Parenting Young Adults

Support Group


Thursdays noon-1pm
Online via Zoom for Healthcare

As a parent, what do you do when your grown son or daughter seems stuck making a successful transition to adulthood? You might feel as though you’re standing by helplessly as your child struggles. Often, it is as if nothing you try to do (or try to not do) seems to work.

This weekly parenting group provides education, tips on setting parenting goals, and a supportive environment for parents in similar circumstances. These educational and group-discussion sessions tailor interventions from evidence-based treatments for emotion dysregulation and parental accommodation.

Having a place to talk about struggling young adults can be daunting, especially while their peers are graduating, relocating, and establishing a career. We provide space for these discussions.

Each week, parents or caregivers will share their accomplishments and challenges in supporting their young adult. In this environment, participants receive valuable feedback and support from each other. Also, new topics are introduced weekly by the facilitator. The group is highly interactive and is designed to give members an opportunity to learn new skills in a supportive way.


Amy Kalasunas, LPCC-S, NCC, Director of DBT Training and Services, DBT-LBC Certified Clinician

Cost: $90 for one parent; $150 for two.

For more information or to join a skills group
contact Amy Kalasunas, LPCC-S, NCC
by email or at (216) 544-1321 (ext. 2003)

Multi-Family DBT Skills Group

Ages 14-18

  • Mondays 3:30-5 pm
  • Mondays 5:30-7 pm
  • Wednesdays 5:30-7 pm

DBT skills of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness and “Middle Path” skills are taught to adolescents and their families. The course is designed to help adolescents and families address mood changes, anxiety states, suicidal and self-harming urges and behaviors, and reduce family conflict while increasing tolerance to stress and strong emotion.

Young Adult DBT Skills Group

Ages 18-24

Thursdays 10-11:30 am

This DBT skills group provides comphrensive DBT per the Linehan model and is tailored to help young adults apply skills to the emerging tasks of adulthood. This includes instruction on Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Walking the Middle Path.

Adult DBT Skills Groups

Tuesdays 6-7:30 pm
Wednesdays 10-11:30 am

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed to help individuals that struggle with tolerating stress, focusing attention, controlling strong emotions, and maintaining effective relationships. The skills taught in class include Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

Getting Unstuck Parent Coaching

A package for those who prefer a one-on-one setting to learn the information provided in the workshop. It consists of 5 sessions, beginning with an initial assessment and 4 follow-on meetings, typically scheduled weekly.

The work is tailored to individual family circumstances. It offers undivided focus on complex dynamics, and is flexible to your scheduling needs.

For more information or to join a skills group
contact Amy Kalasunas, LPCC-S, NCC
by email or at (216) 544-1321 (ext. 2003)