Group counseling provides children the opportunity to learn more about themselves and others by practicing self-regulation, coping skills, and interpersonal effectiveness in a small group setting. Students engage in activities such as drawing, games, discussions, and role-playing to work on these skills. Referrals are typically made by parents, teachers, and/or students. We then meet with these students to ensure interest and fit for the group. Counselors must receive written permission for your child to participate in small group counseling. Typically, groups meet once a week for 30-45 minutes and are scheduled at a time that least interferes with classroom instruction.

This year Mrs. Biegler and Miss Williams received training and became certified drumbeat trainers. We will be running our Drumbeat group, a social-emotional evidence-based program designed to build resilience, in the spring. For more information on our Drumbeat Program, check out the website under our useful links. The following groups will be offered throughout the school year:

  • New Student/Adjustment 
  • Anxiety 
  • Self-Regulation (K-1)
  • Healthy Relationships 
  • Anger Management
  • Divorce 
  • Drumbeat Leadership Program

If you feel your child would benefit from one of these groups, please contact Mrs. Biegler or Miss Williams at 571-261-5300.

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