Who is this group for?: Tween Talk is an interactive psychoeducational workshop style camp for girls ages 9-12. Girls attending Tween Talk my struggle with mild to moderate issues related to peer relationships, self confidence, negative perceptions of self and others, and coping with challenges and change.
Description: In this group, we will emphasize the development of skills to help your tween navigate this tumultuous developmental phase. Topics covered will include: friendship troubles, changing bodies, rollercoaster emotions, making independent choices, peer pressure, and others. With close access to Rails to Trails, weather permitting, we may explore what interaction with the outdoors can teach us about ourselves! During the week, we ask that you engage your Tween in exploration and practice of her new skills. Practice at home is crucial to your teen being able to generalize skills and use them when they are needed the most. You will receive information to support your efforts throughout the week.
Expected Outcome: Your tween will complete the series feeling more confident in her skin, able to more effectively advocate for herself, understand her body and mind more clearly, and manage her varying moods more successfully.
Cost and Value: The investment is $200 + cost of intake assessment ($120). This includes 8 hours of learning and exploring, take-home activities to encourage generalization of skills, and information for parents on how to best support your tween and maintain your sanity in the process. The series will be led by two therapists: myself and my intern. You may learn more about us in our designated pages on this site.
Registration Process: Space will be limited to 6 girls. To register your child, please contact me here. By phone, we will discuss the group and do a preliminary screening to ensure the group matches the needs of your child. We will schedule an intake assessment which will most likely be completed via video from the comfort of your home, but can be done in office if preferred. The purpose of the intake assessment is to gather information that will help us to know your child’s personality, strengths, and needs prior to the start of the group (to tailor interventions to the needs of the participants and track your child’s progress in relation to her goals) and to develop goals for your child. Your input and commitment as a parent in your child’s group process is vital to your child’s success in achieving her goals. We want to ensure your Tween is offered the most beneficial and productive experience possible.