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Group Therapy

Adolescent Psychotherapy and Skills Groups

Winter 2018

Monday Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction-Teens Bethesda Jones & Rathbone Mixed
Monday High School 11th-12th+ Rockville Pomerantz Mixed
Tuesday DBT Skills: Grades 7-9 Rockville Dunn Mixed
Tuesday High School: Grades 10-12 Bethesda Rathbone Males
Tuesday DBT Parents Bethesda Nelson Mixed
Tuesday DBT Skills: High School Bethesda Bjorklund Mixed
Tuesday DBT Skills: High School/Young Adults Bethesda Greenstein Mixed
Tuesday DBT Graduate Group Bethesda Greenstein Mixed
Tuesday Young Adults Bethesda France and Marsh Males
Tuesday High School 9th-12th Bethesda Rathbone Males
Wednesday PEERS Group Bethesda Rathbone and Mersky Mixed
Wednesday DBT Skills: Young Adults Bethesda Bjorklund Mixed
Wednesday High School: Grades 10-12 Rockville Pomerantz Mixed
Wednesday Adult DBT Skills Rockville Pomerantz Mixed
Thursday High School: Grades 10-12 Bethesda Rathbone Mixed
Thursday DBT Skills: High School Bethesda Bae Mixed
Thursday DBT Skills: Parents Bethesda Nelson Mixed
Thursday LGBTQ Teens Bethesda Greenstein Mixed
Friday Young Adults Rockville Dunn Males

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.