Behavioral Health Group Counseling

Taking on the “Worry Puzzle”

We are pleased to offer our first group counseling sessions with Garden City Pediatrics therapist: Laura Carlson, LICSW

Laura has 15 years of experience as a clinical social worker and will lead a five-week researched based group curriculum on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00pm starting July 13th and running through August 10th. There will be a psychoeducational session for the participants' guardians the Wednesday before the group begins (July 6th from 4:00-5:00pm). All sessions will take place in-person at Garden City Pediatrics. Members are expected to attend all five sessions and masks will be required.

This group is geared towards middle school aged females (ages 12-15), and those who identify as female or non-binary, who are experiencing ANXIETY. Participants will learn how to “step into” their anxiety and not accommodate it. Members will learn to identify when anxiety shows up, and how to talk back to its demands of wanting certainty and comfort.

Announcing GCPA Group Counseling programs for ANXIETY

Back by popular demand! And just in time for Back-to-School 🙂

GCPA therapist, Laura Carlson, LICSW will run two more groups to help kids learn to identify and manage their anxiety. This is a series of 5 sessions and will run daily, the week of August 22nd.

Session A – is for children entering 3rd through 5th grade this fall, and is open to boys and girls who experience anxiety. This group will meet daily at 10:00 – 11:00 am, August 22nd -26th.

Session B – is for middle school boys. This group is open to boys, and those identifying as boys or non-binary, who are entering 6th through 8th grade. Sessions for this group will be held at 3-4 pm.

Some insurance will cover the cost. If insurance does not cover the cost, the program will be $150 for all five sessions. Space is limited to 10 participants. We anticipate that other groups will be scheduled in the future. Group counseling sessions are only open to patients at Garden City Pediatrics.

Please call 978-927-4980, ext 1221 to sign up today!