Group Therapy for Children & Adolescents

FRDC, LLC provides a number of group therapy services in order to meet the needs of children and adolescents. The following is a list of the current groups running at FRDC, LLC. Please be aware that the status of groups (openings, time changes, etc.) can fluctuate frequently, and this page may not contain the most up to date information.

If you are interested in learning more about a group, please contact the therapist identified or our intake coordinator, Stephanie Smith, at [email protected].

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT GROUPS

Middle School Years (Boys Only) 11-13 years old (2 Open Spots as of 2/1/22) Social skill development, Emotional functioning Jennifer Wild, LPC
[email protected]
Every other Monday at 4:00pm
Adolescent Social Social Support Group for ADHD/ASD Ages 11-13 (2 Open Spots as of 2/1/22) Social Concepts Kristen Cicchetti, LPCA
[email protected]
Every other Tuesday at 5:15pm

Parenting Groups

Circle of Security is a relationship-based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment and security between parents and children. FRDC, LLC's expert in Circle of Security, Lauren Cardone, LCSW, provides an 8-week course to teach parents the necessary skills to enhance relationships with your children, as well as your children's healthy attachment to you. 

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For parents of children between the ages of 0 and 4 This group will focus on assisting you in learning how to "be with" your child during times of distress. Learning how to organize and express their feelings will also be emphasized, which will ultimately help you understand how to help your child explore their world in a secure manner.
For parents of children between the ages of 5-11 This group will focus on learning how to help your child in times of distress. Rather than "time outs" or negative interactions, Lauren will teach you to distinguish the difference between defiance and fear. Understanding this will help you fill your child's emotional needs while establishing trust, security, and compliance.
  • Cost for Circle of Security Series: $360 (individual) or $400 (couple) for 8-week course (Payment is due in full upon attendance of the first session)
  • Contact Lauren Cardone, LCSW, to enroll or for any questions about the program. She can ​be reached at [email protected]. Future participants can also begin the enrollment process by completing our online referral form.  

EMDR Treatment

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), developed in the late 1980’s by Dr. Francine Shapiro, is a therapy option offered by uniquely trained therapists (ie. two-part training, practicum, and consultation hours). This 8-stage approach varies from traditional talk therapy as it utilizes thoughts, feelings, images, and bodily sensations, in addition to Bilateral Stimulation (BLS), that can include eye movement, sounds, or tactile input, to desensitize and reprocess traumatic memories, fears, and phobias. EMDR can be helpful for people with a variety of concerns that include but are not limited to: PTSD, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, substance use, and intense traumas.

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EMDR trauma treatment at FRDC is provided online by Regina Marshall, LMFT. Regina is fully trained and offers EMDR treatment via telehealth for clients of all ages. Clients who participate in EMDR can see results after just a couple of sessions without the emotional rehashing of the trauma.

“EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories.” (EMDRIA.org, 2023).

Following the first two stages of gathering history, information, and resourcing, clients can expect weekly sessions to last 60 minutes and include short, yet effective spurts of reprocessing with BLS, followed by ample time for stabilizing coping strategies and emotional regulation. This extensively researched and effective method of therapy assists the brain with continuing the natural healing process and resolving unprocessed or ‘stuck’ memories. The client will not forget the memory but will not have the same emotional or physical reaction to it any longer.

While highly effective when treating trauma related issues, research also shows that it can be extremely helpful for issues associated with generalized anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, and addiction. For more information, please visit https://www.emdria.org/

Regina currently has openings and accepts self-pay or Husky for these services. For more information, or to make a referral, please contact our office manager Stephanie Smith at [email protected].