• 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.)