Group Therapy

The Wise Family Group Therapy Offerings

The Wise Family offers a variety of groups to help children, teens and parents who might benefit from processing life’s challenges with others experiencing similar issues. Groups provide a sounding board, a 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 

*Some groups may be offered in an online format through our HIPAA compliant video platform. 

*Insurance reimbursement assistance for group therapy is available upon request. Please contact Tewayne Johnson at for information and support. 


Executive Functioning & Emotional Regulation Group

The purpose of this ADHD Counseling Group is to provide a culturally competent, safe, and understanding environment.

In this group, both adolescents and teens can explore their daily challenges living with ADHD, learn coping strategies, and develop habits to increase executive functioning skills to manage their ADHD effectively. The group will incorporate fun into learning new skills and will aim to encourage and uplift members of the group.

Who is this group for? Designed for participants in Middle School & High School

Where: The Wise Family Alexandria Office

Dates: Ongoing group held on Fridays 

Time: 4:00pm for Middle School Group and 5:00pm for the High School Group

Cost: $75 per group session 

*The price of this group includes the ADHD Workbook and an ADHD starter kit. 

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Calm and Clear Substance Support Group for Teens

The Wise Family is offering an ongoing, co-ed group focused on supporting teens 14-17 struggling with the challenges that substance use and associated mental health symptoms cause.

This group will be facilitated by Resident in Counseling, Cleo Chalk, and is a harm reduction group. Participants will focus on reducing reliance on substances, learning about mental health, and inner resource management/coping skill development.

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

Registration is closed! If you would like to be added to the waitlist for the next group, click the below button:

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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.

Registration is not open at this time. Please check back for updates on our next group session or feel free to join the waitlist using the below button.

Cost: ONLY $379 for 6 group sessions 

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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. 

Group sessions will be facilitated by clinician Katie Thompson.

Registration is not open at this time. Please check back for updates on our next group session.

This group will meet in person on a weekly basis. The cost for this six-week group is only $379 per person and is ideal for girls aged 10-12 years old. (Materials included.)

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Middle School Declassified Group for Parents

Middle school can be…a lot. As a parent, it can be hard to watch your child struggle with the new stressors and big feelings that come along with being in middle school.

The Middle School Declassified for Parents is a group where parents will be provided with helpful strategies and tools to talk with their children about what to expect in middle school, as well as given a space to process feelings of their own. We’re all in this together!

Registration is not open at this time. Please check back for updates on our next group session or feel free to join the waitlist using the below button.

Cost: $379 for 6 group sessions 

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Movement Therapy Group

Let’s get moving!

This group is designed to be a space where members can tap into their emotions and express them through movement. The group will adapt sessions based on the needs of group members, but common topics may include: change, self-esteem, big and little feelings.

This is a Movement group with a focus on moving the body with intention facilitated by Miguel Alcantara, Resident in Counseling.

Where: The Wise Family Alexandria office

When: This will be an ongoing group that runs in 8-week cycles on Saturdays. (starting on October 7th.) 

**Please note – There will not be a group session on October 21st. 

Time: 9am for 8-10 year olds and 10am for 11-13 year olds 

Cost: $100 per group session

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Winter Grief Group

Gathering in solidarity, grief, and righteous rage.

This group is for those impacted by the ongoing genocides across the globe and will meet in-person. Participants will focus on establishing a sense of safety in the space to begin, followed by some rituals to process our grief, and finishing by somatically centering on hope and ways to move forward alongside our grief.

Where: The Wise Family Alexandria office

When: TBD

Time: TBD

Please note: If you would like to participate in the Winter Grief Group, there will be a required screening process which will help ensure the safety of the group members and participating clinicians.

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