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  • Abrams & Associates, LLC
    Kensington, MD

    Mindful Parenting with Confidence

    For moms who are working with children who are hypersensitive, oppositional and/or who have been diagnosed with SID, ODD, ADHD and/or PDD. Gain perspective and insight along with greater skill for your specific parenting challenges. An individualized and affordable approach to help mothers find greater clarity and balance as they face a myriad of challenges and potential overwhelm working with the challenging child. Supportive, didactic and experiential, this group utilizes parent-child scenarios to introduce new tools for how to manage yourself and your children with less reactivity, guilt and inconsistency. Learn to think in terms of nature-nurture so you can cultivate a parenting approach that is most suitable to your child’s temperament. Learn to redirect, remain mindful and “hit the pause button” so you are less drained, more energized and confident.

    Dr. Kay Abrams, the facilitator, is a clinical psychologist and Director of a family friendly group practice, Abrams & Associates, LLC, offering assessment and psychotherapy services to couples, families, children, teens and adults. For more information or to set up a group intake appointment, please contact our Intake Coordinator.

    Contact: Intake Coordinator
    301-949-2098, ext 1

    Kay Abrams, Ph.D., Director

    3841 Farragut Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895


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  • Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC
    Rockville, MD & Chevy Chase, MD

    We offer several types of individualized Parent Training therapies that focus on what parents and caregivers can do differently to help improve their child’s emotional or behavioral challenges.  Depending on the type of training, children may or may not attend these sessions, though they remain the identified client and the focus of the treatment.  Parent Training can occur in lieu of child individual sessions or simultaneously. Our current offerings include:

    SPACE is an evidence-based treatment program that works with parents to address childhood or adolescent anxiety and/or OCD. SPACE uses a structured approach to increase effective support (a combination of acceptance and confidence) while reducing family accommodation. This treatment focuses on how parents can change their own actions which inadvertently may be maintaining their child’s anxiety. When parents adjust what is in their control, children learn to find their own independent solutions and increase their ability to tolerate anxious emotions. Treatment typically lasts about 12 weeks.

    PMT is an evidence-based program for children ages 2 to 17. Parents learn skills to more effectively manage their child’s challenging behaviors such as tantrums, non-compliance, trouble with daily routines, sibling rivalry, and lying. The model uses a structured system of positive reinforcement to address behaviors or habits that may be contributing to negative interactions. During the sessions, the therapist teaches and models skills. Parents then practice these skills both in session and at home between meetings. Parents are usually seen without their child present, although the child may be asked to participate at designated times. Families usually participate in at least 9 sessions.

    PCIT is an evidence-based program for children ages 2.5 to 6 years old with behavioral, social, and emotional challenges. Parents receive live coaching of skills with their child in sessions to strengthen the parent-child relationship, increase positive behaviors, and decrease problem behaviors with clear and effective behavior management strategies. Parents report improvements in parenting stress after completing PCIT. Treatment continues until graduation goals are met and typically lasts 16 to 20 sessions with consistent attendance.

    This evidence-based program integrates gold standard behavioral parent training and cognitive-behavioral strategies for caregiver stress. This combined approach (1) helps caregivers effectively support their child with ADHD; and (2) helps them effectively manage stress. When parents feel effective as caregivers, their mood/stress level improves. When parents’ mood/stress management improves, they are able to effectively and consistently implement parenting strategies. Both areas are important and influence each other. The full program has nine modules (one to two sessions for each module) and sessions can be tailored for a family’s goals and needs. The integrated program is for caregivers of children with ADHD and disruptive behaviors ages 6 to 12.

    Psychologists: Mary Alvord, Ph.D.; Andrea Chisolm, Ph.D.; Colleen Cummings, Ph.D.; Keri Linas, Ph.D., Psy.D; Erin Lewis-Morrarty, Ph.D.; Heather Loffredo, Psy.D.; Elizabeth Malesa, Ph.D.; Kelly O’Brien, Ph.D.; Nina Shiffrin, Ph.D.; Candice Watson, Ph.D.; Susan Wilson, Ph.D.

    Clinical Social Workers: Rebecca Abrahams, LCSW-C; Betsy Carmichael, LCSW-C; Thomas Verratti, LCSW-C; Lemuel Yutzy, Ph.D.

