For children ages 8-12 who experience general anxiety, our CBT and Mindfulness Group for Anxiety can help them understand their thoughts and feelings. This group will teach them how to restructure their thoughts to reduce anxiety. Through instruction via mindfulness and relaxation exercises, the group will also help participants develop coping skills, regulate their emotions, as well as build confidence.
Thanks to the small group size (maximum of 8 children) and individual assessment prior to the group start, this group provides highly-customized experiences based on the goals and challenges of each participant.
Our CBT and Mindfulness Group is valuable for children ages 8-12 who:
- Experience general feelings of anxiety
- Constantly worry or feel troubled
- Feel uncomfortable or fearful in various social settings
- Avoid social situations with peers, strangers, or other individuals
- Better control over anxious feelings
- Increased mindfulness
- Improved confidence
- Greater assertiveness
- Higher level of comfort in social settings
Group Schedule: Wednesdays at 5:45 pm, one hour sessions weekly
- Week 1: Introductions and Psychoeducation
- Week 2: Anxiety Psychoeducation
- Week 3: Understanding Emotion
- Week 4: Emotion Identification and Labeling
- Week 5: Coping skills and Mindfulness
- Week 6: Parent Session
- Week 7: Progressive Muscle Relaxation
- Week 8: Understanding the Cognitive Model
- Week 9: Cognitive Restructuring
Group Leader: Mohini Bhargava, LCSW
Pricing: $150 per group session ($1,350 total group fee, $1,250 Early Bird pricing) plus a one-time $150 assessment fee for patients new to MPG. The assessment fee is waived for existing MPG patients.
An abbreviated assessment is required for families that are new to MPG who plan to submit for out-of-network reimbursement. It is a brief session with the parent(s), and may include an observation of the child at the clinician’s discretion. The purpose of the intake is to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the behaviors of the child, identify the challenges and goals of the parent(s) for the group, and assess the parent-child relationship. The intake can provide a diagnosis for qualified parents to use for out-of-network reimbursement from insurance for the group fee.
Cancellation policy: There are no refunds or makeup dates for the class. Full payment is required upfront.