OUR GROUPS BRING YOU THE SUPPORT YOU NEED
We are passionate about executing quality trainings, workshops, and groups to our surrounding community. Currently we are offering:
Keep scrolling to learn more about these group services.
CIRCLE OF SECURITY® PARENTING™
Next 8 week group begins
Mondays 9:30-11am beginning March 13 *tentative
The Circle of Security is a user-friendly map of child behavior and emotions. Using this map helps parents find answers to these important questions:
“Why does my child behave that way?”
“What do they need?”
“How can I best help them grow up?”
This group is based on over 60 years of research and is being used world wide to help children be happier and more responsive to their parents, develop self-control, get along better with friends and teachers, and grow to be competent in adolescence and adulthood. If you want to raise successful children, research has found that the number one predictor is a strong parent and child relationship! This group will put you on a path to strengthen this bond.
This 8 week group can help parents unlock the mystery to difficult child behaviors, giving parents renewed feelings of success and confidence. In fact, it helps all of us parents feel the way we want to feel toward our children.
This group includes archived taped sessions of other real children interacting with their parents, providing good examples of your child’s moment-to-moment behavior. Participants will have hands-on practice in identifying emotional cues, reading through miscues, and generating ideas to helping kids feel more secure at home and with their peers.
The Circle of Security approach is designed to help caregivers:
Discover what is going on inside their child during times of upset and misbehavior
Determine what the child needs in the moment to be able to calm down, listen, and communicate more effectively
Choose a strategy to meet the child’s need and shape his behavior
Experience more love, cooperation, and joy from their children
Feel happier and more successful with their children
Investment: $65/session per person ($250 reserves your spot, the remaining is due at start of group)
This group is facilitated by Vanessa Durrant, LCSWC-C, RMT, RYT, and certified Circle of Security® Parenting™ therapist. She was first exposed to Circle of Security 10 years ago and then received specialized training and supervision from Dr. Robert Marvin at the Ainsworth Attachment Clinic and the Richmond Circle of Security Network in 2013. She also continued training with Circle of Security International, in their parent group protocol. She loves to help parents tap into their innate wisdom and be the best caregivers they can be. As a mother of 2 children, she knows firsthand the joys and woes of parenthood, and how vital it is to build a supportive parent community.
Now Enrolling For Kindred Re-Connect!
Kindred Re-Connect is a therapy group for adult survivors of childhood trauma. This group meets in person in our Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia office on Tuesdays 7-8pm.
This group is facilitated by Amanda Thompson. Expressive arts therapies will be combined with mindful movement, like yoga and breath-work. Participants will leave group each week feeling supported and igniting inner healing. A special emphasis will be placed on reconnecting to inner child-like joy via the arts and movement therapies .
Investment: $75/week, 1 hour a week.
Intake session required
Now Enrolling for Kindred Caregivers! Tuesdays at 11am
Kindred Caregivers is a weekly support group for those caretaking for their aging parent, or another adult with complex medical needs. This group meets virtually on Tuesdays at 11am. Anyone located in Maryland can attend.
This group is facilitated by Daisy Lopez-Duke. Mindfulness therapies and emdr group therapies will provide participants with a safe place to fill their cup every week. Caregivers will leave group each week feeling supported and like they are not alone. A special emphasis on self care and obtaining mental wellness while caregiving will be explored.
Investment: $50/week, 1 hour a week.
Weekly Therapy Group For Adults
Enrollment now open for Kindred Sustenance! Thursdays at 2pm
In celebration of our 4 year anniversary, we offered a 12 week group experience to 4 special mothers who were deeply craving sustenance, growth and healing from an integrated and holistic perspective.
The group was so successful that we are now offering it as an ongoing therapy group. Through the use of expressive art and nervous system based therapies, jungian archetypal psychology, Ayurveda, yoga, and Native American wisdom, participants will deepen into practices that will increase feelings of deep joy, healing, and sustenance. Those who would benefit from this group are deeply yearning for guidance in deepening into these types of practices for inner growth. They may be suffering from anxiety, trauma, or depression and want to continue healing from an integrated and holistic mental health lens.
This group meets virtually via secure video, for 1 hour weekly. In order to deepen your experience, participants will be asked to engage in specific practices outside of group to best support your healing journey.
While in group, you will catch yourself experiencing more magic, feeling more intentional in life, and able to fill your own cup more easily. You will leave each week feeling inspired, and ready to keep on keeping on! This group is facilitated by Vanessa Durrant, owner and clinical director of Kindred Tree. She holds a high level of expertise in providing evidence based therapies and melding them with Ayurveda and other time tested eastern healing modalities.
