Group Therapy

The Wise Family Group Therapy Offerings

The Wise Family offers a variety of groups to help individuals who might benefit from processing life’s challenges with others experiencing similar issues. Groups provide a sounding board, structure for accountability, and a container for difficult conversations or emotions. The group process facilitates giving and receiving support in a safe environment with the opportunity to practice vulnerability and healthy boundaries.

Below is a list of groups The Wise Family is currently offering. If you have any general questions, please contact info@thewisefamily.com. 

*Due to COVID-19, many groups have moved to an online format through our HIPAA compliant video platform. Please contact the counselor listed for more information. 

Drama Therapy & Social Skills

Designed for children in rising grades 1st & 2nd, this group will use the theories of play and drama-based structure to learn and practice social skills for use in the classroom, as a part of a team, or additional extracurricular activities.

When: June 26th – June 30th, 2022

Time: 9am – 11:30am

Cost: $499

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Expressive Arts Groups

We are offering three Expressive Arts Camps this summer!

These groups are designed for students rising grades 3-5, rising 9th – 12th graders and for rising 6th – 8th grade students who want to build and retain a sense of confidence.

When:

  • June 20th – June 24th, 2022 for tweens and high school aged children
  • June 26th – June 30th, 2022 for middle school aged children 

For more information on each group offering:

Register Here!

SUMMER GROUPS:

Sportsmanship for Boys Group

Designed for boys in rising grades 3-5, this group is designed to build self-advocacy, communication, and conflict management skills in order to support participants in the school setting and beyond. Participants will walk away with tangible, retainable, and relatable actions to bring into a new school year.

When: August 1st – August 5th, 2022

Time: 12pm – 3:30pm

Cost: $499

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Jitterbug Group for Littles

This group is designed for your little one (aged 4-5) who may be feeling nervous about their first year of school. Social skills such as  introductions, waiting your turn, sharing,  and interacting with others will be built during this group through creative activities and play-based techniques.

When: August 1st – August 5th, 2022

Time: 9am – 11am

Cost: $499

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Ongoing Groups:

Middle School Girls Group

This group is designed to help empower middle school girls who struggle with navigating their roles within peer groups, family and society. To become aware of their own core values while establishing strong communication skills, self-esteem, and emotional resiliency.

The biggest result group members will experience is being able to navigate their world through their own lens; with an understanding of their own identity.

This is an ongoing group for girls ages 11-13. This group will run in 6 week cycles.

Group participants will meet once a week at 5pm.

This is a 6-week group for ONLY $379!

Sessions will be facilitated by Wise Family clinician, Whitney Taylor.

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PRISM Teen Support Group

This is an open and ongoing virtual peer-to-peer support group for teens who want an affirming and brave space to explore who they are and build connections without the fear of being judged or rejected because of their gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.

The Virtual PRISM group is held on Wednesdays at 6 pm. No fee to join!

This group will be facilitated by Tati Hernandez.

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Confidence Code for Girls Book Club:

Get ready to start feeling every bit the strong, smart, talented girl that you are!  Using the book “The Confidence Code For Girls” by Katty Kay and Clair Shipman, and the accompanying journal this group will support pre-teens (3rd – 6th grade) in working through social challenges, finding their voice, and loving who they are. (Both the book and journal are included.)

Group sessions will be facilitated by Tiffaney Knight.

Join our waitlist! Dates for the next session are pending at this time.

Cost for this six-week group is only $379 per person. This group is ideal for girls aged 10-12 years old. 

Both the book and journal are included in this price. 

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Substance Use and Support Group for Teens

Substance Use and Support Group for Teens in Arlington, VA

The Wise Family is offering an 8-week, co-ed group focused on supporting teens 14-17 struggling with the challenges that substance use and associated mental health symptoms cause. This group is a harm reduction group focused on reducing reliance on substances, learning about mental health, and inner resource management/coping skill development.

Where: The Wise Family Arlington Office

When: Monday Nights

Time: 6:00pm – 7:15pm

Sessions will be facilitated by Wise Family clinician, Zach Shifflett.

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Teen Talk Support Group

Teen Talk Support Group

This weekly group is designed for teens as they navigate the collective impact of the COVID pandemic and returning back to school. The focus will be on processing what may have been lost over this last academic and social year and providing support for the future. Group members will develop mindful skills for self-regulation, which will aid in the development of resilience and self-compassion.

Join our waitlist! Dates for the next session are pending at this time.

**This group may be offered virtually or in person depending on what works best for the group participants.

Sessions will be facilitated by Wise Family clinician, Whitney Taylor.

Register Here!

Body Talk Group for Teen Girls

Body Talk Group for Teens

This group will empower teen girls to decrease obsessions about body issues while focusing on self-compassion, and freeing up brain space for what feels good.

This group will explore real-life dilemmas in our society while offering affirmations and actionable takeaways. Group members will be able to spend less time thinking about how their body looks, and spend more time on channeling self-compassion and individuality.

This group is ideal for 8th-10th grade girls.

Join our waitlist! Dates for the next session are pending at this time.

**This group may be offered virtually or in person depending on what works best for the group participants.

Sessions will be facilitated by Wise Family clinician, Whitney Taylor.

**In this group, we will be using the book, BodyTalk: How to Embrace Your Body and Start Living Your Best Life. 

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Social Skills Tinker Group

Social Skills Group

Boost your child’s social skills!

The Wise Family is pleased to offer a 4-week social skills group, led by experienced counselor, Kasey Cain, LPC. Kasey will guide kids through hands-on skill-building activities to boost problem-solving, navigating how to share materials, and how to ask adults or peers for help.

Join our waitlist! Dates for the next session are pending at this time.

Cost for this 4-week group is ONLY $255!

Register Here!