Clinical Groups and Programs

In addition to our traditional, weekly treatment, the Child Mind Institute offers clinical groups and programs for children, teens and young adults.

Brave BuddiesSM and Selective Mutism Group | Ages 3-12

Group treatment and weekly sessions for children who are diagnosed with selective mutism (SM). Offered as one-day sessions, multi-day intensive programs, and weekly sessions that include structured group activities.

Summer Program | Ages 5-10

Four-week summer treatment for children ages 5 through 10 who have ADHD or who need help with behavioral, learning and social issues. If your family is seeking to jumpstart progress during the summer or maintain gains made during the school year, this program is designed to help meet those goals while also providing a fun summer camp experience tailored to your child’s particular needs.

Intensive OCD Treatment | Ages 5-24

An intensive treatment program for those struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders including chronic tic disorders, hoarding and trichotillomania. Weekly sessions that are typically spread out over 3-4 months are condensed into 4-weeks with treatment being available up to three hours a day, five days a week.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) | Ages 7-25

Group-based therapy for those who struggle with mood swings, depression and anxiety, and self-injurious or suicidal behavior. Skills groups are offered for children (7-12), adolescents (12-18) and young adults (18-25).

Social Anxiety Groups | Ages 9-24

Group treatment that teaches children, adolescents and young adults coping skills to help them manage their anxiety as they practice facing their social fears. Groups are designed to help participants develop skills and confidence in a supportive environment through group activities while allowing them to foster friendships.

Programs for College Students | Ages 17-21

Offering weekly telehealth coaching in organization and time management for teens and young adults, as well as intensive groups for those who struggle with emotion regulation and distractions including screens and substance use.

Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training (BEST) | Adults

Full-day, interactive training for parents and caregivers to help manage problem behaviors in the home. Attendees of BEST workshops will learn the basics of behavior management and how to apply those skills consistently and effectively to increase their confidence in managing challenging behaviors. Attendees will also develop a network of other caregivers for continued support following training completion.

Intensive Treatment Options

For those with severe symptoms, or for families traveling long distances for treatment, we offer intensive interventions with highly specialized behavioral approaches. Depending on the need, this treatment option allows a child and their parents to be seen for several hours a day, several days a week. Our intensive treatment options include: