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, our Young Adult Therapy Services will be expanded and revised in Fall 2018. In addition to offering our original 20 hour/week Ascend Program, we will also be 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.  In addition, we have added 3 new groups that heavily target the improvement of our client’s overall functioning.

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. With the exception of ongoing groups, the new groups will begin the week of September 17, 2018. Rates for each group are noted.

Groups for Young Adults

Mondays

10am-11am
Goals Group
$110/group

This group assists clients in the development and implementation of both short-term and long-term goals.  Goals are reviewed and updated on a weekly basis.  Problem areas are identified and remediated along the way.  Clients are taught how to establish realistic expectations and cognitive flexibility in order to help move themselves forward.  Kim Levin, CCC-SLP will be leading this group.

11:15am-12:30pm
Process Group
$110/group

This group is best suited for young adults who are functioning independently on a daily basis (all areas of functioning with the exception of financial) who want to further develop positive coping skills and deepen personal connections.  Areas of particular attention include: building and sustaining social relationships, deepening and understanding family dynamics and one’s role in his/her family system, knowing and accepting oneself and staying safe even when distressed.   Julie Derby, LCSW-C and Joy Martini , LCSW-C will be co-leading this group.

Tuesdays

3pm-5pm
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 self-awareness 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 groups.

6pm-7pm
Support Group
$110/group

This group is best suited for clients who are not interested or invested in a change process.  Rather, he or she is simply looking to deepen social connections and feel understood by peers who struggle with similar mental health challenges.   Nearly all clients in this group have struggled with their mental health for many, many years.  Joy Martini, LCSW-C facilitates this group.

Wednesdays

3pm-5pm
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.

5:30pm-7pm
Process Group
$150/group

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

5:30pm-7pm
DBT Process Group
$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.  Alex Swe, LCSW-C and Joy Martini, LCSW-C co-lead this group.

Thursdays

10am-11am
Life Skills 101
1-time upfront course fee
$1430                                          

This is a 13-week course (September 20-December 14).  It is designed to help young adults improve their overall ability to function independently.  The 7 core areas that will be addressed include: self-care and wellness, executive functions (time management, problem-solving, and organization and planning), effective communication and follow-up, money-management, resume writing/job interviewing, transportation, and volunteerism/community building.  Kim Levin, CCC-SLP facilitates this group.

5pm-7pm
Art Therapy
$150/group
+1-time $25 supplies fee

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

Fridays

10am-11am
Intro to DBT Group
$150/group
+1-time $35 DBT book fee

This group is for young adults who have never had DBT treatment before or who have had very little exposure to DBT.  DBT stands for Dialectical and Behavioral Therapy.  Please see the above description of DBT.  Joy Martini. LCSW-C and Alex Swe, LCSW-C co-lead this group.  

11am-12pm
Executive Functioning 101
1-time upfront fee of $1430

This is a 13-week course (September 21-December 15).  It is designed to help young adults who either have a primary executive functioning disorder or who struggle with executive functioning skills secondary to their mental health challenges.  The curriculum seeks to help young adults improve 8 core areas of executive functioning.  These include: attention, working memory, organization/planning, time-management, task initiation, cognitive flexibility, problem-solving/decision-making, and metacognition. Kim Levin, CCC-SLP, facilitates this group.

Contact Us

7201 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone/fax 301 654 7770