Should I Consider Group Therapy for My Teen?
The Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch provides teen group therapy to boys and girls seeking to process challenges and relate to others in a safe, stable, and supportive environment. We offer two groups, a Middle School and High School group, to discuss issues many teens experience relating to mood instability, difficult transitions, social and school pressure, behavioral issues, and interpersonal problems.
Group therapy brings teens together who struggle with similar challenges. It provides a space for them to connect with one another while learning beneficial skills from an experienced therapist. Furthermore, group therapy is excellent for those currently in crisis or seeking to gain additional therapeutic benefits. This can be a great supplement to individual therapy!
How Is Group Therapy for Teens Beneficial?
Firstly, group therapy allows for teens to feel support from others and realize that they are not alone in their experiences. Processing amongst peers allows for a range of perspectives and a chance for teens to feel validated in their feelings. Group is a great way to meet others, bond, and form friendships; it can fill a void where many teens are often feeling lonely. Secondly, they can learn coping skills to regulate difficult emotions and will be taught methods for handling a variety of mental health issues. Teens often leave group feeling a sense of increased confidence. They have improved communication skills and learned to express feelings. Also, they are grateful for a supportive environment they can rely on for encouragement. This is a great way for teens to improve interpersonal skills and experience connection and support amongst peers!
Topics We Cover in Teen Group Therapy
Groups will cover topics on coping skills, communication skills, expressing emotions and increasing emotional intelligence, self-esteem, peer pressure, bullying, and social media. We will discuss social skills and conflict resolution skills, as well as increase our understanding of family and other relationship dynamics. We will work on increasing distress tolerance skills, including how to distract oneself and ways to self-soothe. The group will discuss ways to build and maintain positive relationships with others and especially oneself, as well as work to increase daily self-care and positive experiences. The group is a positive and safe place where teens can learn ways to cope with stress, conflict, relationships, and mood changes.
Need More Details?
Groups are held on Wednesday evenings, every other week. Our practice is taking all necessary safety precautions for Covid-19. We are holding our groups in a large conference room to allow for social distancing. In addition, all attendees will wear masks coming in and out of groups and hand sanitizer will be available.
Groups will be led by Carey Robey, LPC. She is experienced in providing group therapy to adults, adolescents, and children, both in outpatient and private practice settings. Carey is kind, compassionate, and competent, and truly enjoys working with teens. Call today for more details or to begin group counseling with The Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch!
Begin Group Counseling at Our Center in Katy, TX
If you are ready to find help for your child or teen, the therapists at The Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch can help! We provide therapy to people of all ages. To begin counseling in Katy, TX, follow these three steps:
- Contact our office to set up an appointment or to get more information about group therapy
- Meet with one of our caring therapists
- Learn how group counseling can help your teen!
Other Therapy Services We Offer
Here at The Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch we offer group treatment services for adults, teens, and kids. We offer counseling services in areas including trauma counseling, counseling for kids, counseling for young adults, teen counseling, couples counseling, eating disorder treatment, depression treatment, men’s issues, women’s issues, and family therapy.