Why You Should Take Your First Step With In Step
For over 17 years, In Step has provided a comprehensive range of mental health services to the Northern Virginia and metro Washington DC community. With our two locations, one in Fairfax county and one in Loudoun county, we are able to provide a wide range of treatment options that are convenient to a geographically diverse clientele.
Variety of Group Therapy Options
In Step offers many therapy groups, helping children, teens, and adults with a variety of issues including social skills, anxiety, anger, and depression. This allows us the luxury of matching each group members to an appropriate group based on need.
We are able to very carefully handle placement of children in groups. We consider age, sex, and social/emotional functioning when matching our families to the most beneficial group. Because we are well known in the community and receive so many recommendations for our programs, we are able to successfully match our group members by need and are able to maintain the ideal number of members for our groups to be beneficial.
Simultaneous Parent Groups
We offer simultaneous parent groups alongside our children’s groups. Research has shown that parent coaching is critical for children to benefit from therapy, especially social skills training. Our In Step parents are committed and involved in every step of our social skills training process. Parent participation and direct feedback and evaluations insure maximum benefit of the intensive group process.
We offer longer-term groups, 20-40 weeks. We know that shorter term groups (6-12 weeks) are only an introduction to the skills needed for children and teens to develop interpersonal skills. Evidence suggests that to create long-lasting, positive behavioral changes at home and school, they must be learned AND practiced over time.
Psycho-Educational and Cognitive Behavioral-Based Groups
Stepping Stones, as well as our anger management and anxiety reduction groups, are based on well researched curriculums with accompanying practice exercises. This allows our children and parents to learn and practice skills at In Step and then to refer back to materials as needed in the future.
Multiple Mental Health Services
We offer a variety of services and programs in the same physical setting. Whether it be individual therapy, school interventions, behavior modification, or referral to outside sources, In Step treats the whole family.
Depth and Breadth of Expertise
Our seasoned group of therapists come from a variety of specializations and backgrounds, making it possible for us to match client need with the right qualified professional. Because we have such strong relationships with the outside professional community of MDs, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and educational professionals, we are able to refer our families to outside professionals as needed.
Quick Response Time
Our goal is to return our families’ calls as quickly as possible, most frequently within 24 hours. We are typically able to schedule a clinical session within a week of the phone call.
For more information about our services or to schedule an initial appointment, please contact us.