Programs for Teens and Young Women
These can be exciting times if you’re in your late teens or 20s. It can also be a time of change, discovery, and questions. We have a variety of services designed to help young women develop their authentic selves, build growth-fostering relationships and live empowered lives — personally and professionally. Individual, couple, group therapy and workshop options provide ways to grow and gain skills. Our articles and resources offer additional tools for navigating life. All of our therapy services for individuals, groups and families are being offered online via Telehealth (online therapy) during the coronavirus crisis. Telehealth can be a safe and effective way to connect with an experienced therapist via a secure video platform. For more information, please see our coronavirus Practice Plan and resources.
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Being in your late teens and 20s can be filled with many changes and transitions. Our individual therapy supports young women through the different stages of growth that young adulthood brings.
Explore Your Path: Designed for young women headed to college, in college, or taking a gap year, this group offers support and tools for navigating the young adult years. We’ll discuss ways to navigate newfound freedom, relationship dynamics, expressing your authentic self, and how to stay safe and sane in a new and changing environment. This six-session group combines process work, support, and skill building.
Walk Your Path: For college seniors and recent grads, graduate students, and early career professionals: this group provides a supportive space to collaborate with other women from diverse backgrounds who wish to find more balance in their lives. Participants explore their many roles and learn to cope with the intersections of career, culture, relationships, academics and family. This group also helps women navigate different paths and find confidence in making big life decisions.
Take ACTion: ACT for Procrastination: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of therapy which helps you relate differently to your anxious feelings, depressed moods, worrying mind, self-defeating behaviors, and/or anything else that causes you problems. In this 6-week group, you will learn the real reasons you procrastinate, strategies for using your time more effectively, and tools to cope with stress.
ACT for Anxiety & Depression: In this 6-week group for young women ages 16 – 22, enjoy support from peers and an opportunity to build helpful skills! Would you benefit from tools and strategies to manage anxiety or depression? Join us and enjoy the camaraderie of a supportive group – building skills together to help with this exciting stage of life!
Young Women’s Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Program: This is a Comprehensive DBT program that “adheres” to the highly structured model researched by Dr. Marsha Linehan. This program is mindfulness-based and skills-oriented. It aims to equip young women in learning skills for regulating their emotions. We provide individual DBT therapy, a DBT skills group, and phone coaching as part of this comprehensive program.
Enriching Life with DBT Skills – DBT Informed Program
• 12-Week Group Therapy Session – Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm starting March 6
• Group Facilitator: Monica Valdivia-Aguilar, M.A. (LMFT 41352)
Enriching Life with DBT Skills – Summer Group: This 8-week group is designed to teach skills based on highly effective dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) – including mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. It’s for young women ages 18 – 26 in individual therapy who don’t need the comprehensive DBT program but would benefit from learning some empowering DBT skills.
To learn more or schedule an intake call us at 626.585.8075 ext. 108 or email PHoward@IFGD.care.
Articles and Resources
Here are some articles that may assist you. These have been written to provide tools and information for today’s young woman.