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 8 week growth program will offer young adults an opportunity to learn and grow from their experiences and challenges. This seminar 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. This seminar will include ways to incorporate mindfulness, emotion regulation, and mental-physical relaxation methods to reduce their levels of anxiety. The seminar 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 8 week symposium offers young adults a vital social outlet and guided support which are crucial to one’s personal development. This seminar 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.

When is the course beginning?
Thursdays at 7:30pm-8:30pm, beginning March 9th. Space still available, but is limited to 6-8 individuals

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

$55 per week

Group Leader
Julie Goetz, LCSW


Session 1: Introduction to Program
Session 2: What is Anxiety: A Psycho-educational Model
Session 3:  Social/Emotional Skills
Session 4: Coping Skills and Positive Thinking
Session 5: Incorporating Mindfulness Methods Daily
Session 6: Overcoming Social Anxiety
Session 7: Communication Skills
Session 8: Improving Problem Solving Skills

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.

Julie Goetz, LCSW

Julie Goetz, LCSW

Group Leader

Julie Goetz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of New Jersey who earned her Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University.  Julie is a warm and nurturing mental health professional who provides a safe, supportive, culturally sensitive, non-judgmental environment where teens, adults and families feel comfortable to explore issues and find solutions to the challenges they are facing. Julie uses a variety of psychotherapy modalities to provide strength-based, individualized care uniquely tailored to her client’s needs. She has experience working in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings and has worked with clients of all ages with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment difficulties and substance abuse.