Kids Club for Elementary Students
The Kids Club group focuses on helping Elementary School boys and girls develop coping and social competence skills. Using our group slogan of “I’m an Awesome Kid and I can be a Success!”, we work together on self-control, self-esteem, and relationship skills. Group topics include anger control, managing worries, making bad days better, focusing and paying attention, and others. Kids Club offers a fun and engaging environment where kids can learn and grow together!
Currently, we have two Kids Club groups.
- Kids Club for Older Elementary students (4th and 5th grade) is led by Dr. Sheppard & Claire Horton, MA.
- Kids Club for Younger Elementary students (1st through 3rd grades) is led by Dr. Thieneman & Amy Ogden, MA.
Middle School Discovery Program
The Middle School Discorvery group focuses on helping Middle School boys and girls develop better skills for coping and social competence. Navigating the space between childhood and adolescence can be tricky. Group offers a safe place to improve self-esteem, learn about healthy relationships, and develop self-control. The Middle School group blends topical discussions with social problem-solving in the group. This allows group members to talk about topics facing them while they also develop social competence.
Currently, we have two Middle School Discovery groups.
Middle School Discovery for Older students (7th and 8th grades) is led by Dr. Sheppard & Amy Ogden, MA.
Middle School Discovery for Younger students (6th and 7th grades) is led by Dr. Thieneman & Amy Ogden, MA.
Teen Community Program
This group helps high school students dealing with depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges. Group members develop coping skills, confidence, and social competence through their interactions with each other and the group leaders. This group requires that teens are ready to accept help and willing to bring things into the group for advice and support.
Currently, we have two Growing Together groups.
Teen Community for Younger Teens (9th & 10th Grades) is led by Dr. Sheppard & Amy Ogden, MA.
Teen Community for Older Teens (11th & 12th Grades) is led by Dr. Sheppard & Claire Horton, MA.
Teen Social Skills Group
This group is offered specifically for teens on the Autism Spectrum. It focuses on teens with social and self-control challenges. Group members develop social competence, confidence, and coping skills through both structured activities and interactions with each other and the group leaders. This group is recommended for those with social struggles related to a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Members should be aware of their diagnosis and open to talking about it in the group setting.
This group is led by Dr. Josh Smith and Melissa Steinkamp, MA.
Life Matters-Young Adult Group
The Life Matters group supports young adults ages 18-24 in adjusting to the changes that accompany this life stage. Group members are encouraged to share their challenges and successes in the group gaining support for their emerging coping skills, self-confidence, and social competence. Group relationships often become templates for healthy relationships outside the therapy setting.
This group is led by Dr. Thieneman and Claire Horton, MA.