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GROUP SERVICES

In It Together

NCFWC offers support, psychoeducation, and therapeutic groups for children, adolescents, and adults.

Groups are a powerful, affordable way to acquire support, therapy, and skills for many issues. We offer numerous groups, led by experienced, licensed professionals, under the categories listed below. If after reading this you would like more information, please email us at info@nashvillefamilywellness.com.

If you are interested in or ready to apply for enrollment in a group, please complete the Group Interest Questionnaire.

CHILD, ADOLESCENT, AND FAMILY GROUPS

PARENT AND ADULT GROUPS

 

CHILD, ADOLESCENT, AND FAMILY GROUPS

We offer a variety of groups to teach coping skills to children and adolescents. Some of these groups are open to any child in the group’s designated age range and others are for children coping with specific diagnoses, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD and emotional dysregulation.  Each group’s curriculum draws from evidence-based programs to meet its goals. All are led by experienced therapists.

 

ELEMENTARY COPING SKILLS GROUP

Building a Stress Management Toolkit for Children Ages 7-10 (2nd -5th grades)

This group is designed for elementary-aged children facing academic, social, and/or emotional stressors who want to learn evidence-based strategies that will enable them to feel better and reach their goals.  One parent-only session is included to educate parents on skills taught and provide parenting support. Curriculum is built on cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy.

  • Learn how to express and regulate emotions with healthier coping skills.

  • Understand thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how they are connected.

  • Learn and practice social skills for developing and maintaining friendships.

  • Understand and challenge negative or unhelpful thoughts.

  • Connect with other children who have similar stressors


Place:       Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center

                  85 White Bridge Road, Suite 302

Next Group Begins: Week of March 23


8 Session Dates: TBD

Parent-only Date TBD


Enrollment process:        

To apply for this group, please complete our online Group Interest Form and a group coordinator will follow-up with you. An interview may be required for those not being seen by a provider at NCFWC to ensure that the group is a good fit and to allow the child to meet us. Additional fees may apply for the interview.


Cost:

$585 for eight child sessions and one parent session (averages to $65 per session) to be paid in full at 1st session.

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance to hold your child's place in group. The deposit will be applied to the balance due before the first session.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL COPING SKILLS GROUP

Building a Stress Management Toolkit

This semester-long group is designed for middle school children (Ages 11-14 or 6th-8th grade) facing academic, social, and/or emotional stressors who want to learn evidence-based strategies that will enable them to feel better and reach their goals  and who want the opportunity to connect with a peer group. One parent-only session is included to educate parents on skills taught and provide parenting support. Curriculum is built on cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy principles to help middle schoolers with a mild to moderate severity of issues and some to no experience with therapy. Group goals include:

  • Understand thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how they are connected.

  • Learn proven strategies to regulate mood and reduce vulnerability to anxiety and depression.

  • Handle distressing thoughts and feelings without acting out towards self or others.

  • Learn and practice social skills for developing and maintaining friendships.

  • Get to know kids who have similar stressors.


Place:       Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center

                  85 White Bridge Road, Suite 302

Group Meets: Tuesday's 4:00-5:30pm

Next Group Begins: February 6, 2020


12 Session Dates:

February 25, March 3, 10, 24, 31 (no session March 17), April 7, 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 12, 19

Parent-only Date: TBD


Enrollment process:        

To apply for this group, please complete our online Group Interest Form and a group coordinator will follow-up with you. An interview may be required for those not being seen by a provider at NCFWC to ensure that the group is a good fit and to allow the child to meet us. Additional fees may apply for the interview.


Cost:

$845 for twelve child sessions plus one parent session (averages to $65 per session) to be paid in full by 1st session.

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance to hold your child's place in group. The deposit will be applied to the balance due before the first session.

 

KIDS WELLNESS CAMP

Half day dedicated to physical, emotional, & social wellness

For rising 5th to 8th graders. This three day camp fills the gap between Memorial Day and the first full week of summer! Each day focuses on a Wellness Topic presented by NCFWC Providers: Balancing Your Plate, Improving Communication, and Self-Esteem. Participants will learn and practice yoga and mindfulness techniques each day. A healthy lunch is provided and includes nutritional education from our Registered Dietician and Nutritionist, Sam Hamby.

Place: Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center

           85 White Bridge Road, Suite 302 

Group Meets: Monday, May 27th, Tuesday, May 28th, and Wednesday, May 29th from 9:00AM-12:00PM

Sessions include:

Wednesday May 27th: “Balancing Your Plate”

Nutrition can be overwhelming!  This group will review balanced nutrition guidelines for adolescents, how to put them into practice, while still eating the foods you enjoy.  Each participant will take home their own customized place mat.


Thursday May 28th: “Improving Communication”

During this group, we will discuss the importance of assertive communication, and participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice specific communication strategies. Research suggests that assertiveness improves relationships, builds self-confidence, obtains respect from others, increases work satisfaction, and reduces anxiety. Topics that will be reviewed include how to maintain self-respect, ask for what you want, set boundaries, negotiate effectively, and validate different perspectives.


Friday May 29th: “Self-Esteem”

This group will provide education on self-esteem and its various components before teaching skills on how to maintain and build a healthy sense of self.


Enrollment process: 

To apply for this group, please complete our online Group Interest Form and a group coordinator will follow-up with you. 

Cost: $300 for the week 

Deadline to enroll by is May 13, 2020

Deadline to drop by is May 20, 2020

 

DBT SKILLS GROUPS

For Teens and Parents

We offer Family DBT Skills Groups for high-school aged teens and their parents. The DBT Skills Group aims to increase client capabilities by teaching techniques and reviewing assigned practice homework to reinforce learning. At NCFWC, we offer DBT Skills Groups for those enrolled in Comprehensive DBT (DBT Group - Comprehensive) as well as a DBT Skills Groups for those wanting to learn the techniques as part of another type of treatment plan, typically for less severe difficulties (DBT Group - Skills Only).

Not sure what DBT is? Click here.

 

PARENT AND ADULT GROUPS

We offer groups to provide parents and adults with skills to match their current pathway. Parent groups provide skills and support. Adult groups are formed to target specific struggles in areas such as disordered eating, depression, anxiety, and OCD.

 

Updated Parent and Adult Group Information Coming Soon!