Therapeutic Groups and Social Skills

 

What is Group Therapy?

AOWL Therapy Services offers individual and group services for individuals. Our focus is to provide each individual an opportunity to participate in unique experiences for personal growth and wellness. Our dedicated team has developed therapeutic groups to address the needs of our community. Groups will rotate on an 8-10-week offering and will target areas to increase the skill development of each individual, while offering connection and support.

Groups are led by Sunni Myers, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with 4 years of clinic experience and expertise in mental health counseling adults and children, depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related diagnoses.

**We are pleased to announce that our Therapeutic Groups are now covered by most major insurance providers.

New groups starting  June 14!

See upcoming offerings by clicking on each icon below. Contact Karla Przybylski, Clinic Manager, at 952-737-6933 or therapyservices@aowl.org with questions or to register. Registration ends Wednesday, May 26, 2021.


  • Health Exploration & Education Group

    Health Exploration and Education Group

    This 8-week program is designed for individuals who would like to increase their quality of life through increased focus on physical and mental health. Topics include: increasing awareness of physical health, personal hygiene, exercise and mental health.

    • Who can join? All Ages
    • Dates: Each Tuesday beginning June 15, 2021
    • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Social Skills Group

    Social Skills Group (Kids and Teens)

    All social situations require some degree of communication, but it can be difficult to understand the unspoken norms governing social interactions. This group is for individuals who want to improve their social skills. Topics will include: why it is important to pay attention to others, anticipating what others are thinking, learning to draw conclusions based on other people’s behavior, and how to detect other people’s motives. The strategies learned in this course are designed to extend beyond the group so that group members can practice in real-world situations.

    • Who can join? (2) groups available. One for Ages 7-12. One for Ages 13-16

    Ages 7-12

    • Dates: Each Monday beginning June 14, 2021
    • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Ages 13-16

    • Dates: Each Wednesday beginning June 16, 2021
    • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Beyond the Spectrum Group

    Beyond the Spectrum Group

    What is it like to live with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Although you live it every day, it can be difficult to understand and even harder to put into words. This group will help you identify your individual strengths as you work toward achieving your own personal development goals. You will develop a variety of life skills including self-advocacy, self-management, developing community, dating, and personal wellness. At the end of this group, you will better understand your experience living with ASD and be better equipped to meet life’s challenges. This group meets in person, following AOWL’s COVID-19 safety procedures. Participants have the option of joining virtually with prior approval. Group will meet for eight weekly sessions.

      • Who can join? (2) groups available. One for Ages 17+. One for high school students preparing for after school experience

      Ages 17+

      • Dates: Each Friday beginning June 18, 2021
      • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

      High school students preparing for after school experience

    • Dates: Each Friday beginning June 18, 2021
    • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm