Center for Group Counseling
Elizabeth H. Faulk, Ph.D. May 18, 1925 - January 2, 1995 Founder, Major Benefactor and First Volunteer
Our mission is to promote emotional well-being through a variety of free and low-cost programs.
At the Center for Group Counseling, we provide a warm, accepting and confidential environment where people who are dealing with life’s problems are helped to make changes or to cope more effectively with things that they cannot change.
Since 1973 the Center has provided counseling services to people of all ages at its facility on Boca Rio Road and at outreach locations throughout Palm Beach and Broward counties.
Groups are led by graduate students pursuing master’s degrees or doctoral degrees in psychology, social work or mental health counseling and are co-led by volunteer group leaders with graduate degrees in mental health fields.
Group leaders are assisted by volunteer facilitators. All volunteers and graduate students are trained and supervised by the Center’s staff of licensed clinical professionals.
Dr. Elizabeth H. Faulk, the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Florida, established a successful private practice in Boca Raton. In 1970 she founded the Elizabeth H. Faulk Foundation, a nonprofit charitable foundation, with this objective: “to provide free and low-cost psychological and mental health consultation services to the needy.”
In 1973 she established the Center for Group Counseling, the service arm of the Foundation, to ensure that no one would be denied services because of an inability to pay.
The Center is located in Boca Raton on Boca Rio Road (south of Palmetto Park Road) in a custom-designed two-story, 16-sided building, which symbolizes the circle of group therapy. The Center provides counseling, therapy, and support to more than 1,000 clients each year.