This group requires an intake session where a projective assessment and Ayurvedic assessment will be administered to assess for current functioning and implement specific group goals. Intake assessment is $195. Weekly group is $50. One reparations, needs-based scholarship slot available for individuals identifying as BIPOC.
A Divorce Recovery Support Group
Now Enrolling Thursdays at 6pm
Kindred Forward is a weekly support group for adults who are looking to heal and grow after going through divorce. This therapy group is a safe place to be with others who have had similar experiences and goals for moving forward. Participants will feel supported and ready to intentionally heal and grow past the devastating effects of separation and divorce.
This group meets virtually via secure video, for 1 hour weekly.
This group requires an intake session where a projective assessment will be administered to assess for current functioning and implement specific group goals. Intake assessment is $195. Weekly group is $50. One reparations, needs-based scholarship slot available for individuals identifying as BIPOC.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL GROUPS
Now Enrolling for Kindred Homeschoolers
Fridays at 11am
Kindred Homeschoolers is a nature based therapy group for ages 11-14. Sessions are held outdoors every week, weather permitting. Participants will have a safe space to develop friendships, explore healthy ways to communicate, and cope with stressors.
This group is facilitated by Katrina Cutshall-Clark. It is inspired by the desire to create a fun, nature-based experience for homeschoolers that are wanting more time in nature, while honoring their mental wellness. Expressive arts and nervous system based therapies like brainspotting will be used when appropriate to support group members in building healthy coping and social relationships.
Investment: $50/week, 1 hour a week.
Now Enrolling for Kindred Chosen
Thursdays at 3pm
Kindred Chosen is a therapy group for teens 14-18 who are looking for a safe place to feel heard, understood, and supported in their mental health and lgbtqiap2 identity.
This group is facilitated by Anna See-Jachowski. It is inspired by the need to help adolescents who feel 'different' feel a sense of belonging. In this group, kindred teens with differing sexual orientations and gender identities choose to be themselves and grow in who they are. They will gain expert guidance in navigating mental health struggles like trauma, anxiety, peer issues, and other life stressors, while also feeling safe to show up as they are. Expressive arts and nervous system based therapies like brainspotting will be used.
Now Enrolling in this year-round group!
Mondays at 5:15-6:15pm
Meets in person in Frederick
Kindred Tweens is a therapy group for middle schoolers of all genders and identities. In this group, members will feel safe, connected, and supported. Middle schoolers will build skills in emotional self-awareness, peer friendships, and coping. Via the expressive arts, a parallel process will also take place where group members will learn coping strategies to utilize when feeling angry, stressed, or anxious in relation to self or others. Mindfulness, expressive arts and brain based group therapies will facilitate the ongoing social emotional learning of each member. This group is limited to 6 individuals.
This group is facilitated by Daisy Lopez-Duke. It is inspired by the need to help tweens have a safe space to process the overwhelming changes that happen in the middle school years.
Investment: $195 one time intake appointment and then $50/week
Now Enrolling for Kindred Kids
Tuesdays at 4:15pm
Kindred Kids is a therapy group for kids who are in grades 3-5. Members will feel safe, connected, and supported. Children will build their skills in emotional self-awareness, peer friendships, and coping. Via practice of the expressive arts, a parallel process will also take place where children will learn coping strategies to utilize when feeling angry, stressed, or anxious in relation to self or others. Yoga, art, music, play, and EMDR group therapies will facilitate the ongoing social emotional learning of each child. This group is limited to 6 children.
This group is facilitated by Daisy Lopez-Duke. It is inspired by the need to help children develop healthy social emotional learning while learning positive coping skills when experiencing overwhelming emotions, and situations.
Investment- $195 one time intake appointment fee and then $50/week
No current openings to this group.
Add yourself to the waitlist below
I am the Colors of the World is a social emotional learning group for kids to connect with fellow peers while learning about diversity, tolerance and peace building. Children will build their skills in emotional self-awareness, peer social skills, and positive coping. Via practice of the expressive arts, a parallel process will also take place where children will learn coping strategies to utilize when feeling angry, stressed, or confused in relation to self or others. Through the use of story telling, and formal learning on other cultures and diverse people, kids will learn ways in which we are a like and different and process in a healthful way via art, music, and story writing. This group is limited to 6 children.
This group is facilitated by Vanessa Durrant, owner of Kindred Tree Healing Center. It is inspired by the need to help children grow up in a world that values differences, social emotional learning, and equity building practices. Vanessa is a licensed psychotherapist, reiki master, yoga teacher, and also a homeschooling mother.
Investment: $350 in lump sum