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PBBHW is proud to host a variety of support, therapeutic and educational group therapy sessions. We take pride in our small group formats and parent interaction in child-focused groups.

Girls OnlyGirls Only! is a structured group designed specifically for girls that promotes self-confidence, improves self-esteem, and reduces the anxiety associated with managing social expectations. The group for adolescent girls focuses on discussing life stress, self-esteem and positive role modeling. Ages: middle school (6th-8th), high school (9th-12th grade).

We are excited to now offer: Expressive Arts for middle and high school girls!

Brain PowerThe Brain Power group will enhance your child’s executive functioning skills including his/her ability to organize, self-regulate and utilize resources to achieve a goal. Focus is age specific and addresses concerns pertinent to the developmental needs of each group.Ages: Minis (k-2nd grade), school age (3rd-5th grade), middle school (6th-8th), high school (9th-12th grade).

Chill Out! Chill out is a group especially for kids who experience anxiety. It focuses on identifying where the anxiety lies, how to address it and ways to reduce it. Areas of focus in group include: social, performance, sports related, and test anxiety.Ages: Minis (k-2nd grade), school age (3rd-5th grade), middle school (6th-8th), high school (9th-12th grade).

PEERS and Children’s Friendship Training PEERS and Children’s Friendship Training are social skills groups that teach kids how to navigate the social world and make new friends. Group members learn how to initiate and maintain conversations with peers, engage with others in a variety of situations, and increase self-confidence in various social environments. Specific sections of this Social Skills group are for children and adolescents struggling with developmental disorders. A parent group runs concurrently to the adolescent group. Ages: school age (3rd-5th grade), middle school (6th-8th), high school (9th-12th grade).

Dr. Katy is excited to offer PALS Clubhouse, a fun and interactive parent/child social skills group for children ages 3 to 7 years old. This 12 week group will focus on teaching children a variety of social skills including good communication, group play skills like entering a group, sharing and turn taking, as well as how to handle conflicts with friends. Pals Clubhouse starts Thursday June 4th and runs from 4:00-5:00 pm for 12 consecutive weeks at a cost of $50 per week. Please call ASAP to reserve your spot as space is limited.

Fun Club!! Dr. Kelly is excited to host Fun Club for PBBHW kids (ages 8-15, or with approval for age). Fun Club will include the opportunity for kids to use their social skills in a fun, safe and age appropriate environment! Video games, board games, pizza and friends! Drop Off, $10 (includes pizza).

Club will be hosted from 6-8pm on bi-weekly Friday Evenings.

Bringing Baby Home Bringing Baby Home course designed for soon to be and new parents. Focuses on bonding with your baby, emotional attachments, role of fathers, physical bonds, strengthening parent’s relationship and more!

Positive Parenting Positive Parenting skills group utilizing behavioral modification, communication skills and problem solving with children and adolescents. Parent groups are based on ACT and STEP parenting programs.

Just for Parents Just for Parents workshop series! Includes topics on picky eating, potty training, developmental milestones, and time management.

1-2-3 Magic!!!

Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
presented by Dr. Katy Dorendorf

A humorous look at parenting, a serious look at discipline.

In this presentation, you’ll learn how 1-2-3 Magic breaks down the task of parenting into three straightforward jobs:

  • Job #1 Controlling Obnoxious Behavior: Learn an amazingly simple technique to get the kids to STOP doing what you don’t want them to do (whining, arguing, tantrums, sibling rivalry, etc.).
  • Job #2 Encouraging Good Behavior: Learn several effective methods to get your kids to START doing what you do want them to do (picking up, eating, going to bed—and staying there!, chores, etc.).
  • Job #3 Strengthening Your Relationships: Learn powerful techniques that reinforce the bond between you and your children.

When: Second Wednesday of every month, 6:00-8:00 pm at PBBHW!

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