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Support Groups





Please note: our support groups do not meet medical necessity requirements to be reimbursed by insurance.

If you are unable to enroll for our groups due to financial reasons, please ask about our sliding scale option.


Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Workshop

For adults looking to build mindfulness and self-compassion skills

Mondays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

April 10th and April 17th

Online via Google Meet

Want to learn mindfulness and self-compassion skills but don't know where to start? In this beginner level two-part workshop led by therapy intern, Debra Yan, participants will learn to soften their inner critic and relate to themselves with more self-compassion.


In session 1, the workshop will focus on what self-compassion is, the historical roots of the practice and how mindfulness can be a tool to build self-compassion.


In session 2, participants can expect to learn more self-compassion exercises and practical ways of putting mindfulness and self-compassion skills into practice. During both sessions, there will be experiential activities of guided breathing, loving-kindness meditations and space for reflection at the end. There will be instruction on how to bring kindness and compassion to themselves through difficult moments and emotions.


Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions, but can feel free to attend one or the other. All levels are welcome!


*This workshop is free with a suggested donation of $10 to benefit the LGC Scholarship fund. The LGC Scholarship Fund enables us to provide services at lower cost to people with limited financial resources. Please read more about our thoughts on the equity of the sliding scale. 

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Led by Debra Yan, Therapy Intern

Cost: FREE*



Embracing Uncertainty: Using ACT for OCD

For adults who want to learn skills to address OCD behaviors

Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm, starting March 8th, 2023


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 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (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.

***Currently full. Please click below if you have interest in enrolling for this group in the future.


Led by Bethany Kregiel, LMHC

Cost: $350 for 8 weeks



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

For individuals who want to learn in-depth DBT skills 

Thursdays 5:00-6:30pm

Starting March 2, 2023


Online via Google Meet

**Some previous knowledge of DBT required

This is a virtual group that will run in segments of 8 weeks starting in October. 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.


REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR Module 1 - Distress Tolerance: October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1

REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR Module 2 - Emotion Regulation: January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23


REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR Module 3 - Interpersonal Effectiveness: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6,13, 20

Within each 8-week module 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.

***Currently full. Please click below if you have interest in enrolling for this group in the future.

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Led by Vera Bednar, LMHC

Cost: $350 for 8 weeks

DBT Extended


Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Support Group


For transgender and gender nonconforming-identifying adults who seek a safe, affirming, private support group.

Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm

Begins January 25, 2023

In person in our Somerville office with a possibility of online access

The number of transgender and gender nonconforming people in the Somerville and Greater Boston community is increasing year after year. An intimate group focused on relationship building, resource sharing and emotional and physical support would provide an additional layer of support for the local transgender and gender nonconforming community.

In this group we will build community and discuss topics of interest in a mutually-beneficial setting. Many transgender and gender nonconfirming people are cut off from traditional avenues for community during and after social and medical transition. This group will hopefully help transgender and gender nonconforming individuals foster community connections and build the groundwork for connections for future potential mutual aid.

Participant minimum 5, maximum 12.

***Currently full. Please click below if you have interest in enrolling for this group in the future.

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Led by Alanah Hodges,
Therapy Intern

Cost: $300 for 12 weeks 
(sliding scale option available)


Navigating an Adult ADHD Diagnosis

For adults who have received or are pursuing an ADHD diagnosis

Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm

February 2 - March 23, 2023

Online via Google Meet

In recent years, there has been a surge in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (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 and neurodiversity affirming 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:

  • ADHD and relationships

  • core beliefs

  • adult diagnosis and grief

  • motivation

  • developing self-compassion and self-acceptance

  • executive functioning

  • 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 winter and members are asked to commit to attending each session.


Participant minimum 5; maximum 8. 

***Currently full. Please click below if you have interest in enrolling for this group in the future.


Led by Rahel Katz, LMHC

Cost: $350 for 8 weeks

Vicky's Women's Support Group

Group Full***

Women's Support Group

For female-identifying people ages 30-39

Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:00pm

Dates: Ongoing

Online via GoToMeeting

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. 

***Currently full. Please click below to be added to the waiting list. 


Led by Vicky Brandt, LMHC

Cost: $35 per group

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