Groups, Workshops and More!
Many West Bergen programs conduct group therapy as a method of treatment. Group therapy is a powerful venue for growth and change. Not only do clients receive tremendous understanding, support, and encouragement from others facing similar issues, but they also gain different perspectives, ideas, and viewpoints on those issues. The following are some of the groups we hold on a regular basis:
“Stand Up Speak Out”, is for high school students who present with symptoms of social anxiety such as school refusal, fear of social situations and limited peer relationships. This group will teach adolescents how to minimize their anxiety and avoidance of social situations by learning to cope with the anxiety they experience and to practice these skills in the safe and measured environment of the group. Group meets on Tuesdays 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. If you have any questions or would like to discuss a possible referral you may have, please contact Eve Thaler, LPC at 201-444-3550 ext. 7127. To schedule a group please contact our Access Department at 201-485-7172.
Teen Girls Empowerment Group: We are now accepting referrals for the Teen Girls Empowerment group. In group we address numerous issues including: Depression, Body Image, Relationships, Parent-Child Relationships, Anger, Anxiety, Responsibility, Self-esteem, Emotional Wellness and Stress Management. The group will be held at West Bergen’s Center for Children and Youth in Ramsey, NJ on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. If you have any questions, would like to discuss a possible referral or have any other inquiries, please contact Helena Fotopoulos at 201-485-7172.
Social Skills Groups for children ages 4-18 presenting with ADHD/ADD, ODD, and other Disruptive Behaviors. The Social Skills Groups teaches positive relationship skills and helps build confidence to manage conflicts within a safe and supportive circle of peers. Module Topics include: Conversation skills, strategies to cope with bullying and teasing, cooperative play and teamwork, building and strengthening peer relationships, managing time and organizing tasks. For additional information contact Alan Koenig, LPC, 201-485-7172.
Worry Free Group: The middle school group will take place at the Center for Children and Youth, 1 Cherry Lane, Ramsey. It is open to girls and boys in 6-8th grade. Over twelve weeks, the group will cover: Anxiety and stressors, Cognitive, physical, and behavioral aspects of anxiety, Problem Solving skills, Assertiveness training, Relaxation techniques, Coping skills, Parent involvement, The Middle School Group will meet weekly for 12 weeks. If you are interested or have a referral, please contact Eve Thaler, LPC at 201-444-3550.
Help & Hope: Support and Education for Families Coping with Drug/Alcohol Use. Please join us for a monthly support and education group led by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Group to be held on the 3rd Monday of each month from 7pm to 8pm. at West Bergen Counseling – 860 Wyckoff Avenue, Mahwah.
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The Young Adult Partial Care Track offers people ages 18-35 years old, groups that are designed to support a younger person experiencing the beginning of a mental health challenge, or who may be in need of support during a life adjustment. The Young Adult Partial Care Track Groups are offered at our 120 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood location. For further information call Donna Marinaro, Program Director at 201-444-3550. ext: 7116.
Adult Recreational Program: Level 1 Autism Services offers one weekend event per month where individuals in the adult Level 1 Autism program can participate in recreational activities as a group. This is a fee based program with cost being determined on a per event basis. This is a great way for participants to have fun and apply the social skills they have been working on enhancing in their therapeutic social skills groups. Please contact the Autism Services Department for additional information at (201) 934-1160.
There is a new group for Adults (45+) who are experiencing struggles with anxiety, life changes, stressors, family issues, etc. and will be held on Thursdays from 2 pm to 3 pm at 1 Cherry Lane in Ramsey. If you are interested in joining this group please contact The Access Center at 201-485-7172 New Group for Adults 45+