top of page

Evidence Based Therapies

Group Therapies

The TAP Clinic offers a variety of psychotherapy groups. Each group has eligibility requirements for entry and their own fee schedule. 

EMERGE Caregiver Group (Wednesdays, 12pm-1pm)

Leaders: Becca Edwards Powell, LCSW

The EMERGE Parents often play a significant role in the lives of their transition-aged youth, including providing financial, housing, emotional and other types of support. Many have questions about when and how to taper that support, particularly if the young adult is struggling with mental health challenges. For these reasons, parenting interventions can still be useful! The parent group is eight weeks and composed of two, four-week modules, one focused on improving the relationship and one on increasing effective behavioral responses. The group will be an hour per week and parents can participate in either or both modules.
 
Learn more about the EMERGE program here.

To schedule an intake or learn more about the EMERGE program, please email intakes@tapclinicnc.com.

EMERGE Young Adult Group (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm)

group sessions are In-person

Leaders: Becca Edwards Powell, LCSW

The EMERGE young adult group is designed to assist youth with academic and employment goals by addressing skill deficits in the areas of motivation, goal setting, avoidance, communication and mood-dependent behavior. The curriculum will draw from the Unified Protocol (UP), DBT, Emotional Resiliency, and mindfulness traditions, and targets mood dependent behaviors typically associated with difficulty initiating, maintaining, or completing  employment and educational opportunities. 
 
Learn more about the EMERGE program here.

To schedule an intake or learn more about the EMERGE program, please email intakes@tapclinicnc.com.

Emotional Resiliency Group (Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 pm)

group sessions are virtual

Leaders: Julie Freedman, PsyD & Sindhu Shivaji, PsyD

The Emotional Resiliency (ER) group is a skills-based group designed to help participants engage with emotional experiences without either emotional overwhelm or avoidance. It draws from the skillsets of DBT, CBT, ACT, and the mindfulness traditions and focuses on emotional skillsets to increase emotional awareness, the ability to intentionally modulate emotions, increase endurance to emotional stimuli, and communicate emotions effectively within relationships.
 
Learn more about the ER Group group here.

To schedule an intake or learn more about the ER program, please email intakes@tapclinicnc.com.

SPACE Caregiver Group (Wednesday, 12pm-1pm)

group sessions are virtual

Leaders: Chloe Zachary, PhD & Anais Rodriguez-Thompson, MA

Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) is a short term parent-based intervention for problematic anxiety in children and adolescents. The SPACE group at TAP consists of 10, one-hour virtual groups made up of caregivers of anxious youth ages 8-18. The group covers all of the same material that would be delivered individually, while also allowing caregivers to learn from each other. Groups include written materials, didactic discussions, coping skills practice and group-based processing. Spots in our SPACE group are limited in order to ensure individualized attention in the group setting. For caregivers seeking additional guidance, one-on-one “Consultation” hours during or after the completion of the SPACE group are available for an additional fee. 

 

The SPACE group is a 10-week program that runs multiple times a year, typically in Fall, Spring and in-response to demand. Learn more about SPACE treatment here

 

To schedule an intake or learn more about the SPACE program, please email intakes@tapclinicnc.com.

 

                       

Comprehensive DBT Groups

We are currently offering multiple DBT groups as part of our comprehensive, LBC-certified adolescent and adult DBT programs. Clients may join a group after they have completed the intake process and at the next available group opening (typically every 6-8 weeks). 

 

Consistent with the empirically supported treatment model, clients who enroll in our comprehensive DBT program are required to participate in individual therapy with an intensively trained DBT therapist. Clients are also asked to commit to 24 group sessions (6-8 months), which will cover one full round of the DBT skills. All TAP individual DBT clients are eligible for our groups; some additional paperwork is required for clients who see individual therapists outside of TAP. New clients must first schedule an intake session to determine goodness of fit for the program.

DBT Adult Daytime Group (Tuesdays, 11:00 am- 1:00 pm)

group sessions are virtual

Leaders: Kathryn Byars, PhD and Sindhu Shivaji, PsyD

To schedule an intake or learn more about the Tuesday Adult DBT Group, please email AdultDBT@tapclinicnc.com 

DBT Adult Evening Group (Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm)

group sessions are virtual

Leaders: Julie Freedman, PhD  and Connor Tripp, PhD

To schedule an intake or learn more about the Wednesday Adult DBT Group, please email AdultDBT@tapclinicnc.com 

DBT Middle School Multi-Family Group (Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm)

group sessions are virtual

Leaders: Chloe Zachary, PhD and Matthew Clayton, MA

To schedule an intake or learn more about the Middle School Multi-Family DBT Group, please email AdolescentDBT@tapclinicnc.com  ​

DBT High School Multi-Family Group (Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00 PM)

group sessions are virtual

Leaders: Amanda Eix, PhD and Sophie Paolizzi, MA

To schedule an intake or learn more about the Tuesday High School Multi-Family DBT Group, please email AdolescentDBT@tapclinicnc.com

DBT High School Multi-Family Group (Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 PM)

group sessions are virtual

Leaders: Kirk Mochrie, PhD and Kara Fox, MA

To schedule an intake or learn more about the Thursday High School Multi-Family DBT Group, please email AdolescentDBT@tapclinicnc.com

Standalone DBT Skills Training Groups

virtual or in-person options

In addition to groups offered as part of our comprehensive DBT program, we also offer one standalone DBT group for neurodivergent adolescents (i.e., those with diagnoses of ADHD and/or ASD). All teens must have an individual therapist, commit to 24 weeks of attendance, and complete an intake to determine goodness of fit with the program.

 

DBT-ASD High School Group (Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 PM)

group sessions are virtual

Leaders: Cara Lusby, PhD

To schedule an intake or learn more about the Tuesday DBT Group for neurodivergent teens, please email AdolescentDBT@tapclinicnc.com

DBT Program Certification Seal png.png
DBT Program Certification Seal png.png
bottom of page