The therapy team here at Potomac Pediatrics is striving to offer the greatest patient reach possible by providing group therapy services. Group therapy may compliment individual therapy sessions or be exclusively utilized in lieu of individual therapy (patient & group depending). Each group is hand crafted to maximize positive outcomes for all participants. Some group sessions may include special guest speakers from our pediatricians, dietician, or psychiatrist. We’re excited to continue growing these services and making them available to all active patients here in our practice.

A Social Skills Art Therapy Group

Led by Bri Garrold, LCPC, LCPAT, ATR-BC

Art Hive provides a therapeutic space for children and adolescents to engage with peers in both self-directed art making and interaction, as well as group projects and engagement. Group therapy is an effective method to addressing:

Social anxiety

Increase healthy and effective communication

Increase healthy and effective peer interaction

Address interpersonal effectiveness skills

Tolerate and manage anxiety

Eligibility

Click here to see the Art Hive flyer. 

A Body Image Art Therapy Group

Led by Bri Garrold, LCPC, LCPAT, ATR-BC

Many pre-teens and teens are struggling with their body image and unrealistic expectations. The presence of and high level of engagement with social media has heightened children’s body awareness while elevating levels of anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. These struggles are universal regardless of current weight and gender.

This series will provide a group therapy experience rooted in both psychoeducation and expressive therapy to explore underlying causes of negative body image, impacts on daily life, and ways to begin to cultivate healthy body image through both discussion and visual arts experientials.

Eligibility

Ages 13-17 years. Whether your child has an eating disorder, is a member of the LGBTQ+ population, or could in any way benefit from psychoeducation and art prompts focused on exploring current perceptions of body image, as well as beginning to develop healthier body image, this is the class for them!

Click here to see the Mind Over Mirror Flyer.