Relate offers a variety of group therapies, including psycho-education, adolescent chemical health, adolescent anxiety, and yoga based mindfulness, and a young men’s group. See below for information regarding current group offerings.


Adolescent Chemical Health Education

This psycho-educational class is ideal for adolescents in the beginning stages of chemical use, adolescents who have gotten into legal or school trouble because of chemical use, or parents who have become concerned about their adolescent’s chemical use. This class gives information regarding the long and short term effects of drug/alcohol use and consequences related to use. Other areas covered are decision-making skills, personal reasons for using chemicals, coping skills for remaining sober, family communication and parental response.

Class Details:

  • The class is held once per month.
  • Classes are held on weekday evenings. Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in for the class; class begins promptly.
  • The fee for this class is $65, due at check-in; We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. We do notaccept checks as payment for this class.
  • Parent(s) are required to attend the class with their teen.
  • Classes are typically capped at 10 adolescents.

Please access our Events  page to see a list of the class dates and to register for a class.


Mindful Kids

The Mindful Kids Program is a new form of group therapy offering for children 7-12 years of age. This program utilizes Yoga Calm techniques and other mindfulness practices to engage kids in a fun and interactive setting. Yoga Calm is a program geared toward children intended as a vehicle for them to learn skills and develop self-regulation, manage strong emotions, and build physical and emotional strength. This program is an integrated approach to health and well-being, and uses yoga-based movement, breathing strategies, social and emotional skill development, mindfulness, story-telling, and therapeutic activities to attend to children’s’ emotional and physical needs. The curriculum is supported by current research in neuroscience, trauma, and social/emotional learning.  It has been shown to foster children’s focus, behavioral skills, physical health and emotional stability. This is an 8 week course.  Sessions are 45-50 minutes, once per week.  Cost is $175 for kid only group or $250 for parent/kid group for the 8 week course; insurance cannot be billed for this service at this time.  For more information, please contact Amanda Sullivan at asullivan@relatemn.org or MJ Pearson mpearson@relatemn.org or via phone at 952-932-7277.  To register online for upcoming sessions, please visit the Mindful Kids events page.


Adolescent Anxiety

Please join us on Thursdays from 4:45-6:00 pm for a group that focuses on addressing issues related to anxiety. Group members will gain insight into their own anxiety and learn new coping skills and ways to address the impact anxiety has on their emotional, social, and psychological well-being. Cost per session is $65. Insurance is accepted (co-pays apply), group members should identify as female and be attending a high school or high school equivalent.

To join or for more information, please contact Theresa Tsuchiya or Erica Johnson at 952-932-7277


Young Men’s Group

The Young Men’s Group is a process-oriented therapy group where guys have the space to explore their life and the world they live in. The group will spend time examining the impact of mental and emotional health on our way of life. We will look into our relationships with others and appraise our environment. We will spend time integrating our stories and our narratives as we develop our strength. There will be a mix of activities and discussion to cultivate self-awareness and practical coping skills. The group is open to 16-18 year old individuals who identify as male. The group is a closed, 10-week endeavor that will meet February 23rd – May 4th, 2017. The deadline for registration is February 20th, 2017. Meetings will occur every Thursday (except March 30th) from 3:00-4:15 pm. Cost is $65 per session and can be billed to insurance (co-pays may apply).

For more information or if you’d like to register, please contact Aaron Rusnak (arusnak@relatemn.org) or Sam Wellman (swellman@relatemn.org) via email or phone, 952-932-7277.