DERRY - Helping children and teens with behavioral health concerns reach their potential for well-being and success is a primary goal for the Center for Life Management (CLM). CLM’s Child, Adolescent and Family services announces the upcoming schedule of psycho-therapeutic and skill-building groups focused on helping children and teens attain that success. Led by children’s clinicians, they are geared to specific age groups and cover a variety of topics such as anger and conflict management, self-esteem, coping with anxiety, social skills development, substance abuse and coping with grief and loss.
According to Louise Morin-Davy, Ph.D., CLM Director of Child, Adolescent and Family Services, “Being part of a therapeutic group can be a profound, powerful and helpful experience for children and teens. Groups can be especially beneficial for young people who are feeling alienated and isolated, or carry around a sense that no one else feels the way they do. In a group these kids have the opportunity to be heard and also learn to listen to other people, which is a valuable tool gained from group participation.”
In the upcoming sessions, group topics being offered include: Substance Abuse Addiction and Recovery, ages 14-18; Social Skills Group, ages 9-11; Emotional Skills Group, ages 14-18; Anger Management Group, co-ed middle school; Grief and Loss Group, ages 14-18; and Expressive Arts Therapy, co-ed group ages 14-17.
Pre-registration and an intake assessment are required for participation in any of these therapy groups. For more information or to schedule an intake appointment, please contact the Center for Life Management at 603.434.1577.