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Groups

It’s good to have company.

Feel like you’re wrestling with a problem by yourself, but you know there are other people who struggle with the same thing and you’d like to hear from them? A group might be the thing for you. We facilitate a groups for men, a group for parents of transgender teens, and a group for parents of teens with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD).

All of our groups require a screening or “intake interview” in order to make sure that you’re a good fit for the group. Some groups are ongoing, while other groups meet for 2-3 months and use a structured curriculum. All groups meet in person and require proof of Covid vaccination.

Men’s Group

This ongoing group is for men in midlife who are “mostly fine,” but have some ongoing challenges. Those problems might include challenges speaking up for what they want, dealing with the important people in their life (partners or ex-partners, kids, or parents), expressing their feelings, and figuring out what it means to be a man or a father in this day and age. Most group members are 30-55 (“mid-life”) and potential members must be recommended by their current therapist. The group is facilitated by Andrew Smiler and Weston Smith and meets every other Friday around lunchtime.

The group does not address issues related to addiction, psychosis/schizophrenia, or the autism spectrum, and may not be appropriate for other issues or diagnoses. Group members must be recommended by their current therapist.

Parents of Trans Teens

This 10-week, in person group is designed to be convenient for busy adults. Take advantage of your lunchtime to join Dr. Andrew Smiler and Karen Arthur (LCMHCA) to learn about what Transgender is, how it effects you and your teen, and how to support your teen without losing yourself. Each week will consist of 20-30 minutes of education followed by Q & A and open discussion.

Group begins September 2021 and is currently accepting new members. Contact us for more information.

Parents of Teens with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

Join us for a 9-week, in person group designed to offer support and education for parents of teens with ADD/ADHD. We’ll discuss some key components of ADD/ADHD, and specifically address how these components effects your teen’s academics, home life, and personal (social) relationships. You’ll come to better understand how to support your teen without losing yourself, and find strength in a community of other parents who are experiencing similar challenges.

Each weekly meeting will consist of 20-30 minutes of education, followed by Q&A and open discussion. This lunchtime group will be lead by Andrew Smiler and Amanda Sullivan.

Group begins September 2021 and will soon be accepting new members. Contact us for more information.