Current Groups

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Groups

In the dynamic context of group  interactions, participants have the opportunity to connect with others  and share meaningful, life-changing experiences in a safe milieu.

Our  supportive, nurturing, highly interactive weekly meetings offer group  members opportunities to develop self-understanding, learn how to manage challenges in life with less emotional reactivity and to cultivate mindful awareness of themselves and others as they discuss a range of  topics, including self esteem, peer pressure, identity, short- and long-term goals, motivation and direction, and relationships  with family and friends.

Our groups help participants collaboratively  identify and articulate their own personal search for meaning in their  lives: where they find it and how they actualize it.  Members also come  to understand non-verbal, “somatic narratives”, illuminated through an  exploration of our posture, gestures, movement patterns, stance, etc.  

These non-verbal, often implicit cues offer members a lens upon which  they can understand and explore ongoing issues concerning interpersonal  interchanges at home, school or at work, and address topics of  accountability, responsibility, anxiety and decision making.  In addition, developing tools for enhanced communication with friends and  family members and exploring strategies for the coming years helps participants begin the process of shaping their lives themselves.  

Adult and parenting groups expand upon these themes, exploring the  multi-layered dynamics of creating passionate meaningful interchanges  within relationships, and using tools of interpersonal neurobiology to  develop effective strategies fostering self-regulation, insight,  communication and conflict resolution. 



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Through the deepening experience of the group process, participants will develop self understanding as they discuss a range of topics, including self-esteem, identity formation, short and long term goals, motivation and direction, and relationships with family and friends. In the dynamic context of group interactions, members are motivated to identify

and articulate their own personal search for meaning in their lives -where they find it and how they actualize it. Group members have the opportunity to explore ongoing issues concerning school, work, and parent-child interactions and address topics of accountability, honesty, and responsibility, while developing tools for communication with friends and family members. Exploring strategies for stress reduction and introducing concepts of mindfulness, somatic and sensorimotor awareness helps participants develop resilience as they search for meaning in their lives. 

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Our 2018-2019 schedule includes:

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Monday evenings 7:00-8:15

A process group for teens in grades 10-12 who identify as GLBTQ.  All genders welcome.  Co-facilitated by Erika Ober, MFT and Rabbi Dr. Arielle Hanien, PsyD, SEP.

Tuesday afternoon 4:30-6:00

Process group for girls in grades 10-12.  Co-facilitated by Erika Ober, MA, MFT and Lauren Carrington, MSW.

Wednesday evenings 6:00-7:00

Process group for students of all genders in grades ____.  Co-facilitated by Alexander King, MSW and Eden Comess-Daniels, MSW.

Thursday evenings 5:00-6:15

Process group for students of all genders in grades 11-12.  Facilitated by Justina Taban, MSW.

Friday afternoons

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Weekends

Stay tuned for new parenting groups