Is your teen struggling with the dynamics of school and the many demands socially and academically school can impose?

Do you sometimes wonder if your teen might need some more support from other peers that probably also struggle with friends, peer pressure, anxiety, academic pressure, and self-confidence?

Teen groups can help!

In Step is offering a workshop where the dynamics of group therapy will be demystified and some of the power of the group process will be explained. Even if you know the group process will help, some of you probably wonder, “how am I going to get my teen to buy in?” Danielle Nicholson, LCSW and Janene Pack, LMHC have experience working with teens from all backgrounds and experiences of life, and currently lead teen groups at In Step. Come with your questions and concerns and we will let you know what goes on in group, how it can help, and strategies to get your teen there!

This workshop is being offered at our Fairfax office on Saturday, January 30th (snow date) at 11:30am.

This workshop has been cancelled due to the weather conditions. Please check back in the spring for a rescheduled session.


Danielle Nicholson, LCSW has worked in Fairfax County for over 17 years and for the past six years as a school social worker with FCPS. Danielle has applied her skills and talents as a clinician at a school for adolescents with emotional disabilities and autism. She works primarily with adolescents but has extensive experience working with families. Danielle has a particular interest in helping families and children with issues surrounding anxiety, depression, disabilities, trauma, and autism.

Janene Pack, LMHC is a school counselor at the Burke School, a public day school for middle school students receiving special education services primarily due to emotional and/or behavioral needs. Janene’s expertise in using communications and mediation to enhance social skill development in children and teens is a particular passion for her and what has attracted her to working at In Step. Janene recently received the 2015 Outstanding Counselor of the Year award from the Fairfax County Public School system.