Adolescent Group Therapy for Teenagers in Austin

Summary

Being a teen in the 21st century is hard and very challenging. The internet, although a priceless tool, can cause additional pressures to be attractive, smart, witty, and fit in. The expectations are often unrealistic for some teens to meet and leave them feeling sad or that they are “not good enough”. These feelings can be overwhelming and often times you don’t have the tools or skills to work through these feelings in a safe place. In addition to the pressures of the media, you are expected to perform well in school, make friends, get along with your family, set goals for your future, and make your parents proud. To top it off, you may be struggling with mental health issues and although medication is often very helpful, you can still believe that you are all alone and that no one understands what you are going through. Being a part of an intimate group weekly will provide for you with the opportunity to talk about your feelings, share your thoughts, get support from your therapist and peers, and learn new healthy coping strategies to replace destructive behaviors that only work in the short term.

Structure/Format

Group will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM for a minimum of 10 weeks. Open process group utilizing DBT, CBT, and REBT.Maximum group size: 4.

Location

5524 Bee Caves Road, Suite K4, West Lake Hills, TX 78746

How to Join

Call scheduling at 512-649-3050 to set up an initial evaluation with Linda. She will determine if this group is the best fit for your needs.

Cost

Group sessions are $30. Linda also takes BCBS, Cigna, BCBS Medicaid, and Ceridian. Soon she will be accepting Seton and Superior Medicaid, TriCare, Humana, and Scott & White.

Goals (long term)

To learn the tools to cope with life’s stressors in a healthy way; to learn how to identify and process feelings in a safe environment, to gain support and validation from peers and therapist. An additional benefit will be to reduce family conflict and improve daily functioning.

Who would benefit?

Teens struggling with:

  • Anxiety/social anxiety
  • Emotional problems
  • Low self-esteem
  • Cutting
  • Negative self-talk
  • Impulse control
  • Distress tolerance
  • Emotional regulation
  • Lack of healthy coping skills

By: Linda Mikesic, LCSW/LCDC