Group Therapy – Ages 7-10

'Hey Warrior!' Book Club

Has your child ever wondered why they get really upset, or have tummy aches when they are worried?  This group will use Karen Young’s book “Hey Warrior” to learn more about physical symptoms of anxiety in our body and how to manage them.  The group will explore play based therapy techniques to learn coping strategies, calming techniques and mindfulness.  Anxiety can present as worrying, anger, distraction and can often feel very lonely.  Kid groups help us all learn that we belong! (Book and keychain included.)

This group will be facilitated by Karin Purugganan, Resident in Counseling for the Wise Family. 

Held on Mondays from 5-6pm. (Six week group)

Next group: November 2nd – December 7th. 


This is a drop-in type of group. You may opt-in for one session or recurring sessions!

Cost for this group for each participant is $375 for six weeks or $62.50 per session.

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Brave Hour

An introduction to identifying what worries little minds, how those worries manifest in our bodies and sharing with fellow students how we can work on our “brave!”

First Monday of the Month from 4-5pm

Join us for a monthly meeting! Come once or multiple times.

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Not sure if you should register for Hey Warrior or Brave Hour? Text ‘wisehelp’ to 66866 for a 15 minute consultation.

Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life

Does your child struggle to feel successful or fit in?  Is your elementary child starting to worry excessively about things that didn’t seem to phase them in the past?  This group for 2nd – 4th 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 and practice growth mindset at this tender age. (Book included.)

This group will be facilitated by Karin Purugganan, Resident in Counseling for the Wise Family.

Upcoming Group:

Starts November 2nd through December 7th.

Weekly on Mondays from 3-4pm for six weeks. 

Cost for this six week group is only $375 per person. This group is ideal for 2nd-4th grade.


Children in Change Support Group

Change can be scary.

The decisions in family change are not made by children. Therefore, children and youth often feel powerless in the face of overwhelming changes in their lives and they often have few skills for coping with these changes.

This group will offer support for children who have experienced significant changes in their families. Group members will be encouraged to share openly about their changes and feelings, while developing an understanding that they are not to blame for adult situations.

This group will guide children to cope in healthy ways while both acknowledging and teaching about feelings of grief and loss.

WHEN: Tuesdays at 5:00pm and begins on November 17th!

COST is ONLY $379 for the first six sessions! This will be an ongoing group consisting of 12 total sessions.

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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!

Contact us for information for the next session! Coming soon.

Cost for this group for each participant is $150

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Confidence Club: Social Skills Group for Kids

Good social skills are the key to unlocking your child’s full potential…at home, at school, and with friends. For 3rd, 4th & 5th Graders. Led by our experienced child therapists Amanda Beyland, LCSW and Kelsey Yeager, Wise Family Counseling Intern, who will guide kids through hands-on skill building activities to boost confidence, improve self-control, manage anxious feelings, and enhance social skills.

Your Child Will Learn

  • How to manage anger and resolve conflict at home & at school
  • Deal with social stress and cope with anxious feelings
  • Create healthy friendships and build self-confidence in social situations
  • How to ask for help when they need it, be assertive, and express themselves in respectful and appropriate ways
  • To identify their unique anxiety & anger triggers and build skills to manage all of their feelings effectively

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

Cooperation and Collaboration Group for Kids

This group is targeted for children between the ages of 8-11 years old who may have difficulty in one or more of the following areas:

  • Developing a plan and following it through
  • Managing emotions when things do not go as planned
  • Accepting ideas from others when working in a group
  • Sharing materials

This group targets essential skills such as problem-solving, navigating how to share materials, and how to ask for help from peers and adults. Each week the group will be presented with a challenge and they will navigate working together towards success.

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

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