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CLM Child & Adolescent Groups

CLM's Child, Adolescent and Family services regularly offer a number of psycho-therapeutic and skill-building groups focused on helping children and teens attain success. Led by children's clinicians, the groups are geared to specific age groups and cover a variety of topics. Being a part of a therapeutic group can be a profound, powerful and helpful experience for children and teens. For more informaton on groups, topics and to register, please call 603.965.0656

In upcoming sessions, group topics being offered include:

Social skills development

Build On Your Skills - BOYS Group (Boys all ages.)

Topics covered include skill development in the areas of communication, resolving conflict, making and keeping friends, teamwork, decision making, and building self-esteem.  Covered by Medicaid. (Community Partner:  Derry Parks and Recreation)

Socially Savvy (Ages 10-13)

Topics focus on healthy ways to develop relationships, leadership and teamwork skills to connect and communicate with others in a respectful and effective way. Covered by Medicaid and most major health plans.

Exploring Empathy (Ages 11-14)

Exploring Empathy teaches youth how to be thoughtful, compassionate, and sensitive to others by developing skills to understand emotions, perspectives and ways to treat others with respect. Covered by Medicaid and most major insurances.

Self esteem development

Imagine…Me! (Ages 9-11)

Supports individuals with Learning Disabilities in celebrating their individuality, developing skills to better express emotions, thoughts, and self-esteem through drama therapy based activities. Covered by Medicaid and most major health plans.

Girls Only (Girls all ages)

Focus is on skill development to improve self-esteem, increase confidence, think positively about self, discover strengths and develop friendships. Covered by Medicaid. (Community Partner:  Londonderry YMCA)

Be FabYOUlous- Girls Empowerment Group (Ages 11-14)

Be FabYOUlous will teach and reinforce skills that support healthy self-esteem, confidence, communication and social skill development. Participants will have opportunities to be inspired, express individuality, discover their unlimited potential and empower others by collaborating with peers in this interactive group. Activities include creation of self-portraits, mindfulness jars, compliment bags, journaling, connecting to music …. and more! Covered by Medicaid and most major insurances.

Health and WEllness

Stress Busters - InSHAPE Group (Ages 12-16)

Focuses on understanding the impact of stress in life, on the body and on personal goals. Strategies will be taught to reduce stress by increasing practice of mindfulness, deep breathing, meditation, positive thinking and affirmations of self to create inner peace, healthy habits and improve self-esteem. Gentle yoga will also be incorporated into the curriculum to reinforce grounding techniques. Covered by Medicaid.

support for substance misuse

Early Recovery for Substance Misuse (Ages 14-18)

Focus is to increase awareness of the relationship between use and lifestyle, understand how substance use affects life and goals, learn positive coping skills, relaxation techniques and recreational activities as an alternative to substance use, explore personal values, and develop future goals. Covered by Medicaid and most major insurance plans.


Triumph Over Tantrums (Ages 5-9)

To learn how anger is a natural emotion, recognize feelings of anger, skills to decrease verbal and physical aggression, calm self, and resolve conflict. Covered by Medicaid and most major health plans.

Early Childhood Development

Bright Beginnings  (Ages 4-6)

Simulation of a real classroom experience to ease anxiety and improve transition into the classroom, learn listening skills, how to share and follow classroom rules. Covered by Medicaid. (Community Partner:  First Parish Congregational Church)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Finding the Middle Path (Ages 13-18)

Treat unhealthy and self-destructive behaviors in the areas of self-harm, over or under eating, drug or alcohol use, and dependence on physical activity through DBT. Five skill sets will be taught including: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Walking the Middle Path, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. There is a special parent/natural support component that runs simultaneously to “coach” supports with skills. Covered by Medicaid and most major health plans.