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Current Group Therapy Offerings

Current group offerings

We are currently offering three groups. Space is limited to 8 participants and slots are expected to fill quickly. Please reach out today if you are interested in joining one of these groups.

Middle School Social Skills Group

As a parent, you realize the importance of your middle schooler feeling socially accepted. But this can be a tricky process, especially with the increasingly complex social dynamics that we see around middle school. So often, self-consciousness, difficulty managing impulses, worry about friendships, and inappropriate social behaviors can make it difficult to not only make friends, but also to maintain friendships.

In our middle school social skills group, we will create a safe and supportive space for your child to learn, discuss, and practice social skills that will help them feel more confident navigating their social world. We will explore common social difficulties at this age such as managing peer conflict, making meaningful friendships, and going out of our comfort zone. We will also be building confidence by practicing important social skills such as building assertiveness, communicating with peers, and appropriately expressing emotions within social relationships.

If you are interested in your middle schooler joining this group, sign up for your free group screening today. In this group screening, you will meet with one of the two group facilitators, learn more about this group, and share your goals for the group. Your child is also welcome to join for a portion of this meeting as well. At the end of the group screening, you will be able to decide if this is the right group for you.

Middle School Social Skills Group Facilitators:

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John Danial, PH.D.

I’m a licensed psychologist who is passionate about supporting parents, children, teens and families to take the steps and make the changes they need to see real, lasting change in their lives.

Sarah Parson, AMFT

I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and young adults with various struggles in their lives. I enjoy working with kids and teens to increase their confidence and learn they are worthy and capable of accomplishing their goals and maintaining healthy relationships.

Women’s Anxiety Group

As we enter adulthood, we may feel as though our anxiety has become unmanageable, intolerable and challenging. Anxiety is a lonely feeling. Uncertainty is viewed as a weakness and met with shame. However, anxiety is one of the most common human experiences.

If left untreated, anxiety can build this idea in our mind that we are powerless against our thoughts. Excessive worrying, irrational thoughts, difficulty slowing down, can be a good indicator that you lack the proper tools to combat your anxiety.

Anxiety does not have to be in the driver’s seat. When we understand and learn to control our anxiety, it acts more like the GPS giving us informational cues to guide us to our desired destination. This group is designed to help you, and the other members feel a sense of understanding and connection through the uncertainties in life. The group will assist in increasing self-awareness, learn healthy coping tools and create a safe space for you to connect with other individuals struggling with similar challenges.

If you identify as a female between the ages of 18 and 30 years old and you share in this experience, then come to a supportive, non-judgmental environment, surrounded by other strong and competent women all who share in the desire to empower other women and support ourselves in having fulfilling, vibrant, and successful lives.

Given how the world seems to be changing constantly, it is not unusual to feel an increase in uncertainty about the future. This group will challenge you to identify the areas in your life that you do have control in versus the parts in our life we are lacking control, all while relating to the members of this group to help normalize anxiety. This group will encourage you to increase your confidence in managing anxiety and feel prepared while dealing with the challenges life throws your way.

If you are interested in joining this group, sign up for your free group screening today. In this group screening, you will meet with one of the two group facilitators, learn more about this group, and share your goals for the group. This is a free, no pressure meeting. It is our goal that at the end of the group screening, you will be able to decide if this is the right group for you.

Women’s Anxiety Group Facilitators

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Nvard Mkrtchyan, LMFT

I am passionate about empowering women to work through the difficulties they face and come out stronger and more confident as a result. I value creating a supportive and validating experience for my clients, which allows for vulnerability and growth. 

Courtney Reddick, AMFT

I value supporting my clients to realize their true, authentic selves. I encourage my clients to see how special their individual journey is and how much they have to offer to themselves and to the world. I love empowering my clients to feel more confident and live more fulfilling lives.

Post-modern Masculinity Group

As men we sometimes feel as though we are only allowed to feel a couple different feelings and the rest must be suppressed. Crying is only allowed in certain situations of a man’s life. Being open, vulnerable, and emotional is seen as weakness. Being stoic, tough, distant, and logical are what we are told makes a man. 

Living this way can be exhausting. You may start to feel there’s something wrong with you. You may find it difficult to connect with others around you. You may feel like you are constantly fighting an internal battle trying to keep your emotions at bay. Do we have to live this way? As men, are we not also humans who are trying to make it through life and live our genuine selves? 

If you are a man (18+) who struggles with finding emotional support, feeling that it might be seen as weak, unmanly, or different, this group is for you. In this men’s group we will explore masculinity, what it means, where it comes from, and the views each member shares. We will process feelings that are often time shunned by society at large in a safe area. We will cultivate a space that is secure, safe, non-judgemental, and accepting, where men of all walks of life can come together to freely express themselves and support other men emotionally.

If you are interested in joining this group, sign up for your free group screening today. In this group screening, you will meet with one of the two group facilitators, learn more about this group, and share your goals for the group. At the end of the group screening, you will be able to decide if this is the right group for you.

Post-Modern Masculinity Group Facilitators

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Oriyan Maor, AMFT

I am passionate in supporting my clients to relearn harmful messages and become the person they have always wanted to be. I enjoy supporting clients who may initially struggle to express or connect with emotion and helping them grow to be more in tune with themselves and more connected to others.

Paige Johnston, AMFT

I am deeply passionate about helping my clients become empowered and confident in their lives. I create a safe and supportive space to allow for growth and create real change in their lives.