OUTPATIENT GROUPS & PEER SUPPORT
Ryther offers several virtual and in-person groups to supplement our client's therapy services. Groups are an excellent way for youth to put the skills they have learned in therapy into practice and for parents to receive support from other parents in similar situations.
To sign up for a group, please fill out the form below. These groups are open to Ryther clients and will be billed to client insurance unless not covered. For clients without insurance, out of pocket cost is $75/session. Co-pay may apply. Not a current Ryther client? Get started here.
ATTACHMENT SUPPORT GROUP
Mondays | 5:30-7:00 PM
This group aims to provide community and support for non-biological caregivers. Kinship care, foster care, adoptive parents, and otherwise support each other and learn skills to manage difficult behaviors in the youth they care for.
CHILL & SPILL THERAPY GROUP
* CLOSED *
Wednesdays | 5:30-6:30 PM
Chill & Spill is a strength-based, therapeutic journal written by teens and 'tweens who are dealing with crisis or trauma. This group will help teens to navigate, articulate, and communicate complex emotions, have positive coping skills and build resiliency, recognize triggers and negative self-talk, and identify behavioral thought patterns.
Ongoing, join anytime!
Thursdays | 5:00-6:30 PM
This group requires a referral from your individual therapist. This group is for teens and focuses on developing emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal skills for youth experiencing depression and difficult relationships. Please speak to your individual therapist if you feel this group is right for you.
DBT-INFORMED ART THERAPY
Mondays | 5:00- 6:30 PM
Ages: 9-13 years old
DAT is an art therapy group that integrates the structured skill development approach of DBT with the creative and non-verbal aspects of art therapy. It is tailored for teens keen on enhancing their skills in problem-solving, conflict resolution, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. In each session, we'll explore a different DBT skill through art therapy.
PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
In progress, join anytime!
Wednesdays | 5:00-6:30 PM
This group aims at helping parents build skills to manage difficult situations with their children as well as a place to find support and input from other parents in the Ryther community.
In progress, join anytime!
Wednesdays | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Ages: 13-18 years old
Seven Challenges utilizes peer support, education, and journaling to help youth make thoughtful decisions about the role substance use plays in their lives. Youth are encouraged to build critical thinking skills, identify values, and explore what motivates them to use or not use.
SIGN UP FOR OUTPATIENT GROUPS
To sign up for a group, fill out the form below and the group leader will contact you with instructions on how to access the virtual group. Please use the client’s name for youth groups and the parent/caregiver’s name for adult groups. If you are not a Ryther client, please fill out this form first.
Peer services are currently available to clients with a Medicaid benefit as their primary insurance. The peer role is to support youth or parent needs and goals by providing a strength-based approach to empower clients to improve their lives and gain tools to maintain or improve emotional wellness.
Peer partners have lived experience and have dealt with barriers to mental wellness in their past which allows them to understand the youth and/or parents perspective in a different way than a therapist might. Peers can assist clients in tasks they may struggle in, participate in activities that are soothing/interesting to them, help reach goals that the client might have for themselves, or even just being someone in their corner that they feel comfortable venting to when times get rough! Peers can meet in person or virtually.