Group therapy can be a safe and validating space for people seeking support for a mental health condition or major life change.
Group sessions are typically 6-8 weeks in duration, and fees are often lower than individual therapy sessions.
Browse Sunstone’s current group counseling offerings. You may also be interested in our interactive and immersive workshops.
- Groups provide support. Hearing from others with similar challenges helps you understand that you’re not alone.
- Groups provide perspective. Hearing others’ experiences can be very insightful and give you a deeper perspective on your situation.
- Groups develop social skills. Groups not only help ease a sense of isolation but also provide the opportunity to practice communication and listening skills.
- Groups promote forward momentum. Members often feel a sense of accountability to the group and are therefore more likely to move forward toward positive change.
DBT Skills for Parents of Teens
Would you like to gain behavioral skills to help connect with and support your emotional teen?
Parenting can be especially challenging when your teen has difficulties regulating their emotions. This group provides parents with tools to help their teens accept life circumstances while developing skills to enact positive changes in their behavior and interactions with others.
Each week focuses on a specific DBT skill: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and the teen-family-specific module, Walking the Middle Path.
DBT Skills Creative Arts Group for Adolescents
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment that helps individuals live more in the moment, better manage intense emotions, reduce impulsive behavior, and improve their relationships. In this group, we go over coping skills and strategies from the modules of DBT: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and walking the middle path.
Creative techniques are used to explore and reinforce DBT concepts in a way that is accessible and beneficial for adolescents of all artistic skill levels.
DBT Skills Group for Adults
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment that helps individuals live more in the moment, better manage intense emotions, reduce impulsive behavior, and improve their relationships.
In this DBT Skills Group, we go over coping skills and strategies from the modules of DBT: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Participants commit to joining eight weeks at a time (two weeks of mindfulness and six weeks on another module). The full program is 24 weeks.
Sexual and Gender Identity Development Group
Are you curious about exploring your gender or sexual identity?
Consider joining this group if you wish to deepen your level of self- and other awareness in relation to your gender/sexual identity.
Interpersonal process groups offer a unique and powerful space for growth and change. Members can expect to gain a deeper level of insight on themselves and how they relate to others based off of the “here and now” interactions within the group setting.
Grief, Loss, and Life: A 7-week Group Process
How we experience grief and loss is as varied and unique as each individual; so too are the triggers for feelings of grief. We may feel numb or overwhelmed by our feelings. Perhaps we don’t know where to turn or feel that what we’ve been doing hasn’t been working.
However you identify your experience, the grief journey can be a highly personal – and sometimes isolating – one. But you’re not alone.
We invite you to join a seven-week processing group, Grief, Loss, and Life, to honor individual loss experiences. In the group, we will introduce concepts, processing, and activities that foster learning and support.
Why Choose Sunstone?
We have over 70 counselors with experience in a wide range of therapeutic approaches. Find the highly trained and empathetic counselor for your journey.
With offices in Alexandria, Falls Church, McLean, Ashburn, Richmond, and online, you can get the help you need, when you need it.
Our diverse and qualified counselors’ rates vary based on their level of experience as well as the length and type of your session.