    Contact: Group Coordinator
    301–593-6554 x23

    3200 Tower Oaks Boulevard, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852
    8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1120, Chevy Chase, MD 20815


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  • The Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change
    Rockville, MD & McLean, VA

    CABC provides evidence-based groups for parents of children and teens with anxiety and related concerns such as school refusal. The group meet for 90 minutes each week for 8 weeks and is focused on providing specific information (much of this information is counterintuitive) to parents on ways to reduce their childrens’ suffering by reducing parent accommodation of anxiety and using targeted positive reinforcement to improve appropriate coping skills.

    Clinicians: Jonathan Dalton, Ph.D., Director; Renee DeBoard-Lucas, Ph.D.; Lindsay Scharfstein, Ph.D.; Rachel Singer, Ph.D.; Christina Brooks, Psy.D.; Kristin Bianchi, Ph.D.; Caitríona Hayes, Psy.D.; Krishtine Rosenthal, Ph.D.; Taylor Wilmer, Ph.D.; Monique Reynolds, Ph.D.

    Contact: Bridget Camardi, Clinic Coordinator


    50 W. Montgomery Ave, Suite 110, Rockville, MD 20850
    1487 Chain Bridge Rd #203, McLean, VA 22101

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  • Center for Family Well-Being, PLLC
    Washington, DC

    Parents and Infants In Tune:
    Nourishing the Roots of Well-Being
    Drawing on pediatrician, Emmi Pikler’s ground-breaking research on infant competence and care, this four-week parent infant group focuses on attachment and attunement, caregiving, motor development, and parent support.  Within a calm and nourishing setting, parents mindfully slow down and “tune in” to their infants and themselves, learning to observe and delight in infants’ self-initiated movements  and natural development beyond expectation or projection. As infants unfold within caregivers’ consistent, warm, and secure base, the foundational roots of well-being are nourished and established for both infant and caregiver.  Parents share experiences with one another and find support in the joyful and challenging time of parenting a new human!  Faciltated by: Liz Hagerman; Four Mondays: Oct. 24, 31; Nov. 7, 14 @10-11:15 am. 

    Clinicians: Kate Kelly, MA, MSW, LICSW; Elizabeth Ebaugh, MSW, LICSW; Lisa Oakley, MSW, LICSW; Lida Sunderland, MA, ATR-BC, LGPAT, LGPC; Carmelita Naves, MSW, LICSW; Veronica Suleiman, MSW, LICSW; Ameila Aburn, MSW, LICSW; Liz Hagerman, LGPC, BC-DMT; Aryn Davis, MA EdHD, M Ed.

    Contact: Amy Murphy, Care Coordinator


    5039 Connecticut Ave., NW #7, Washington, DC 20008

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  • Circle in the Square
    Falls Church, VA

    The ParentCircle therapeutic groups focus on providing opportunities for Support, Education and Personal Growth. A small group of 10-12 parents meet regularly over time with Dr. David Flohr. The group format is designed to help parents discover how to help themselves as well as help one another learn to grow. The ParentCircle is designed to “outlive” the need for a therapist. Groups may choose to continue to meet as peer based parent groups without a therapist, thus providing ongoing support for one another through the child rearing years. ParentCircle sessions are reasonably priced with spaces available at reduced fees and may be insurance reimbursable. Connected Parents, Thriving Kids, 8 weekly classes in Imago Parenting, is a a series of 8 classes for parents, delivered by Certified Imago Therapists and Educators. Imago Parenting provides a practical way to understand what your children are trying to say to you and their behavior. We teach you how to listen to their underlying message. As you become more tuned-in to your children’s underlying experience, you will be able to respond to them in a way that they can easily understand and respect. This becomes an essential element in the ongoing process of the parents own development over time.

    Directors: David A. Beigel, LPC, CGP; David Flohr, Ph.D., CGP

    Contact: Dr. David Flohr for information and/or to register
    (703) 533-5824  ext. 6

    109 Park Washington Court, Falls Church, VA 22046

    703-533-5824  ext. 5

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  • Expressive Therapy Center
    Rockville, MD (In-person and Virtual); Virginia and New York (Virtual)

    Groups for adults and young adults focusing on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, parenting, divorce, interpersonal relationships, and social skills. We also offer emotion coaching classes for parents, individual and family therapy, couples therapy, and psychological/psychoeducational testing.

