Groups and Workshops

Please note, any 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.

Group Workshops

Please note, any 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.

Adult Groups

OCD Group for Adults - ages 18+

Dr. Keith Saylor’s weekend workshops for OCD are interactive and experiential, focusing on all variations of OCD. The evidence-based group helps participants understand OCD and encourages crafting and implementing exposure-and-response-prevention goals to be implemented between group sessions. 

Schedule and Cost: Rolling enrollment, Saturdays, 1:00-2:30 pm, once per month, $150/workshop

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Adult ADHD Group (Keith E. Saylor, PhD), ages 18+

The group targets executive function 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. 

This group will be led by Dr. Keith Saylor.

Schedule and Cost: Rolling enrollment, Saturdays, 1:00-2:30 pm, once per month, $150/group

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Women’s Anxiety Support Group, ages 18+

Dr. Keith Saylor’s anxiety groups for women are interactive and experiential – all focused on translating the latest science related to anxiety and anxiety treatment into practical language and actions that lead to positive change.  Participants set exposure-based, achievable goals, which they implement and update at each session. This group has a variety of experienced members who share freely about what has worked for them. Highly supportive, yet always challenging, this group will assist participants in reaching their goals.  Women in the group experience social support and reinforcement.

This group will be led by Dr. Keith Saylor.

Schedule and Cost:  Thursday nights, 60-75 minutes once/month, $125 per group

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Adolescent and Young Adult Groups

Teen Social Anxiety Group (Co-Ed, Ages 13-18)

The co-ed Teen Social Anxiety Group 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
$125/session

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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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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.
$125/session

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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
$125/session

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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

 

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