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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 Jolene Carr at 603.965.0644.

In upcoming sessions, group topics being offered include:

Social skills:

Be Fab-YOU-Lous (Girls Ages 11-14)

This six week therapy group for girls will teach and reinforce skills that support healthy self-esteem, confidence, effective communication and social skills development. Skills will be taught through various interactive activities and music! Covered by Medicaid and most major health plans.

Exploring Empathy (Ages 8 - 11)

This six week group will help participants learn 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 health plans.

coping skills:

The Zen Project (Ages 14 - 18)

This six week therapy group will engage individuals in learning strategies to improve mood and manage stress through mindfulness activities such as deep breathing, meditation, zentangling, intricate coloring, creating motivational art and self-care kits. Each participant will also create a coping skills "portfolio" to take home at the completion of the group! Covered by Medicaid and most major health plans.

Finding the Middle Path: DBT Group (9th to 12th Grade)

DBT is an 8-week group to help clients understand their emotions and learn how to manage their triggers. This program will improve communication skills, teach self-acceptance and introduce new coping skills that reduce self-destructive behaviors and improve quality of life. Parent/caregiver sessions will happen some weeks and will coincide with the client group. Covered by most major health plans.

Outstanding Teens (Ages 15 - 18)

Our LGBT+ teens (and those exploring their orientation and identity) deserve a safe and supportive place to express how they feel and be who they are. This six week therapy group has been designed to allow the opportunity to express oneself freely, identify skills to reduce anxiety and depression, learn strategies to combat stigma, increase self-esteem and self-confidence through discussion and various activities. Covered by most major health plans.

Self-esteem development

Creative Kids (Ages 8-11)

This six-week art therapy group encourages the development of communication skills, emotional growth, sensory integration and social interactions. The group encourages creative and expressive outlets to process experiences, reframe emotions and combat stress. Covered by Medicaid and most major health plans.

Making Strides Running Group (Middle and High Schoolers)

Running is great for your body, but did you know that it's great for your brain too? Running can decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety, increase self-esteem and self-confidence, improve sleep, reduce stress levels and boost brainpower. This six week group will focus on the benefits running can have on mental health. Participants will learn simple stretches and will take short runs to help promote running as a positive coping skill. No running experience is necessary to benefit from this group and runners of all skill levels are welcome. Covered by Medicaid and most major health plans.

The Zen Zone Yoga Group (Ages 11-14)

This six week group will teach participants a variety of beginner yoga poses and will focus on the ways that practicing yoga can assist in decreasing anxiety, depression and other impairments in functioning. Each group will consist of a lesson in yoga philosophy, a gentle practice, breath work, relaxation and meditation. Covered by Medicaid and most major health plans.

The Player's Handbook:  A Dungeons & Dragons Guide to Social Skills (Ages 17 to 23)

This six week group will help participants to learn problem solving and positive communication skills. Clients will learn how to make team decisions and will learn how to use character strengths in challenges with their peers. This group is designed to support clients in interacting with others while working together to meet a common goal driven by the story being told. Covered by Medicaid and most major health plans.