Experiencing a sense of belonging is an important skill for all of us. When we engage and interact with others, we are presented with the opportunities to feel this sense of belonging as well as learn more about ourselves in the process. However, sometimes this desire and experience can be difficult. Luckily we are also very adaptive and resilient so we can learn how to let ourselves see and be seen with others. Group therapy is a great way for learning this skill in a safe and supportive environment.
******Currently my groups are not being held. However, I am looking to add members for all my groups and can place you on a waitlist until enough members are present to start groups again. I am limiting each group to a max of 4 members so that social distancing can be utilized and everyone can enjoy the group experience while staying safe and comfortable. If interested in joining a group, please contact me!
******** Joint sessions (2 members) are also offered that provide similar benefits to group sessions.
Creative Play Group
This fun and creative group focuses on utilizing play to enhance the self-awareness, self-regulation, social communication, empathy and adoptability in children.
Children use play and imagination to explore the world and to make sense of what they see, hear, and experience. Play strengthens the connections in the brain and supports intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and creative processes.
The benefits children can gain from this group include learning to communicate and express thoughts and emotions, modify behaviors, develop new and creative solutions to problems, gain respect and acceptance of self, and enhance self-efficacy and decision making abilities.
Girl Power- Social Skills Group
For Girls Ages 9-12
This group provides girls with opportunities to positively interact and relate with other girls, improve social skills, boost self-esteem, learn to problem solve, feel empowered, enhance creativity, and manage behaviors and emotions.
Each group will focus on a specific social skill from the areas of classroom survival, friendship making, dealing with feelings, alternatives to aggression, and dealing with stress.
Skills will be modeled, discussed and role played. A creative art activity will also be implemented that focuses on expressing thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to the skill.
Self-Esteem Support Group
For High School Girls
"Self-esteem is the experience of being capable of managing life's challenges and being worthy of happiness."
This group provides high school girls with opportunities to relate and connect to other girls while they all navigate challenges like covid19, school, dating, family, and friends.
In this group, the girls will receive support, help for dealing with self-doubt, skills for handling stress, and an experience to explore and understand their authentic and unique identities.
Anger Management Group
For High School Boys
Anger is a natural human emotion, but if it isn't managed properly its effects can cause problems.
This group is designed to help boys in high school with better understanding their anger, spotting triggers, handling frustrating situations, identifying and effectively communicating feelings, and learning steps to control anger.
This group provides a safe and accepting environment for boys to have the opportunity to discuss their anger and current challenges with other boys who can relate.