GROUP THERAPY

Self discovery is sometimes best facilitated with others who are on similar journeys. Register now for one of our Spring 2020 groups by calling 713.993.7030. Current groups offered include:

Middle School Girls Social Skills

Art Therapy for Elementary School Girls

Art Therapy for Teen Girls

Middle School Boys

Teen Girls on the Autism Spectrum

Young Adults with ASD

Parents of Young Adults with ASD

Married to Men on the Autism Spectrum

FocusWeek 2020 (July)

The Art of Self
Teen Girls
Art Therapy Group

Led by Dr. Kimberly Harrison at her art studio in Sawyer Yards, this group is designed to help teen girls express themselves through art. Techniques are designed to help girls discover how to be their best selves, and how to improve social skills and emotional regulation.

 

Group topics investigated through art include: Discovering My True Self; How to Make Good Friends; Managing Stress; What to Do with Sadness; Successfully Handling School; Balancing Screens with Other Stuff; Getting Along; Getting Better Sleep; Beating Crankiness; Surviving Hormone Invasions; and more!

Tuesdays 6:15 - 7:15 Starting January 14

Girls on the Spectrum

Led by Sarah Scott, LPC-intern, this group is designed for teenage girls with Asperger's-type autism. The focus of group sessions includes:

  • Making & keeping friends

  • Identity Development

  • Self expression

  • Building a "social toolkit"

  • Problem solving common teen challenges

  • Managing stress & negative emotions

  • and more

Mondays 6 PM - 7 PM

Middle School Girls
Social Skills

Navigating the social world of middle school is tough. Making and maintaining friendships can be such a struggle for young girls, especially those in middle school who have difficulty finding their sense of belonging. Join us as we create a safe space for practicing social skills, modeling successful friendships, and exploring what it means to belong in a group of girls who share similar stories. We will meet weekly to learn and practice strategies for communication, social problem-solving, and managing difficult emotions, such as anxiety. This group is led by Jenna Garcia, LPC-intern.

Mondays 4:45 - 5:45 PM

 
 
 
Creating My Best Self
Elementary School Girls
Art Therapy Group

Led by Dr. Kimberly Harrison at her art studio in Sawyer Yards, this group is designed to help girls ages 8 -11 express themselves through art. Techniques are designed to help girls discover how to be their best selves, and how to improve social skills and emotional regulation.

 

Group topics include: Discovering My True Self; Making Great Friends; Ways to Worry Less; Doing My Best at School; Being in Charge with  Technology; How to Get Along Better with Others; Routines and Rituals; and more!

 

Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:30

Starting January 14

FocusWeek

Led by Dr. Kimberly Harrison, FocusWeek is an intensive, group therapy approach which helps  

children and teenagers with executive functioning issues prepare for school. Grade-level groups meet for 2 hours each day for five consecutive days. Activities develop skills for  planning and organizing, note taking, reading for complete comprehension, staying on track with multi-step processes, emotion regulation, and more.

 

2020 FocusWeek July 27 - 31

Times vary based on grade

Young Adults with ASD

Led by Dr. Kimberly Harrison, this group focuses on developing skills for living an independent adult life. Group topics include budgeting and money management, improving planning and organization skills, managing time spent on electronics, developing job skills, improving interpersonal relationships, creating a regular sleep schedule, and more. 

Fridays 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Parents of Young Adults
with ASD

Led by Dr. Kimberly Harrison, this group focuses on helping parents understand developmental differences that come into play for young adults who are in the the process of creating independent  lives. Group topics provide hands-on tools for parents about how to set boundaries while fostering independence. 

Every Other Monday 7 PM

2020 Boys
Middle School Boys Group

Led by Sarah Scott, MA, LPCi, this group is aimed to help boys ages 11 - 14 collaborate to overcome challenges they face and build skills for success. Topics include: Navigating increasing demands at school, Making and keeping friends, Setting and meeting goals,  Developing strategies to stay organized and motivated in class and other settings, Managing stress, frustration, and anger, Building a ‘social toolkit,' and Strengthening independent problem-solving skills.

Tuesdays 6 PM - 7 PM

Married to Men on the Autism Spectrum

Led by Dr. Trent Everett,  this group is for women who have a spouse on the Autism Spectrum. Couples that include a male partner on the Autism Spectrum often experience a mismatch of expectations, lifestyle, and needs that tend to create misunderstanding, conflict and unhappiness for both partners.The purpose of this group is to provide support, information, education, interventions and hope for a more satisfying relationship.

Every Other Monday 7 PM - 8 PM

 
 
 
 
 
 
Support Group for Men with ASD or ADHD

Led by Dr. Trent Everett, the purpose of this group is to provide support, information, education, interventions and hope for men with ASD or ADHD who want help to create more satisfying relationships.  Couples that include a partner with ASD or ADHD, often experience a mismatch of expectations, lifestyle, priorities and needs. These differences tend to create miscommunication, misunderstanding, conflict, confusion, frustration and unhappiness for both partners in the relationship. The impact of these differences can be overwhelming. Join us to explore ways to change the way we interact and respond to to create satisfaction for both partners in the relationship.

Every Other Monday 7 PM - 8 PM

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