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Therapy Groups in Fairfax
Young Teen Girls Group
Host: Tanya K Hull, LPC, RPT-S
"Young teen girls group ages 12-14 years old addressing pre-teen issues, social issues, family and relationship issues. Early teens can be so challenging for young people. This group offers education, group feedback, and a place to explore the challenges of ..."
Adolescent Eating Disorder Group
Host: Meredith Kerley, LCSW
"An ongoing support group for adolescents who are working toward recovery from an eating disorder. This group meets weekly to discuss coping skills, relapse prevention, peer and other interpersonal relationships, body image concerns, self-esteem, and self-acceptance. The aim is to ..."
Dating Violence Group
Host: Susan E Folwell, LCSW, LICSW, BCDV
"This group is currently forming and will address the unique challenges faced by adolescent and teenage girls. Emphasis on power balances, reconnecting with personal vision and truth, safety, anxiety and self advocacy. With a focus on prevention of future abusive ..."
Healthy Relationship Group for Teen Girls
Host: Denise Booth, LCSW
"The Group will help teens ages 14-16 with relationship issues with friendships parents and more intimate relationships. It will explore feelings and identify ways to manage emotions in healthy ways and build self esteem and confidence using Cognitive Behavioral techniques ..."
Couples Skill Building Workshop
Host: Stuart Andrews, PhD
"Skill-building group for couples aimed at fostering mutual respect, affection, and closeness and learning productive ways to manage relationship conflicts. Learn to discover repeated patterns in your relationship, the role you play in this pattern, and how these patterns trace ..."
Couples Counseling Group
Host: Glen Denlinger, LCSW, BCD
"This group of 4-5 couples meets every other Monday evening. It is designed to maximize marital strengths and maintain relationships at their highest level of functioning. This group is an excellent adjunct to couples therapy and is ideal for couples ..."
Host: Jan Beauregard, PhD, CSAC, CSAT
"Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a specific program designed to help clients better cope with mood management and affect regulation. It is a psychoeducational group for adults limited to 6 members and offered at various times during the year. "
LGBTQ Supportive, Psychotherapy Group
Host: Leslie Kilpatrick, MEd, LCSW, LLC
"Ms. Kilpatrick brings extensive knowledge and understanding to her work with LGBTQ individuals and couples. She facilitates support groups related to gender and sexuality, as well as the impact of coming and being "out" to one's self, family and community. ..."
Recovering from Intimate Betrayal
Host: Tiffanie Trudeau, LPC, CSAT-C, NCC
"The intimate betrayal that accompanies the discovery of sexual addiction in a relationship, can shake the foundation of even the strongest woman. Although painful, once the addiction is discovered, recovery can begin. This group will guide partners through the chaotic, ..."
NOW FORMING: Relationship Violence and Abuse Group
Host: Susan E Folwell, LCSW, LICSW, BCDV
"This group is for individuals who have experienced or are experiencing any form of abuse. Emphasis on power balances, reconnecting with personal vision and truth, safety, anxiety and self advocacy. In a safe environment, group members begin to understand the ..."
Stepping Stones - Social Skills Development
Host: In Step PC
"Stepping Stones encourages the prosocial skills necessary for the socially rejected child to make and maintain friends as well as to increase the child's sensitivity to the impact his/her behavior has on other children. Difficulties range from poor listening skills ..."
Infertility Information & Support Groups
Host: Phyllis Fortunato Martin, MEd, LPC
"Donor Egg Monthly Education & Support Meetings FREE the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7-8pm. General Infertility Education & Support Group FREE 4th Tuesday of each month. See www.infertilitysupportdc. com for dates & more details. "
Young Adults Group
Host: Tanya K Hull, LPC, RPT-S
"Discussion group for ages 19-23. Address issues of self exploration, anxiety/depression, family issues, and exploring interests outside of high school. Explore independence and challenges in becoming a confident adult. "
Second Grader Social Skills Group
Host: Deborah O'Brien, LCSW
"Social skills are the foundation for getting along with others. A lack of social skills can lead to behavioral difficulties and low self esteem. Social Skills Groups led by a trained professional provide a nuturing setting for children needing improved ..."
Fairfax Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as Fairfax counseling groups, Fairfax support groups, Fairfax mutual support groups or peer support groups, self help groups, stress coping groups, workshops and mental health groups. They are moderated by a professional group counselor, group therapist or group psychologist and generally focus on a specific issue or client profile (e.g. men or women etc).
Before joining a Fairfax support group, first see if the issue focus is consistent with your needs. If there are no groups offering support around your issue, feel free to contact these professionals in Fairfax to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.
What to expect in a Fairfax group?
In a professionally operated support group in Fairfax, members provide each other with various types of help for a particular shared issue. The help takes the form of relating personal experiences and listening to and accepting others' experiences. Fairfax group members may also provide a sympathetic understanding and a social network.
Group Therapists or group counselors lead or facilitate the group and provide group counseling in Fairfax. They are sometimes specifically trained in group dynamics and the understanding of small group processes. So 'interpersonal learning', which can involve unfiltered feedback and confrontation between group members (and can be threatening) is safely moderated by the group therapist or group counselor in Fairfax.
What's the difference between individual and group therapy?