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GROUP COUNSELING

We are proud to offer a variety of counseling groups. Group counseling is a great way to talk confidentially about your concerns with people who share similar experiences and are mutually supportive. Group members learn that they are not alone and often find new ways of approaching their challenges by talking to others.

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Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds for Teens (NEW!)

This is an 8 week group for teens ages 13 to 17 that explores the relationship between how we are feeling and what we eat.

This group helps teens to :

  • Learn how to identify the feelings that promote poor eating habits
  • Choose healthier coping skills to deal with these emotions
  • Develop stress management skills
  • Explore different food options
  • Learn about portion control
  • Understand weight-management and nutrition
  • Develop personal weight-loss strategies

Through activities and education, in an encouraging and supportive environment, your teen can learn to improve food choices, promote a healthy body image and continue to build their self-esteem and love who they are

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is led by Dena Otrin, Licensed Professional Counselor and Amy King, Registered Dietitian.

The group will be held on Monday evenings from 7 to 8pm at Bayside Counseling in Westbrook, CT.  Start date will be determined based on interest.  

We are currently accepting teens for this group!  Space is limited! 

Most insurance accepted. Self-pay is $40 per session.

The creation of this group was graciously funded by the Leipold Foundation and supported by the Valley Shore Collaborative.

Click here for the mail-in registration form.

 

 

 

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds for Children

This is an 8 week group for children ages 9 to 12 that explores the relationship between how we are feeling and what we eat.

This group helps children to :

  • Learn how to identify the feelings that promote poor eating habits
  • Choose healthier coping skills to deal with these emotions
  • Develop stress management skills
  • Explore different food options
  • Learn about portion control
  • Understand weight-management and nutrition
  • Develop personal weight-loss strategies

Through fun activities, in a supportive environment, your child can learn to improve food choices, promote a healthy body image and continue to build their self-esteem and love who they are

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is led by Dena Otrin, Licensed Professional Counselor and Amy King, Registered Dietitian.

The group will be held on Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm at Bayside Counseling in Westbrook, CT.  Start date will be determined based on interest.  

We are currently accepting children for this group!  Space is limited! 

Most insurance accepted. Self-pay is $40 per session.

The creation of this group was graciously funded by the Leipold Foundation and supported by the Valley Shore Collaborative.

Click here for the mail-in registration form.

 

 

 

Calm Is Cool: Child Anger Management Group

Calm is Cool is an anger management group for children 8 to 10 years of age.  Children will be educated about techniques to release anger, feel more in control of themselves and gain a sense of how good it feels to be calm.    

Children will learn how to:

  • Identify triggers of anger
  • Talk about thoughts and feelings
  • Use anger management coping skills when needed
  • Make better choices in all settings

The group will meet every other Saturday for eight weeks from 9:30am to 10:30am at Bayside Counseling. Start date will be based upon interest

Most insurances are accepted.  Self-pay is $30 per session.

This group is facilitated by Dena Otrin, Licensed Professional Counselor at Bayside Counseling, LLC.

Click here for the mail-in registration form.

 

 

 

Teen Survival Skills

Teen Survival Skills is a support group for girls 14 to 17 years old that focuses on topics that impact teenager’s daily lives

Teens will be able to meet and talk with peers while having fun with activities and discussions about learning strategies and gaining support for relevant topics in their lives.  These include developing healthy relationships, peer pressure, improving communication, problem solving skills and loving who they are.  

Teen Survival Skills will meet every other Tuesday night from 7:15pm to 8:15pm for eight weeks.   Start date based upon interest. 

Most insurances are accepted.  Self-pay is $30 per session.

This group will be facilitated by Dena Otrin, Licensed Professional Counselor at Bayside Counseling, LLC.

Click here for the mail-in registration form.

 

 

 

Loving Me: Children's Celebration of Who They Are

Loving Me is an educational group for children 5 to 7 years old that promotes identifying strengths, building self-esteem and embracing diversity.   Children will be able to explore what makes them special and unique.

Through the use of organized activities, creative play and interactive discussions, children will learn:

  • Communication skills
  • Getting along with others
  • Sharing thoughts and feelings
  • Seeing everyone is important

Loving Me will meet every other Saturday for 8 weeks from 11:00am to 12:00pm.   Start date will be based upon interest. 

Most insurances are accepted.  Self-pay is $30 per session.

This group will be facilitated by Dena Otrin, Licensed Professional Counselor at Bayside Counseling, LLC.

Click here for the mail-in registration form.