Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that is led by one or two trained professionals and consists of a limited number of participants who have related difficulties and similar treatment goals. Group therapy is often recommended alone or in conjunction with individual therapy.

Group psychotherapy provides a powerful platform where members can share, learn and collaborate with professionals and peers. People in group therapy benefit from the interventions of the therapist, but also from observing other group members and receiving feedback. Although the group format does not provide the one-on-one attention of individual psychotherapy, it has multiple benefits. Research has shown that group therapy is one of the most transformative and effective methods of therapy.

MPS PLLC Upcoming Group Offering(s):


MPS PLLC will be starting a mixed-gender interpersonal skills process group for Millennials (ages 21-29). The aim of the group is to help individuals explore their interpersonal styles, improve their interpersonal effectiveness, and overall, to understand themselves better. Dr. Laurie Paul, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, will be leading the group.

Fee: $60 per session. MPS does not take insurance but will provide clients with an invoice that he/she can submit to insurance (if have out-of-network benefits)

Location: Arlington, VA, just blocks from the Courthouse metro station (Orange/Silver line)

Start Date: Mid-February. We will meet on Wednesday nights @ 7:30PM Friday mornings @8am, depending on interest/feedback from interested clients



The Seven Principles Program for Making Marriage Work is a workshop for couples based on Dr. John Gottman & Nan Silver’s New York Times Bestselling book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. The seminar is a psychoeducational workshop that includes lectures, discussions, and private exercises for couples. The 7 Principles workshop will be led by MPS PLLC psychologists. 

The 7 Principles Workshop will provide couples with:

  • Tools to help partners improve their friendship, fondness and admiration systems
  • Ways to enhance romance and intimacy
  • Strategies to manage conflict constructively
  • Skills to address perpetual and solvable problems
  • Ways to create shared meaning and goals

The 7 Principles Workshop is appropriate for couples who are:

  • Pre-Engaged
  • Pre-Marital
  • Newlyweds to seniors
  • Couples who want to enhance/improve a good marriage
  • Partners who desire better conflict management and communication tools

The 7 Principles Workshop is not appropriate for:

  • Couples in severe relationship distress, including couples who are questioning separation or divorce
  • Victims or perpetrators of any form of abuse, including domestic and physical abuse
  • Couples, where one or both individual struggles from alcohol or substance abuse
  • Persons who have untreated mental health problems (in one or both partners)


To learn more about the upcoming 7 Principles Workshop contact us at:

Gottman Seven Principles Program

Dr. Lipsky is a certified Gottman Seven Principles Program Trained Educator.