Group Support

Depending on your situation, group therapy can be an ideal choice for addressing your concerns and making positive changes in your life. Groups usually consist of one clinician and roughly three to twelve participants. We typically meet once a week for one to two and a half hours, depending on your group.

Many groups are designed to address a specific area, such as social skills, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Others are based on a particular treatment modality, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Unlike individual therapy sessions, groups provide you with the unique opportunity to interact with peers in a safe, supportive environment.

Benefits of Group Therapy

Group therapy can seem intimidating at first. But it can offer benefits that individual therapy may not. There are countless advantages to participating in group therapy:

  • Feedback: Gaining perspectives from the therapist and peers is helpful in promoting growth and change.
  • Observation: Seeing others handling situations provides opportunities to add new coping skills to your life.
  • Socialization: Even if this isn’t the focus of the group, interacting with others fosters more effective and clear communication skills.
  • Perspective: Regularly sharing and listening to others helps you put your own problems in perspective.
  • Relief: Meeting new people and sharing your experiences helps you realize you are not alone in your situation.
  • Support and Encouragement: Through sharing freely with the other group members, you’re able to gain support and encouragement from people in similar situations. You’ll feel supported, and your fellow group members will help hold you accountable for meeting goals and making strides. Not only will you receive support, you will be able to give support to others as they go through similar experiences.
  • Diversity: Groups consist of individuals of different personalities, backgrounds, and perspectives. Meeting with a diverse group of people provides new strategies to acquire.

Video Counseling for Groups

Online group counseling is easy and convenient! Design your life from your own comfort zone, allowing you to focus and accomplish more during your sessions. You’ll save time on traveling, and on finding an office near you. You won’t have to worry about running into someone you know, or sitting in a waiting room.

Online group counseling provides greater anonymity, allowing for a deeper, quicker interpersonal exchange than you may experience in a face-to-face group. This comfort reinforces a sense of safety, and you may find it easier to share your story with your peers.

Our online groups are held over HIPAA-compliant software with the option to show your face. Audio is required.

Fall 2019 Groups

For as long as I’ve been working one-to-one with parents, they have expressed the feeling of being alone in their journey and feeling isolated in their experience. Hearing that sentiment expressed time and time again was the inspiration behind creating virtual parent/caregiver support groups, where parents might connect with others who share their lived experience while also gaining knowledge and skills to use in their day-to-day lives. 

Starting in September, I will be offering two different parent support group opportunities, one for parents of teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the other for parents of younger children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. These small, intimate groups will offer an intentional, safe space where parents can actually converse with fellow caregivers and process what’s happening for them and their child– all while I assist by helping to guide and facilitate the conversation and learning.

Please keep reading to learn about these distinct, tailored experiences for parents craving the support and companionship we all need in this parenting journey.

Beginning in mid-September, two new cohorts of parents will come together for the next virtual parenting support groups I’m offering. One will be for parents of younger children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the other for parents of teenagers affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. The groups are kept intentionally small to create a sense of community, where each parent has the opportunity to share about their experience in a safe, judgement-free environment. The purpose of the groups is three-fold: connect with other parents who have the same unique lived experience as you to learn with them and alongside them, learn effective parenting tools that support reducing anxiety in the home and increasing understanding related to your child’s challenging behaviors, and how to implement intentional and thoughtful self-care practices that set the foundation for building the resilience required in this parenting journey.

Parents of Teens with ASD Support Group

Starting Monday, September 16th at 7pm (EST)

To participate in this virtual support group, you must:

  • Have a child with ASD who is between the ages of 12 and 18.
  • Provide upfront payment for participation in the 8 weeks of group which is a one-time payment of $200 per couple/single.

Additional Details

  • You may participate as a couple or individually.
  • The group will be no larger than 8 couples/singles.
  • Each will be 75 minutes in length.

The group will be held every Monday beginning September 16th – November 4th at 7pm (EST).

Parents of Younger Children with ASD Support Group

Starting Wednesday, September 18th at 8pm

To participate in this virtual support group, you must:

  • Have a child with autism spectrum disorder who is 11 years old or younger.
  • Provide upfront payment for participation in the 8 weeks of group, which is a one-time payment of $200 per couple/single

Additional Details

  • You may participate as a couple or alone.
  • The group will be no larger than 8 couples/singles.
  • Each group session will be 75 minutes in length.

The group will be held every Wednesday, starting September 18th – November 6th   at 8pm (EST).

Online Counseling