Group Therapy

Northwest ADHD Treatment Center is pleased to offer a wide variety of group treatment options! We have a number of group options, some with waitlists. Our aim is for our groups to be a productive and meaningful space for all participants, with group size typically limited to no more than 8 participants, and often averaging around 4 or 5 participants. If the group you are interested in has a waitlist, please complete the interest form and you will be notified once enough interested individuals have joined the waitlist!

Group therapy is available to current Northwest ADHD patients, as well as individuals seeking mental health treatment outside of Northwest ADHD Treatment Center.

For those currently engaged in mental health treatment with an outside provider to participate in groups at Northwest ADHD Treatment Center, we require you to inform us of who your mental health care provider is. We will affirm that group participation is consistent with your outside provider’s treatment plan prior to enrolling you in the group. Your outside provider is responsible for your care in the event of a mental health crisis, and you must remain engaged with your outside mental health provider for the duration of your participation in groups at Northwest ADHD Treatment Center.

Current Group Offerings

(All group meetings will be remote for the foreseeable future UNLESS Otherwise Noted)

 

Adult ADHD Process Group REMOTE (Rebecca Kinman, CSWA)

  • Audience: Adults ages 21+ w/ first ADHD Diagnosis in adulthood
  • All genders/identities welcome
  • Mondays from 10 AM-11:00 Am
  • Starting April 1, 2024.
  • 6 week commitment, new participants can join every 6 weeks, regular attendance required. 
  • This is primarily a process group, however some psychoeducation will take place. 
  • OHP and cash pay only @ $50/session.

 

Adult ADHD Diagnosis 21+ REMOTE (Rebecca Kinman, CSWA)

  • Audience: Adults ages 21+
  • All genders/identities welcome
  • Waitlist currently. Please complete the interest form to join the wailtist!
  • Topics:
    • Grief/loss 
    • Adjustment to diagnosis
    • Relationships 
    • Accommodations at work/home
    • Integration of childhood experiences
    • ADHD skills
    • Emotion Regulation
    • Psychoeducation about ADHD
    • Co-occurring disorders
    • Parenting
  • OHP and cash pay only @ $50/session.

 

Academics for the Neurodivergent Brain: A Virtual Study-Skills Support Group (Rebecca Kinman, CSWA)

  • Audience: Adults 18+, Enrolled or thinking about enrolling in college, trade school, or other class/program.
  • Schedule: Waitlist – Please complete the interest form if you would like to join the next available group section!
  • Insurance: OHP/ Healthshare/ Care Oregon or cash pay ($50 per session)
  • Topics:
      • Peer-provided tips and skills on studying, writing papers, time management, prioritizing, etc. accountability, etc.
      • Mindfulness
      • Break-out rooms/Accountability and “Body-Doubling.”

*Neurodivergent is a non-medical umbrella term that describes people with variation in their mental functions, and can include conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other neurological or developmental conditions such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

 

Queer Process Group REMOTE (Wei Motulsky, Ph.D.)

  • Audience: Adults 18+
  • Day: Remote on whichever day/time works for the highest number of prospective participants
  • Length of time: Group is one hour long
  • Type: Ongoing open group
  • Insurance: OHP and cash pay only ($50/session); open to private insurances as credentialing allows
  • Description:
    • A psychodynamic process group for individuals within the queer community. The goal for this space is for group members to learn from and support each other, as well as to gain insight into their interpersonal patterns of relatedness. Led by a queer-identified psychologist.

 

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) Group for Teens Experiencing Depression (Elizabeth Nunez, PsyD Psychologist Resident)

  • Audience: Teens ages 13-17 with or suspected to have major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, or other conditions with depressive features
  • OHP or cash pay only ($50 per session)
  • Schedule: Mondays at 5:30 beginning February 19th
  • This group targets symptoms of depression related to grief, interpersonal conflicts, life changes, loneliness, social isolation, and coping with the challenges of ADHD

 

BIPOC Support Group REMOTE (Wei Motulsky, Ph.D.)

  • Starts: As soon as filled
  • Schedule: One hour weekly, Date and Time TBD
  • Adults ages 18+
  • OHP and Cash Pay ($50 per session)
  • About the Group:
  • A psychodynamic process group for individuals who identify as BIPOC. This group will function as a space for members to discuss their experiences living as people of color in a predominantly/White-run city (and society, and world), as well as to gain insight into their interpersonal patterns of relatedness. Led by a psychologist of color.

 

Survivors of Interpersonal Violence Process Group REMOTE (Wei Motulsky, Ph.D.)

  • Audience: Adults 18+
  • Day: Remote on whichever day/time works for the highest number of prospective participants
  • Time: Group is one hour long
  • Type: Ongoing open group
  • Insurance: OHP and cash pay only ($50/session); open to private insurances as credentialing allows
  • Description:
    • A psychodynamic process group for individuals who are survivors of interpersonal violence of all kinds, no matter how much time has passed since the critical incident(s). The goal for this space is for group members to learn from and support each other, as well as to gain insight into their interpersonal patterns of relatedness. All identities welcome.

