Therapy Groups at ATFG

We feel group therapy is the key to helping girls at every age whether they are having friendship struggles at the elementary school level to transitioning to adulthood in their early 20’s. Anxiety, depression and overall self-worth are the focus of our groups. We combine a variety of skills and concepts in our groups depending on age, developmental level and current issues group members are facing.  The average group is 8-10 sessions and has around 6-8 members and the cost is usually $100 per session.

Payment is reserving your spot and you will be charged regardless of attendance.

Sunday Scaries No More

We all know that Sundays are usually the time we freak out about the week ahead. This group is designed to help ease into the upcoming week with some creative and fun activities along with tools for the current issues participants are facing.

Shayna Barksdale, LCSW-S, has developed this group from her almost 30 years of practice addressing the needs of teen girls and the caregivers that support them. Shayna has combined the group with tools from CBT ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Shame Resilience.

Next round of Sunday groups start in 2023. All groups for 2022 are full.

Please submit new submission to be on the waiting list HERE and usually there is a waiting list for these groups.

Finding Your Brave

Art Journaling for Elementary, Middle and High School Grade

Join ATFG for a 8 week art journaling group based on the research and curriculum by Dr. Brené Brown. One of our most popular groups, space limited to only 6 participants. Mask required for participation, no art skills needed. The group will use creative projects to explore such topics as:

  • Letting go of anxiety
  • Awareness of unhealthy ways of coping with feeling
  • Learning relaxation and mindfulness tools
  • Practicing friendships skills
  • Shame Resilience ( the work of Brené Brown)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Skills
  • Transition skills for a successful middle or high school experience

4th/5th starting Wednesday Oct. 5th -Nov. 30th from 5:00-6:16 ( 3 spots)

6th/7th starting Wednesday Aug. 10th -Sept. 28th from 5:00-6:15 (full)

8th grade group starting Monday Oct. 3rd-Dec.5th from 5pm-6:15pm

This list is updated weekly. If you do not see openings for your current group call 512-981-5279 or e-mail us to get on a waiting list.