What is group therapy?
Group therapy is a dynamic and interactive approach for emotional healing. For teenagers and pre-teens, it can be especially effective. As a matter of fact, how, when, or if a teen feels connected to others affects much of an adolescent’s emotional development. During the session, we encourage them to explore who they are, who they want to become, and safely discuss questions or issues that come up during this tumultuous period of their lives.
Instead of meeting with a counselor for individual or family therapy, we welcome a teen into one of our groups as an equal. Although our therapists facilitate the groups, it is really the group as a whole that drives the interaction. This all happens with great excitement, bravery, or sometimes with trepidation. In any case, they are stretching their comfort levels with the knowledge that their peers support them.
To watch Kent talk about the benefits of group therapy for teens click here.
What groups are currently available at Teen Therapy Center?
The Guys' Group
The Guys’ Group is for boys in high school who want to strengthen their self-esteem and develop more confidence within social settings. This is not just another boring class to attend. Instead, it is an exciting and dynamic process group where anything and everything is on the table to discuss.
The Guys’ Group is the place where guys get to open up and talk about things that they may not be comfortable talking about with their school friends and maybe not even their family. A positive male role model from our staff facilitates these in-depth and though-provoking conversations. We guide these discussions toward fun and challenging dialogues that your son may not otherwise be exposed to in his daily routine.
If you’re interested in getting some more information, please contact us to learn more about how The Guys’ Group can specifically benefit your pre-teen or teenage son.
The Guys’ Group – High School
- Facilitated by Kent Toussaint, M.A. L.M.F.T. L.P.C.C.
Clinical Director at Teen Therapy Center
- Meets every Wednesday from 5:00pm – 6:30pm
To read more about the benefits of group therapy for teens click here.
If you have more questions about how any of the groups at Teen Therapy Center may benefit your family, we welcome you to get in touch with us. We are happy to answer your questions