Emotional regulation is the way we manage and respond to emotional experience. For boys who are neurodiverse, this can get in the way of forming positive social connections, problem solving, and/or conflict resolution. The group will focus on becoming aware of emotions and labeling them. We will use mindfulness-based and art therapy interventions to regulate emotions through the process of observing, describing, and then acting with awareness. We also plan for each child to create a "coping skills toolbox" to improve self-regulation, monitoring, and their ability to cope with stress.
This is a 6-week group for boys ages 7-10. It is slated to begin in January 2024. The group will take place on Thursdays from 5:00-6:00 pm at Takoma Therapy - 6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 610, Takoma Park, MD, 20912. We strongly encourage participants to attend every group session to maintain group cohesion and to get the most out of the group experience.
This is a private pay group. The fee per session is $85.
Sheila Ervin, LCSW-C, LISCW is a therapist and the Director of Clinical Care at Takoma Therapy. She has over 20 years’ experience running groups in public and alternative school settings. Janet Minichiello, LCPAT is the art therapist at Takoma Therapy. She enjoys helping clients of all ages embrace their creative side and has experience facilitating therapy groups for both children and teenagers.
Takoma Therapy LLC is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of our clients. We do not share, sell, or otherwise disclose information about our clients to any other party except as requested by the client in writing. The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist however, and none of your information will be distributed to individuals or agencies outside of Takoma Therapy LLC with the exception of the following situations:
> Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which we are required by law to report to the appropriate authorities immediately.
> If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, we must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
> If a client intends to harm himself or herself, we will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, we are required by law to take further measures without their permission in order to ensure their safety.
> Therapists are required by law to report incidences of sexual misconduct on the part of other therapists.
> We abide by HIPAA practice standards.