Group Therapy


*All clients will need a comprehensive evaluation to participate in groups, but they do not have to be receiving any other services at HDC. 
Internal referrals can be sent to the child and family office manager, Jen Eddy, through Carelogic.
External referrals can be sent to Shannon C. Bayless – she will coordinate with the client to get everything needed for groups (comprehensive evaluation ,etc.) completed.


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DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

Learn about mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation. DBT is an effective treatment for individuals with difficulty controlling their emotions and behaviors. It teaches skillful behavior to replace problem behaviors.

Middle School

    • Starting in October, ongoing
    • Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00 PM
    • 1401 group room, In-person

High School 

    • Starting in October, ongoing
    • Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 PM
    • 1401 group room, In-person

CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy)

Using a variety of topics, this group will focus on challenging distorted thoughts and managing emotions to change behavior. Topics may include problem solving, self-care, peer pressure, self-esteem, grief and loss, communication, and more. 

Grades 3-5 

  • Starting in October, ongoing
  • Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 PM
  • 1401 group room, In-person

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

This group is designed to help support grandparents who are raising grandchildren. Group topics will include children’s mental health, parenting strategies, influence of social media, navigating/advocating for children’s needs, selfcare strategies for grandparents, and more. 


  • Ongoing
  • Start date/time: TBD
  • Location: TBD


Circle of Security

Using reflection to strengthen parent-child relationships and build secure attachment.


  • 8 week closed group
  • Start date/time: TBD, 2 hour group
  • Location: TBD
    • Potentially Telehealth


This treatment group’s focus is to address issues for teens and children on how to process separation, grieving, and how to carry on with life, while providing a safe space to allow those who have lost a loved one to share their struggles with others who have experienced a similar loss. The foundation of this curriculum is bases on the Four Tasks of Mourning: To accept the reality of loss, to process the pain of grief, to adjust to a world without the deceased, and to find an enduring connection with the deceased in the midst of embarking on a new life.

Groups would be split into ages 8-12 and ages 13-18

  • Closed 9 week group
  • Start date/time: TBBD
  • Location: TBD
  • 1401 Group Room, In-person

LGBTQ+ Education and Support Group

This group will provide a safe place to gain education on and explore aspects of personal identify. Group discussions will provide support and reflection on challenges and issues affecting LGBTQ+ youth.

Ages 10-18 Group would be split into smaller age groups if needed

  • Ongoing open group
  • Start date: TBD
  • Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 PM
  • 1401 group room, In-person