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Families & Relationships : Services : Support and Therapy Groups

How to Join a Group

An initial phone call with our support & therapy groups coordinator is the first step towards receiving appropriate treatment. 

Below is a list of all groups led by The Women's Center therapists - active groups will have day/time of meetings noted; not all groups are active all the time. All groups meet at our Vienna, VA offices, unless otherwise noted. 

  • Initial Consultation with the Group Leader: $45
  • Group Participation Fee: $120/month

Please call Support & Therapy Groups Coordinator Jane Delpopolo at 703-281-4928, ext. 236, to set up a consultation to join one of our groups. She is also reachable by email at Reduced fee and sliding fee scale options available, based on financial need.


Support & Therapy Groups at The Women's Center in Vienna, VA 

Emotional Abuse
New group forming now!  See information at the top of this page to find out how to join this group.
Explores long-lasting scars that affect people's feelings about themselves and others. Offers space to understand the common feelings of low self-esteem, lack of confidence, inability to trust, humiliation, shame and isolation.
Coping With Separation and Divorce
Accepting New Members! See information at the top of this page to find out how to join this group.
Focuses on formulating and implementing personal strategies for dealing with the emotional and situational changes of this life experience.
DBT Skills
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically-validated treatment that offers effective techniques for individuals with severe affect regulation difficulties. Within this group, clients will gain a solid knowledge of DBT skills and additional skills based in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and other sensorimotor skills. Clients will learn how to integrate these skills effectively into their lives in order to:
  • Tolerate and manage stress and personal crises
  • Regulate emotions and moods
  • Reduce impulsive and self-harming behaviors
  • Have more stable and satisfying relationships 
Accepting New Members! See information at the top of this page to find out how to join this group.
In this group women will work together to eliminate the core symptoms of depression and support each other as they establish joyful lives. Participants will learn about depression, set personal goals, and then work to achieve those goals.
The goals will relate to establishing a regular sleep pattern, engaging in pleasurable and achievement oriented activities, regulating mood, altering negative self-talk and depression-generating beliefs, and controlling obsessive and/or perfectionist thinking. They will select and examine events in their lives to set behavior change goals that they will work toward at their own pace in order to produce desired outcomes.
The overall aim is to function in all dimensions of life with a sense of contentment, while embracing the ups and downs of living. 
Young Professional Women
Accepting New Members! See information at the top of this page to find out how to join this group.
Offers support for single women 25-40 years old going through experiences of transition. In this group, members can safely explore relevant concerns including career, education, roles, and relationships. The focus of this group is gaining support to implement personal and professional changes and develop strong interpersonal relationships. 
Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Tuesdays, from 7:00pm - 8:30pm; Accepting New Members!
See information at the top of this page to find out how to join this group.
Offers a safe environment for adult women who were sexually abused during childhood or adolescence. Focuses on unresolved feelings, and long-term effects of abuse and developing self-esteem. Individual therapy is a prerequisite.
Women Over 50
Focuses on the challenges facing women nearing or older than 50. Addresses physical changes, roles and relationships, professional development, leisure time and more.
Dealing With Anger
Enables women who are struggling with this emotion to identify feelings, sources of anger and destructive patterns. Helps them to express anger more constructively.
Eating Awareness
Addresses issues that have compelled members to develop unhealthy eating habits. Explores unfulfilled needs, feelings of emptiness and low self-esteem. Helps participants deal with the anxiety and guilt associated with compulsive over-eating.
Healthy Relationships
Helps members create healthier, more fulfilling relationships. Includes building self-esteem and breaking self-defeating patterns. 
Life Lessons For Cool Kids!
LLCK! is a hands-on and interactive experience that will teach children some of the essential emotional and social strengths necessary to become stronger, well-rounded, and happier individuals.Topics include: understanding and expressing feelings; controlling anger, making friends and learning cooperation; taking others' perspective and thinking positively. This workshop is for kids between the ages of 7-11 years old.
Mixed Adult Therapy Group
Helps male and female members examine interpersonal relationship issues and develop as individuals. Includes changing lifestyle patterns, managing stress and anger levels, developing communication skills such as expressing thoughts and feelings.
Women's General Support and Therapy Group
Tuesdays, from 7pm - 8:30pm  - FULL; call to join waiting list  See information at the top of this page to find out how to join this group.
Focuses on the specific interests of its members. Issues often include relationships, anger, shame, stress management and improving communication.


page updated 5/21/2015