Adolescent Small Group Therapy: Pandemic Recovery
Adolescent small group therapy will consist of a maximum of five adolescents of an approximate similar age. Adolescents will be appropriately social-distanced and wear masks according to CDC and State of Maryland guidance.
The focus of the group will be on the adolescents' experience of the Covid-19 pandemic. The group will meet once weekly for 90 minutes and will meet five times in total. Prior to the initial session, I will meet virtually with parents/guardians and their child for 40 minutes. After the fifth session, I will meet virtually once again with the parents/guardians and their child for a review and suggestions/feedback.
The five-week group will provide adolescents support for:
1. Processing the grief associated with the pandemic including the loss of loved ones and/or the events of the previous year of our lives.
2. Acquiring skills to manage the anxiety of return to "normal" life, including mindfulness techniques and cognitive- behavioral tools.
3 Practicing socializing in a safe environment with a peer group.
After the completion of the five-week group experience, there will be an opportunity to continue in a more advanced group to further process pandemic-related challenges as well as more
typical challenges addressing adolescents aside from the pandemic.
For more information, please contact me through my email at firstname.lastname@example.org