Check out the descriptions of our current groups below and contact the group leader via the provided information if you are interested in learning more or would like to join the group.

All groups take place in a private, confidential conference room on site at Baltimore Washington Counseling Center.


Lego Social Skills Group


We are back at Round 2 for a fun way to learn and practice social skills!  Perspective-taking, Flexibility, Listening and Following Directions, Self-control, Sustaining Attention, Sharing, Social Awareness, Conflict Resolution, and much more!
-Wednesdays at 4:45pm: 1st-4th graders
-Wednesdays at 5:45pm: 5th-7th graders

Contact for more info, to sign-up, and for out-of-pocket cost or insurance questions.

Conquering the Challenges: Tween/Teen LGBTQ Group

Every Thursday from 5-6pm until 3/15/18

This group is ideal for individuals ages 12 – 17 who identify as LGBTQ (Lesbian; Gay; Bisexual; Transgender; and Questioning). Through a closed, confidential group consisting of adolescents who are experiencing similar situations related to LGBTQ topics, we will explore healthy and productive methods that can help develop healthy relationships, coming out,  avoiding harassing and abusive behaviors, communication skills, transitioning from adolescent to adulthood, and how to make connections with others within the LGBTQ community. This group will end on March 15, 2018.

Please contact Michael Saferin for information or to join the group at 410-768-6088, ext 131 or

Smart Recovery Family & Friends

FREE! Every Thursday from 6pm - 7pm

Do you have a loved one who has problems with alcohol, drugs, gambling, eating, or other addictive behaviors? Attend a family and friends support meeting to learn how you can develop skills to help you cope and help your loved one choose recovery. Sponsored by SMART Recovery, an organization with two decades of helping people achieve recovery from addiction with its self-empowering, science-based approach.
Please contact Brianne Nolan for more information or to join the group: or call 410-768-6088 Ext. 135

Women's Adult Depression Support Group

EVERY THURSDAY from 7:00pm-8:00pm

**This group is currently at capacity, however, please contact the group leader below to be placed on a waiting list for future openings**

Join other women (adults only) in learning coping skills to safely and effectively manage the symptoms of depression.

Please contact Diane Channas, LCSW-C for more information at or call 410-768-6088 Ext. 114

Smart Recovery

FREE! EVERY TUESDAY from 7pm-8pm

Smart Recovery is a FREE self-empowerment group to help those with addictions, both of substance and behavioral addictions. Everyone is welcome! Check out for more information.

Please contact Kristen Zacheis, LCSW-C for more information or to join the group at 410-768-6088 ext 104 or

Teen Girls Empowerment Group

EVERY WEDNESDAY from 5:30pm-6:15pm

Open, non-judgmental atmosphere that allows for adolescents girls to explore, understand and value their authentic and unique selves, and to teach them skills that will enable them to practice compassion for self and others, act with integrity and self-discipline, use healthy coping skills, both cognitively and behaviorally, and to meet life challenges, and sent and achieve realistic goals. Topics include: depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, family conflict, building healthy relationships, improving coping skills and much more.

Please contact Nicole Barbour, LCPC for more information or to join the group at 410-768-6088 ext. 111 or