 

Dungeons and Dragons Process Group REMOTE (Wei Motulsky, Ph.D.)

  • Audience: Adults 18+
  • Day: In-person at West on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday on whichever day/time works for the highest number of prospective participants
  • Time: Group is 90 minutes long
  • Type: Closed group; must commit to one 8-week cycle; potential for group to continue past 8 weeks should most participants wish to do so (in the past, all participants have wished to continue with this group beyond its initial conclusion)
  • A Dungeons and Dragons-based process group. The group facilitator will support all participants in making their own Dungeons and Dragons characters. Participants will engage in a self-contained campaign module during which time they will learn and practice interpersonal skills and receive executive functioning support and skills. All identities and experience levels with DnD are welcome.

 

ADHD Friendly Mindfulness and Meditation REMOTE (Heather Tollander, PsyD) 

  • Schedule: Tuesdays 11-11:45am – next round starts  07/16/24
  • *8 week commitment required*
  • Adults ages 23+
  • Insurance accepted
  • Description:
    • Learn other mindfulness and meditation practices, as well as get support to develop a consistent mindfulness practice
      If you have tried meditation or mindfulness in the past and it hasn’t worked for you then this is your group!
    • Group Guidelines
      No discussion of specific trauma content, self harm, suicidal ideation, or eating disordered behavior in group

 

ADHD Home Management  REMOTE (Lindsay Heydenrych, PsyD) 

  • Schedule: Wednesdays, 3-4pm
  • Adults 18+
  • Insurance accepted
  • Topics: 
    • Aim to help with home organization, decluttering, working on and finishing home projects

 

Women and ADHD Process and Support Group REMOTE (Lindsay Heydenrych, PsyD) 

  • Schedule: Wednesdays 12-1pm
  • Adult Women* (*inclusive of all interested persons)
  • Insurance accepted
  • Topics: (flexible per group interest)
    • Relationships/Communication, Role of Emotional Labor & Time Management, Emotion Dysregulation, Relaxation & Self-care, Setting Boundaries, Parenting, Stigma and shame, etc.

 

Structured ADHD Coping Skills REMOTE (Daniel Moshofsky, PsyD) 

  • Schedule: Waitlist -Next Start Date anticipated September 2024.. Please complete the interest form to join the waitlist for this group!
  • New groups start approximately every month
  • *10 week commitment required*
  • Insurance accepted
  • Topics:
    • Session 1 – Acceptance and Awareness 
    • Session 2 – Setting Yourself Up For Success (Sleep, Diet, Exercise, Etc.)
    • Session 3 – Mood and Motivation
    • Session 4 – Prioritizing and To-Do Lists
    • Session 5 – Time Management: Making Tasks Manageable

 

Skills for Living with Chronic Stress and Trauma (Heather Tollander) 

  • Audience: adults 22+
  • Schedule: Fridays 11am (45 min) (next round starts 07/19/2024)
  • 8 week commitment required
  • Insurance: All insurances accepted
    • Topics/about the group: 
      • Psychoeducational and skills building 
      • Learning about how to establish internal and external stability and safety
      • Learn skills to regulate and calm the nervous system
      • Excellent peer support!
      • Easy going environment 
  • Group Guidelines: 
    • No discussion of specific trauma content, self harm, suicidal ideation, or eating disordered behavior in group.

 

ADHD Skills and Strategies (Daniel Moshofsky, PsyD)

  • Who is this for: Adults 18+
  • Who leads this group: This group is led by Daniel Moshofsky, PsyD. Dr Moshofsky is a licensed psychologist who specializes in ADHD coping skills and strategies. He has worked at NW ADHD since 2017. 
  • When: Mondays from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
  • Description: A weekly “drop in” group for adults seeking to learn about, discuss, and share ADHD coping skills and strategies. Group members will get the opportunity to engage in skills training with the provider in a group setting, and will be encouraged to share and learn from other group members about helpful coping strategies they use for ADHD. Topics range from skills to manage ADHD at work, in the home, in relationships, mood regulation and ADHD, organization, time management, and many more. Group members are encouraged to share topics they would like to discuss in future sessions.
  • Insurance: All
  • Commitment: No commitment required! Come when you can. This group meets weekly, you may come when you are able, however group members typically benefit the most when they come at least once a month.

Future Groups

(These groups are not currently meeting, but patients may add their names to the interest list. Ask our administrative staff for more information.)

 

DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Skills Group

  • Insurance: OHP, Providence, cash pay($50/session); open to external referrals and to those with other insurances as credentialing allows.

  • This group is for those who wish to develop additional skills to navigate their lives. In this group, participants will learn and practice the four core pillars of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT): mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. This group is open enrollment and the modules will repeat approximately every 12 to 16 weeks depending upon group interest in each topic. Led by a licensed psychologist.
  • Complete the Group Therapy Interest Form if you would like to be notified when the group may start!