Group Therapy – Ages 11-13

Confidence Code Summer Book Club:

Get ready to start feeling every bit the strong, smart, talented girl that you are!  Using the book “The Confidence Code For Girls” by Katty Kay and Clair Shipman, and the accompanying journal this group will support pre-teens (10-12) in working through social challenges, finding their voice, and loving who they are. Group sessions  will be  facilitated  by  clinicians, Kasey  Cain  and  Karin Purugganan.

Upcoming Group Dates:

May 14th – June 18th, 2020 (Thursdays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm)

June 25th – July 30th, 2020 (Thursdays from 2:00-3:00pm)

July 22nd – August 19th, 2020 (Wednesdays from 5:00pm – 5:50pm)

Cost for this five week group is only $349 per person. This group is ideal for rising 5th and 6th graders.

Register by 5/1/2020 and get $20 off!

Both the book and journal are included in this price. Group will be led by Wise Family clinician, Kasey Cain.




Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life

Do you have an anxious son or daughter heading off to middle school?  Is your older elementary child starting to worry excessively about things that didn’t seem to phase them in the past?  This group for 5th and 6th graders will be structured as a book club using Bryan Johnson’s book “Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life” which follows seven different characters learning life lessons.

With male and female characters, this group is meant for anyone looking to learn to cope with anxiety at this tender age. This group will be facilitated by Karin Purugganan, Resident in Counseling for the Wise Family.

Dates: June 26th – July 31st, 2020 from 1-2pm

*Held Weekly on Wednesdays 

Cost for this group for each participant is $375.


Hygge Time

Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word used when acknowledging “a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cozy, charming or special.” Spend this hour learning how to be mindful, practicing meditation and learning some yoga.  Learn how to make your own space relaxing and calming using materials already in your home.  Teaching children that they are in control of their space and energy can help at a multitude of ages. Invite a friend and let’s get hygge together!

Upcoming Group Dates:

August 3rd – August 7th from 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Grades 2-4)

August 10th – August 14th from 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Grades 5-7)

August 17th – August 21st from 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Grades 2-4) 

Cost for this group for each participant is $150


Teen Talk Group:

Do you know any teens who struggle with controlling emotions? Many teens don’t have the skills needed to cope with strong emotions and to make them manageable for daily living.

Group therapy is great source of support and growth for teens. The Wise Family has launched an ongoing Adolescent DBT support group! The group is designed to educate on emotions, reactions, and the skills one can use to cope, self-soothe, improve communication skills and overall mental health.

Teen Talk is a continuous group and will meet weekly on Monday from 6pm – 7pm. You can join in at any time & any teens (grades 8-12) may participate.

**Registration for this group is currently closed but please check back for future group dates.

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