Elementary Age Group for Conquering Anxiety and Building Resilience

 

Does your child worry so much that s/he has trouble sleeping at night?

Does your child complain of stomachaches and/or headaches a lot and ask to miss school?

Do your child’s fears stop him/her from participating in activities he/she enjoys?

Is your child’s world becoming smaller because of his/her worries?

Are you feeling upset and concerned at being unable to help your child?

Left untreated, children with anxiety are more prone to depression, poor academic performance and relationship issues. Working in groups with other children who struggle with similar issues is both empowering and comforting.

This weekly group gives children and parents the necessary, proven strategies and exercises to vanquish fears and restore stability at home and at school. Using a cognitive behavioral approach (CBT), children and parents will be taught mindfulness methods, relaxation skills, tools to achieve realistic thinking, and steps for systematically facing fears.

The group will meet once a week for 14 weeks. It will be offered at both of our locations.

Parents will receive feedback the last 25 minutes of each group to reinforce skill acquisition and will meet for parent’s only groups for 3 of the 14 sessions. Children will not attend group those weeks. The per session cost of this group is $110.

Please call our Fairfax office at (703) 876-8480, Sterling office at (703) 433-5771 or e-mail us for more information.

Cathi Cohen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Group Psychotherapist, has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a clinical setting for over 30 years. Early in her career as a social worker, Cathi recognized the power of treating relationship problems through group therapy. It was this interest and expertise that led her to create the evidence based Stepping Stones Social Skills Group Therapy Program in 1990. The success of this program led to the formation in 1995 of In Step, a comprehensive mental health practice. In addition to the work she does with In Step, she is also a best selling author, international speaker and consultant.