Emotions can be overwhelming and can seemingly compel us toward reactions in stressful situations, even when we would like to handle those situations differently. Social situations are no exception and group therapy is a great option that helps children gain mastery over their emotions as they happen in social situations. Kids learn to try new behaviors and to manage their reactions in the moment, leading to the potential for big changes.
what can group therapy help with?
In the GOALS group (Growth Opportunities for Achieving Life Success), boys learn to:
Express emotions more appropriately and effectively
Develop insight about patterns in their social interactions
Better control their impulses
Compromise in group decisions
Speak up more assertively and effectively
Repair relationships after a conflict
Appropriately express frustration
Manage and reduce angry reactions
If you have questions about group therapy and whether it is appropriate for your child, please contact me for more information.