"Sound Body & Mind Psychiatric Services was created under the philosophy of recognizing both emotional/psychological and physical/medical factors that result in psychiatric symptoms--treating the whole person, and not just the disease Dr. Eva Theodosiadis, M.D., collaborating with Dr. Debra N. ..."
"This support group offers connection and affirmative support with like-minded Autistic Teen Girls / Adult Women (AKA Aspergers). Topics include how to manage sensory overstimulation, social anxiety, making and maintaining friendships, dating relationships, self-acceptance, and developing confidence in yourself. We ..."
"This group is designed to help boys in the 4th and 5th grade develop skills for emotional regulation and social recognition. The goal is to teach kids how to interact appropriately with others their age. The group promotes learning conversational, ..."
"The therapeutic walking group is intended for adults who are dealing with depression or anxiety. There is a large body of evidence suggesting that exercise can have a significant positive impact on mood. This group involves moderate walking in a ..."
"Integrated Psychology Associates of McLean is a shared endeavor in collaborative and integrated care by Eva-Maria Theodosiadis, MD, FAPA, and Debra N. Brosius, Psy.D. to provide comprehensive services to McLean and its surrounding communities. Along with our associates, we offer ..."
"Specialize in cross-cultural counseling. Have visited many nations. Specialize in individual and couples therapy. Been in practice 30 years. Extensive experience with EAP. Security clearance. Worked as a contractor with various federal agencies. Virginia gubernatorial appointee to a state board ..."
"The primary goals of adolescent groups are to provide a safe environment for preadolescents and adolescents to talk about peer pressure, process their feelings about social interactions, develop and maintain friendships, increase self esteem, and improve family relationships. These groups ..."
"The Hold Me Tight Program is a 16 hour educational course for couples hoping to foster a deeper connection with their partner. The program is based on the theory and practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Couples will learn about ..."
"In person (vaccinated clients only). Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based treatment that helps individuals live in the moment, manage emotions, reduce impulsive behavior, and improve relationships. In this group, we cover coping skills based in DBT's modules: mindfulness, distress ..."
"THIS GROUP ADDRESSES THE PROBLEM OF FOOD ADDICTION AND BINGE EATING DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
THIS GROUP IS ALSO OFFERED AT OUR WOODBRIDGE LOCATION ON TUESDAYS---
PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION AT (703) 356-9136
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"These groups are for boys and girls ages 6-10 who struggle with social skills issues. They have a maximum of six participants. They are co-led by two therapists and focuses on helping children develop and maintain freindships, learn to read ..."
"Emotional Mastery groups now forming. Emotional Mastery incorporates evidence based practices to bring you success in tolerating your emotions and building emotional mastery. Groups are "trans-diagnostic" which means they target the key mechanisms of many underlying diagnosis. Informed by Dialectical ..."
"we are now VIRTUAL This is an ongoing group for teenage girls. This group allows the opportunity for teenagers to support one another through the many challenges associated with being a teen girl. Topics of interest include dating, relationships, body ..."
"You set your goal, whichever it may be, from losing weight to change jobs, from finding time for yourself to clear your clutter, etc. I'll help you to achieve them in a group setting structure. This group is based on ..."
"Parenting is challenging at any level; being aware of our feelings and yet being aware of our child's feelings goes a long way in successful relationship. Goal is of self awareness, other awareness, and bringing the insight of awareness in ..."
"These groups are for preschool/kindergarten boys and girls ages 3-5 who struggle with social skills issues. They have a maximum of six participants. They are co-led by two therapists and focuses on assisting with school preparation, encouraging collaborative play, helping ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
McLean Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.
Group therapy in McLean is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.
Support groups in McLean are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.
Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in McLean allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types such as Mindfulness Based group therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.
As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.
Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.
Group therapy and support groups in McLean can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.