Group therapy differs from individual therapy by holding therapeutic sessions in a group setting run by a therapist instead of in a private one-on-one setting. In these group sessions, patients share their thoughts and experiences with the whole group, allowing them to support one another while being supported by a group of peers who understand their experiences.
Group therapy helps participants to find a sense of community with others who are navigating similar circumstances, while giving valuable therapy to guide and support each individual group member.
If any of these sound like you…
- You keep worrying about the same problem over and over
- You want to stop feeling so alone in what you’re going through
- You want to try something other than/in addition to individual therapy
- You wish you felt more understood by others
- You’re looking for expert help in improving your life
...then group therapy could be right for you. These therapist-guided sessions will help you learn more about yourself and how to improve the way you feel, while getting support from others who understand your experiences.
Please reach out to me today for an assessment for group therapy or to schedule your first appointment.
Virtual Playdates for Selective Mutism
(more information coming soon)
Teen [Middle School] Social Anxiety Group
8 weekly sessions on Mondays from 3-4pm
Middle schoolers get direct social practice during Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 'exposures.' Group members build social confidence with conversations, friendships, class participation, presentations, social groups/activities, advocacy and assertiveness, texting and social media, and being oneself around others.
Teen High School Social Anxiety Group
8 weekly sessions, two sections: Wednesdays 3-4pm, Thursdays 3-4pm
Teens get direct social practice during Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 'exposures.' Group members build social confidence with conversations, friendships, class participation, presentations, social groups/activities, advocacy and assertiveness, texting and social media, and being oneself around others.
Parent Skills Training Group for Selective Mutism
6 twice-monthly sessions on Thursdays from 12pm-1pm
Parents and caregivers of youth with selective mutism meet twice monthly. Sessions are interactive, with an emphasis on practical skills building and implementation of homework assignments. Topics include: What is (and is not) selective mutism, how it starts and why it continues, do's and dont's when treating selective mutism, when to push and when to step back, setting appropriate goals, designing social practices, setting up reward systems, and training teachers, relatives, and others
Improv Games for Teen Anxiety
(6 weekly sessions)
Teens participate in interactive improv-based games. The sessions are designed to use fun to override the fear of making mistakes and being judged by others. Group members will improve social confidence and an ability to think/act 'on the spot,' reduce perfectionism, and build communication, collaboration, and listening skills.
Virtual Coffee and Connections Hour for Caregivers of Youth with Selective Mutism and/or severe Social anxiety
monthly offerings on Wednesdays from 9am-10am
This is *not therapy,* but rather connections and discussions in a supportive and inclusive environment. Topics may include: adjusting reward systems, planning social practices, handling setbacks, working with schools, coaching relatives and others, and managing worries. Cost is $15 per session (flexible as needed) and all proceeds go to a Scholarship Fund for a child with SM to attend Confident Kids Camp-DC Metro. Parents can actively discuss or listen in. Local, national, and international caregivers are welcome.