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 four ongoing groups: Tuesdays from 12:00-1:15, Tuesdays from 5:00-6:15, Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45, and Thursday 5:30-6:45. These groups 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 this group is currently held online using a secure platform and is available to any resident of TN. Contact us to see if spots are available or to be added to our waitlist!
Led by Kelly Flanagan, LPC-MHSP, Hillary Henize, PsyD, Katie Boyer, LMSW, MT-BC, Ben Craft, LPC-MHSP, Ally Zaobidny, MSSW, and Chris Pursell, LMSW
Now recruiting for ongoing biweekly groups!
This group is for adults who want a supportive community in which to work on anxiety. This biweekly 90-minute group will integrate in evidence-based skills and techniques to address anxiety. The group will also address the intersection of anxiety and living in your identities with topics such as family relationships within the LGBTQIA+ community and coming out in the workplace/with peoples outside of the LGBTQIA+ community. This group runs on Wednesdays from 5:15-6:45pm on an every other week basis. Note that this group is currently held online using a secure platform and is available to any resident of TN. Contact us for more information!
Led by 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.
Now recruiting for group starting February 2024!
This 8-week group teaches teens evidence-based skills and tools to help with OCD and anxiety symptoms. Topics covered include cognitive strategies for OCD, how to make creative exposures, managing symptoms at school, fighting perfectionism, mindfulness techniques, and more! This is always a popular group, and teens have expressed excitement to meet others with similar concerns. Sessions are $400 total and will be held on Monday evenings from 5:30-6:45pm starting Feb 5th (skipping March 11th for Spring Break). Contact us to sign up!
Led by Audrey Harrell & Taylor Hays
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.
Group lasts eight weeks. Sessions will be held in person in Brentwood. Cost is $70 per session ($560 total). Contact us if you would like to join the waitlist
Led by Amy Mariaskin, PhD and Judy Mier-Chairez, PhD
This is a 24-week group for adolescents aged 13-17 who want or need additional support to complement their individual therapy. This group aims to help teens struggling with impulsivity, regulating their emotions, and/or experiencing conflict in their
interpersonal communications. DBT is a structured skill-building treatment group that offers step-by-step learning and skills practice aimed at supporting teens in experiencing a life worth
living. The group lasts 75 minutes. This group is not current, but please reach out if you're interested in enrolling your child for the next cycle.
Led by Wayne Fleming, MS.Ed. and/or Emily DeSalvatore, LPC-MHSP
This group is a great fit for anyone who wants to learn skills to help with depression, perfectionism, or negative self talk. Dr. Hillary Freshley uses research-supported materials to help participants learn about the components of self compassion and how best to implement them to reduce symptoms and increase acceptance and resilience. The group will run for 10 sessions on an every-other-week basis. The cost is $60 per session or $600 total.
Note that this group is held virtually using HIPAA compliant telehealth services. It is open to anyone in one of the following states: AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI. Contact us if you would like to be added to the list of interested parties!
Led by Hillary Henize Freshley, PsyD
This group is for adults who are in individual therapy and want additional help with managing strong emotions and regulating impulsive behaviors. DBT is a structured, evidence-based treatment, and the group will provide skills to cultivate mindfulness, increase interpersonal effectiveness in relationships, promote distress tolerance, and increase emotion regulation. Participants will use a workbook to follow along as they learn new tools together. We're not currently offering this, but let us know if you're interested in a future round!
Led by Kelly Flanagan, LPC-MHSP & Hillary (Henize) Freshley, PsyD
Eight-week closed group
Living with Harm OCD can feel lonely and exhausting! You might be struggling with distressing violent thoughts, images, or urges; fears of “going crazy,” snapping, or losing control and committing violent acts; fears of becoming suicidal; or even fears that you’re secretly a psychopath. The goal of this group is to help you recognize that 1) you are not alone and 2) you can live a full, beautiful, empowered life with Harm OCD. Over the course of 8 sessions we will explore the vicious cycle of Harm OCD, evidence-based tools for working with intrusive thoughts/feelings, self-compassion skills for shame and self-criticism, and approaches for supporting long-term recovery. This group would be a great adjunct, refresher, or introduction to individual OCD treatment! Contact us to be added to the list of interested parties!
Led by Hillary Henize, PsyD
Do you have symptoms of Relationship OCD (ROCD) such as persistent doubts about your partner or your romantic relationship? Do you feel like your reassurance seeking gets in the way of being present with your partner? Do your symptoms of OCD or anxiety create conflict? This group will explore these themes and how best to reduce the impact of OCD/anxiety on your relationship(s). We will use evidence-based tools and techniques in a supportive environment. Open to anyone in a current relationship. Poly and LGBTQIA+ inclusive. Contact us to be informed when we next offer this group.
Led by various therapists
Free drop in virtual support group - on pause now
This group is for adult family members of people with OCD, including parents, caregivers, partners, spouses, and more. Clinical Director, Kelly, will provide support and education about topics such as family accommodation, how to set boundaries, how to find good treatment, and how to participate in your loved one's care. Group participants can also meet one another and provide support.
Led by Kelly Flanagan, LPC-MHSP
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 in the next group, 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.
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
Mt. Juliet Location:
547 N Mt Juliet Rd, suite 150
Mt Juliet, TN 37122
Phone: (615) 455-5594
Fax: (615) 412-1170