Group Programs

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NEW! Embracing Uncertainty: Using ACT for OCD

 

For adults who want to learn skills to address OCD behaviors

Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm, starting Fall 2022

In-person in our Somerville office

 

Do you find yourself worrying about the same thought over and over again? Do you engage in compulsive behaviors in response to your worry thoughts? If so, you may be stuck in the cycle of OCD.

 

This group is designed to help participants break free from the loop of thoughts and behaviors that maintain OCD. Group members will learn skills from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) to deal with obsessive thoughts and interrupt compulsive behaviors. This group is best suited for people who are already in individual therapy for OCD, but it can also be a source of support for anybody who is waiting for specialized treatment.

 

This group will run for approximately 8 weeks and may become a general support group for OCD if members are interested. Participant minimum 5, maximum 8.

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Led by Bethany Kregiel, LMHC

Cost: $350 for 8 weeks

 

NEW! Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Group

 

For adults who want to learn DBT skills to address 

strong emotions

Wednesdays 8:00-9:30pm, starting mid-September 2022

Online group


 

Ever feel like your impulses or emotions get the best of you? Do you feel your feelings really intensely? Do you struggle in your interpersonal relationships? DBT skills can teach you how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate your emotions and improve your relationships with others.

 

A DBT group is different from other therapy groups. Joining a DBT group is similar to taking a class, except without the pressure of tests and grades. You will be learning a new skill each week and have homework to help you try out the tools in your life. We will cover the domains of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. The purpose of the group is to learn new skills so you have the tools to build the life you want.

 

This is a virtual group that will run for 12 weeks starting mid-September. You will be given the curriculum and are asked that you purchase the DBT Workbook to use during the skills group. 

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Led by Vera Bednar, LMHC

Cost: $500 for 12 weeks

 

NEW! Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Group, EXTENDED*

 

For individuals who want to learn in-depth DBT skills 

Thursdays 5:00-6:30pm, starting mid-September 2022

Online group

*Some Previous Knowledge of DBT required


This is a virtual group that will run in segments of 8 weeks starting in mid-September. This model enables you to go in depth with each component of DBT within 24 weeks.

 

This is an extended more intensive group where we will spend 8 weeks covering each of the modules including distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. The start of each 8-week segment will introduce the core module of mindfulness. If interested, you can sign up for all 8-week segments or focus on one aspect based on your availability and interest.

 

Within each 8-week period you will have more opportunities to discuss the skills, and get feedback and support from peers on the use and practice of these skills. You will be given the curriculum and are asked that you purchase the DBT Workbook to use during this group.

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Led by Vera Bednar, LMHC

Cost: $350 for 8 weeks

 

NEW! Exploring Asian Mental Health and Identity Group

For adults who identify as Asian American

Mondays 4:30-6:00pm

Online via Google Meet

Currently enrolling with a tentative start date of September 19, 2022

With growing visibility for Asian communities, it is now more important than ever that we also have services and support specific to how those in Asian communities have been socialized and racialized. This processing and psychoeducational group hopes to create a safe space for participants to share and reflect on their lived experiences and connect around differences in cultural narratives.


Group sessions may include discussion of, but are not limited to: AAPI Hate, Model Minority Myth, Biculturalism (e.g. Asian and American cultural values and differences), Gratitude and Shame and more. If you identify as "Asian American" and are interested in exploring and gaining support for your thoughts and feelings on Asian mental health and identity, please consider joining this group.

This is a time limited support group, meeting weekly for 8 weeks. Participant minimum 5; maximum 8. 

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Led by My Nguyen Nguyen, LMHC

Cost: $350 for 8 weeks

 

NEW! Navigating an Adult ADHD Diagnosis

For adults who have received or are pursuing an ADHD diagnosis

Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm

Online via Google Meet

October 27 - December 15, 2022

In recent years, there has been a surge in ADHD diagnoses and discourse. However, there continues to be a lot of stigma, as well as misconceptions around what ADHD looks like and who it affects. This group will provide a safe space to process the impacts of discovering ADHD as an adult. It will aim to destigmatize struggles, reduce shame, and provide tools to work with one’s ADHD, rather than against it. Topics of the group may include, but are not limited to: impacts of ADHD on executive functioning, impacts of ADHD on relationships, developing self-compassion, ADHD and core beliefs, adult diagnosis and grief, navigating ADHD during the pandemic, ADHD and gender and ways ADHD can be a strength.  

This group is open to individuals that received an ADHD diagnosis as an adult, are in the process of pursuing a diagnosis after having explored ADHD with a therapist, or feel that they are in some way rediscovering their ADHD in adulthood. This group will run weekly for 8 weeks this fall, and members are asked to commit to attending each session. Participant minimum 5; maximum 8. 

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Led by Rahel Katz, LMHC

Cost: $350 for 8 weeks

 
 

Women's Support Group

For female-identifying people ages 30-39

Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:00pm, online via GoToMeeting

Dates: Ongoing

Currently full. Please enter email below to be added to the
waiting list. 


This group is a long-term weekly support group that has been running
for over 8 years. It is comprised of a strong group of women who are traveling through the same life stages together and are supporting each other along the way. We discuss relationships, family, career, loss, body image, mental health, and more. Typically members remain in this group for several years, and we ask for an up-front commitment of 3 months. Participant maximum 8. 

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Led by Vicky Brandt, LMHC

Cost: $35 per group