Groups & Workshops

Here is a handy overview of our Groups & Workshops at Perspectives!

Child Group Counseling And Workshops

Social Skills

–  Children with social anxieties or deficits
– Help kids learn effective ways to make friends
– Learn to communicate in socially acceptable ways.
– Leader:  Diana Jennings, MS, LLP
– Group begins again: July 12, 2017, 7:00-8:30 pm


– Kids who are oppositional or defiant
– Learn about triggers and behaviors
– Learn strategies to manage emotions effectively
– Leader: Joe Lilly, LMSW
– 8 week Group begins again: Thursday, Fall, 2017 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Anxiety/Stress Busters Workshop

– Children with stress & anxiety and fears
– Leader:  Diana Jennings, MS, LLP
Workshop: Saturday, Fall, 2017, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, $79

Teen Group Counseling And Workshops

The Cutting EDGE

– Teens who struggle with self-injury
– Leader: Leslie Johnsen, MA, LLP

The Teen EDGE

– Males and females who struggle with depression or anxiety
– Teens who are either using or abusing drugs and/or alcohol
– Teens who engage in self-destructive behaviors including self-harm
– Leader: Leslie Johnsen, MA, LLP
– Group begins again:  Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Taking the EDGE off Depression & Anxiety

– Teens who struggle with depression/anxiety
– Leader: Leslie Johnsen, MA, LLP

Social Skills

– Teens with social anxieties or deficits
– Helps teens learn effective ways to make friends
– Learn to communicate in socially acceptable ways
– Leader:  Diana Jennings, MS, LLP
– Group begins again: Spring 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

The Self-Control/Anger EDGE

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– Teens who struggle with anger, impulsivity & hyperactivity
– Focusing on self-control and anger management
– Learn about triggers and behaviors
– Learn tools to manage emotions effectively
– Leader:  Joe Lilly, LMSW
– Group begins again:  Fall 2017

Motivation Workshop for Teens

– Building Motivation, Confidence & Initiative in Academically Struggling High School Students.
– Learn goal setting, time management skills and positive decision making
– Learn organizational skills and finding balance
– Leader:  LaTanya Carter, PhD, LP
Workshop:  Fall 2017, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, $119

Adult Group Counseling And Workshops


Anger Management Group for Men

– Men who struggle with anger and anger management
– Learn about triggers, stressors and different ways to manage anger
–  Learn strategies to change your script
–  Leader:  Joe Lilly, LMSW
–  8 week Group begins Thursday, June 29, 2017, 6:30-8:00 pm

Navigating the College Experience

– For new and returning college students, age 17+
– Learn goal setting techniques, eliminate procrastination
– Learn organizational skills, study habits and time management
– Learn positive decision making, balance in life & finding your niche
– Leader:  LaTanya Carter, PhD, LP
– Workshop:  Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm $99

Codependency Workshop for Men & Women

– For Men & Women 18 +
– Providing direction for men & women in understanding their roles in relationships and how to manage and maintain them without losing self respect and self acceptance
– Challenging patterns of unhealthy relationships
– Learn how to stop making excuses for others
– Setting appropriate limits
– Accept yourself right where you are and be free to be you
– Leader:  Karolyn Thompson, PhD, LPC
 – Workshop:  Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

 Parenting the Out-of-Control Child/Teen

Number Attending

– For the Parents of Children & Teens ages 5-15
– Parenting the impulsive, angry and hyperactive child
– Determine who struggles with self-control & why
– Learn skills to help your family
– Leader:  Joe Lilly, LMSW
Workshop:  Fall 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Parenting the Self-Injurious Teen

Number Attending

– For parents of adolescents who engage in self-injury and other self-destructive behaviors.
– Learn why people self-injure
– Learn what to do & what not to do to help
– How to effectively parent a teen who struggles with this issue
– Leader:  Leslie Johnsen, MA, LLP
– Workshop:  Tuesday, Spring, 2017 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Building Your Students’ Confidence, Motivation & Initiative

Number Attending

–  For parents of students who often have missing assignments, who have failing grades, who are taking summer classes, procrastinate, create conflict regarding homework and/or need constant reminders to do homework
–  Learn strategies for helping their middle school, high school or college student find what motivates them
–  How to use reinforcement and consequences to enhance motivation
–  How their students’ individual learning style can affect motivation
–  Leader:  LaTanya Carter, PhD, LP
– Workshop:  Fall 2017

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