Please note, many of our groups and workshops are offered for all ages. If you don’t see a group or workshop listed for your age, please inquire to learn more, since new groups and workshops are always in development.
OCD Group for Adults
Dr. Keith Saylor’s OCD groups are interactive and experiential. The evidence-based curriculum helps participants understand, explain, and experience OCD symptoms from a different perspective and teaches effective Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills to increase coping and to reduce the frequency of symptoms. Participants will develop exposure and ritual prevention (EX/RP) strategies and will learn evidence-based approaches to address symptoms.
Duration, scheduling, and Cost:
Six sessions, once/month, Saturdays from 1:00-2:30 pm
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.
- Learn more about ADHD and commit to growth through group participation.
- 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.
- Experience the collegial support of fellow members and understand how public commitments contribute to greater effort and confidence.
Duration and Cost:
This Group will led by Dr. Keith Saylor.
8 sessions, Tuesdays, 6:15 – 7:45 (90 minutes) every other week.
Adolescent and Young Adult Groups
Teen Social Anxiety Group (Co-Ed, Ages 13-18)
The co-ed Teen Social Anxiety Group, led by Dr. Lisa Bateman, addresses symptoms of social anxiety, including but not limited to anxiety about talking to new people, initiating conversations, keeping conversations going, answering questions in a classroom setting, and public speaking. The group uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, as evidence suggests that exposure therapy is one of the most effective methods for addressing social anxiety. The group provides a supportive environment for learning and practicing social skills with peers and a licensed therapist. Each group session includes instruction about and implementation of new skills, motivational strategies to promote success, in-session exercises, and homework assignments to be completed prior to the next session.
Duration, Scheduling, and Cost:
Six 60-minute sessions, every other week.
Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
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.
Life Transition Skills (Co-ed, Ages 18-25)
The Life Transition Skills group, led by Dr. Sajjad Khan, focuses on the adaptive skills necessary for a successful transition from young adulthood into adulthood, including self-advocacy, organization/executive function, and management of multiple task demands (eg, job search, personal finances). The curriculum includes the development of self-confidence and target goals that are concurrent with independent living skills. The group includes males and females aged 18-25.
Duration and Cost:
Eight 50-minute sessions, every other week.
Support Group for Teen Females
The Support Group for Teen Females, led by Dr. Erin Kardel, focuses on learning and implementing skills to change unhealthy thought patterns and behaviors, especially related to anxiety, stress, and depression.
Participants develop the tools and skills to manage symptoms, using evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based approaches to reduce symptoms and to change patterns that are causing distress.
Group members explore the cognitive and behavioral components of anxiety and other symptoms to help identify and understand how thoughts impact emotions, experiences, and physiological functioning.
They develop the ability to manage strong emotions, become more self-aware, and tolerate uncomfortable feelings. They experience social support, reinforcement, and peer modeling opportunities. Participants are guided to develop specific goals and commit to practicing in the interim between sessions.
Duration, Scheduling, and Cost:
Eight sessions, held every other week. Wednesdays at 5:00 pm
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.
- To understand the components of confidence, including tone of voice, posture, eye contact, and related attributes
- To understand non-verbal communication
- To understand empathy and the ability to take another’s perspective
- To learn conversation dynamics, such as ice-breakers, reciprocal dialogue, and to agree-to-disagree
- 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