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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.


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Group

For adults who want to learn DBT skills 

Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Tentatively beginning September 12, 2023 (Module 1)

Online group

This 24 week group for adults will go through all 4 modules of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness with rolling admission at the start of each new module every 8 weeks.


Each session starts with a mindfulness practice and homework review, then 1-3 skills are introduced every week, all while utilizing music and expressive therapy techniques to help reinforce and retain the skills. The book that will be used is DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets by Marsha M. Linehan (2nd edition).

No previous knowledge of DBT is required and participants are able to choose which module(s) they would like to commit to, however it is recommended to complete each module at least 1-2x in order to master the skills.


Please note that all participants are required to be engaged in individual therapy, either at this practice or with another provider.


Module 1: Mindfulness/Distress Tolerance (8 weeks, 9/12-10/31)

Module 2: Mindfulness/Emotion Regulation (8 weeks, 11/14-1/9 (skip 12/26))

Module 3: Mindfulness/Interpersonal Effectiveness (8 weeks, 1/30-3/19)

Participant minimum 6, maximum 10.

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Led by Kim Johnson, LMHC, MT-BC

Cost: TBD



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

For individuals who want to learn in-depth DBT skills 
Tentative start date for Module 1: September 28th, 2023

Online group

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

Module 1: Mindfulness and distress tolerance. 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16.

Module 2: Emotion regulation. Tentative start date: January 2024

Module 3: Interpersonal effectiveness. Start date: TBD


Participant minimum 8, maximum 12. 

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Led by Vera Bednar, LMHC

Cost: TBD



Navigating an Adult ADHD Diagnosis


For adults who have received or are pursuing an ADHD diagnosis

Beginning mid-October

Online via Google Meet

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 or 9 weeks this fall, and members are asked to commit to attending each session.


Participant minimum 5, maximum 8.


Led by Rahul Katz, LMHC

Cost: TBD

Adult ADHD


Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Support Group


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

Bi-weekly on Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm

Begins June 28, 2023

In person in our Somerville office

Right off the success of our trans support group earlier this year, we are pleased to offer a long-term bi-weekly support group beginning this June.


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.

Typically members remain in this group for several years, and we ask for an up-front commitment of 3 months.


Participant minimum 6, maximum 10.

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Led by Alanah Hodges, MSW

Cost: $35 per group 

Still Enrolling!

Gender Affirming Chorus

For self-identified transgender/non-binary adults to explore their voice

Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

June 7th - August 23rd

In person in our Medford office

This 12 week group will provide a safe space for self-identified transgender/non-binary adults to explore their voice in relation to identity, primarily with the use of music therapy interventions. Participants will be able to choose and sing in the vocal section of their choice.


The group will consist of:

  • weekly check-ins about individual goals and overall gender dysphoria/euphoria,

  • an introduction to gender affirming vocal exercises to help explore masculinizing, feminizing and/or androgenizing the voice,

  • learning and rehearsing songs with themes of queer/trans empowerment,

  • writing an original song as a group and

  • a live performance.


This group is open to all levels of vocal skill.

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Led by Kim Johnson, LMHC, MT-BC

Cost: $500 for 12 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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