For Teens

A supportive and understanding community is critical to a successful recovery from mental health and substance abuse issues. We know firsthand that this is especially true for teens, as they are learning how to navigate the ups and downs of life, while dealing with the pressure to succeed academically and socially.

Often, teens seek destructive behaviors as a coping mechanism; these behaviors provide an outlet for numbing the pain of low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or the stress that comes with the pressure to succeed.

At the Center for Families, we provide teens with the guidance, support, and education they need to live a successful life. By attending our various groups, led by licensed clinicians, teens begin to build strong relationships, learn and practice healthy coping skills, grow their personal self-worth, and reestablish trust and communication with themselves and their loved ones.

Recovery from mental health struggles and/or substance abuse is not easy, and no one should do it alone. Our clinical groups help teens identify and understand their underlying issues and learn how to cope with stressful emotions as they arise, instead of turning to destructive behaviors. This is where the true healing begins.

You’ll find times and descriptions for our weekly teen clinical groups below.

FOR TEENS

Substance Use Awareness Group

Mondays, 7:00-9:00pm

  • Helps educate teens around healthy and unhealthy decision-making
  • Guides teens toward awareness and insight into their own behavior
  • Allows teens to explore decision-making processes and learn healthy coping skills, in a supportive environment
  • Holds teens accountable for their actions by using random urine drug screens and creating collaborative consequences

Life Skills Group

Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm

  • Teens experience a supportive healing environment designed to address emotional and behavioral struggles that they face on a daily basis.
  • Teens learn to relate better to their peers, gain confidence and self-esteem, and practice techniques for coping with stressful situations.
  • Teens explore personal triggers, focus on solutions, and develop a positive outlook on life.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm

Designed for:

  • Emotional regulation Issues
  • Self-harming issues

Provides:

  • Clinician-facilitated groups
  • Mindfulness and stress tolerance
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Emotional regulation tools