Now recruiting for ongoing weekly groups!
These weekly groups can be a helpful adjunct to individual therapy or can be a way for those who have finished individual therapy to sharpen their tools for continued recovery. Now more than ever we need social connectedness and support! We have two ongoing groups: one meets weekly on Tuesday from 5:00-6:15 and one meets weekly on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45, both of which are held via a videoconferencing platform. The group is grounded in evidence-based treatment methods, such as Exposure and Response Prevention, mindfulness, and ACT. Sessions are $40, and participants can join at any time. Note that all of our groups are currently held online using a secure platform and are available to any resident of TN. Contact us to see if spots are available!
Led by Amy Mariaskin, PhD, Kelly Flanagan, LPC-MHSP, Hillary Henize, PsyD, & Katie Boyer, LMSW, MT-BC
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.
Next group Spring or Summer 2021
This seven-week group allows for teens to connect with one another and provide support in the fight against OCD. It follows a cognitive-behavioral framework with elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and mindfulness woven in. Topics covered include Exposure and Response Prevention skills, Mindfulness skills, Fighting Perfectionism, How to Talk to Others About OCD, How to Recognize and Challenge Unhelpful Thoughts, and more. Reach out to us for more information or to be put on the list for the next group.
Led by Ben Craft, MS
Courtney Bottoms Gustafson, LPC-MHSP, offers a ten-week group for adults with social anxiety. This group is perfect for those who have difficulty meeting new people, performing in front or others, or concentrating in social situations due to feelings of embarrassment. The curriculum will provide a structured approach to tackling social anxiety based on best practices in the field. Participants will complete weekly homework and support each other as they attain skills and tools. Sessions are weekly, 75 minutes in duration and are $40 each. A minimum commitment to 8 of 10 sessions is required. Note that all of our groups are currently held online using a secure platform and are available to any resident of TN. For more information or to reserve your spot, please contact us!
Led by Courtney Bottoms Gustafson, LPC-MHSP
Join therapists, Kelly Flanagan and Courtney Bottoms Gustafson, for this two-part workshop for the parents of anxious kids and teens! Parents will learn how to effectively respond to children’s anxiety in a way that encourages empowerment and reduces symptoms. This workshop is based on the SPACE program (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) developed at Yale University.
Participating caregivers will:
-Participate in interactive discussions as a group.
-Work closely with clinicians to identify and address specific patterns in their family.
-Learn ways to communicate lovingly while setting appropriate boundaries.
-Improve communication between caregivers and other interested parties.
Parent or caregiver duos will get hands-on didactic and interactive training over two dates.
We are not currently offering this, but please contact us to be added to the list of interested parties for the next time we offer it.
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. Led by Amy Mariaskin, PhD or Emily DeSalvatore, MS.
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.
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. Led by Marnie Matthews, LCSW. If you are interested in a future iteration of this group, please contact us.
155 Franklin Rd, suite 135
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: (615) 412-1155
Fax: (615) 412-1170