Perkins Counseling & Psychological Services offers a variety of therapy groups. We are always expanding and rotating our available groups, so be sure to check back frequently to see what’s new or coming up!

*All groups must be registered for to attend.

ATTENTION: All groups have been suspended due to the COVID-19 situation. They will resume when it is safe to conduct them. Please check back to see when they will resume. You may also join our group announcements email list to be informed of group start dates- contact us today to join this list.  
 

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Anxiety Management Group for Teen Girls

DEMOGRAPHICS: Ages 13-18, Girls
COST: $45 per session (*BCBS is also accepted for this group.)

*Group Workbook is required to purchase ($15)

DAY & TIME: Monday Evenings, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
START DATE: March 30, 2020

Required phone screening with the facilitator will occur to make sure a group is an appropriate therapeutic setting.
Length of the group will be based on individual on-going progress.

Anxiety and perfectionism both have their place in helping us to get things done, and get them done well. Left unattended, though, they can wreak havoc on self-esteem and lead to destructive patterns of thinking and behavior. This group is designed to reconnect with the positive qualities of ambition, attention to detail, and hard work, while letting go of things like crippling anxiety, low self-esteem, and procrastination. We will use
CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and mindfulness techniques.

GROUP GOALS:

  • Ditch “all or nothing” thinking
  • Practice Growth Mindset
  • Manage realistic expectations of self and others
  • Increase self-compassion
  • Learn helpful ways to respond to the “inner critic”

Social Skills Group for Boys, Ages 7-10

DEMOGRAPHICS: Ages 7-10, Boys
DAY & TIME: Tuesday Evenings from 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
START DATE: March 24, 2020
COST: $45 per session OR $300 total for all 8 sessions if full tuition paid at first meeting.

(*Insurance does not cover Social Skills)

This is an 8-week closed group meaning participants must sign up before the group begins. A screening with the facilitator will occur to make sure a group is an appropriate therapeutic setting.

This group is designed to teach social skills to varying types of children in an environment that is safe and supportive. Games and activities are structured to provide support to children in all aspects of their social development: interacting with peers, building friendships, and interacting with the adults in their lives. Practice exercises will be sent home weekly, and parent involvement is expected outside of session to ensure reinforcement of learned skills.

Topics Covered:

  • Conversation skills
  • How to Take “No” for an answer
  • How to be a good sport
  • How to make plans
  • How to respond to teasing
  • How to respect adults
  • How to handle competition well