Young Adult Services

Young Adult Group Therapy (ages 18-28)
and
Individualized Treatment Services

Our Mission:

In order to more effectively meet the needs of our young adult clients and families, we have expanded our Young Adult Therapy Services. In addition to offering our original 20
hour/week Ascend Program, we are also offering integrated treatment services that will allow us to better meet the individualized needs and goals of our clients. These services are for clients who need more than 1-2 times/week of therapy and who need less than 20 hours/week of treatment.

To schedule an intake assessment, please contact Amye Fried, LCSW-C at frieda@metcounseling.com or Caryn Harris, LCPC at harrisc@metcounseling.com.

The following groups will be offered programmatically. Rates for each group are noted.

Groups for Young Adults

Mondays

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
DBT/Process Group (Adolescent}
$150/group +1-time $35 DBT book fee

DBT (Dialectical and Behavioral Therapy) is an empirically-based treatment proven to help people develop skills to manage overwhelming emotions and challenging relationships more effectively. Skills are divided into 4 modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness. This group adds a process component for clients who have previously completed all 4 modules and are seeking further skill development and opportunities to apply their skills to real life situations. Julie Derby, LCSW-C and Joy Martini, LCSW-C co-lead this group.

Tuesdays

2 pm-4 pm
Art Therapy Group
$150/group
+ 1-time  $25 supplies fee

Art therapy provides a forum for self-discovery that uses art to increase a client’s self­awareness and ability to recognize, express, and manage emotions. Participants use an art prompt that is related to his/her treatment goals to create such a visual expression. The first half of the group focuses on visual expression through art and the second half focuses on understanding and sharing the art with group members. Chris Whitaker, LCSW-C, ATR leads all art therapy groups5

5 pm-6:30 pm
DST/Process Group (Young Adult)
$150/group +1-time $35 DBT book fee

Please see the above description of DST/Process Group. Julie Derby, LCSW-C and Caryn Harris, LCPC co-lead this group.

Wednesdays

9:30 am-11:00 am
DST/Process Group (Young Adult)
$150/group + 1-time $35 DBT book fee

Please see the above description of DST/Process Group. Joy Martini, LCSW-C and Alex Swe, LCSW-C co-lead this group.

3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Art Therapy Group
$150/group +1-time $25 supplies fee

Please see the description of art therapy above. Chris Whitaker, LCSW-C, ATR facilitates this group.

Thursdays

3:30 pm-5 pm
DBT/Process Group (Adolescent)
$150/group + 1-time $35 DBT book fee

Please see the above description of DBT/Process Group. Joy Martini, LCSW-C and Alex Swe, LCSW-C co-lead this group.

Contact Us

7201 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone/fax 301 654 7770