Group therapy

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

last updated 9/21/22

Below is our Fall flyer's for current groups at Clarity Counseling.  We are running both virtual and in person 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)



2 Teen VIRTUAL 13-Week DBT Skills Group's serving ages 12 - 19yrs.  We are currently enrolling for our next teen group's, starting October 4th.  The 12-14 yr old group will run at 4pm - 5pm and the 15-19 yr old group will be meeting at 4:15 - 5:15.

Alicia Ayvas, LCSW was trained in DBT in 2009 at Columbia University and is overseeing the Tuesday afternoon group that will be run by either Holly Serrano, LPC or 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 group's are for ages 12yrs -19  
Where: From the comfort of your own home (we will be using ZOOM as the virtual platform)

When: Tuesday's at 4:00pm - 5pm (12 - 14 years old) starting on October 4th

            Tuesday's at 4:14pm - 5:15pm (15 - 19 years old) starting on October 4th

 

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


Adult VIRTUAL 13 Week DBT Skills Group is on Thursday's and Wednesday's at 7 - 8:30 (ages 18yrs and older).  We are currently enrolling new group members for our new cohort starting October 4th at 7pm - 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 18+
Where: From the comfort of your own home (we will be using ZOOM as the virtual platform)
When:  Wednesday's at 7:00 - 8:30pm and new cohort for Women is starting on October 4th

            Thursday's at 7 - 8:30pm started on June 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


In-Person Group

Teen Eating Disorder Recovery Process Group on Monday's at 6pm-7pm 

This NEW group is currently enrolling for members and will have an open enrollment 

*Start date this Fall

 

This group is intended for individuals who are in recovery from an eating disorder and are needing a safe space to process among peers. It is most appropriate for people stepping down from higher levels of care to aid in the transition or those who are at the out patient level of care and would benefit with added support. This group is structured as a safe space to check-in and share about thoughts, feelings and behavior urges as well as to give and receive feedback on your recovery journey. This group meets in-person at the Gainesville location on Mondays at 6-7pm and is $80 with receipts provided for reimbursement.


Issues: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, OSFED, EDNOS
Gender: All
Age: 13 - 17

Where: 7150 Heritage Village Plaza, Unit 201 Gainesville, VA 20155

When: Monday's at 6pm - 7pm (Starting Fall 2022)

 

The group has a fee of $80 per session and receipts are provided to submit to insurance.  We ask that group members commit for 4 weeks at a time. 

 


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

CURRENTLY ENROLLING MEMBERS for late October 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 in October to better prepare for the holiday's and start of 2023

 

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 is intended to 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 (THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER WE WILL MEET THE 2nd & 4th FRIDAY AT 9:00 - 10:00am)
The next group's will be August 26th, September 9th and September 23rd

 

Where: Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 970 8980 2213
Password: 569054

ZOOM Group For Parents and Supports

Topic: A Quick View Into Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

(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.  July's topic will focus on DBT and provide an overview of the 13-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: July 1st at 10am - 10:45

 

 

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