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.  If using private pay, the cost is $800.

New groups starting  September 13, and are 10 weeks long!

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, Sept. 1, 2021.


  • 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 10-week 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 Sept. 13, 2021
    • Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Ages 13-16

    • Dates: Each Wednesday beginning Sept. 15, 2021
    • Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Girls Group

    Girls Group

    This 10-week group is designed for a safe, confidential place where girls share ideas and find support from each other. Middle school and high school years can be a challenging experience. This group will empower girls to make good decisions, build a healthy community and learn how to overcome challenges with strength, knowledge, and confidence in themselves.  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? Ages 13-18
    • Dates: Each Tuesday beginning Sept. 14, 2021
    • Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • 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 10-week 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.

      • Who can join? (2) groups available. One for Ages 16+ . One for post high school students and young adults

    Ages 16+

    • Dates: Each Thursday beginning Sept. 16, 2021
    • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Post High School Students and Young Adults

    • Dates: Each Thursday beginning Sept. 16, 2021
    • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm