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. 

Upcoming Groups:

Power Up Group for Middle School Girls

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.

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

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

Register Here!

PRISM Teen Support Group

This is a weekly, ongoing group for teens who want a safe and affirming 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. This group will provide group members with the experience of identity development and healing through an inclusive and accepting community.

**The Virtual PRISM group is held on Tuesdays at 6pm for 50 minutes. Cost per session is $30.

**The in-person PRISM group to be offered soon at our Winchester office! Day and time are TBD. Be on the lookout for details! Cost per session will be $30.

This group will be facilitated by Tati Hernandez.

Register Here!

Executive Functioning Group:

Executive Functioning Support Group in Alexandria, VA

This group is ideal for children ages 9-12. It will focus on education about executive functioning, development of each of the executive functions, and strategies for school and home.

These skills are part of higher-level cognitive processes and can be hard to assess. Executive function can cause children to struggle with complex skills during daily activities including:

  • Organization
  • Problem-solving
  • Decision making
  • Time management
  • Prioritizing
  • Setting goals

This group will be facilitated by Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, Amy Andrukonis.

Upcoming Group: 

Starts on Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm on Tuesdays (a total of 8 weekly sessions.)

Cost for this group is $50 per session. Weekly meetings will be held in person.

Register Here!

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.

Upcoming Group: 

August 16th through September 27th, 2021

*Each group will run for six weeks

Cost for this six-week group is only $379 per person. This group is ideal for 5th-7th grade. 

Both the book and journal are included in this price. 

Register Here!

Mission Me Group for Boys

Group Therapy for Boys in Alexandria

This group for boys ages 9-11 will focus on sportsmanship, positive communication, and relationship skill-building, with an emphasis on helping boys to both recognize and express their emotions.

As a result, group members will become more confident and effective in their social circles and relationships. Boys will learn skills of perspective-taking, empathy, and conflict resolution while growing their positive and collaborative leadership qualities through practice both inside and outside of the group.

This group is appropriate for boys who need support in learning to:

  • “Read” themselves and their environment
  • Self-regulating
  • Developing attention and focus
  • Growing positive self-esteem.

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

To be held once a week for 6-weeks.

Cost for this group is $379! 

Register Here!

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.

Group sessions start on July 10th, 2021. 

The group will be held weekly on Saturdays from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. (July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st)

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

Register Here!

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.

Next group session starts on Wednesday, September 22nd at 4pm!

**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-love, 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-love and individuality. This group is ideal for 8th-10th grade girls.

Contact us for information on the next session!

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