HELP YOUR CHILD BETTER MANAGE EMOTIONS
THIS GROUP IS RIGHT IF YOUR CHILD NEEDS HELP WITH…
Build Self-Esteem & Inner Happiness
Face Challenges Confidently
Develop Healthy Coping Skills
Tame Anxiety & Bad Thoughts
Why kids come to group therapy:
- I want to feel better about myself.
- I have a hard time staying positive.
- It’s sometimes difficult to focus.
- I have a hard time finding ways to feel better.
- I want to feel more confident.
- I want to have better thoughts.
Why parents choose group therapy:
- You want your child to learn how to cope with difficult moments.
- You want your child to have a positive self-image.
- You want your child to have a healthy confidence and self-esteem level.
- You want your child to stop negative habits/behaviors and build positive replacements.
Your Group Counselor – Amber Bliss
I am so excited that you are considering group therapy. I promise that it will be fun, you’ll meet some pretty cool people, and learn lots of helpful tools. There will be 6 participants talking about their deepest emotional struggles. Sharing highs and lows. Group therapy is, in my opinion, an amazing environment that helps kids come together over common issues and gain confidence!
As a therapist that works with kids, I tell parents that the benefits of group therapy start with a spike in energy. Kids experience a change in mood that helps them in learning their mental health difficulties and building coping skills.
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Group Therapy = Positive Social Connections
6 participants talking about their deepest emotional struggles. Sharing highs and lows. Group therapy is, in my opinion, an amazing environment that helps people come together over common issues and gain confidence and education to move forward.
As a therapist that works with teens, I tell parents that the benefits of teen therapy start with a spike in energy. Teens experience a change in mood that aids them in learning their mental health difficulties and building coping skills to live the life that each desire.
Common Questions About Group Therapy
Cost of Group?
The group fee is $40.00 per session. All participants must complete registration prior to showing up. Please complete the form on the top of the page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The group is for kids ages 6 to 10 years old. As the group counselor, I find it important that those in the group are able to relate and feel comfortable with each other. This often leads to relationships being built and a stronger interest in the therapy group.
Time and Length of Session?
The group is a start-up, we are identifying if you are interested. Once there are enough participants we will launch the group and keep you posted along the way. The first step is to register and join the waitlist. The time will depend on the number of kids in group therapy. As time grows closer to May, we will post the times. The sessions last 60 minutes.
11 Benefits To Group Therapy For Kids
1. Structured environment
Group therapy provides an open setting giving people space to address problems and work on goals. The structure provided by group therapy starts with an introduction in order for everyone to get to know each other. As sessions move forward in group therapy, participants navigate varying topics ranging from understanding deep-rooted issues, building coping skills to overcome challenges, creating healthy habits, and more.
2. Group therapy builds confidence
Often people enter group therapy with a feeling of being alone in their struggle. For instance, feeling that you are the only person that is struggling with negative thoughts. Group therapy helps people build strong connections and relationships. You are able to acknowledge that you are not alone and in a constructive space where you are supported. Overtime self-confidence begins to improve.
3. Learning to be comfortable
What’s beautiful about not speaking during group is that you are building a boundary. You are understanding when you do and do not feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings. The group helps people build strength in being okay with not sharing. Versus having this immense pressure that they have to share how they feel.
4. Building healthy boundaries with group therapy
I like to think about boundaries as the fence to your yard and what you decide to let in. Often people struggle with saying no and building healthy relationships. Group therapy helps because it teaches you how to implement boundaries in your life.
Sessions focus on providing clear examples of what boundaries are and how to implement them in your life. With boundaries, the group teaches individuals how to manage emotions in a manner that connects to respecting personal needs, being respectful of personal needs, learning what empathy is and how to utilize it in life.
5. Group sessions mimic real-world situations
What I love about group therapy is that we get to utilize real-world situations. This teaches individuals how to engage with life in a healthy manner.
Imagine being in group therapy and sharing a struggle that you have. During the session, you are able to share your experience with what took place. Together, we work on learning and growing from it. While understanding that the growth that takes place from the group therapy works to make life so much easier.
6. Group therapy is different than individual therapy
You probably already know that there is a difference between group and individual therapy. The key difference that provides benefit includes knowing that you are not alone. It’s a beautiful feeling to know that a struggle you are experiencing is not yours alone to carry. The group provides space where you don’t have to carry pressure alone. You don’t have to be alone.
7. Group therapy gives space to build relationships
There is ample research that shows the positive impact of having a support system. This basically means that we feel better when we have people around us that support us through the ups and downs.
Group therapy provides the opportunity to build genuine relationships. In the years that Santos Counseling PLLC has provided group therapy, we continue to see relationships being built. People grow and create positive improvements in life.
8. A space with support and relaxation
Group therapy provides a space that you feel supported and comfortable. There is no need to speak. There is not needed to feel that you have to meet a certain expectation. Group therapy starts with everyone coming together in having similar challenges and goals. The sessions in group therapy move forward with learning and growing without the pressure of meeting certain expectations.
9. Group therapy is enjoyable and interactive
Yes, it is full of fun and energy. The therapy group holds space for learning in all ways. Together we focus on hands-on activities, educational lessons, and learning through humor.
At the end of the day, we are all agreeing to be in the group together. Let’s do our best to have fun and share laughs while overcoming challenges.
10. Group therapy reduces isolation
People often start group therapy for different reasons. Some it’s to build skills in learning how to address deep-rooted challenges that impact behaviors and thoughts. For others, it’s a focus on finding a space that they will not be judged, attacked, or criticized. Group therapy provides people with a supportive space aimed to build compassion and acceptance.
How often do you feel alone with your struggles? It’s common to feel alone when going through challenges in life. An internal feeling that creates thoughts aimed to make you feel as if no one is going through what you are going through.
Group therapy gives you something new. A space that right away allows you to gain perspective in knowing that you are not alone. Often when we feel we are not alone; we shift to increasing our level of openness. Group therapy helps people know that they are not alone and are in a space of compassion and support.
11. Build social skills with group therapy
Group therapy helps people learn how to communicate in a constructive healthy manner. What this means is that you will learn how to share thoughts and feelings without bottling them up and develop coping skills that help to reduce stress.
Typical group therapy sessions involve a comfortable space for engaging in conversation without feeling pressured to. The space helps people learn to build strength and comfort with their emotional expression. This becomes a skill that you can use in and outside of sessions.