The Teenage Experience

Insecurity, FOMO, Friends and Pressure

Anxiety can express itself in damaging ways, especially amongst teens who are struggling so much in this upside-down world. Phone-addicted, afraid of being ostracized, unable to focus, our teens are really struggling. In this course, your child will learn how to regulate their emotions better, have more confidence in themselves, learn how to make quality friendships, and know how to see the world through their own eyes, not only through their phone.

This group will offer young adults an opportunity to learn and grow from their experiences and challenges. It will focus on the relationships between our thoughts and emotions. Young adults will learn how to address negative beliefs about themselves, replace them with more positive and self-affirming ones, and how to cope with anxious symptoms in healthier ways. The group will include ways to incorporate mindfulness, emotion regulation, and mental-physical relaxation methods to reduce their levels of anxiety. The group encourages positive relationship building, and keeps young adults engaged in healthy coping mechanisms as they work towards their goals.

Regardless of the specific challenges they may face, this therapy group offers young adults a vital social outlet and guided support which are crucial to one’s personal development. The group will also focus on ways to improve self-esteem, help to support one another in a safe environment, problem solving and communication skills, and more.

What time are the sessions?
Wednesdays 7:00pm

Where are the groups being held?
Insight Psychological Group (in-person)
773 Central Ave.
Westfield, NJ 07090

Who is it open to?
Teens aged 13-17

Copay/Coinsurance as determined by a client’s insurance, or $45 per week without using insurance

Group Leader
Cynthia Velasquez, LAMFT

After filling out your application expressing interest, we will be in contact with you to help decide if the group is right for you.
Before beginning the group, approved participants will be given consent and payment authorization forms to fill out.