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Groups for Adults

All Syntero group programs are facilitated by licensed professionals and require pre-registration. There may be a cost associated with some groups. Syntero currently offers the following groups for adults (for more information, click on the name of the group of interest):

Please direct group inquiries to our Intake Department at 614-889-5722 ext.133.

Adult Relapse Prevention
Alcohol an Drug Education Group
AIMS Wellness
At a Loss
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Groups
DBT Skills
Radically Queer DBT

Adult Relapse Prevention

This group is designed for adults with mental health problems who struggle with substance use and are willing to improve self-care and build recovery skills. If you are new to Syntero an assessment will need to be completed. Existing Syntero clients should discuss this group with your current therapist.

Meets: Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 pm
Place: Group currently meets virtually via Zoom.

Alcohol and Drug Education Group

This group is designed to educate group members about Substance Use Disorder (SUD), including alcohol and other drugs (SUD) and increase the awareness of the role alcohol and/or other substances have impacted them.


Meets: Mondays from 6:30-8:00 pm
Place: Group currently meets virtually via Zoom.

AIMS Wellness Group

The AIMS Wellness Group will be a support and education group that provides participants with a positive space to discuss topics directed towards mindfulness, healthy food choices, relaxation techniques, habits and routines, sleep and rest, exercise and social contact.


Meets: Thursday from 5:00-6:00 pm
Place: Group currently meets virtually via Zoom.

At A Loss Group

This group is for parents who have been pre-deceased by a child of any age under any circumstance. Group members have the opportunity to discuss grief and support each other.

Meets: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Place: Group currently meets virtually via Zoom.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Groups

The focus of this group is increasing coping and interpersonal skills. The format will involve mindfulness exercises, a teaching component and discussion of homework assignments. Participants will learn how to practice mindfulness skills to focus on the present moment and to make wise decisions re: effective responses to situations, appropriately deal with distressing situations, use self-validation and specific emotional regulation skills, and communicate with others effectively.


Meets (Lewis Center Office): Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 pm & Fridays 11:00-12:30 pm

Meets (Mill Run Office): Meeting Dates/Times TBD


These aforementioned DBT traditionally meet in person, but currently meet via Zoom. 

Virtual DBT Groups

DBT Skills Group

The virtual DBT Skills group meets weekly for 26 weeks (6 months) to discuss skills that can be used to manage emotions better and avoid emotional dysregulation.

Meets: Thursdays – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Place: Zoom


Radically Queer (RQ) DBT is a new take on DBT that looks through the lenses of feminist theory, queer theory, and minority stress theory to focus in on LGBTQIA+ specific issues and solutions. The group is open to members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies with the goal of create a safe and inclusive environment for queer folks to learn and grow. Each week, the group will focus on one skill that can be used to both better manage emotions and combat internalized stigma.


Meets: Wednesdays  – 6:00 PM -7:30 PM

Place: Zoom

Exploring Recovery Group

This group is designed for adults 18 and older who are struggling with addiction. Individuals will explore self-awareness, self-acceptance, problems their use has created and explore the positive impact of sobriety. This group is open to self-referred clients or court clients.


Meets: Tuesday from 6:00-7:00pm
Place: Zoom.


Extended Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Group

The Extended DBT group includes all four modules (9-12 weeks each)—mindfulness, interpersonal, effectiveness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance—and is based on the traditional Marsha Linehan model. This psycho-educational group targets interpersonal problems, cognitive confusion, emotional reactivity and impulsivity. The group is long term—9 months. New members can enter at 16-week intervals when mindfulness is reviewed.

Three separate meetings are available:

Tuesdays from 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Fridays from 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Place: Group currently meets virtually via Zoom.

Hope to Others (H2O)

Hope to Others is a community support group designed for family members of those with loved ones in recovery from or struggling with addiction.

Meets: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00-8:00pm
Place: Group currently meets virtually via Zoom.

Recovery Matters – Adult IOP

This group is designed for adults 18 and up who are struggling with addiction. There are 12-16 group therapy sessions along with biweekly or weekly individual therapy sessions. Weekly, random drug screens and AA or NA meeting attendance once per week to promote long term sobriety.

Meets: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6:00 - 9:00pm
Place: Group currently meets virtually via Zoom.

Women’s Wellness Group

This psycho-educational group is for women dealing with loss, transition, depression, anxiety and relationship struggles.

Meets: 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Place: Group currently meets virtually via Zoom.

Explorin Recovery
Extended DBT
Hope to Others (H2O)
Melanin Moms Support Group
Recovery Matters Adult IOP
Women's Wellness Group
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