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Group Counseling

Think First

Students who display aggression consistently react regardless of consequences. This group will help students identify their weaknesses and develop skills that allow them to deal with their anger in a healthier way. They will learn self-control and recognize the consequences related to their actions.

Mindfulness Group

Students who experience higher levels of anxiety and/or depression are at risk for low concentration levels, which can affect school success. In mindfulness relaxation focuses attention on being aware of emotions, thoughts and sensations in the present moment. This helps increase emotional balance and cope with difficulties in a healthier way.

Grief Group

This group offers grieving students the opportunity to process and cope with the loss of a loved one. Students will gain knowledge about the grieving process and develop skills that will lessen the signs and/or symptoms of intense emotional distress. The results of family counseling are based on the student’s needs and chosen goals.

Boys Groups

Through the introduction of topics and activities, children will explore relationships, conflict resolution, education, leadership, community service, diversity, and media messages. Male students will acquire skills and knowledge to navigate the internal and external influences of society. They will identify personal values, healthy relationships, integrity, and goals for the future.

Girls Group

Girls will examine thoughts, beliefs, and actions about friendships, trust, authority figures, mother/daughter relationships, sexuality, dating violence, drug abuse, stress, and goal setting. Girls will explore their choices and behaviors, and identify ways to promote self-care and healthy choices.

LGBTQ+ Group

These groups are for students who identify with the LGBTQ+ community. The group will host discussions related to exploration of identity as well as the unique challenges that members might be facing. Group members will learn how to better cope with related feelings of distress and will have a higher level of support from peers and adults within the school.

English Language Learners Group (ELL)

ELL Groups provide emotional support to English learners who are in the process of adjusting to a new country, culture, language, and school.

Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS)

Students who participate in SPARCS group have a history of trauma with ongoing daily distress which is resulting in difficulties in several areas of their life. These areas include but are not limited to difficulties with emotional regulation and impulsivity, self-perception, relationships, and struggles with their own personal views that make it difficult for them to see a future for themselves. Students will learn how to better cope in the moment, increase feelings of self-worth, and learn to build supportive relationships.