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Child and Adolescent Groups

Now enrolling for Winter 2024 groups (January to March). Information and links to register are below!

Information for the Spring 2024 groups will be posted in early March.

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Please use the QR codes or 

links below to register.

Ages 5-7: Email for Waitlist

Mon 5-6pm, Ages 8-10

Time is spent each week in teaching an age-appropriate social skill, activities that focus on practicing the skill, and in socializing with peers. Practicing each skill with peers during group encourages real life application of the skill outside of group. Groups create a positive environment that focuses on rewarding pro-social behaviors and increasing quality interactions with peers. 

 

Sessions will be held in person for 10 weeks.

 

Contact Brianna at bdoyle@freedomfirstpsych.com

with any questions.

Please use the QR code or 

link below to register.

Child In Person Group

Parent Virtual Group

There will be an In Person Child Group and a Virtual Parent Group on alternating weeks. Participation in both groups is encouraged but not required- you may enroll in both or either of the Parent/Child components separately.

 

Members of the Child Group will meet in person, learning to better understand symptoms sometimes associated with ADHD, such as impulsivity, rigidity, and anger. They will also learn and enhance personal coping skills through our "Ninja Life Hacks" social-emotional curriculum that includes stories, cooperative games, and activities. 

The Virtual Parent Group is intended to provide a supportive space for parents/guardians of children with ADHD or ADHD related challenges. This group will be an opportunity to review what is being covered during the ADHD Ninja Hacks Child Group, and to discuss how to reinforce the skills learned at home. 

 

Contact Brianna at bdoyle@freedomfirstpsych.com

with any questions.

 

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Please use the QR code or 

link below to register.

In our Zones of Regulation Group, children will engage in games, craft activities, and social stories in order to learn social emotional skills. Group members will also practice and utilize these skills with the goal of increasing independence in coping with big emotions.

 

Sessions will be held in person for 10 weeks.

 

Contact Brianna at bdoyle@freedomfirstpsych.com with any questions.

Please use the QR code or 

link below to register.

The Life/Social Skills group will utilize the PEERS Curriculum, which is research based and shown to improve social skills and social interactions among teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This group will also focus on life skills to increase independence and prepare adolescents for entering adulthood.

 

Sessions will be held in person for 10 weeks.

 

Contact Brianna at bdoyle@freedomfirstpsych.com

with any questions.

 

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Please use the QR code or 

link below to register.

Wed 4-5pm Ages 4-6

Ages 7-10: Email for Waitlist

The first half of this group will focus on emotional and social learning. Group members will learn how to handle overwhelming feelings, develop a positive self-image, and learn the social and emotional skills needed to increase empathy, compassion, and kindness. Group members will learn various techniques and coping strategies to help in regulating big emotions. The second half of the group focuses on life skills, including learning how to develop self-control, a positive outlook, perseverance, and creative problem-solving skills for everyday tasks.

 

Sessions will be held in person for 10 weeks.

 

Contact Brianna at bdoyle@freedomfirstpsych.com with any questions.

Please use the QR code or 

link below to register.

The Board with Anxiety Group will provide an opportunity for teens to work through social anxiety and meet new people by playing board games. Each week, group members will have access to a variety of board games or have the option to bring their own. 

 

Sessions will be held in person for 10 weeks.

 

Contact Brianna at bdoyle@freedomfirstpsych.com

with any questions.

 

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Please use the QR code or 

link below to register.

With the help of Riley from the movie "Inside Out" group participants will learn how to identify emotions in themselves and others. Participants will also learn bodily cues and thought patterns that allow them to label their emotions. Group members will practice implementing coping skills before their emotions become too big to handle.

 

Sessions will be held in person for 10 weeks at our Middleburgh location.

 

Contact Brianna at bdoyle@freedomfirstpsych.com with any questions.

Please use the QR code or 

link below to register.

There will be an In Person Child Group and a Virtual Parent Group on alternating weeks. Participation in both groups is encouraged but not required- you may enroll in both or either of the Parent/Child components separately.

Members of the Child Group will meet in person, providing an opportunity for pre-teens who struggle to make friends and maintain friendships to practice important skills in a group setting. Each session, the group will work as a team to create a craft or project, while learning interactive skills to build and maintain friendships.

The Virtual Parent Group is intended to provide a supportive space for parents/guardians of children who struggle navigating peer interactions and friendships. This group will be an opportunity to review what is being covered during the The Creative Crew Child Group and to discuss how to reinforce the skills learned at home.

 

Contact Brianna at bdoyle@freedomfirstpsych.com

with any questions.

 

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Please use the QR code or 

link below to register.

Participants will learn skills to overcome disordered eating habits in a supportive environment, as well as share experiences and gain support from others.

Sessions will be held biweekly in person and run continuously.

 

Contact Brianna at bdoyle@freedomfirstpsych.com with any questions.

Please use the QR codes or 

links below to register.

Ages 18 months to 5 years

ABA Social Skills Groups can be part of a comprehensive ABA program for your child, alongside their 1:1 ABA services, or your child can participate in one or more of our weekly ABA Social Skills Groups as a standalone service. Your child does not need to be part of our main ABA Therapy program to register and participate in our weekly ABA Social Skills Groups.

 

ABA Social Skills Groups provide individualized support, as well as BCBA/LBA oversight and monitoring. Group programming is developed to address a variety of goals within the areas of play skills, language and communication, and social skills.    

 

Contact Jessica at jleduc@freedomfirstpsych.com with any questions.

 

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Please use the QR codes or 

links below to register.

Ages 5-11

ABA Social Skills Groups can be part of a comprehensive ABA program for your child, alongside their 1:1 ABA services, or your child can participate in one or more of our weekly ABA Social Skills Groups as a standalone service. Your child does not need to be part of our main ABA Therapy program to register and participate in our weekly ABA Social Skills Groups.

 

ABA Social Skills Groups provide individualized support, as well as BCBA/LBA oversight and monitoring. Group programming is developed to address a variety of goals within the areas of play skills, language and communication, and social skills.    

 

Contact Jessica at jleduc@freedomfirstpsych.com with any questions.

 

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