For teenagers who experience Social Anxiety that prevents them from socializing in traditional settings, our Teen Social Anxiety Groups can provide essential exposure to new social situations to support their confidence and success in interacting with peers, strangers, family, and friends.
To sign up for our fall group, please complete this form.
Thanks to the small group size (maximum of 6 teens) and individual assessment prior to the group start, this group provides highly-customized experiences based on the goals and challenges of each participant.
Our Teen Social Anxiety Groups are valuable for adolescents ages 12-17 who:
- Feel uncomfortable or fearful in various social settings
- Worry they will embarrass themselves in front of others
- Avoid social situations with peers, strangers, or other individuals
- Struggle with appropriate social cues
Examples of Social Anxiety Skills taught each week:
- Asking for help
- Asserting opinions
- Working with others in a group
- Initiating or joining in a conversation
- Using web camera to talk to family, friends, or teachers and classmates
- Attending social gatherings in-person or virtually
- Ordering food for takeout or in-person
- Giving a presentation in-person or virtually
- Participating in a group discussion or debate
- Improved confidence
- Greater assertiveness
- Increased comfort in social settings
- Heightened understanding of social cues
Mini-Series Group Schedule: Tuesdays at 5 pm, one hour sessions weekly starting Oct. 11th
Week 1, Oct. 11th: Anxiety Psychoeducation
Week 2, Oct. 18th: Anxiety Psychoeducation
Week 3:, Oct. 25th Anxiety Exposures
Week 4, Nov. 1st: Anxiety Exposures
Week 5, Nov. 8th: Anxiety Exposures
Week 6, Nov. 15th: Anxiety Exposures
Group leader: Caroline Harvey, PsyD
Pricing: $200 per group session ($1,200 total group fee), plus $200 fee for pre-group session for all patients and a one-time $400 assessment fee for patients new to MPG. To ensure an appropriate fit and provide an opportunity for the group leader to build rapport with the child, Dr. Harvey will meet with each teen one-on-one prior to the group start, in person or virtually.
Due to the pandemic, groups may be moved to virtual sessions depending on the rate of positive cases in Manhattan, state and CDC guidelines and recommendations.
Cancellation policy: There are no refunds or makeup dates for the class. Full payment is required upfront.