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Teletherapy Groups

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NeuroQueer Group - Currently Open to VA Residents (MD coming soon)

(Current offerings: Teen Group, Young Adult Group)

with Max Lamm, LRIC

Our NeuroQueer groups are for LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent folks to connect with and support each other. Self-diagnosed friends are welcome, as are those who are questioning or exploring sexuality and/or gender! The group decides its own goals and topics of discussion. This may include understanding the intersection of queerness and neurodivergence; navigating a predominately neurotypical, cisgender, heterosexual world; recognizing internalized ableism, homophobia, and transphobia; connecting over shared passions, and more. Therapists will engage more or less, based on the desires of each group. They are available to provide psychoeducation, structure, and guidance based on each group's identified needs and wants. Additional groups will be created if participants of other ages are interested.

Parent to Parent: This Isn't What I Expected

(A Postpartum Therapy + Support Group)

Monday 4-5:30; offered seasonally (date/time may vary)

with Dr. Kathryn Jankowski, LMSW

 

Join our virtual, 7-week postpartum teletherapy + support group for parents experiencing challenges adjusting to parenthood, including postpartum depression and anxiety. We offer a safe, non-judgmental space to connect with other moms/birthing parents in a small group setting and talk about shared feelings and experiences. Parents will learn evidence-based clinical strategies (based in CBT, ACT, mindfulness, self-compassion) for addressing negative thoughts and feelings, in addition to coping skills and self-care. Therapist has advanced training in perinatal mental health and is a parent of a toddler with her own lived experience.

Parenting Neurodivergent Kids Support Group – Open to MD and DC residents Every other Monday at Noon

With Janelle McCarthy, LGPC and Becca Liberty, MS

 

Caregivers of neurodivergent children (of all ages) will come together to discuss parenting successes and missteps, share tips and tricks, and seek guidance and advice. This group will be a support-based, safe space for caregivers to feel seen and accepted as they navigate neurodivergence with their kids outside of the sessions. This group will be for caregivers of neurodivergent children, keeping in mind their unique strengths and vulnerabilities, and the challenges that can come with helping neurodivergent children navigate a predominately neurotypical world. The therapist will engage more or less, based on the desires and needs of the group. The therapist will provide psychoeducation, structure, and guidance based on the group's identified needs and wants.

Adult Neurodiversity Affirming Support Groups

Several Dates/Times

with Dr. Jaclyn Halpern and/or Becca Liberty, MS

In our Neurodiversity Affirming Support Groups, neurodivergent adults meet to support each other. Each group is matched based on age, gender identity, and desired support. Each group works together to establish goals and topics of discussion. These might include supporting each other in navigating a predominantly neurotypical world, identifying internalized ableism, learning more about different neurotypes, sharing tips and tricks for managing day to day frustrations, supporting each others' experiences in school and work, and/or navigating relationships. Our therapist facilitators ensure a safe, affirming space where neurodivergent adults can interact and support each other. Therapists will engage more or less, based on the desires of each group. They are available to provide psychoeducation, structure, and guidance based on each group's identified needs and wants. 

Open Studio: Altered Art Books

Date and Time TBD (Adults 18+)

with Anna Mills, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, LPAT, ATCS

Create your own personal visual diary utilizing Art Therapy. Participants will be able to increase their creativity, express feelings safely, explore life issues, and strengthen their sense

of self.

Guided Mindfulness Meditation

Date and Time TBD (Adults 18+)

with Anna Mills, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, LPAT, ATCS

Use guided meditation to calm your busy mind reduce stress, and increase focus. Led by mindfulness practitioner Anna L. Mills.

Art Therapy Group “Making Connections"

Thursday 6-7:30pm, 6 weeks commitment. (18+)

with Anna L. Mills, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, LPAT, ATCS 

Virtual sessions. In this small group setting (max. 8 people), patients will use the creative process to ‘make connections’ that support the changes they wish to see in their life! Creative prompts will be used to explore and identify old patterns that may not be serving them currently. The art process and image will be used to open up new understanding in order to improve coping, relationships, decision making, and identifying what patients value, which can increase happiness. This unique group combines art therapy, Mindfulness Practices, and ACT for a comprehensive opportunity for personal growth and development.   

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group -  Currently Open to VA Residents (MD coming soon)

(Current offerings: Young Adult Group, Middle Age Adult Group)

with Max Lamm, LRIC

Our Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills groups are for people of all lived experiences to learn, practice, and support each other in applying DBT skills. Participants are categorized based on age and lived experience. DBT has significant evidence for helping those struggling with depression, anxiety, self-harm, attachment trauma (such as borderline personality), relationship issues, PTSD, autism, and more. In this group, the therapist will teach practical skills such as mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. A balance is sought between radical acceptance and positive change. The therapist will also guide the group in practicing skills together, and monitoring participants’ application of skills in their daily life in order to increase their effectiveness. Additional groups will be created if participants of other ages are interested.

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