Group Therapy Offerings

Spring, 2023

Adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Groups

We offer evidence-based DBT skills training groups, which are designed for those struggling with emotion dysregulation disorders, depression, anxiety, borderline personality features, self-harming behavior, suicidal thinking - in addition to those experiencing interpersonal challenges. Skills in various areas are covered: skillful and effective functioning, focus and mindfulness, basic and advanced emotion regulation skills, cognitive behavior therapy, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Wednesdays 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (telehealth)
Sherry Poole, LPC, LCDC
Thursdays 10:30 am to 12:30 pm (in-person)
Sherry Poole, LPC, LCDC

Weekly Teen Girls Skills Training /Support Group

For the motivated teenager - the focus is on peer support, emotion regulation skills, interpersonal effectiveness skills, and DBT and CBT skills. This is also a safe place for teen girls* 15-18 to explore depression or anxiety, conflicts and dilemmas, learn relationship skills to enhance relationships with siblings, peers and parents, etc.

We do offer individual therapy for adolescent boys 14-18

Mondays 5:45 to 7:45 pm (in-person)
Carol Cash, LMSW, LCDC

Biweekly Parents of-Teens Skills/Support Group

This group has been designed for the parents of the girls attending the weekly teen group, and for parents of teen boys who are in individual therapy at VWC. A primary goal is relationship enhancement with their teen(s), effective communication, and effective parenting strategies and parent well-being for the very
challenging parenting of adolescents in our modern world.

Tuesdays 5:45 to 7:45 pm (in person)
Carol Cash, LMSW, LCDC