T.I.P.S., our Teen’s Inter-Personal Skills Group, is for adolescents with peer difficulties who show signs and symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Asperger’s, Social Disorders, including Mild-Autism and other social worries. This includes extreme shyness, as well as difficulties in understanding social-cues, developing lasting friendships, being part of a team, or even just hanging out! Through games, discussions, videos, and activities, our teens make friends, understand gestures, read body language, deal with bullies, make conversation, and learn how to tackle teen dilemmas. Group leaders are seasoned in social skills training
F.O.C.U.S., our Freeing Our Creativity and Underlying Strengths group, is for elementary aged boys and girls, who struggle with paying attention, sitting still, focusing, and controlling impulses. This includes social difficulties, such as making friends, doing school work and having playdates, as well as staying organized and being part of a team. Our group is designed to build lasting relationships, sharpen the focus, improve flexible thinking, and cultivate your child’s inner strengths. Group leaders are ADD and ADHD trained. They specialize in school planning and social work, as well as developing social skills, working to build on your child’s natural creativity and inner strength!
Teens’ Group for Girls provides relaxation training and stress reduction techniques. Members learn about anxiety, stress, worry, and how to decrease these thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Topics may include discussing social anxiety, shyness, depression, intrusive/unwanted thoughts and feelings, as well as fears and phobias. Members build relationships and gain social confidence, find support and guidance, as well as uplift their inner- strength.
Issues: Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Peer Relationships, Social
Anxiety, Bully Problems/Assertiveness, Women’s Issues, Depression
Treatment Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Peer Support
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (13 to 19)
Self-Esteem Group is for adolescent girls who struggle with identifying and acknowledging their own strengths and positive qualities, as well as navigating the tough friendship issues that tend to arise in junior high and high school. This group aims to assist these teens in developing healthy ways to cope with negative emotions like anxiety and depression and/or situations like bullying. Through discussions, games, and psychoeducational activities, our teens can learn how to work through these difficult emotions and situations, find comfort in knowing that others are experiencing similar things, and begin to recognize and acknowledge their own self-worth