed sense of self. 

Core Tenets of Wildflower’s
Clinical Philosophy

Deeply Relational &
Personalized Therapy 

We recognize that you are the expert on your life. Therapy at Wildflower is a collaborative journey. Our caring, affirming therapists tailor sessions to your unique needs and experiences, emphasizing the therapeutic relationship as a catalyst for growth.

Commitment to
Excellence & Learning

Every client deserves the best of our clinical skills and knowledge. Our team is a community of professionals who not only uphold shared values and clinical excellence but also engage in regular training and consultation to stay at the forefront of therapeutic practices.

Stigma-Free View on
Mental Health 

Mental health is a vital component of overall well-being, deserving of attention without any stigma or judgment. Everyone faces challenges, and seeking help is a sign of resilience and strength. Every person’s mental health journey is valid, and we aim to support that with the utmost respect.

Advocates of Social
Justice & Inclusivity 

We recognize that no one exists in a vacuum. Complex systems of oppression and privilege shape individuals’ lives. We believe that as mental health professionals, we have an obligation to promote social justice and contribute to a world that celebrates every person’s inherent worth. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Support groups offer a unique environment where individuals can share personal experiences, challenges, and victories with others facing similar situations. They provide an invaluable space for mutual understanding, emotional healing, and acquiring new coping strategies through shared wisdom.

Yes, at Wildflower, we offer a range of support groups catering to various needs and concerns. Some groups might focus on specific issues like anxiety, depression, or trauma, while others may revolve around life transitions such as parenthood or relationships. It’s essential to review the group descriptions and speak with a member of our intake team to determine which group might be best suited to your needs.

Support groups and workshops often have ground rules set in place to promote a respectful and supportive environment. These might include guidelines on taking turns speaking, avoiding interruptions, and ensuring that every member’s perspective is valued.

First-time attendees often experience a mix of apprehension and hope. You can expect a welcoming environment where participants share their stories, offer insights, and provide encouragement, all under the guidance of a trained facilitator ensuring everyone feels heard and respected.

Support groups can vary in their frequency, with some meeting weekly, bi-weekly, or even monthly. Consistent attendance enhances the benefits of group participation, but we understand that there may be some times when members are unable to attend.

Absolutely. Confidentiality is a cornerstone of support groups. All members must agree to maintain the privacy of discussions, ensuring that everyone feels safe and comfortable sharing their personal experiences and feelings.

Workshops are structured learning sessions led by experts and typically focus on education and skill-building, while support groups offer a safe space for individuals to share experiences and receive emotional support from peers or other family members facing similar challenges. In addition, workshops emphasize learning and active participation whereas support groups prioritize mutual support and solidarity among participants.

Our Clients’ Growth Stories

Blooming Insights:
The Latest from the Wildflower Blog 

We believe that knowledge and learning are key aspects of helping you to grow and thrive on your mental health journey. Stay updated with our latest articles on emotional well-being, perinatal mental health, sexuality, and more on our blog. 

Blossom Into Your Best Self with Wildflower

Work with Wildflower to cultivate emotional strength and clarity. With expert support and a deeply personal touch, let’s nurture your growth and well-being. Ready to bloom? We’re here to guide you.