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

Want to sign up for a group but have financial restrictions? We offer 2 low fee spots for each group on a first come first served basis.

DBT Kim

Now enrolling for Module 3

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Training - Tuesday Group

For adults who want to learn DBT skills 

Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Online group

This 24 week group 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 - Start date February 20th (no meeting March 5th)

Module 2: Mindfulness/Emotion Regulation - Begins April 30th

Module 3: Mindfulness/Interpersonal Effectiveness - Begins September 24th

Participant minimum 6, maximum 10.​

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Led by Kim Johnson, LMHC, MT-BC

Cost: $350

DBT VERA

GROUP FULL - Sign up for our waiting list

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Training - Thursday Group

 

For adults who want to learn DBT skills 

Thursdays, 5 - 6:30 pm

Beginning April 4th, 2024 (Module 3)

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. 

In this group 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 a core skill within 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 opportunities to discuss the skills,  receive feedback and support from peers on the use and practice of these skills. The book that will be used is DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets by Marsha M. Linehan (2nd edition) and is recommended you acquire prior to the group starting.

 

No previous knowledge of DBT is required, some knowledge is encouraged.

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

Module 2: Emotion regulation. 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28

Module 3 (beginning April 2024): Interpersonal effectiveness. 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23

 

Participant minimum 8, maximum 12. 

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Led by Vera Bednar, LMHC,
C-DBT, RYT-200

Cost: $350

Adult ADHD

GROUP FULL - Sign up for our waiting list

Navigating an Adult ADHD Diagnosis - WINTER 2024

For adults who have received or are pursuing an ADHD diagnosis

Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Beginning February 20th, 2024

Online group

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 in post-pandemic times,

  • 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 9 weeks this winter, and members are asked to commit to attending each session.

 

Participant minimum 5, maximum 8.

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Led by co-facilitater: 
Rahel Katz, LMHC

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Led by co-facilitater:
Lauren Chase
, Therapy Intern

Cost: $375

Trans

GROUP FULL - Sign up for our waiting list

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 - 8:00 pm

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 8.

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Led by Alanah Hodges, LCSW

Cost: $35 per group 

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