Mondays 5:45 - 6:45 PM

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For children (9–11 years old) with emotion regulation issues, Depression, Anxiety, self-harm, school pressure, and family conflict or social skills concerns. 

Participants learn concrete strategies to identify, understand and manage their emotions, identify family dynamics that are causing stress or negative outcomes, plus learn skills to use effective communication and form and maintain healthy relationships, practiced in the group environment.  

Mindfulness exercises, games, art therapy and other age-appropriate activities to make group a FUN learning experience!

If your child is struggling with:

  • emotional reactivity

  • unpredictable moods

  • talking back

  • lack of caring

  • friendship issues - cutting off friends or getting overly attached

  • getting along with siblings

  • completing school work

  • inconsistent self-care

  • taking initiative

  • managing video game and screen time

And you feel:

  • confused

  • scared

  • worried

  • ineffective

  • hopeless

  • frustrated

  • ignored

Then, this group is perfect for you!

Children (9–11 years old) learn concrete strategies to

  • identify, understand and manage emotions

  • understand their thoughts and urges

  • become accountable for their own behavior

  • identify family dynamics that are causing stress or negative outcomes

  • learn skills to use effective communication

  • form and maintain healthy relationships, practiced in the group environment.

The focus of this group is concrete skill building to help families manage and improve their lives.    

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills is an evidence-based approach to managing difficult emotions and responses to emotions. DBT builds skills in the following four areas:

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Distress Tolerance

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Mindfulness

Here's what past group participants have said:

  • “This group helped me not only to find myself and raise my self-confidence, but also to become more mindful of my thoughts, emotions and behaviors. It was also a ton of fun and definitely my favorite part of the week!”

  • “I’ll remember you for giving me a warm welcome to the group and helping me pull myself out of a bad place.”

  • “Thanks to group, when I am in WISE MIND, I tend to use a calm, logical frame of mind to achieve a healthy, emotionally-driven goal.”

We have created a group curriculum to focus on highlighted DBT skills AND hit your target behaviors so that you can graduate from group and move on with your lives with improved coping strategies that YOU and YOUR FAMILY actually use.

Space is limited and intake appointment is required in order to join.