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Adult ADHD Group

The group targets executive dysfunction to help adults (ages 18 and above) with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) lead more organized and productive lives.  The group provides a supportive environment for learning time management, planning, and organizational skills, with a focus on applying these skills to real-life situations.  Each session includes instruction about, and implementation of, new skills, motivational strategies to promote success, in-session exercises, and practice strategies to be completed prior to the next session.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Learn more about ADHD and commit to growth through group participation.
  2. Learn and implement skills for time awareness, scheduling, making tasks manageable, prioritizing, overcoming emotional obstacles, increasing motivation, using organizational systems, and planning and completing projects.
  3. Experience the collegial support of fellow members and understand how public commitments contribute to greater effort and confidence.

Duration and Cost

Eight weekly 60-minute sessions
$125 per session

Anxiety Group for High Schoolers

The group teaches adolescents strategies to address anxiety symptoms.  Each group session focuses on a specific topic related to treatment.   The group provides a supportive environment where a licensed therapist introduces treatment strategies and members can learn from one another and reinforce learned skills.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Develop the tools and skills to manage their anxiety. 
  2. Explore the cognitive and behavioral components of anxiety to help identify and understand how thoughts affect emotions, experiences, and physiological functioning.
  3. Learn and review the principles of mindfulness and implement practice in these techniques. 
  4. Experience social support, reinforcement, and peer modeling opportunities. 
  5. Develop goals and commit to practicing in the interim between sessions.

Duration and Cost

Eight weekly group sessions, each 60 minutes in length
$125 per session

Group for Parents of Children with Anxiety

When a child suffers from anxiety, fears, worries, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), the whole family is affected.  The group teaches parents of children with anxieties a number of specific strategies to help their children acquire the skills to manage emotions and face fears. Relieving stress for the entire family is among the top goals for this 8-week program. 

Topics include increasing understanding of how anxiety and OCD develop and persist over time, learning tools for helping children consistently challenge their fears outside of treatment sessions, developing plans for gradual reductions in accommodations of anxiety within the family, and teaching self-care strategies for use by the whole family.  Parents benefit from learning these skills in a supportive group environment and receiving insight and encouragement from other parents who face similar challenges.

Duration and Cost

Eight sessions held every other week, each 60 minutes in length
$125 per session

Parent Training in Techniques for Reducing Behavioral Problems in Elementary School Children

The group is intended for parents who are interested in learning behavioral techniques for addressing challenging behaviors such as whining, inattention, noncompliance, hyperactivity, and aggression.  The curriculum is based on evidence-based treatments for behavioral problems, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Alan Kazdin’s Parent Management Training (PMT) program.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Develop a better understanding of causes and triggers of behavioral problems.
  2. Learn strategies for consistently responding to behavioral problems and for preventing them.
  3. Develop tools for teaching their children prosocial skills to replace challenging behaviors.
  4. Develop a better understanding of academic processes (eg, IEPs, 504 Plans) and increase their confidence and competence in advocating for their children in an educational environment.

Duration and Cost

Eight sessions: twice-monthly 60-minute sessions
$125 per session

Social Skills Groups for Middle School and High School

Two separate groups –one for children in Middle School and one for High Schoolers — focus on social skills coaching for adolescents who have symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger’s), ADHD, or Anxiety, or who have general challenges with social skills.

Learning Objectives

  1. To understand the components of confidence, including tone of voice, posture, eye contact, and related attributes
  2. To understand non-verbal communication
  3. To understand empathy and the ability to take another’s perspective
  4. To learn conversation dynamics, such as ice-breakers, reciprocal dialogue, and to agree-to-disagree
  5. To learn attributes of friendship, sustained relationships, altruism, and compassion

Duration and Cost

Eight sessions: twice-monthly groups, 40 minutes with participants and 10 minutes with parents for a recap
$125 per session

Adaptive College Experience (ACE) Program

The program is intended for students with symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger’s), and/or ADHD or Anxiety. The focus is on adaptive skills – organization, self-regulation, and social skills — for high schoolers who are preparing for college and for students who already are in college.

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