GROUP THERAPY

The West Niagara Psychology Centre offers groups for children, adolescents, and adults for concerns related to anxiety and stress, depression, social skills, anger, attachment, and emotion regulation. Depending on the presenting concern, groups are run based on different perspectives and theories of treatment including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Attachment, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy models. Please contact this office for information regarding costs, future groups, and your interest in attending.

 

SOCIAL SKILLS FOR ADOLESCENTS

LEARNING TO MAKE AND MAINTAIN FRIENDS

WHAT: Many adolescents have difficulty making and keeping friends. Youth who want to have friends, but experience challenges socially are at high risk for anxiety and depression. Following the PEERS (Program for the Evaluation and Enrichment of Relational Skills) program, participation in this group will support the development of social skills; increasing the likelihood for making and maintaining lasting friendships.

FACILITATED BY: Dr. Jean Dennis, Clinical Psychologist and Janell Klassen, Clinician

WHO: Adolescents 14-18 years old and their parents

WHEN: Friday, February 21st, 2020 for 15 weeks from 6:30pm-8:00pm . Please see schedule below:

Week 1: Welcome to the Group – Feb. 21st 

Week 2: Conversation Skills I – Feb. 28th 

Week 3: Conversation Skills II – Mar. 6th 

Week 4: Conversation Skills III – Mar. 13th 

NO GROUP MARCH 20th 2020 [MARCH BREAK] 

Week 5: Choosing Appropriate Friends – Mar. 27th 

Week 6: Appropriate Use of Humor – Apr. 3rd 

NO GROUP APRIL 10th 2020 [GOOD FRIDAY] 

Week 7: Entering a Conversation – Apr. 17th

Week 8: Exiting a Conversation – Apr. 24th

Week 9: Get Togethers – May 1st

Week 10: Good Sportsmanship – May 8th

Week 11: Rejection I – May 15th

Week 12: Rejection II– May 22nd

Week 13: Handling Disagreements – May 29th

Week 14: Rumors and Gossip – Jun. 5th

Week 15: Graduation – Jun. 12th

Please contact the West Niagara Psychology Centre at (905) 563-9900 or admin@westniagarapsychology.ca for intake and pricing/payment information.
Total Cost is $1000.
Psychological services are covered under most extended health care plans. We are able to bill some plans directly (Greenshield, Great West Life, Secure Claims, Blue Cross). 
This group requires a minimum of 6 participants in order to run. Participants will be notified if the group is postponed due to lack of enrolment. Deposit is required for participation. Payment plans are available. 

 

MASTER YOUR STRESS 

METHODS TO REDUCE STRESS THROUGH MULTIPLE MODALITIES

WHAT:  This group will teach you how to use mindfulness and cognitive therapeutic approaches as self-care practices for stress management. Participation in the group will enhance attention, increase empathy, promote a non-judgemental attitude and enhance your ability to respond to worry and stressful situations.

FACILITATORS: Dr. Tiffany Hunt (Clinical Psychologist) and Ms. Tessa Alexander (Clinician)

WHO: Adults 18+

WHEN: Monday, January 27th, 2019 for 8 weeks from 6:15pm-7:45pm.  Please see schedule below:

Week 1:      Stress & Self- Care: Monday, January 27th

Week 2:     Changing the Way We Think: Monday, February 3rd

Week 3:     Tolerating Distress: Monday, February 10th

BREAK FOR FAMILY DAY NO CLASS FEBRUARY 17th, 2020

Week 4:     Communicating Under Stress: Monday, February 24th

Week 5:     Body-Mind Connection: Monday, March 2nd

Week 6:      Letting it Be: Monday, March 9th

Week 7:      Self-Compassion: Monday, March 16th

Week 8:      Mindful Living: Monday, March 23rd

Please contact the West Niagara Psychology Centre at (905) 563-9900 or admin@westniagarapsychology.ca for intake and pricing/payment information.
Cost is $600 ($50 per hour).
Psychological services are covered under most extended health care plans. We are able to bill some plans directly (Greenshield, Great West Life, Secure Claims, Blue Cross). 
This group requires a minimum of 6 participants in order to run. Participants will be notified if the group is postponed due to lack of enrolment. Deposit is required for participation. Payment plans are available. 
 

 

CHILDREN'S ANXIETY GROUP 

WORRY WARRIORS! CRAFTY WAYS TO HELP KIDS COPE WITH ANXIETY

WHO: Children between the ages of 8 and 10 years

WHEN: To be determined - please call the office with your interest in attending

Session 1:           What is Anxiety? What are the signs of Anxiety?   ()
Session 2:           Relaxation Techniques; Management of Worry     ()
Session 3:           Talking Back to Your Worried Thoughts                   ()
Session 4:           Problem-Solving and Social Skills Training to Better Cope (1)   ()
Session 5:           Problem-Solving and Social Skills Training to Better Cope (2)   ()
Session 6:           Never Stop Taking Action! How to continue to use our "toolkit"!    ()

Please contact the West Niagara Psychology Centre at (905) 563-9900 or admin@westniagarapsychology.ca for more information.
Cost is $500 ($50 per hour).
Psychological services are covered under most extended health care plans.
Space is limited.

 

CIRCLE OF SECURITY

( PARENTING SERIES )

PRESENTED BY: Ms. Katie Brown, MA and Dr. Michelle Lohnes, Psychologist

LOCATION: West Niagara Psychology Centre

DATES:  To be determined - please call the office with your interest in attending

8-week program

TIMES: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Parents and caregivers of children 0-12 yrs, teachers, early childhood educators, & principals

HOW TO REGISTER: Please call, email, or stop at the front desk for intake or more information.

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAINING:

• Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read the emotional needs

• Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions

• Enhance the development of your child's self esteem

• Honor your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure

Please contact the West Niagara Psychology Centre at (905) 563-9900 or admin@westniagarapsychology.ca for more information.
Cost is $600 ($37.50 per hour).
Psychological services are covered under most extended health care plans.
Space is limited.

 

LEARN TO MANAGE INTENSE EMOTIONS AND COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY IN RELATIONSHIPS

JOIN OUR DISTRESS TOLERANCE GROUP !!!!

PRESENTERS: Dr. Tiffany Hunt (Psychologist) and Ms. Tessa Alexander (Clinician)

WHO: Youth & Young Adults (Ages 14-26)

WHENTo be determined - please call the office with your interest in attending

Week 1:                               Responding, Not Reacting to our Emotions                                (TBD)
Week 2:                              Healthy Communication Strategies for Relationships            (TBD)

Please contact the West Niagara Psychology Centre at (905) 563-9900 or admin@westniagarapsychology.ca for more information.
Cost is TBD
Psychological services are covered under most extended health care plans.
Space is limited.