This program is designed to give adolescents a safe, supportive and accepting atmosphere where they can explore their emotional, intellectual and social needs.
The best fit is for clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-harm, identity issues or strained family relationships. Most of these adolescents have shut down; often avoid social situations and school. They do not have many healthy coping strategies and have learned unhealthy strategies from a variety of situations like poor choices in friends, a parent with mental illness, parents who struggle themselves managing stress or relationships and or are absent emotionally due to serious marital distress or other challenges.
This program is meant to provide the adolescent with emotional support where they can separate from the distress in their environment and focus on themselves and what they need to do to get their goals or needs met.
Credit Recovery Support
Getting caught up on academics and having a fresh start to the school year, can be both invigorating and empowering for your client. They often avoid and procrastinate thinking about their future because it feels so overwhelming and as time goes on the anxiety about being behind only grows. Often the parents develop a negative pattern with the adolescent where they nag, threaten or attempt to control the situation which often leads the adolescents to withdraw and avoid further.
During the eight weeks, the adolescent will be able to have a structured, quiet environment to work on packets for 90 minutes a day. This would allow the adolescent to make up about 2.5 credits in eight weeks. A therapist will supervise the adolescents and help each adolescent assess challenges to getting started, assess any difficulty in understanding material or help them process managing anxiety around school work and their future.
Cost: is $400 a week
The program runs from: June 15 through August 7, five days a week from 10:00am until 1:00pm
M/W/F *DBT Group
T/TH *Life Skills Group
Clients can sign up for the number of weeks they need.
Life Skills Group:
Suncrest Counseling’s LIFE SKILLS GROUP covers topics that typically confront adolescents. This group will aid your client on a journey of self-discovery and give them the tools to develop healthy habits in life. TOPICS INCLUDE: Developing a Vision for the Future, Exploring Values, Change, Goal Setting, Dealing with Peer Pressure, Exploring Relationships, Learning Communication Styles, Listening Skills, Self-Care, Self-Compassion and Attachment Needs.
Suncrest’s DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT) GROUP combines behavior therapy with mindfulness practices. It will help guide your client to learn how to think more flexibly and give them the ability to find a middle ground between extremes. They will learn coping strategies for dealing with emotions rather than internalizing them or overreacting. They’ll also learn alternative ways to deal with conflict, opposite points of view and how to become more accepting
SKILLS INCLUDE: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness