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.


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 $200 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, MSW, LICSW at asullivan@relatemn.org or MJ Pearson, MSW, LICSW mpearson@relatemn.org or via phone at 952-932-7277.  To register online for upcoming sessions, please visit the Mindful Kids events page.


Teen Girls Mood Stability

This group provides peer support, increases self-awareness, and promotes skills learning. There will be at least five main topics including; healthy thinking, healthy emotion management, healthy self-concept/identity, healthy behavior choices, and healthy relationships. 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. Space is limited.

To schedule an appointment to determine if the group is a good fit or for more information, please contact Theresa Tsuchiya, PsyD or Erica Johnson, MA at 952-932-7277.


Parenting Through Change Group

Learn techniques based on 50 years of research that help parents build healthy family relationships, help children follow directions and regulate emotions, and enable you to set them up for success in school and other settings. This 12-week course will teach you techniques proven to increase children’s cooperation, strengthen family relationships, manage emotions for yourself and your children, and create a more stable and healthy home for your family.  Cost is $300 per family.

Interested parents can contact Anne Sitorius Maas, MA (asitorius@relatemn.org) and Kara Haugen, MSW, LGSW (khaugen@relatemn.org) to register or learn more.


True You Teen Group

An 8 week, skills based program designed to explore individual identity and build resiliency. Drawing from the latest evidence based research in heart, mind and body integration, participants will spend each week learning tools and techniques to support their holistic health and development. Topics include everyday mindfulness, movement and yoga, sleep, nutrition, and cultivating nurturing relationships. Ages: Grades 9-12.  Cost: $250

Contact Amanda Sullivan, MSW, LICSW or Kara Hardin, MA at 952-932-7277 or asullivan@relatemn.org khardin@relatemn.org


 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.  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, MSW, LGSW (arusnak@relatemn.org) or Sam Wellman, MA (swellman@relatemn.org) via email or phone, 952-932-7277.