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Group Therapy

The Ross Center offers a variety of therapy groups throughout the year in our Washington, DC office.  Group therapy is a valuable opportunity to participate in a structured, supportive, weekly program led by a licensed therapist. Principals of cognitive behavior therapy are used to help participants develop useful skills to successfully manage anxiety. You do not need to be working with an individual Ross Center clinician to participate in a group.  For more information, please call 202-363-1010.

Upcoming Groups

Social Anxiety for Teens:

New 8-week group beginning soon that includes 4 concurrent sessions for parents. This program is designed using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to teach strategies for overcoming social anxiety in a supportive, non-threatening environment. Teens can expect to

  • Gain confidence in social situations
  • Identify and challenge negative thought patterns
  • Learn mindfulness techniques
  • Develop assertiveness skills
  • Practice social skills in real-life situations with other teens

Parents will gain a better understanding of social anxiety and learn practical communication skills and strategies for supporting their anxious teen.
Led By Kathy HoganBruen, PhD, Maura Roll, LPC, and Avy Stock, PsyD.

Parent Information sessions are scheduled throughout the year.

For more information call: 202-363-1010

Social Anxiety for Adults:

Does anxiety get in the way of you living a happy, productive life? Do you avoid parties, making phone calls, eating or drinking in public, or other social interactions?
Group therapy can help. We offer a 12-week group for adults with social anxiety. The group will provide a supportive, non-threatening environment in which 6-8 participants will learn and practice concrete skills and techniques to address social anxiety in their own lives. Participants will establish individualized, specific goals to address their social anxiety, and will do so at a pace right for them.

Participants will be asked to keep weekly anxiety logs and complete individually-tailored homework assignments between sessions, as well as to complete in-session behavioral exposures. All participants should be able to commit to the entire 12-week program, attending all sessions, as well as to be engaged in separate, individual therapy (at The Ross Center or elsewhere). Participants will be helped to design and implement “behavioral exposures” to face their social fears in a gradual manner.

You will learn:

  • to identify, challenge and change negative thought patterns that contribute to anxiety
  • mindfulness and meditation skills
  • new social skills, such as making eye contact and initiating conversations.

Led By Kathy HoganBruen, PhD

For more information call: 202-363-1010

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