Group for Adults with Anxiety - Next Group October 2018!
This 10-week group is based on the book Anxiety and Avoidance by Dr. Michael Tompkins, and uses an evidence-based, generalized approach to help you overcome anxiety and avoidance. You will learn how to use powerful mindfulness-based techniques and motivational tools to help you stop avoiding situations that make you anxious. Additionally, the group will provide cognitive-behavioral tools to help you take control of your anxiety and fear. Most importantly, the group will provide you with the understanding and skills to help you change the underlying psychological mechanisms that contribute to anxiety and panic in the first place. This group will begin on Monday, October 1st from 6:30-8:00 and will be $50 per session. Led by Marnie Matthews, LCSW. If you are interested in this group, please contact us.
Please see below for descriptions of the groups that we periodically offer and contact us if you are interested in being considered for the next round.
Children's OCD Treatment Group (Ages 8-12)
The group follows a cognitive-behavioral framework with an emphasis on helping kids support one another as they challenge their symptoms. Topics covered include Helping your Family Understand your Symptoms, Talking Back to your OCD, Developing Creative Exposure Techniques, Telling Others about your OCD, Dealing with OCD at School, and Using Humor to Fight Symptoms. Kids will inspire each other to fight their symptoms while working toward collective goals. To be added to the mailing list for the next group, please contact us.
Adolescent OCD Treatment Group (Ages 13-18)
This group allows for teens to connect with one another and provide support in the fight about OCD. It follows a cognitive-behavioral framework with elements of ACT and mindfulness modalities. Topics covered include Exposure and Response Prevention skills, Mindfulness skills, Fighting Perfectionism, How to Talk to Others About OCD, OCD in the School, Self-Care, and more. To be added to the mailing list for the next group, please contact us.
Group for Parents of Children and Teens with Anxiety/OCD
In this group, parents will learn concrete strategies to support their child and not their child's symptoms. Educational materials will be provided, and experiential activities such as role plays and self-assessments will be integrated into the curriculum. Topics covered will include reducing symptom accommodation, extending treatment goals into the home environment, managing sibling conflict, addressing behavioral issues, and information on advocating for your child. Parents can also use this as a space to brainstorm with one another and provide mutual support. To be added to the mailing list for the next group, please contact us.
Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors Treatment Group (Ages 12-18)
If you're a middle- or high-schooler who suffers from trichotillomania (hair pulling), excoriation disorder (skin picking), or another repetitive habit, you may feel ashamed and unsure about how to curb these unwanted behaviors. Learn how to increase your awareness and decrease your picking and pulling in a supportive group environment. This group runs for six consecutive weeks and covers topics pertinent to CBT and Habit Reversal Training, both of which are effective in treating unwanted repetitive behaviors. To be added to the mailing list for this group, please contact us.
Adult OCD Treatment Group
We periodically offer group therapy for adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder. This can be a helpful adjunct to individual therapy or can be a way for those who have finished individual therapy to sharpen their CBT skills. The group meets for eight consecutive weeks and covers the following topics: Assessing the Impact of OCD on Life Domains, How to Manage OCD in Friendships and Relationships, Creative Exposures for Difficult Symptoms, Reducing Compulsions, and Relapse Prevention. Additional topics may be added based on group composition. If you are interested in this group, please contact us.