CHILDREN’S ANXIETY GROUP
Does your child or teenager experience anxiety, either in school or other social settings? If so, consider sending them to our Children’s Anxiety Group Counseling Session.
What is a Children’s Anxiety Group?
The goal of the group is to:
- Teach children how to better cope with anxiety in their everyday lives
- Give children a safe and comfortable place where they can articulate their struggle
- Show children that they are not alone in their battle with anxiety
- Encourage children to be supportive of one another as they seek to grow, celebrate victories, and overcome together
HOW CAN IT HELP?
Groups are an effective way to give hope to individuals through the witnessing of change in those around them. This group can be helpful for the child who might be living with anxiety and feels alone because none of their peers have a similar experience.
The group setting encourages people to share their stories with one another so that everyone can achieve healing with the help and support of one another. Children who may suffer from mutism, social, or separation anxiety will have the opportunity to reduce their symptoms naturally through the group process of communicating with others.
Group members will always be supported in a way that encourages them to go at their own pace and share in a way that is meaningful and comfortable for them.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Children between the ages of 6 and 17. We offer one group for ages 6-11 and one for ages 12-17.
WHEN DOES THE GROUP MEET?
Every other Saturday morning from September 23rd 2017 through September 29th 2018.
Ages 6-11: 9:00-10:00am
Ages 12-17: 11:00am-12:00pm
Groups must have a minimum of six people to meet and will not exceed eight people in size.
Kimberly Riley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy associate and Child Mental Health Specialist in the state of Washington and works under the supervision of Paula Rovik, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. Kimberly has experience working with children, families, and couples from all cultures and economic backgrounds. She has worked with children in the office, school, and home setting, helping them work through many issues, including depression, grief, PTSD, anxiety, and anger.