GROUP SERVICES

In It Together

NCFWC offers support, psychoeducation, and therapeutic groups for children, adolescents, and adults.

Groups are a powerful, affordable way to acquire support, therapy, and skills for many issues. We offer numerous groups, led by experienced, licensed professionals, under the categories listed below. If after reading this you would like more information, please email us at info@nashvillefamilywellness.com.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our groups have been suspended except for our DBT Skills Groups which are being held in a virtual format. . 

CHILD, ADOLESCENT, AND FAMILY GROUPS

PARENT AND ADULT GROUPS

 
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CHILD, ADOLESCENT, AND FAMILY GROUPS

We offer a variety of groups to teach coping skills to children and adolescents. Some of these groups are open to any child in the group’s designated age range and others are for children coping with specific diagnoses, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD and emotional dysregulation.  Each group’s curriculum draws from evidence-based programs to meet its goals. All are led by experienced therapists.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person groups have been suspended. 

Our DBT Skills Groups continue to meet in a virtual format. 

 

ELEMENTARY COPING SKILLS GROUP

Building a Stress Management Toolkit for Children Ages 7-10 (2nd -5th grades)

This group is designed for elementary-aged children facing academic, social, and/or emotional stressors who want to learn evidence-based strategies that will enable them to feel better and reach their goals.  One parent-only session is included to educate parents on skills taught and provide parenting support. Curriculum is built on cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy.

  • Learn how to express and regulate emotions with healthier coping skills.

  • Understand thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how they are connected.

  • Learn and practice social skills for developing and maintaining friendships.

  • Understand and challenge negative or unhelpful thoughts.

  • Connect with other children who have similar stressors


Place:       Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center

                  85 White Bridge Road, Suite 302

Next Group Start Date: TBD

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS GROUP IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.​

Enrollment process:        

To apply for this group, please complete our online Group Interest Form and a group coordinator will follow-up with you. An interview may be required for those not being seen by a provider at NCFWC to ensure that the group is a good fit and to allow the child to meet us. Additional fees may apply for the interview.


Cost:

$585 for eight child sessions and one parent session (averages to $65 per session) to be paid in full at 1st session.

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance to hold your child's place in group. The deposit will be applied to the balance due before the first session.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL COPING SKILLS GROUP

Building a Stress Management Toolkit

This semester-long group is designed for middle school children (Ages 11-14 or 6th-8th grade) facing academic, social, and/or emotional stressors who want to learn evidence-based strategies that will enable them to feel better and reach their goals  and who want the opportunity to connect with a peer group. One parent-only session is included to educate parents on skills taught and provide parenting support. Curriculum is built on cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy principles to help middle schoolers with a mild to moderate severity of issues and some to no experience with therapy. Group goals include:

  • Understand thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how they are connected.

  • Learn proven strategies to regulate mood and reduce vulnerability to anxiety and depression.

  • Handle distressing thoughts and feelings without acting out towards self or others.

  • Learn and practice social skills for developing and maintaining friendships.

  • Get to know kids who have similar stressors.

Place:       Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center

                  85 White Bridge Road, Suite 302

Next Group Start Date: TBD

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS GROUP IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.​

Enrollment process:        

To apply for this group, please complete our online Group Interest Form and a group coordinator will follow-up with you. An interview may be required for those not being seen by a provider at NCFWC to ensure that the group is a good fit and to allow the child to meet us. Additional fees may apply for the interview.


Cost:

$845 for twelve child sessions plus one parent session (averages to $65 per session) to be paid in full by 1st session.

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance to hold your child's place in group. The deposit will be applied to the balance due before the first session.

 

DBT SKILLS GROUP

DBT For Adolescents (DBT-A)

We offer DBT Skills Groups for Adolescents in a multi-family group format. The DBT Skills Group aims to increase client capabilities by teaching techniques and reviewing assigned practice homework to reinforce learning. At NCFWC, we offer DBT Skills Groups for those enrolled in Comprehensive DBT (DBT Group - Comprehensive) as well as a DBT Skills Groups for those wanting to learn the techniques as part of another type of treatment plan, typically for less severe difficulties (DBT Group - Skills Only).

DBT-A Skills Groups rotate through four six-week modules with new participants able to start at the beginning of each module. Teens are required to attend with at least one parent. Group size is limited to 6 teens/families. 

Module length and cost:

Emotion Regulation - 6 weeks - $600/family

Distress Tolerance - 6 weeks - $600/family

Interpersonal Effectiveness - 6 weeks - $600/family

Walking the Middle Path - 6 weeks - $600/family

Mindfulness is taught throughout all four modules.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS GROUP IS BEING HELD IN A VIRTUAL FORMAT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.

 
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PARENT AND ADULT GROUPS

We offer groups to provide parents and adults with skills to match their current pathway. Parent groups provide skills and support. Adult groups are formed to target specific struggles in areas such as disordered eating, depression, anxiety, and OCD.

 

DBT SKILLS GROUP

DBT For Young Adults (18-25)
Wednesday's 4:30pm-6:00pm

We offer a DBT Skills Groups for Young Adults ages 18-25 who have completed or are nearing the end of high school. The DBT Skills Group aims to increase client capabilities by teaching techniques and reviewing assigned practice homework to reinforce learning. Participants in  Comprehensive DBT or those wanting to learn DBT Skills as part of another type of treatment plan are eligible to participate so long as they commit to continuing individual therapy while enrolled.

This group follows the evidence-based DBT Skills Manual for Adults protocol, rotating through all three modules with dialectics and mindfulness "orientation" being covered a the beginning of each. Group size is limited to approximately 6-10 participants. The cost is $75/session paid by module. 

Module length and cost:

Emotion Regulation - 9 weeks - $675

Distress Tolerance - 8 weeks - $600

Interpersonal Effectiveness - 7 weeks - $525 

*Mindfulness is taught throughout all three of the above modules.

Dates and Times: 

Meets every Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.

Next module and anticipated start date: Emotion Regulation: October 14

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS GROUP IS BEING HELD IN A VIRTUAL FORMAT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.​

To apply for group, please click Request DBT Services button below and complete the form.  For additional information, email jbiddle@nashvillefamilywellness.com.

 

615-238-9100

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