Adolescence is one of the most bewildering yet incredible periods of a person’s life. Teenagers may often feel like they are stuck in an uncomfortable position between childhood and young adulthood. Each struggling with mood swings, school issues, substance abuse, family conflict, bullying, peer pressure, and academic struggles.
With the increase in anxiety, teens can find all the responsibilities and expectations tough to manage. This is the time that parents should understand that their teen is struggling to both rely on and to understand their own feelings, thoughts, and reactions.
Randi’s House of Angels (RHOA) found that a number of teens that have aged out of RHOA group therapy programs did not have the opportunity to continue dialogue about what impacts
their lives. In January 2021, Randi’s Teen Group was launched for teens ages 14-18, with a focus to provide a safe place for teens to connect, learn psychoeducational skills and tools and engage in peer social interaction.
The group met virtually once a month via Zoom during the pandemic. The sessions were facilitated by a therapist/clinician and involved a mental health check in, social activities and
psychoeducational tool or coping skills to help with dealing with anxiety.
The focus of Randi’s Teen Group is to allow the teen to know that they are not alone and know that other members of the group are facing the same issues. This is the same technique used in all of our programs which encourages open communication and minimizing isolation. There is no cost for enrolling the teen into our program. If you know of a teen that would benefit from this teen group, simply contact RHOA at (717) 503-4498.