College Support Communities

A group for college bound freshman and a separate group for their mothers

Student Launch Community

Are you feeling excited, nervous, overwhelmed (and everything in between!) about leaving for college? You are not alone! We created the Student Launch Community for people just like you. Join other college-bound students for an interactive and fun group to support you before you take off for school and during your first semester away. Our group meetings will get you ready to successfully navigate this big life transition and create the college experience you desire. Groups will be facilitated by Psychologist Jodi Abramowitz, PhD

Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you on availability and scheduling!

Mom Community

The first semester away from home can bring unexpected challenges and opportunities for freshman – come share your stories and learn how to best support your child during this significant life transition. Empty nest symptoms catching you by surprise? We’ve got you covered! Together we’ll explore YOUR needs and ways to step into YOUR next chapter. This community is 100% dedicated to the moms. Groups will be facilitated by Life Transitions Specialist Ilene Schaffer, MA, APPC. To learn more about Ilene, visit

Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you on availability and scheduling!

Additional Group Information

All parent sessions will be in person, teen sessions will be initially in person followed by video-chat group sessions during their first semester away. Fall sessions will be scheduled during the initial meetings.


Mom Community Dates: July 17, 2019 and July 31, 2019, 11AM – 12:15 PM

Student Community Dates: July 16, 2019 and July 30, 2019 11AM – 12:15PM

Four additional sessions will take place in the fall. Meeting dates for these sessions will be scheduled during the July meetings. All summer meeting will be held in person. Fall meetings will be in person for mom communities and through video conferencing for student communities.


Mom AND Student Community Package – $550

Mom OR Student Community à la carte – $300

* Cost includes a 30-minute individual call or meeting with facilitator and 6 group sessions.

**Communities are limited to 8 participants to ensure a valuable experience for all members.


We look forward to seeing you there!