Flying The Coop

Leaving Home - Preparing For College

At this time, some of our groups are available virtually through secure video conferencing. Other groups are suspended for the time being until we are able to meet in person again. Please see the specific group pages or contact [email protected] for more information.


This group is appropriate for students who are graduating high school and preparing to start college in Fall 2020.


This is a support group that will focus on the transition from high school to college. It will address the challenges of becoming independent, moving between home and college (and then back again), handling the expectations of college life and academic rigor, learning how to advocate for yourself on campus, preparing for social ups and downs, and all of the self development that goes along with the journey. Support is especially important this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Group members will have the opportunity to process the grief they may feel having to miss final high school events, graduations, and navigate changes heading into college this Fall.


Flying the Coop will meet for 10 weeks on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30pm beginning on June 10th, 2020 and ending the summer portion of group on August 12th, 2020. Optional group sessions will take place during winter break when people are home for an extended period of time, as well as during the following summer to process the first year of college. (Optional later dates to be determined by group member availability.) Additionally, if many colleges decide to have classes online during Fall 2020 semester (because of COVID-19) group may elect to continue meeting during that semester. This will be decided by the group.


Group is currently being held online due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements


Graduating high school and starting college in 2020 will be different than ever before during this unprecedented time. Students need more support as a result. We are offering this group to create space for young adults to talk about the highs and lows of leaving high school and home so they can get through what sometimes feels like *the longest summer ever* and be equipped to start college with confidence.


Group members will complete a screening online to assess fit for this group. Contact Ashley Groshek, LMFT at [email protected] to ask questions and register.


The cost for each group session is $40. Sliding fee is available for this group. Therapist may be able to submit out of network insurance claims if requested following payment.

Future Flying The Coop Groups


Summer 2021


A new session of this group will begin in summer 2021. Please contact [email protected] to be added to our interest list for updates.

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