Group therapy

Clarity is offering a hybrid of both in-person groups and virtual groups this Fall/Winter

last updated 5/6/22

Below is our Spring flyer for current groups at Clarity Counseling.  We are running both virtual groups at this time, so please read carefully which option is offered per group.  For more information, please call 571-318-9141 or email ClarityCounselingVA@gmail.com to speak with our intake coordinator about registering for group(s)



VIRTUAL 13 Week DBT Skills Group serving ages 14 - 19yrs.  We are currently enrolling for our next teen group, starting June 21st and June 23rd.  The Tuesday group will run at 4:15 - 5:15 and the Thursday group will run at 12-1pm.  

Alicia Ayvas, LCSW was trained in DBT in 2009 at Columbia University and is overseeing the Thursday night group that will be run by Holly Serrano, LPC and Katie Bowler, LCSW.  The group is energetic, educational, and targets all 4 modules in DBT and will leave clients with a comprehensive binder of all of the skills learned throughout the group.  All groups are currently held virtually, so Clarity will be able to provide support for group members who live in Virginia/Maryland/DC at large. 


Issues: Eating Disorders / Trauma / Self Harm / Depression /Anxiety / OCD
Gender: All
Age: These groups are for ages 14yrs -19  
Where: From the comfort of your own home (we will be using ZOOM as the virtual platform)

When: Tuesday's at 4:15 - 5:15 (12 - 17 year old's) starting on June 21st

            Thursday's at 12pm - 1pm for adolescents starting on June 23rd


Cost: $80 per group for Adolescents (due to group running for 1 hour) and members must commit to all 13 sessions with consent for group leader to communicate with primary therapist.   Payment will be taken at the start of each module.

 

If you would like to register for this next session, please email our intake coordinator through the website or at ClarityCounselingVA@gmail.com


VIRTUAL 13 Week DBT Skills Group is on Thursday's and Wednesday's at 7 - 8:30 (ages 20yrs and older).  We are currently enrolling new group members for our new cohort.  The next start date would be Thursday, May 29th at 7pm - 8:30pm and Wednesday, June 29th at 7 - 8:30pm 

Alicia Ayvas, LCSW was trained in DBT in 2009 at Columbia University and is overseeing the Thursday night group that will be run by Katie Bowler, LCSW. The group is energetic, educational, and targets all 4 modules in DBT and will leave clients with a comprehensive binder of all of the skills learned throughout the group.  All DBT groups are run by Katie Bowler, LCSW.

Issues: Eating Disorders / Trauma / Self Harm / Depression /Anxiety / OCD
Gender: All
Age: These groups are for ages 20+
Where: From the comfort of your own home (we will be using ZOOM as the virtual platform)
When: Thursday's at  7:00 - 8:30pm starting May 12th (new cohort starting June 29th) & Wednesday's at 7:00 - 8:30pm (new cohort starting May 29th)
Cost:  $100 per group for the Adult group (members must commit to all 13 sessions with consent for group leader to communicate with primary therapist).  Payment will be taken at the start of each module.

This group is currently registering members and Clarity intake coordinator is providing a phone consultation prior to the start date.  If you would like to register for this next session, please email our intake coordinator through the website or at ClarityCounselingVA@gmail.com


- Week Teen Coping Skills Group - Virtual

Currently Enrolling New Members Starting June 23rd at 1 - 2pm

 
Our world has been flipped upside down over the last two years and Clarity Counseling hopes to provide more support to our teens, especially entering into Summer!  This group will provide teens with skills to manage stress and anxiety and build resilience.  We also will process together the changes over the last school year and summer stressors.  Each week, we will learn new coping skills inspired by Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and talk about how to use the skills in everyday life.  

 
Issues: Transitions, Anxiety, Worry, Stress, Depression, Coping during COVID-19, Virtual School 
Gender: All
Age:  13 - 17yrs
Where: From the comfort of your own home   (We will be using ZOOM as the virtual platform)

When: Starting June 23rd at 1 - 2 pm

 

The group has a fee of $80 per group and receipts are provided to submit to insurance.

 


Teen Coping Skills Group: In-Person 8-Week Group at the Reston Location

Currently Enrolling New Members Starting June 21st - August 9th

 
If anxious and tired seem to define your day, you’re likely in need of a mental break and physical rest. Come learn skills to tune into your current wellbeing and to cope in the moment. This group is pulling from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for the majority of the skills taught; however, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) will also be integrated into the group. This group meets on Tuesdays in Reston at 3pm-4pm and is $80/session. Receipts are provided for reimbursement.

 
Issues: Transitions, Anxiety, Worry, Stress, Depression, Coping during COVID-19, Virtual School 
Gender: All
Age:  13 - 17yrs
Where: 11733 Bowman Green Drive, Suite 100 Reston VA 20191

When: June 21st at 3pm - 4pm 

 

The group has a fee of $80 per group and receipts are provided to submit to insurance.

