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Group Therapy

Join a group to connect with your community.
Groups can be psycho-educational, skill-building and spaces for offering and receiving support.  

 

Navigating Tech with Our Kids: A Workshop for Parents


Date and Time: SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2024, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Location: Zoom

Who is the group for?

For parents of K-6th graders

 

Tired of the "screen-time nagging" cycle? West Coast Therapy and Wellness invites you to join us for a one-hour parent coaching workshop focused on skills for managing tech time and talking to your child about their online experiences. For parents of K-6th graders.

3:30 PM start. Presented in partnership with Rodef Sholom's Religious School.

This workshop will be an opportunity to explore your values about tech use, obstacles to reducing and monitoring kids’ time online, and take-home resources for building a tech-use plan. The goal of this workshop is to go beyond what we see in the news about kids and teens in the digital age: there will be a combination of learning, reflection, and tools to take, ending with a Q&A.

About the facilitator:

Joanna Jaroszewska is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with West Coast Therapy and Wellness, located in Oakland, CA. Joanna has spent the past several years providing therapy and counseling services to help adults, children, and adolescents navigate life's difficult moments. 

Parenting Kids and Teens with Anxiety


Date and Time: The group will run for 8 weeks starting in October. Please fill out the registration form below to see the dates and times.
Location: Zoom

Who is the group for?

Parents of kids/teens ages 11-18 who have anxiety (OCD, phobias, Generalized Anxiety, etc. Kids do not need to have an anxiety diagnosis)

 

What will the group cover?

           - What is anxiety?

           - What is an accommodation?

           - How can parents change their accommodations to best support their children?

  • Building your support network

About the facilitator:

Olivia Rivera is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with kids and teens with anxiety. Olivia received her Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. She is a SPACE trained, and a certified Mindfulness Instructor through Mindful Schools.  Olivia stays up to date on the latest research and neuroscience on stress and resilience, and enjoys teaching practical tools that can make a big difference.

Fee: $1,200 for all 8 sessions  

 

*Need based scholarships available. Please email info@therapyandwellness.com to request an application.  

Selective Mutism Parent Training and Skills Group


Date and Time: The group will run for 6 weeks starting in October. Please fill out the registration form below to see the dates and times.
Location: Zoom

This group is for parents and caregivers who want to support their kids of all ages with Selective Mutism (SM) in hopes of building a supportive group environment where parents can gain skills and connect with others who have similar experiences.

Who will be leading this workshop?

This group will be led by Olivia Rivera, LCSW. Olivia is a therapist who currently treats kids with SM, and provides parents and school staff with the training and skills to support these kids. Olivia worked for 10 years in the field of education in grades K-12 and brings this breadth of experience to her work. 


Group Topics Include:

  • Selective mutism 101 skills 

  • Fading in other children and adults

  • Community exposures

  • School Advocacy

  • Peer communication and Playdates

Fee: $850 for all 6 sessions 

 *Need-based scholarships available. Please email info@therapyandwellness.com to request an application.  

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