Group Therapy

Group therapy is often beneficial to teens and kids by providing support from others going through similar situations. Groups are led by therapists who have experience working with teens and kids in this type of setting to maximize the benefits.

Group therapy focuses on change: change in attitudes, beliefs, emotions and behaviors. In the group, members are relieved to discover they are not alone—their experiences, problems or fears are not unique or isolated.

Group members are able to receive support, consider alternatives, challenge thoughts and develop new, more effective coping skills to ease their struggles and improve the quality of their lives. Groups meet weekly for a specified number of sessions. Family members or other support persons may be asked to participate in some of the sessions.

The current listing of group therapy options available are below. To get connected, please talk with your provider or give us a call at 920.750.7000.

Being the Best Me with ADHD 

For kids in Kindergarten – Grade 2, this group helps improve overall function in kids with ADHD. It includes focus on self-regulation skills, school challenges, social skills and self-esteem.

Concurrent groups for parents build strengths to better manage behaviors, teach behavior modification strategies, and reinforce topics learned in the child’s group.

Bridge Group 

Catalpa’s Bridge groups are primarily skill building groups. These groups allow kids to learn the basics of therapy and coping strategies that can benefit the majority. The goal of these groups is to provide an introduction and foundational knowledge for group or individual therapy. Clients will be introduced to coping skills, will have a safe place for sharing, and can connect with peers in similar situations. Groups run in pods of grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. An intake appointment is required before group referral.

DBT Group

Focused on teens ages 13-18 and their parent/caregiver, this group helps build skills in managing moods/mood swings, assertive communication, teaching healthy ways to deal with stress and management of negative behaviors. Group members will learn cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness skills to better identify and manger their emotions; and begin to apply these skills in their day-to-day lives.

Goals for this group are: improved social relationship, better family communication, reduced negative coping strategies (self-harm, suicidal thoughts), and improved feelings of self-worth.

This group is currently only offered in Appleton and Oshkosh; and clients are expected to meet weekly with a DBT individual therapist.

Teen Girls Group 

This group helps girls ages 14-16 connect, share, and find healthy coping strategies around anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, and changing thinking patterns.