Mondays 7:00 - 8:00PM (until June)
Summer Program: Mondays 6:00 – 8:00 PM
For middle-school students (6th-8th grade) with emotion regulation issues, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm Behaviors, Eating Disorders, school pressure, and family or peer relationship 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 middle school child is struggling with:
lack of caring
friendship issues - cutting off friends or getting overly attached
getting along with siblings
completing school work
managing video game and screen time
And you feel:
Then, this group is perfect for you!
Middle-school students (6th-8th grade) with Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm Behaviors, Eating Disorders, School Pressure, and Family or Peer Relationship Issues in the same room engage in weekly group lessons, activities and practice.
Participants learn concrete strategies to
identify, understand and manage emotions
reduce conflict at home
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:
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.”
DBT Skill Group for Middle Schoolers is a time and financial commitment! We understand!
We have created this curriculum to focus on highlighted 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.