Perkins Counseling & Psychological Services offers a variety of therapy groups. We are always expanding and rotating our available groups, so be sure to check back frequently to see what’s new or coming up!

*All groups must be registered for to attend. Contact the office to sign up today!

Trauma Relief Through Yoga and Group Therapy

Day & Time: Saturday Mornings from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
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Open Group, meaning you can join at anytime.
Cost: $30 per session

This yoga program is specified for people over the age of eighteen who are struggling with past traumas. A diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder is not required for participation. In our group, we will be working through an hour of trauma-sensitive yoga together and concluding with approximately thirty minutes of group therapy time. During this time, there will be the opportunity to share our experiences as well as time for self-reflection. The physical aspect of the program will be adaptable for every level of physicality, so do not let the fear of trying something new stop you from joining!

Social Skill Strategies for Teens

Group Coordinator: Bonnie Fitts, LPC, DCC
Day & Time: Tuesday’s, 6 pm
Start Date: To be Determined (Group will begin when enough participants are signed up)
Cost: $45 per session

Closed Group with minimum of 5- Participants must sign up before start date.
This 12-week group is designed to teach social skills to teens in order for them to be more comfortable and confident in social settings and apply problem solving around social situations. For teens who struggle in social settings, whether shy or struggling with confidence, this group will educate and provide a supportive, safe, and non-judgmental environment and ample opportunities to practice these skills. Homework suggestions will be given each week.

Parenting Support Group: For Parents of Children Ages Birth-4 years old

Group Coordinator: Selena Waite, MA/CAS, LPCA
Day & Time: Saturdays 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Duration: May 26, 2018-June 30, 2018 (6 weeks)
Cost: $50 per session or $70 per session for a couple
Closed Group- Participants must sign up before start date.

Parents will learn positive parenting strategies that assist in reducing stress and conflict related to common difficulties in being a new parent and parenting a toddler/preschool-age child. Strategies presented for self-care and stress management will help increase parental satisfaction. Parents will have opportunities to build support systems and to problem- solve problematic behaviors through interactions with other parents and information provided by the group leader.

Parenting Support Group: For Parents of Children Ages 5-11 years old

Group Coordinator: Selena Waite, MA/CAS, LPCA
Day & Time: Saturdays 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Duration: May 26, 2018-June 30, 2018 (6 weeks)
Cost: $50 per session or $70 per session for a couple
Closed Group- Participants must sign up before start date.

Parents will learn positive parenting strategies that assist in reducing stress and conflict that are related to parenting. Parents will learn strategies that are helpful in managing problem behaviors in children with mental health diagnoses (ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, etc.) and strategies that are helpful with general parenting power struggles. Parents will have opportunities to build support systems and problem-solve problematic behaviors through interactions with other parents and information provided by the group leader.

ADHD Group for Children Ages 9-12

Group Coordinator: Selena Waite, MA/CAS, LPCA
Day & Time: Every other Thursday at 5:15 PM
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Open Group, meaning you can join at anytime.
$45 per session *BCBS also accepted

ADHD Group for Adolescents Ages 13-15

Group Coordinator: Selena Waite, MA/CAS, LPCA
Day & Time: Every other Thursday at 5:15 PM
Start Date: April 12, 2018
Cost: $45 per session *BCBS also accepted
Open Group, meaning you can join at anytime.

These ADHD groups are designed to teach participants how to identify impulsive behaviors, think about consequences of behaviors, learn coping/organizational skills and impulse control strategies. The weekly sessions include activities designed to teach children about Attention Deficit-Hyperactive Disorder and ways to self-regulate behaviors associated with ADHD. Homework will be given at the end of each session. Homework is intended to be completed so that there is some practice of learned behaviors within the child’s natural environment.

DBT Skills Group for Adolescents Ages 14-18

Group Coordinator: Selena Waite, MA/CAS, LPCA
Day & Time: Every Thursday at 4:00 PM
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Cost: $45 per session *BCBS also accepted
Open Group, meaning you can join at anytime.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that is especially helpful in identifying and changing negative thinking patterns. The group’s goals are to teach mindfulness skills, emotion regulation skills, interpersonal effectiveness skills, and distress tolerance skills.