In keeping with our practice philosophies about the vital importance of relationships and collaboration, we are proud to offer a robust selection of group therapy services. We construct our therapy groups based on specific presenting problems, life circumstances, shared identities, and/or the type of skills that need further development. Group therapy is a cost-effective treatment modality covered by most insurance companies and Medicaid.
Clients confirm that group therapy is a powerful adjunct to their individual therapy experience.
Clients who are seeing therapists outside of Kindred Psychology are welcome to attend our groups. We highly encourage clients to maintain their established therapeutic relationships with outside providers. For a list of the groups we are currently offering, please see below.
Transgender and Gender Diverse Groups
- Transgender/Gender Diverse Youth
- Transgender/Gender Diverse Teens
- Transgender/Gender Diverse Young Adults (late college age and early professionals)
- Parents of Transgender/Gender Diverse Youth
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Coping Skills Group
DBT uses a rotating group series model for young adults who would benefit from improved coping skills. Using didactic and experiential methods, individuals are taught to self-manage behavior through using mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. This group series is facilitated by Beth Burkstrand-Reid, our therapist who has advanced training and certification in DBT as advanced by Marsha Linehan, the founder of DBT. You can learn more about this effective approach here.
Thriving with Bipolar Disorder Group
This group for adults who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Research shows that group therapy for people with bipolar disorder can yield fewer symptoms of mania, depression and anxiety, fewer and shorter mood change episodes, and improved social functioning. Through this group, participants connect meaningfully with others while learning personalized and research-based strategies to monitor and manage moods while finding balance in life.
Professional Women with Depression and Anxiety
Designed for educators, helping professionals, medical personnel, community activists, entrepreneurs, and other professional women who are impacted by challenging occupations. Participants learn to identify, understand, and manage subtle and overt symptoms of depression and anxiety. In this interpersonal process therapy group, participants develop meaningful relationships with other professional women and support one another in balancing mood and anxiety management, healthy relationships, and professional excellence.