About Our Groups
Group therapy provides a
supportive setting to address a variety of topics.
Groups are available for anxiety, depression, anger management, emotional regulation, social skills, and many other challenging issues encountered throughout school age, middle and high school.
For more information or to register, please leave a message on the
"New Patient" line: 508-835-1735, Option 3
This is a year-round group that encourages communication and problem solving. In each Lego group, children are assigned a job for the day: either "engineer," "supplier," or "builder." By being required to stick to their role in putting together a Lego kit, children need to utilize problem solving, communication, and frustration tolerance skills. The group leader coaches children in developing these skills while the children think they are just having fun!
Our Therapeutic Social Skills group utilizes the "Social Thinking and Zones of Regulation" curriculum. Specific skills taught throughout each group include: understanding and building relationships with others, working as part of a team, identifying feelings and regulating your emotions, managing time and being organized, and perspective taking.
Offering multiple groups (Elementary and Middle School). These groups work toward the development of age appropriate self-awareness, self-advocacy, peer problem solving, and anxiety reduction. We provide the members with social coaching to teach explicit skills and understand communication. We work on learning to understand people from their perspective.
Groups for high school age and older are run with a general check-in of how teens are feeling about certain aspects of their life. The leader facilitates a group discussion based on issues presented and identifies skills appropriate for the situation.
Unplug and Connect is a 10 week group for Grades 7-10. The focus is on safe cyber use, creating a healthy relationship with electronics/social media, and addressing problematic behaviors that stem from electronic/media use (including the concept of "cyber addiction"). The design also addresses/enhances prosocial functioning.
This group utilizes experiential, recreational, and expressive therapies in supporting the development and application of skills and tools that improve social functioning. Group members are exposed to a variety of interventions including team building, group problem solving, expressive arts, music, and movement while completing weekly challenges.