Our Groups

DBT SKILLS Training Group

Core Mindfulness: Being more present in the here and now. Enjoying the present moment rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.

Emotional Regulation: Learning about the function of emotions and acknowledging our human tendency to react to negative emotions with secondary emotions of guilt, shame or anger.

Distress Tolerance: Learning to tolerate and survive a crisis situation without making the situation worse by resorting to impulsive, unhealthy behaviors.

Interpersonal Effectiveness: Learning effective strategies for developing healthy boundaries with others.

Each module consists of four or five sessions. It takes eighteen sessions to complete all skills training modules once. Most people learn the skills most effectively if they complete the full set of skills modules two or more times.


Casey McEllen MA, LPC

Please contact Casey at 847-720-4773

YogaTalk Group Therapy

"the art of healing occurs when the body is balanced, the mind is peaceful and the spirit is harmonized."

Practicing yoga as an adjunct to psychotherapy is helpful in calming the nervous system, focusing the mind, and soothing the physical body. We are then able to tolerate and communicate our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors from a place of clarity and peace. By integrating yoga and psychotherapy, the connection to our authentic self is re-established and our ability to heal and recover is enhanced.

YogaTalk will provide the tools for understanding your own unique patterns and support/education on wellness and recovery. There will be specific themes drawn from yoga psychology along with a restorative yoga practice, gentle hands on assists, and group processing.

Clinical studies have shown the profound effects yoga has on decreasing mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma and addictions.

We provide a safe environment for your practice.

Dr. Mari Richko, ND, LCPC, CYI, ABT, AOBTA cp.

Meghann Richko, LCPC, IAYT, Certified Yoga Therapist

*A mother daughter team, specializing in integrative approaches for recovery and wellness*

Meditation and Restore Group

Meditation facilitates tuning into your body, clearing and calming the mind, happier moods, deeper sleep, less anxiety, and balanced states of mindfulness. Please join our meditation teacher Maureen in discovering why slowing down and staying present leads to a happier, less stressed life.

Mindful Recovery Group
IFS and the 12 steps

A Mindful recovery Group created to ensure a safe environment to facilitate growth and recovery from Eating Disorders, substance abuse, and other recovery based disorders. Through discussion and sharing, participants process their experiences and increase self-awareness, all enhancing health and wellness. The group utilizes various modalities, models, skill sets including mindfulness, IFS, DBT, the 12 steps an trauma and healing.


Dr. Mari Richko, ND, LCPC, CYI, ABT, AOBTA cp.

Judy Sperling, MS, ICADC, BRI

Please contact Dr. Mari Richko at 847-668-4869 / email at [email protected] or Judy Sperling at 941-586-3892 / email at [email protected]

Family Intensive Workshop Sessions

Our family workshop series involves 4 to 6 hour sessions focusing on the family system. We utilize the combination of family systems, mindfulness, psychodrama and other experiential techniques to provide the family unit an opportunity to create stability, balance and healing

A treatment plan will be developed for each member


Judy Sperling, MS, ICADC, BRI

Please contact Judy Sperling at 941-586-3892 or email at [email protected]

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