Groups & Workshops

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

Child Group Counseling And Workshops

Social Skills- Plymouth 

– 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
– 8 week group for kids 8-12, Wednesdays,  7:30 – 9:00 pm

Social Skills- Troy

– Children with social anxieties or deficits
– Help kids learn effective ways to make friends
– Learn to communicate in socially acceptable ways.
– Leader:  Mary Costa, LMSW
– 8 week group for kids 8-12, Mondays,  7:30 – 9:00 pm

Anger/Self-Control

– Kids who are oppositional or defiant
– Learn about triggers and behaviors
– Learn strategies to manage emotions effectively
– 8 week Group for Kids 8-12, Thursdays,  6:00 – 8:30 pm

Anxiety/Stress Busters Workshop

Children with stress & anxiety and fears
– Leader:  Michael Joy, MA, LPC
Workshop:  Saturday,  March 2, 2019,  10:00 am-3:00 pm

Teen Group Counseling And Workshops

The Cutting EDGE

– Teens who struggle with self-injury
– Leader: John Noteware, LMSW

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: John Noteware, LMSW
– Group begins again:  Tuesdays,  Beginning March 26, 2019,  7:30 – 9:00 pm

Taking the EDGE off Depression & Anxiety

– Teens who struggle with depression/anxiety
– Leader: John Noteware, LMSW

Social Skills/Teens

– 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
– 8 week group for teens,  Wednesdays,  7:30 – 9:00 pm

Social Skills/Adolescents

– Teens with social anxieties or deficits
– Helps teens learn effective ways to make friends
– Learn to communicate in socially acceptable ways
– Leader:  Mary Costa, LMSW
– 8 week group for adolescents, Mondays,  Beginning March 11, 2019, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

DBT Skills Group

-Teens ages 13 to 17
-Use DBT skills to help over come strong emotions
-Learn to cope with depression, anxiety, suicidal behaviors and eating disorders
-Learn mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance
-Leader: Aleksandra Nedelkoski, MA, LPC
-8 week group for teens, Thursdays, Beginning March 7, 2019, 6:00 – 7:30 pm 

#SelfiEsteem

-Workshop designed to strengthen ability to see one’s self-worth
-Identify how different factors impact self-Esteem
-Managing inner and outside bullies
-Stress reduction and self care
-Leader: Georgiana DesRosiers, MA, LPC
-Workshop for girls 10-14, Saturday,  9:30 am – 2:30 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
– 8 week Group for Teens,  Thursdays,  6:00-7:30 pm

Academic Motivation Workshop for High School Students

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:  Michael Joy, MA, LPC
Workshop:  Saturday, April 20, 2019,  10:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Academic Motivation Workshop for Middle School Students

– Building Motivation, Confidence & Initiative in Academically Struggling Middle School Students.
– Learn goal setting, time management skills and positive decision making
– Learn organizational skills and finding balance
– Leader:  LaTanya Carter, PhD, LP
Workshop:  Saturday,  9:00 am – 3:00 pm

NEW! Empowered Eating: Overcoming Stress Eating

-Teens ages 13-17
-Learn how to feed your primary hunger vs. your secondary hunger and how to tell the difference
-Learn techniques for managing primary hunger stress and feeding your  secondary hunger to stop cravings
-Learn how to manage physical cravings for food
-Leader: Stephanie Crane, LMSW
Workshop: Friday, May 10, 2019, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm in Troy
AND Friday, June 7, 2019, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm in Plymouth

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
–  8 week group on Thursday evenings, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Very engaging and felt free to express my opinion.”  
“Instructor was knowledgeable, practical and very encouraging.”
“This class changed my outlook on life.

Anger Management Group for Women

-Women who struggle with anger and anger management
-Women who feel misunderstood and have trouble dealing with disappointment
-Learn to resolve the emotional pain of anger and heal damaged emotions
-Learn to let go of the past and be free to be you
-Leader: Karolyn Thompson, PhD, LPC
-8 week group on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 pm

NEW!  Women’s Empowerment Group 

-Women who struggle with self-worth
-Women who fail to recognize their own strengths
-Discover your passion, calling and strengths
-Leader: Pearl Stewart, MA, LPC
-A workshop for women 18+ on Monday evenings from 7:30-9:00 pm, beginning February 18, 2019

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:  Saturdays, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 

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, April 27, 2019,   10:00 am – 2:00 pm- Last day to register is April 24, 2019!

NEW! Empowered Eating: Overcoming Stress Eating

-For men and women 18+
-Learn how to feed your primary hunger vs. your secondary hunger and how to tell the difference
-Learn techniques for managing primary hunger stress and feeding your  secondary hunger to stop cravings
-Learn how to manage physical cravings for food
-Leader: Stephanie Crane, LMSW
Workshop: Friday, May 3, 2019, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm in Troy
AND Friday, May 31, 2019, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm in Plymouth

 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
Workshop:  Thursdays,  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Call for current schedule! 

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
– Workshop:  Call for current schedule!  

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:  Saturdays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Call for a current schedule (248) 244-8644

NEW! Nurturing Your Child’s Growing Brain

-Unlock the mystery of brain development
-Understand how brain development determines and affects the function of children at various ages
-Understand problematic behavior and set appropriate expectations
-Learn evidence-based approaches to help facilitate children’s brain development
-Leader: Jo-Chen Hou, PhD, LLP
-Workshop: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9:30 am- 12:30 pm– For parents of children 12 and under
AND Saturday May 18, 2019, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm– For parents of youth 13-24