Groups for Adoptive Children, Teens & Parents

Upcoming Therapeutic Groups

  1. Introducing “Mother-Daughter” events! Join other moms and their teen daughters for the first event on Saturday, February 10 from 1-2:30 PM for an adventure in connection and communication! The focus of this event will be on the first two stages of attachment: “sameness” and “proximity.”
    $30 per pair before February 1st; $35 after February 1st or “at the door”
    Register Here
    Contact Sara Rodriguez, LCSW-C at or 301-740-6643 with interest or pricing.

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“Strong Muscles, Strong Minds”

This group is designed for young men, ages 13-17 who need a place to “strength train” physically, mentally and emotionally. Expect to learn & practice coping strategies, strong thinking patterns and fitness exercise for anxiety, depression and self-esteem. Talk and work out at the same time!


8-Week Adoptive Teen Girls Group:
Every other Monday, Jan 8- Apr 16 2018
Areas of focus: anxiety, insecurity, emotional regulation, grief/loss + individual needs
Cost: $45 per session
Contact Sara Rodriguez, LCSW-C at or 301-740-6643

4. Adoptive & Foster Parent Support Group: group forming for Feb/March 2018


Need to talk to other adoptive parents who REALLY GET IT when it comes to your children?
Wish you had a safe place in which you could swap stories, learn helpful techniques and grow together?

Join a parent support group online via video-conferencing, from anywhere in the nation. Video-conferencing means you will receive a link that allows you to join from anywhere -your office- your house- your smartphone, and you will be able to see up to 4 others on your screen.

What can I expect in the support groups?
The groups are participant-run (these are not therapy groups); however, I will be joining you for a portion of the first and last group in order to set up the structure, provide recommendations and finally bring the group to a close. The first 25 minutes will be a time to share “highs and lows” of the week, while the second portion will be used to discuss a book or resource relevant to your stage in parenting. Of course, any group or individual can certainly sign up for another 6 weeks if you’ve made good connections and would like to continue.

Evening Support Group/Book Club for Parents of Adopted Children:
Mondays, 8-8:45 PM EST
April 13- June 1, 2015 (no group May 25 for Memorial Day)
Book: The Connected Child by Dr. Karyn Purvis

Lunch Support Group/Book Club for Parents of Adopted Tweens/Teens: $5.50 per group!
Wednesdays, 12:30-1:15 PM EST
April 8- May 13, 2015
Book: Beneath The Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens by Debbie Riley