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    Groups and Workshops


    Therapist-facilitated counseling sessions where individuals gather to openly discuss their current challenges. 

    Past Groups

    Emotional Regulation, Intimacy/Relationship, Gay Men’s Intimacy and Relationships, Smoking Cessation, Gay Men Coming Out of Marriage

    *Please note: Not all groups are currently active. For information on upcoming group sessions, kindly contact us.


    A day and a half program of information about the workings of relationships, presentations of psychological findings about intimacy, experiential groups seeking to uncover barriers to intimacy, self-esteem and body-image discussions, mindfulness- meditation for self-efficacy, and group support for creating changes in the way one approaches dating and mating.

    This specialty program is designed for people who are experiencing dissatisfaction in their personal life. Participants often express a sense of never having been able to succeed in a relationship, or others sometimes are coming out of relationship and are questioning themselves about what went wrong.

    Leaders of the workshops are mental health professionals in the private practice of Parkhurst Associates Mental Health Services, who deal on a daily basis with individual clients suffering depression and anxiety about finding a mate. Participants also benefit from the experience of a sports psychologist. Some portion of the registration fee may be reimbursable by individual’s health insurance plans.

    The current workshops are held in the meeting rooms of the Carlyle Suites, an intimate, boutique hotel in the residential neighborhood of Dupont Circle. The comfortable surroundings also allow a sense of privacy and confidentiality to participants. Street parking is easy and free on the weekends, and Metro is only two blocks away.

    Cost of Workshops

    Includes reference materials and refreshments at breaks.

    Standard Registration: $295

    Early Registration (10% Savings): $265

    Cancellation Policy

    Refunds for cancelled registrations are available until two weeks prior to the workshop, with a $50 cancellation fee deducted. No refunds are issued less than two weeks before the workshop starts, and partial refunds are not offered for single-day attendance. In the unlikely event of workshop cancellation, registrants may choose to register for a future workshop or receive a full refund.