Group Therapy

Adolescent Psychotherapy and Skills Groups

Fall 2020

Monday DBT Skills: Age 25+ Bethesda Pomerantz Mixed
Monday DBT Skills Multifamily Bethesda Ascanio & Wolf Mixed
Monday DBT Skills: Young Adults Bethesda Ascanio & Wolf Mixed
Tuesday High School: Grades 10-12 Bethesda Rathbone Males
Tuesday Young Adults Bethesda France and Marsh Males
Tuesday High School 9th-12th Bethesda Rathbone Males
Tuesday DBT Skills Multifamily Bethesda Pomerantz & Ascanio Mixed
Wednesday Thrive Skills Group: High School Bethesda Ascanio Mixed
Wednesday DBT Skills: Young Adults Bethesda Bjorklund Mixed
Thursday DBT Skills: High School Bethesda Bae Mixed
Thursday DBT Skills: Parents Bethesda Wolf Mixed
Friday Young Adults Rockville Dunn Males
Friday High School 9th-11th Rockville Pappas Females

Additional groups now forming. Please contact us for information.

Do you know an adolescent who is having trouble with any of the following?

  • Depression, or low self-esteem
  • Anxiety or shyness
  • Anger and aggression
  • Academic underachievement
  • Behavior problems
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Social difficulties
  • Family conflict
  • Trouble with authority

Group psychotherapy may be helpful. Group therapy is cost-effective and produces measurable results. Many of the problems adolescents experience are related to difficulties in relationships, or interact with relationships in some way. Problems often occur with friends, boyfriends or girlfriends, teachers, parents or other family members, or other authority figures.

Group psychotherapy gives teenagers the opportunity to learn new problem solving skills, learn about their relationships with others, and get support and feedback from the group. Group psychotherapy is active and goal directed. Each adolescent sets goals before joining a group, and these goals are reviewed and revised on an ongoing basis by the therapist, group members, and parents if appropriate. Adolescents generally enjoy being part of a therapy group, and often participate with more willingness and enthusiasm than other treatment modalities. An initial assessment can determine an adolescent’s appropriateness for group psychotherapy. Treatment in a group need not interfere with existing therapy. We work cooperatively with other therapists and psychopharmacologists.

For additional information about group therapy, visit the American Group Psychotherapy Association.


4701 Sangamore Road #210N
Bethesda, Maryland 20816
Tel: 301-229-9490

5942 Hubbard Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Tel: 301-230-9490

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