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Our Group therapy program, led by our highly experienced therapists, is designed to be supplemental to your therapy goals. We provide support and therapy groups for Young Adults, Tweens, Teens, Parents, and Neurodiverse individuals.
Group therapy is a cost-effective way to get support, learn new skills, and connect with fellow travelers in a warm and vibrant community.
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ACT Mindfully with Peers (PEERS®+ Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
for Teens or Young Adults
These 2 online groups are tailored for adolescents (12-17) or young adults (18-23) with ASD, OCD and/or anxiety who also struggle with social skills or social engagement more generally. Groups meet once per week for 60 min, and we ask for a 4-week commitment - renewed, if participants and families wish, after each 4 weeks.
Groups are based in the PEERS® model, an evidence-based social skills program for young people on the Autism Spectrum, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). New participants can join existing cohorts at the beginning of each 4 week cycle. The Teen group runs at 5:00 EST and the Young Adult group runs at 6:30 every Monday. Cost is $300 for 4 sessions.
Group Leader: Clinton D. Fuller (he | him | his), M.S, BCBA, LABA, is a PEERS certified provider who specializes in evidence-based, contextual behavior therapies for individuals with ASD who also struggle with other challenges like OCD and anxiety.
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions
The online SPACE group serves parents/caregivers raising children and adolescents with OCD, anxiety, or related issues who are interested in learning evidence-based strategies to support their children and who are willing to learn from and support each other as they go.
Parents will learn supportive communication, how to handle difficult emotions, and specific, effective strategies for reducing accommodation so that they may encourage brave behavior in their children. Group is on Mondays at 3pm - 4:30pm and runs for 6 90-minute sessions. Cost is $600 for six sessions; one or two parents may attend.
Group Leader: Gail Nunes (she/her) is a LMHC who specializes in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (ERP, ACT for OCD) for anxiety and trauma-related disorders, as well as DBT and CFT. She is a recognized SPACE provider.
Maintaining Social and Emotional Connections In Our Next Chapter
This year, the U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory report has focused on the Healing Effects of Social Connection and Community, citing that loneliness and isolation have reached epidemic proportions in the US.
We at NECOA believe it is important to support those over 55 to mitigate the potential social, emotional, and health concerns that may arise from this lack of opportunity to build community. Therefore, beginning this September, we will offer a support group aimed at developing and/or strengthening those connections. Additionally, this online group will provide support for those dealing with anxiety, OCD, and/or depression. We welcome 8 to 10 participants to this group for a close-knit experience and meet online every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $200 for 4 weeks
We hope you join us!
Adult OCD Group
Are you an adult struggling with OCD? Are you seeking additional support as you navigate individual treatment and/or recovery and symptom management? This group is for individuals aged 18+ looking for a safe and supportive space to learn new ideas and skills to help manage OCD symptoms while pursuing valued living. You will have opportunities to practice various intervention strategies and engage in ERP in addition to goal planning. This group aims to provide additional support to those suffering with OCD and is not a substitute for individual treatment.
We will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm and are still determining if we will be in person at our Melrose, MA office (612 Main Street) or virtually…stay tuned! New group members are required to commit to four sessions at a time for $200.
Jolie Pepperman (She/Her), PsyD is a postdoctoral fellow at NECOA. She specializes in working with children, teens, adults, and families in the treatment of anxiety and OCD using evidence-based interventions (CBT, ERP, & ACT).
Click the button below to enroll, and please to tell us if you would prefer virtual or an in-person group in Melrose!
Interested in Joining an Upcoming Group?
We are happy to announce that we are expanding our group offerings! We are starting to recruit for the sessions below:
Tween Support Group
Teen Support Group
ACT for Teens
CBT for Young Adults
If you or your loved one would like to join the waitlist for any of the groups listed above, please click the orange button below to get started.
Don't see the group you are looking for on the list? Click the button to let us know what type of group you are looking for or other ways our clinicians can support you today!