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Emotional Learning Groups- 

Groups for Fall 2022 will be posted in early August. 

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Emotional Learning Groups

Artistic expression and the Polyvagal Theory – Jamie Wiora, LCSW-Closed

Girls ages 9-12 Maximum 4 Participants 

8 Weeks - June 14 – August 9th (no group Jul 27) 

Tuesdays at 2:30

Come participate in therapeutic artistic expression exercises that incorporate “the feelings of feelings” with art, music, and movement in a non-judgmental space.  Build self-awareness, self-esteem, and social connection.  Artistic ability or experience not required!  Participants should be able to be independent with self-regulation while in the session.  

One time $25 material fee 

Creative Therapy – Amy Malone, LCSW - CLOSED

To support positive self-image, ease anxiety, and boost social skills

Incoming 5th-6th graders (3-4)

7 weeks - June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 14, 21 

Thursdays 3:30 pm

This group will be for pre-teens who enjoy creative pursuits as a way to connect, reflect, and celebrate who they are.  These activities will serve as ways to self-regulate and distance from intrusive, negative thought patterns.  Activities will include a vision board, art, role play, improvisation, mindfulness, movement, puzzles, and music.  There will be an additional materials cost (10$) for some of the activities.  This group will be geared towards those with nuanced social and emotional challenges.  

Teen DBT Group- Courtney Brown, LCSW & Jessica Amedeo, LCSW 

Ages 14-17 years old -Maximum 8 participants

9 sessions - June 8- August 10 (no session July 6)

Wednesdays at 6:00 pm

Insurance Accepted- Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

Out of pocket group rate- $50-$70 per session

Are you a teen who?

  •  Experiences strong emotions

  • Feels overwhelmed easily

  •  Wants to feel more connected to others

  •  Struggles with negative thoughts

  • Can make impulsive decisions you sometimes regret

How our group can help:

  •  Increase self-awareness, problem solving skills, and effective communication skills to   enhance your relationships

  • Tolerate distress and learn how to navigate emotionally triggering situations

  • Learn concrete coping skills

  •  Develop skills to experience less stress and anxiety by learning to focus attention on the present moment

Why DBT?

Dialectical behavior therapy is an evidence-based treatment for anxiety and depressive disorders. A DBT treatment model teaches emotional, behavioral, and cognitive skills. DBT is effective in helping teens who have trouble regulating their emotions.

 Brain Body Theatre - Shawn Amador, LCSW - CLOSED

Improvising with Anxiety and the Autonomic Nervous System

High School

June 11- August 13th (June 11, 18, 25, July 9,16, 23, 30, August 6, 13)

Saturdays @ 10am

With a psychoeducational and theatrical approach, the program teaches about anxiety, and how the nervous system works between the body and the brain.  Through role plays, participants will learn and practice self regulation skills.

Brain Body Theatre Group Goals: 

  •  Learn how the brain and body respond to stress

  • Increase recognition of anxious feelings and thoughts

  • Practice how and when to use coping skills

Calm & Confident Teens – Courtney Brown, LCSW & Jessica Amedeo, LCSW-CLOSED

Ages 11-14

8 sessions - June 16th - Aug 4

Days/Times TBD 

Through art journaling and therapeutic group activities participants will:

  • Grow in self-compassion

  • Build and inner sense of authenticity and resilience

  • Learn and practice strategies to help manage anxiety

All participants will come away with a physical art journal to remember the strategies and connections made within the group!