A group setting  allows teens to work through their challenges  or talk about their experiences in a productive and support environment without shame or feeling like "something is wrong with me." 


We offer two groups CBT/DBT Skills Group and Adolescent Racial Identity Group 



What you think about and how you think about things can affect and inform how you feel, how you behave and how you engage with yourself and others.


The goal of this eight week group is to provide teenage girls (13-17) with an increased knowledge and skills to manage sadness, worry, panic, anxiety and depression; provide greater knowledge of self and identity; provide distress tolerance skills; increase capacity to act and be assertive; improve self-worth and increase social-relational skills. Group members will learn to express their feelings appropriately and to contain them in healthy ways by using self-soothing techniques; have a safe environment to understand feelings and how to work through emotions; learn to identify irrational thinking patterns and how to reframe your thoughts;  learn critical thinking in which they first consider their thoughts and feelings and then make decisions; and learn autonomy and

make changes or positive choices in their behaviors (risk taking and relational).

This group is a process and skill building group for teens suffering

from isolation, perfectionism, life transitions, mood swings, low

self esteem, family issues and peer relationship difficulties,

social issues, depression, or anxiety. 

Each member will be scheduled for an individual intake and

assessment. Each individual intake assessment is $70.

Start: Friday, November 11 

Time: 6pm -7pm

Frequency: Every Friday through December 2022. This will change in January 2023 (except holidays)

Location: In person (Rockville, MD) or virtual

Facilitators:  Kayla Wallington & Dominique Wright

Cost: $70 (no insurance). You may pay for group sessions using  your choice of  credit card, health savings account (HSA).

Adolescent Identity Group

This processing, psychoeducation and skills building group at

Adika Counseling is for teens  who identify as minority (race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation etc.) and have

dealt with or are dealing with issues related to their self esteem, negative interactions with others, worry or sadness, conflict and communication difficulties and more. Perhaps these experiences leave you feeling sad, angry, worries, inadequate, lonely/alone, ugly and more. Or, you just want space to talk and connect with people with similar experiences, thoughts, frustrations and ideologies.


We'll process your experiences, develop knowledge about race and identity, talk truthfully about systems that affect you; develop boundary setting, effective communication, assertiveness, emotion regulation and other skills.

Each member will be scheduled for an individual intake and

assessment. Each individual intake assessment is $70.

How to Register and  Schedule. Please reach out to barbara@adikacounseling.com and specify your interest in the Teen Group.


Start: November 2022 (12 weeks)

Time: 5:15pm -6:30 pm

Location: In-person (Rockville, MD)

Cost: $70 

We will learn skills from Therapeutic frameworks such as


  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy helps people who have difficulty regulating their emotions, handling relationships, and tolerating distress. Teens will learn skills to help increase distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness in a framework of mindfulness.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy allows clients to challenge negative thinking patterns, identify and implement problem-solving techniques, and establish positive coping skills to decrease distress, improve relationships and increase functioning.

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy encourages expression and solution finding or acceptance as opposed to suppressing, avoiding or denying difficult experiences feelings and situation. This type of therapy teaches teens to address their problems and focusing to focus their energies on the things that they value, believe in, want and find important.

Fee: $70. You may pay for group sessions using  your choice of credit card, health savings account (HSA). 

How to Register and  Schedule. Please reach out to barbara@adikacounseling.com and specify your interest in the Teen Group.