JUNTO: a club for mutual self improvement, Led by Jessica Shea, LCSW and Greg Hale, MA

The Junto, also known as the Leather Apron Club, was a club for mutual improvement established in 1727 by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia. The Leather Apron Club's purpose was to debate questions of morals, politics, and to exchange knowledge of business affairs. They were also a charitable organization which created a subscription public library consisting of their own books.

Our Junto is a safe place for people to talk, connect, learn and grow. In this group, we teach DBT skills, and Gottman style communication and use expressive arts based projects to practice self expression.


This group is hosted by 2 therapist and frequently has guest facilitators and special projects. Past projects have included a 6 week photo journal project, a Listening Booth at Memphis Pride Fest 2018, a 6 week poetry project and an 8 week photo project that resulted in an art show at Crosstown Arts called Perfect is Boring.

  • Co-ed Young Adult Junto 17-23, Thursdays at 6

  • Co-ed Adult Junto-23 and up Thursdays at 5

  • This group is held at our Princeton House Location

  • This group is covered by Aetna, Cigna, BC/BS, Tricare, Magellan, United, Humana