Swinton & Associates Counseling provides Adolescent Support Groups at our Weber County office. The group is open to male and female adolescents who are ages 13-17 that are interested in finding a safe space to talk about difficult issues that they are facing. The group is more than simple talk therapy by incorporating firsthand learning and coping skills development. Part of the group is structured where skills are taught and the other part is flexible to give space for teens to express their needs and receive support that they are seeking. The group is facilitated by our teen expert, Ava Hanson.
The group is based on a positive youth development model aimed at helping teens be more resilient. Topics include competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, control, and coping. These skills can help teens with identity development, stress management, emotion regulation, and improved ability to navigate important peer and family relationships.
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