How Group Therapy Helps

Group therapy allows you to learn what other people have found helpful. Groups can also be a good forum to learn how to deal more effectively with relationships in your life. And group treatment can provide a convenient and cost-effective way to acquire new coping skills.

Below is information on our current group offerings:

Our Q-Support Group is currently running and continuing to accept group members. The goal of this group is to provide a safe and comfortable place for teens to receive support from other members of their community, discuss self and community advocacy, process the impact of prejudice, and improve interpersonal communication.

This group helps teens:

  • Give and receive support from other teens in the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Improve their ability to give and receive feedback from others
  • Improve their ability to cope with life stressors
  • Process the impact of prejudice
  • Improve interpersonal communication and social problem solving
  • Strengthen their relationships with others
  • Discuss how our cultural identities impact our interactions with others

REDI Group

Our Regulating Emotions Distress and Interpersonal Relationships (REDI) Group is currently running. A new session will start in September 2023. The goal of this group is to help individuals in their journey to improve control over their emotions and mind, gain agency in their world, and lead a life worth living. The material covered in the REDI Program is based on an effective, research-based therapy called Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

This group covers skills from a variety of domains including:


Tolerating distress

Regulating emotions

Effectively navigating interpersonal relationships

News & Updates

Introducing our Assessment Program!

Maria Hays | June 29, 2023

Capital Institute is excited to announce that we are now offering comprehensive psychoeducational assessment services at our Bethesda office for children and adolescents. We have immediate openings for these services.
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"Who Am I?" - Tips for Exploring Identity

Maria Hays | June 23, 2023

Research shows that exploration is a key feature in the process of forming an identity, but oftentimes this is not easily achieved.
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Be an Ally in Supporting Mental Health in the LGBTQIA+ Community

Maria Hays | June 1, 2023

As we celebrate Pride Month, we celebrate the progress and growth of the LGBTQIA+ movement. But we must also acknowledge the difficulties this community continues to face.
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