Self-led Parenting: A Group for Parents of Anxious Kids

Parental support accounts for roughly fifty percent of the success of the treatment of children and teens with OCD and anxiety. But our own anxiety and confusion often get in the way of helping our kids. Parenting kids with anxiety is often counter-intuitive and can be emotionally challenging. This group will allow you to meet with other parents with the guidance of an anxiety specialist who is also the parent of a child with OCD. This group will integrate principles from Internal Family Systems as well as SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions).

Discussion will include:

  • Common parenting traps and how to stop falling into them
  • Working with your own reactive and anxious parts
  • Balancing self-care and supporting the whole family
  • Setting realistic goals and effective limits, choosing your battles
  • Constructive approaches to being with your child’s fearful, frustrated and angry parts
  • Building confidence and courage with compassion
  • Other relevant topics that arise within the group

Every other Thursday, beginning September 22nd
6pm – 7:30pm
Cost is $100 per group
This will be an ongoing group, limited to 8 participants
Bi-weekly commitment required
Initial consultation required to be sure our group is right for you


    IFS Consultation Group: Working with OCD and Highly Anxious Protectors

    While obsessive-compulsive disorder is extremely treatable, is a notoriously difficult diagnosis that many clinicians struggle to work with effectively. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is considered the standard for treating OCD, but many clients and therapists seek a more compassionate approach to treatment. As a Level 3 trained and Certified IFS clinician and the President of OCD SoCal, I have developed an integrative method to treat OCD and related disorders within a compassionate and non-pathologizing IFS framework.

    This bi-weekly IFS Consultation Group will:

    • Increase your IFS skills and confidence when working with OCD
    • Work with your own Therapist Parts to build more creativity, compassion, curiosity, and courage into your practice
    • Build connections and gain feedback from other IFS clinicians and colleagues
    • Improve competency in working with severe OCD and related disorders
    • Experience and/or witness the model through role play practice with Melissa
    • Get your IFS, OCD, and related questions answered by an expert in both domains

    Every other Friday, beginning September 16th
    12pm – 2pm
    Cost is $100 per consultation group
    Limited to 6 clinicians – bi-weekly commitment required