Groups & Retreats

Girl’s Empowerment Retreat (ages 12-17)

October 13th, 2018, 8am-4pm. 

Join us as we come together to learn about topics ranging from anxiety to social media, from bullying to depression. Learn skills, strategies, and ways to handle tough emotions. Grow, heal, and evolve through psychoeducation, processing, and art. Registration is now open.

Empowerment Retreat Agenda

Girls Self Esteem Group (ages 13-17)

This group is designed to help young ladies learn about body image and self esteem, to gain a greater sense of self, to stop engaging in self destructive behaviors, to learn about health at every size, to accept themselves, and to gain a sense of empowerment.

The next group begins October 3rd (2018), Thursday at 7:00pm. All girls are accepted from ages 13-17 (other ages are accepted on a case-by-case basis). The group is offered weekly on Thursday’s for 12 weeks. The group’s are small, so please be mindful that group attendance each week is encouraged.

Girls that are accepted are those struggling with body image, self esteem, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self harm, and trauma. Enrollment is still OPEN. 

DBT Skills Group for Teens (ages 15-19)

This group is aimed at helping teens regulate their emotions, respond effectively, reduce impulsivity and self destructive behaviors, as well as monitor, manage and reduce problematic symptoms.

The group is 24-weeks and meets every Tuesday from 7:30pm-9:00pm (Beginning November 1st, 2018). The group covers the following modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Walking the Middle Path, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

The group’s targeted population is for those with:

  • suicidal ideation and/or attempts
  • self harm behaviors
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • disordered eating
  • substance abuse
  • overwhelming emotions (intense emotions)
  • impulsive behavior
  • anger
  • and emotional dysregulation

Registration is NOW OPEN.

Eating Disorder’s Support Group (all ages)

This support group is FREE and welcome to anyone struggling with any symptoms of disordered eating, body image, or related stressors. The group meets every Wednesday from 7-8pm.  Males and Females welcome.

For more information on either of the above listed groups, please call Marianne Riley, LCPC, DBT-C at 240-547-7636.

Create a life worth living.

10 N. Jefferson Street Suite 203
Frederick, MD 21701
(240) 547-7636

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