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    Groups and Workshops

    Current Groups

    Social Tinker Group

    What Will Your Child Create?  

    A straw. Some paper. String. With these simple tools, how will your child craft and create – all while working on improving social skills?

    Join us for our Social-Tinker Group. This group lets your child learn and practice social skills while involved in highly engaging, meaningful tasks. 

    Hands-On Social Skills Training

    Children learn by doing. The best way to for your child to learn social skills is to practice those skills in a safe environment that provides productive guidance and feedback.

    While your child is busy designing, they will be guided through social skills and emotional regulation strategies by a trained counselor who will provide in-the-moment coaching.

    This group is targeted for children in the ages of 4 to 7 who may have difficulty in one or more of the following areas:

    • Developing a plan and following it through
    • Managing emotions when things do not go as planned
    • Accepting ideas from others when working in a group
    • Sharing materials

    Prepare your child for playdates, just helping around the house, and school with this four session class. This series will target essential skills such as problem solving, navigating how to share materials, and how to ask for help from peers and adults. 

    Get Started

    $85 per session. All supplies are included. 

    Classes run on Saturday morning, 9:00 am – 10:00 am July 27, August 3, 10, and 17.

    Reach out to Kasey Cain, LPC at [email protected].

    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.