• Additional Services

    Current Therapy Groups

    Note: The following is a list of our outpatient therapy groups. If you are seeking information about the many groups offered as part of our specialty programs, please click on the following program pages:

     

    Free Relapse Prevention Weekly Eating Disorders Groups

    These groups are for those who have completed our Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorders Program and are determined to grow and/or maintain behavioral changes. Groups are appropriate for our clients with Anorexia, Bulimia and ED-NOS who meet with the group facilitator and agree to the expectations of group members and demonstrate a behavioral commitment to recovery. Space is limited.

    • When: Tuesday evenings. 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for adolescents
    • Who: Ages 14 through Young Adult who have completed our ED-IOP
    • How to get started: Contact facilitator, Cathy Lander-Goldberg, MSW, LCSW prior to attending the group at (636) 532-9188.
    • When: Wednesday Evenings. 5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
    • Who: Adults who have completed our ED-IOP
    • How to get started: Contact facilitator Laura Huff, Ph.D. prior to attending the group at (636) 532-9188.

    Understanding Child/Adolescent Eating Disorders: What  Adult Caregivers Need to Know

    Free Community Workshop

    Laura Huff, PhD is a licensed psychologist and is the director of the Eating Disorders Program.

    • Who: Highly recommended for adult caregivers of children or adolescents who are struggling with eating disorders.
    • When:  Every third Saturday of the month, 8:00am- 10:00am.  RSVP required.  Please call 636-532-9188 by the prior Wednesday.
    • Where: St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute (SLBMI); 16216 Baxter Road, Suite 205; Chesterfield, IL 63017
    • How to get started:  RSVP required.  Please call 636-532-9188 by the prior Wednesday.


    Adolescent Social Anxiety Treatment Group

    Amanda Peterson, LPC is a staff clinician at the Center for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders (COARD) at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute.

    • Who: Adolescents (aged 13-18) who are willing to work on social anxiety in a group setting with other teenagers.
    • What: Evidenced-based treatment for social anxiety (exposure and response-prevention/ERP). Typical exercises to challenge anxiety include conversation practice and school-type activities (class presentations, reading out loud, answering and asking questions in a group setting).
    • When: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm
    • 2017 dates: 
      • January 12th and 16th
      • February 9th and 23rd
      • March 9th and 23rd
      • April 13th and 27th
      • May 4th and 18th
    • Where: St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute (SLBMI); 1129 Macklind Ave.; St. Louis, MO, 63110; (314) 534-0200
    • How to get started: For more information, contact Amanda Peterson, LPC at 314-289-9423. Call Mary Turner to schedule at 314-289-9411

    Cost: $60 per group. (Some insurance plans will cover this service.)

    Social Anxiety Treatment Group

    Dr. Melanie VanDyke is a licensed psychologist with more than 10 years of experience specializing in anxiety treatment.

    • Who: Adults in individual therapy who would benefit from additional practice with social interaction, accountability, and support.
    • What: Action-oriented group using cognitive-behavioral exposure treatment to practice social interactions.
    • When: Wednesday afternoons at 5:45PM
    • Where: St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute (SLBMI); 1129 Macklind Ave.; St. Louis, MO, 63110; (314) 534-0200
    • How to get started:Discuss the group with your therapist; Call Mary Turner to sign-up at 314-289-9411

    Cost: $60 per group. (Some insurance plans will cover this service.)

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group

    Three DBT skills groups are currently available:

    • Monday, 5:15-6:30 PM at Macklind location (for all disorders)
    • Wednesday, 5:30-6:45 PM at Macklind location (only for Eating Disorders)
    • Thursday, 6:15-7:30 PM at West County location (for all disorders)

    The DBT skills group takes approximately six months to cover skills for emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness. To get started, speak discuss the group with your therapist and/or call the intake department at 314-289-9411 to learn more.