STAY-AT-HOME GROUPS

In response to COVID-19, Ryther has developed several virtual groups to help keep kids busy and regulated during this tough time. We have also moved our Parent and Caregiver Support Groups online. Please note that all groups require access to a laptop or smartphone capable of video chat (laptops are preferable if available). To sign up for a group, please fill out the form below. These groups are open to all Ryther clients and are run through primary insurance. For clients without insurance, out of pocket cost is $75/session. Co-pay may apply. Interested in signing up for a group but not a current Ryther client? Get started here.

Baking the Most of It

In progress, join anytime!

Tuesdays 11:00 AM -12:30 PM

Ages: 16+ years old

Join Ray and Medina in cooking, baking, and eating mindfulness. A therapy group dedicated to learning self-care, building mastery, and promoting mindfulness all while cooking and baking delicious food. We will support each other through preparation of a variety of recipes from salads to desserts, then enjoy our food together. Recipes use pantry staples and kitchen appliances. We will email out recipes at the outset of group so you can prepare adequately.

Connecting With Games

In progress, join anytime!

Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 PM

Ages: 10-14 years old

This group is a space for kids to connect through games during this time of social distancing. We will incorporate games designed to foster connections between others, engage our silly and creative side, and allow kids to reengage social and emotional skills utilized with peers at school and outside of the home.

Feelings Story Time

In progress, join anytime!

Tuesdays at 10 AM

Ages: 5-8 years old

Come and join us for virtual Story Time each week to explore your emotions and feelings through well-loved stories. After the story, we will play games, dance, sing, learn yoga poses, and explore relaxation skills. We can’t wait to see you there!

Inside Out Movie Group

Begins week of 7/6/20

Thursdays 1:00-1:45 PM

Ages: 7-11 years old

In this group, we’ll discuss the movie Inside Out along with video clips. We’ll then talk about emotions, coping with difficult emotions, emotion values and how emotions contribute to your unique personality!

Movie Club

Begins week of 7/6/20

Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 PM

Ages: 13-17 years old

In this weekly cinema/therapy group, we’ll discuss movies with other group members in a virtual, shared experience. Therapists will use the impact of movies to help clients change negative beliefs, manage destructive emotions, develop self-esteem, discover forgotten strengths and grow in the face of a loss or disappointment. Materials needed: Access to Netflix. All movies utilized will fall under PG or PG-13 ratings

Origami Group

Begins week of 7/13/20

Mondays 2:00-3:00 PM

Ages: 12-15 years old (recommended)

Join Tai and Galen for an hour of mindfulness, frustration tolerance building, and behavioral activation through origami! Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding, and Tai and Galen will be sharing and teaching increasingly challenging patterns over the course of the group, from a simple cat face to the classic crane. All skill levels are welcome. The only required materials each week are some sheets of paper. The paper does not have to be square; we will teach them how to fold and tear paper in a square. Optional materials include scissors and markers/color pencils/crayons.

Walking Through This Together

Begins week of 7/6/20

Fridays 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Ages: 13+ years old

Use walking and movement to chase away anxiety and blues. Join us on social distancing walks virtually. We will talk about walking as behavioral activation and other movement based coping strategies to help make it through your day

Parent Support Group

Wednesdays 5:00-6:30 PM 

This group aims at helping parents build skills to manage difficult situations with their children as well as a place to find support and input from other parents in the Ryther community.

Caregiver Support Group

Mondays 5:30-7:00 PM 

This group aims to provide community and support for non-biological caregivers. Kinship care, foster care, adoptive parents, and otherwise support each other and learn skills to manage difficult behaviors in the youth they care for.

To sign up for a group, fill out the form below and the group leader will contact you with instructions on how to access the virtual group. Please use the client’s name for youth groups and the parent/caregiver’s name for adult groups. If you are not a Ryther client, please fill out this form first.

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