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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.

Groups are covered by most major health plans, co-pays may apply. Self-payment is also an option and if interested, should be discussed when registering.

For more information on groups and topics, please call Ashley O'Donnell at 603.965.0675. To enroll in one of the groups listed below please contact the Access to Care Department at 603-434-1577.

At this time, all groups are being held via Telehealth on Microsoft TEAMS. In upcoming sessions, group topics being offered include:

 

KEEPING YOUR COOL (Ages 8 to 11)

This six-week group is designed for clients ages 8 to 11 who struggle with managing their emotions, specifically feelings of anger. Participants will learn positive ways to communicate and manage feelings of anger. This group will focus on the development of anger management skills that can be utilized to assist clients in decreasing and managing their feelings. Covered by Medicaid and most health plans.

MINDFUL LITTLE MINDS (Ages 8 to 11)

This six- week group is designed for children between the ages of 8 and 11. Participants will learn about the benefits of mindfulness and how it can help them recognize, understand, and manage their emotions. This group may benefit individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, or difficulty regulating their emotions. Covered by Medicaid and most health plans.

COPING STRATEGIES 101 (Ages 11-14)

This six-week group is designed for clients ages 11-14 to help participants develop an understanding for coping skills and what they are. Clients will learn how to use coping skills and will be able to identify times when coping skills can be helpful for them. Client will learn skills focusing on mindfulness, movement, journaling, and art. Covered by Medicaid and most health plans.

GROWING CONFIDENCE (Ages 14-17)

This six- week group is designed for children between the ages of 14 and 17. The purpose of the group is to think critically about the way we view ourselves and how our self-esteem has been shaped. Participants will learn about positive self-talk, how to strengthen self-esteem, recognizing strengths, and promote awareness about how certain environments can affect self-esteem. Covered by Medicaid and most health plans.

MINDFULNESS MATTERS:  INTRODUCTION TO DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT) SKILLS (Ages 18+)

In this 6-week group, individuals will learn and practice the four core DBT skills: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance. This DBT-informed skills group is for individuals 18+ and all genders who would like to learn how to cope more effectively with intense emotions, anxiety and depression, and/or relationship struggles. Individuals will start to learn how to find inner strength, build meaningful relationships, create daily peace, and reduce suffering. Covered by Medicaid and most health plans.