The following is a list of SMA support groups, organized by state.

Some State Coordinators organize in-person support groups in their area. Others wish to start them via phone, email or in-person when there is enough interest. If your state or area is not listed, and you are interested in starting a support group in your area, please contact our Connections Coordinator.

City Contact Person Phone / Location Meeting Times


Northwest Suburbs of Chicago SM Parent Support Group with Kathy Slattery 224-366-8574
Arlington Heights/other
Meets 4 to 6 times per year. Days of the week may vary.


South Metro and Lakeville SM Parent Support Group Meeting with Marcy 651-338-4426 For address and time call Patsy Butterworth,
Meets monthly

New Hampshire

Bedford Annie DiVello 603-296-5241
125 Main Street, #E
Newmarket NH
Meets the third Wednesday of the month in January, April, July, October

New Jersey

Whippany Tara McClain, MA, LPC
Healthy Minds Counseling, LLC
Heather M. Praml, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
Counseling and Academic Services, LLC
Morris County Library
30 E. Hanover Ave
Whippany, NJ 07981
Meets September, November, February, April
Providing free education, support and resources for parents, family members, teachers, school support professionals, counselors and anyone else working with children and adolescents with Selective Mutism. Email facilitators to be added to contact list for meeting dates and information.

Topics include best practices for helping a child with SM thrive in school, parent advocacy skills, navigating 504s and IEPs, medication and more. Guest speakers renowned in the field of treating SM

New York

White Plains Rachel Busman Cognitive Behavioral Consultants,
1 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601
Weekly, call for dates 914-419-3806


Portland Rachel Alston Figlia Americana
1100 SE Grand Ave, Portland, Oregon


Jenkintown Faith Logan 505 York Rd, Lower Level #3
Jenkintown, PA 19046 (Greater Philadelphia Area)
Fridays at 11:30 am, call for dates 215-887-5748

The following State Coordinators would LIKE TO start a support group in their area, but are waiting for enough willing participants:


Nick Miller