    Clinical Director: Stephanie Natter, MA, LCPAT, CGP

    Clinicians: Clinicians: Stephanie Natter, LCPAT, CGP, Clinical Director; Chandni Bhatia, MS, LCPC, NCC; Peter Burchard, Phd; Shani Missner, MD, Phd, LMSW, CLCP; Greta Carlson, PsyD; Corine Crowley, PhD.; Veena Datta, MS, LCPC, NCC; Adria Grey, LCPC, NCC; Jacy Perkins, APRN, PMH; Susan Rail, LCSW-C; Andree Schillesci, MA, BC-DMT; Daniel Wagner, PsyD; Aaron Cooper, LCSW-C; Vicky Nogales, LCPC; Jason Moehringer, PsyD; Natascha Dillon, PsyD; Matthew Fishleder, MA, LCMFT; Christopher Michaels, LMSW; Dayna Goldsmith, LMSW, JD; Heather Stemas, MEd, LCPAT; Kimberly Schlosser, LCSW-C; Jennifer Robertson, LCPC, NCC; Kristen Pilgrim, RDT, RBT; Carmen Paulson, LCPC

    10810 Darnestown Road, Suite 103, North Potomac, MD 20878

    301-869-1017 ext. 1
    703-349-5225 ext. 1

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  • Growing Minds, Center for Child and Family Therapy
    Rockville, MD

    Virtual Parent Groups
    “SPACE” Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions Group
    • Parenting children with anxious emotions can be confusing, to say the least. When a child is avoidant of situations, parents find themselves caught between the desire to push their child through their discomfort, to the natural tendency to accommodate their child’s (often unreasonable) requests. This protocol helps parents understand their child’s anxiety and provide effective support with consistent proactive responses.

    Supporting your Child’s Toileting Difficulties
    • This group is for supporting parents/caregivers of children who have toileting struggles,
    who are anxious or avoidant of using the toilet and/or who experience toileting mishaps,
    withholding and/or constipation.

    Group Clinicians: Jill Jerome, LCSW-C, RPT-S; Orly Zimmerman-Leizerov, LCSW-C; Isabelle Spicer, LCSW-C; Milan Essex, LMSW; Kristen Taylor, LMSW
    Contact: Kirsten Jensen, Practice Manager

    301-235-9927 ext.0

    3204 Tower Oaks Blvd., Suite 180, Rockville, MD 20852

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  • In Step, PC
    Fairfax, VA

    In Step has offered comprehensive counseling and consultation services to families in the metro DC area since 1995. We offer a full range of services including individual, family, parent consultation, and psychological testing services, and our primary specialization is working in groups with kids, teens and adults.

    Our adult and parent groups include: Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy for Young Adults, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Groups, Raise Your Parenting IQ Groups, Mom’s interpersonal psychotherapy groups.

    Cathi Cohen LCSW, Director

    8500 Executive Park Avenue, Ste 204, Fairfax VA 22031


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  • McLean Psychotherapy Practices
    McLean, VA

    The primary goal of the parenting group is to provide parent support. The group meets for 12 weeks, with each session beginning with a check-in/networking support period, followed by an educational component. The group covers a variety of parent/child topics including: improving structure in your home and setting limits, helping your child build social skills, strengthening your attachment with your child, understanding your child’s temperament, exploring ways to handle tantrums, and helping your child cope with nightmares and sleep issues.

    Lisa Elkin, Psy.D.   571-238-6524
    Anne Fleury, LCSW 703-282-5937

    1483 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 301, McLean, VA 22101


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  • Rathbone and Associates
    Rockville, MD and Bethesda, MD

    Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Group Therapist” and “Top Adolescent Therapist”. Psychotherapy groups, Social Skills Groups and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Skills Groups for adolescents. Rathbone & Associates specializes in the treatment of adolescents and typically has 20 different groups meeting weekly for adolescents in middle school, high school, and college/post high school. Issues addressed in groups include mood disorders, anxiety, social anxiety, learning disabilities, ADHD, social skills, and the full range of adolescent issues. Specific groups include social skills training for Asperger’s Syndrome, DBT Skills Group for young people who engage in self-destructive behavior when emotionally overwhelmed, PEERS social skills group for adolsecents and young adults, as well as many ongoing general psychotherapy groups. Rathbone & Associates provides the highest quality service for teenagers and their families. Additional information and a current listing of all groups available on our website: Additional information and a current listing of all groups available on our website: 

