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Group Therapy


Plant the Seed is a private group reserved for 6-7 adolescents who have a desire to untangle their substance use. Group is held every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 at the office, facilitated by Allison Scarinzi LCSW-C and MSW intern, Ilana. Our mission is to provide teens a combination of psychoeducation, recovery coaching, prevention awareness and life skills targeted to their needs. 


Why plant the seed? It's all about prevention. Studies show that approximately 30% of teens who use marijuana and alcohol will meet the full criteria of substance use disorders as adults. This is why we need to plant the seed now because this statistic is constantly increasing. Our culture has normalized many addictive substances. Marijuana use is socially acceptable yet marijuana purchased without a medical card is often laced with fentanyl and other highly addictive and even deadly substances. We can't expect or assume that our teens are able to access the parts of the brain that permit judgment and reason. We can't guarantee outcomes but we promise to provide tools, coaching and education to prepare teens for their path. 


Additional information:

  • Group is 60 minutes long starting September 28th and costs $50 per group. A superbill can be provided for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

  • A 3 week financial commitment is required to ensure that your teen receive the greatest benefit possible from this therapy.

  • Contact group facilitator Allison Scarinzi directly to discuss whether your teen is a good fit at or 443-569-3228

  • We reserve this spot exclusively for your teen, please let us know if your teen is unable to attend with 24 hours notice

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