Group Therapy

For older middle or high school students, relationship issues and related problems may best be addressed in a group format. Groups offer a ready-made situation to learn new ways of looking at problems, relating to others, engaging in role-modeling, and feeling supported in a safe environment. Groups can help weaken the pull of negative peer influence. Our therapists often use Insight Oriented Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to foster new ways of interacting with increased confidence and skill. Length of treatment varies considerably depending upon the severity of the problems, motivation, and ability to risk making changes.  For young adolescents struggling with emotional regulation and mood disorders, our Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) groups might be a good alternative.  For children struggling with peer interactions, a Social Skills Training Group may be more appropriate as the treatment of choice.