    Britt Rathbone, LCSW-C, CGP (Certified Group Psychotherapist); John Dunn, LCSW-C; Phyllis Pomerantz, LCSW-C;  James P. Marsh, Jr., LCPC; Carla Pappas, LCSW-C; Betty Bae, LCSW-C; Kharod France, LCPC; Chris Taylor, LCSW-C; Jeannette Campbell Bjorklund, LCSW-C; Laurie Nelson, LCPC;  Jamell White, Ph.D., LCSW-C; Kate McSpadden Leinweber, LCSW-C; Debbie Goldstein, LCSW-C; Rawn Martin, LCSW-C; Samantha Ascanio, LCSW-C

    5942 Hubbard Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20852
    4701 Sangamore Road, #210N, Bethesda, Maryland 20816


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  • The Sibley GroupWashington, DC

    The Sibley Group is a team of over 20 specialized therapists who provide positive psychotherapy for families, adults and couples in the DC area. We offer groups for parents, children, teenagers, and young adults on such topics including the following:

    • Pre-K and Kindergarten Readiness Skills Group
    • Social Skills Groups [Boys, Girls & Co-Ed] for School-aged Children
    • Integrative Groups for Teens [Boys, Girls, Co-Ed] for Anxiety, Depression, and Friendship Skills
    • Executive Functioning Groups for Tweens/Teens
    • Groups for Parents–SPACE, Support/Education, Online

    Parent Skills Groups
    Parenting skills for mental health issues are taught through such methods as SPACE, PMT, and ACT.

    Parent Education
    Parent education is offered both through online support groups and on demand parenting courses.

    Clinicians: Allison Sibley, PhD, MSW, LICSW; Cristina Alba, MSW, LGSW; Justin Barrasso, MS, LPC, NCC; Danielle Birx-Raybuck, LICSW, LCSW-C; Alexander Chan, PhD, LMFT; Sarah Dougans, MSW, LICSW; Amanda Good, MSW, LICSW; Jules Hartsfeld, LPC, LCAS, CCTP; Alexis Herschtal, MSW, LICSW; Sarah Jones, LICSW, LCSW-C; Sarah Perrin, MSW, LGSW; Michelle Pittman, MSW, LICSW; Georgette Saad, MSW, LICSW; Rachel Scharf, MSW,LGSW; Barry Shapiro, MSW, LICSW; Lindsay Tiell, MSW, LICSW; Laurel Tobias, MSW, LICSW; Lottie Walker, MSW, LGSW; Rachel Yutzy MSS, LICSW

    Referral Contact: Sherri Eichberg, Assistant to the Director

    Program Contact: Justin Barrasso, MS, LPC, NCC

    5039 Connecticut Avenue, NW #5, Washington DC 20008 331 8th Street NE, Washington DC 20002

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  • The Wake Kendall Group, PLLC
    Washington, DC

    The Wake Kendall Group is a team of experienced psychologists and psychotherapists who provide individual, couples, group and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults. We do psychoeducational, neuropsychological and independent school admissions testing, as well as school consultations. We offer groups for adolescents for anxiety and MBSR-T (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens). We will be offering this program for children as well. We are also offering again this fall our Mindful Parenting Program for parents of all ages.

    Clinicians: Anne Wake, Ph.D.; Anne Kendall, Ph.D.; Margaret Isenman, M.A.T.; Janell Schweickert, Ph.D.; Katherine Nitz, Ph.D.; Sunita Duggal, Ph.D.; Frances Brookner, Psy.D.; Lenette Gimple Snyder, LPC; Sarah Mintz, Ph.D.; Alexandra Cargo, Ph.D.; Courtney Conn, Ph.D.; Anna Rosch, Psy.D.; Kimberly Wolfe, LICSW; Margo Genderson, Ph.D.; Sara Geisser, Ph.D.; Amber Groomes, Ph.D.; Rachel Altvater, LCPC, RPT, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate.

    Contact: Lenni Snyder, LPC

    5247 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Suite 4, Washington, DC 20015


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