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

A fun group for kids to learn skills to manage big feelings, calm anxiety and worry, and build physical and emotional strength. Parent/caretaker participation each week is recommended, but not required. A 6-week group starts July 11 for 7-11 year olds. All summer group sessions are Thursdays from 1-2:15 pm. Cost is $265. For more information contact Lauren Abdill, MSW, LGSW, labdill@relatemn.org.  Register online at https://form.jotform.com/91364794858172.


Teen Girls Process Group

This process-oriented 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 $75. 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 Erica Johnson, MA at ejohnson@relatemn.org or via phone at 952-932-7277.


Middle School Girls Process Group

This process-oriented 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 $75. Insurance is accepted (co-pays apply); group members should identify as female and be attending a middle school or middle school equivalent. Space is limited.

To schedule an appointment to determine if the group is a good fit or for more information, please contact Amanda Sullivan, MSW, LICSW at asullivan@relatemn.org or Paige Love, MSW, LGSW at pweber@relatemn.org or via phone at 952-932-7277.


Finding Steady Group

A therapeutic group for high school guys looking to make sense of the chaotic world we live in. The group will provide time to process life, be active, and engage in psychoeducational learning. Finding Steady will meet throughout the school year, beginning in early October. Participants will identify as male and be in high school or high school equivalent. Each session is $75. Depending on individual coverage, insurance may cover the cost of sessions.  If interested, please contact Aaron Rusnak, MSW, LICSW at arusnak@relatemn.org or via phone at 952-932-7277.


Taking Flight

A group for graduated seniors and their parents to explore upcoming transitions, expectations, and the changing nature of relationships.  For more information, Contact Aaron Rusnak, MSW, LICSW at arusnak@relatemn.org or via phone at 952-932-7277.


Healing Through Hard Times Group

Trauma and Loss Group Providing a safe, supportive and educational space to learn new skills to prepare you for a better tomorrow This group is for adolescents who have experienced a trauma and/or a loss in their lives. It will address the emotional, behavioral, and cognitive dysregulation that teenagers feel following a traumatic or stressful life event. This group will help you minimize unwanted symptoms as well as process the trauma by creating a narrative around the trauma or loss. The group is broken up into different components to help learn new skills, process the event, and prepare for the future.   If you are interested in being a part of this group, please contact Ashley Teigland, MA, LMFT at ateigland@relatemn.org or 612-567-2433.


EMPOWERMENT Teen Girls Group

A group for girls to be empowered through experiencing support with positive thinking, healthy emotions, and strengthening a secure self-identity. The group will meet on Wednesdays at 3 pm at Mound Westonka High School, from June 12th-August 7th.  If interested, please contact Ashley Teigland, MA, LMFT, ateigland@relatemn.org or Kristy Smith, MA, LMFT, ksmith@relatemn.org.


Dungeons and Dragons Group Therapy

A group therapy centered on building skills in the context of Dungeons & Dragons. Participants will be in the age range from 16-25. The group will begin in June and run 10-12 weeks. For more information, contact Kayla Devorak, MS, kdevorak@relatemn.org.