 


10- Week Process Group For College Students

Currently Enrolling Members for Start date of May 31st

 

This group is intended for young adults who are home over the summer and are needing a tune up prior to returning to school or entering into the workforce. This group is pulling from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for the majority of the skills taught; however, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) will also be integrated into the group. Members are asked to share and receive feedback in a confidential space so that he or she is able to talk freely about current events, topics presented, and thoughts/feelings coming up in the week. This group will meet on Tuesdays at 10am-11am over our HIPPA compliant Zoom platform and is $80 per session. The first group will start in early May, following the end of the semester for most VA universities. Receipts are provided for reimbursement.

 
Issues: Transitions, Anxiety, Worry, Stress, Depression, Coping during COVID-19, Virtual School 
Gender: All
Age:  18 - 22yrs
Where: From the comfort of your own home   (We will be using ZOOM as the virtual platform)

When: This group will meet for 10 weeks every Tuesday at 10:00am - 11:00am, starting May 31st

 

 

The group has a fee of $80 per group and receipts are provided to submit to insurance.

 


In-Person Group

Eating Disorder Recovery Process Group on Tuesday's at 1pm-2pm 

CURRENTLY ENROLLING MEMBERS for start date of May 31st in the Reston location

 

Summer is coming and while this might bring to mind rest and relaxation, when you’re in recovery from an eating disorder this can be a tricky season to navigate. Changes in weather, clothing, activities and social interactions can trigger worried thoughts about food and body image. Let these triggers be an invitation to reconnect with your reasons for recovery and to get the help of a supportive community of like-minded individuals. This group is structured as a safe space to check-in and share about your thoughts, feelings and behavior urges as well as to give and receive feedback on your recovery journey. This group meets in person in Reston on Tuesdays at 1-2pm and is $80 with receipts provided for reimbursement.


Issues: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, OSFED, EDNOS
Gender: All
Age: 18+

Where: 11733 Bowman Green Drive, Suite 100 Reston, VA 20191

When: Tuesday's at 1pm - 2pm

 

The group has a fee of $80 per session and receipts are provided to submit to insurance.  We ask that group members commit for 8 weeks at a time. 

 


Virtual 8-Week Body Image Group on Tuesday's at 5pm-6pm for 18+

CURRENTLY ENROLLING MEMBERS for June 21st start date

 

Clarity Counseling is thrilled to offer a comprehensive 8-week body image group that is taken from the evidenced based workbook, "The Body Image Workbook" by Thomas Cash. Brigid Morse, MA, Resident in Counseling ran this curriculum back at a HLOC prior to joining Clarity along with Clarity's Director, Alicia Ayvas, LCSW, CEDS-S who used this workbook for a research back in 2008. this 8-week program is an effective way to improve body image and decrease body dissatisfaction. If you are interested in participating in this group, please contact us for more information. This virtual group is intended for adults, ages 18 year and older and requires group members to participate in and out of group. This is an interactive group with assignments to be completed in-between sessions. It is a CBT approach to treating body image issues and is a powerful tool in inviting lasting change.


Issues: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, OSFED, EDNOS, body dysmorphia
Gender: All
Age: 18+

Where: From the comfort of your own home // HIPPA compliant ZOOM platform

When: Tuesday's at 5pm - 6pm, starting June 21st

 

The group has a fee of $80 per session and receipts are provided to submit to insurance.  We ask that group members commit for all 8 weeks.

 


FREE Zoom Parent Support  

 

This group is intended to provide a safe space for parents to connect with others to freely process their role in the recovery process.  Currently we have a mix of parents where clients are stepping down from RTC, others with children in HLOC, and OP.  The intent is provide support to parents who are on the front lines and to provide support during these very challenging times.
Who: Parents and Support
When: First and Third Friday of the month at 9:00am - 10:00am
We are taking the month of April off due to spring break. See you the 3rd Friday of the month

 

Where: Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 970 8980 2213
Password: 569054

ZOOM Group For Parents and Supports

Topic: DBT What is it and how can we use it during these uncertain times?

(Topics will change monthly)

 

 

This NEW monthly meeting is meant to help bridge the gap in treatment by providing information and coaching to parents and supports.  June's topic will focus on DBT and provide an overview of the 12-week DBT skills group offered here at Clarity.  This is a great way for parents and supports to learn and understand what the upcoming DBT skills groups will be focusing on.

 

Alicia Ayvas, LCSW, CEDS-S, Clarity's Founder and Executive Director, is excited to offer this new monthly meeting, and hopes to focus on different topics each month for education, coaching and support.  

 


Issues: Parents & supports who have loved ones in treatment for mental health disorders or illnesses
Gender: All
Age: 18+

Where: All meetings will be offered via a Zoom meeting.  All participants must register prior to the group to receive an invite for access

When: TBD 

 

 

The Zoom group has a fee of $30 per individual and $45 per family.