After School Group Counseling

Applewood Centers' After School Group Counseling program provides intensive group counseling, onsite and virtually for children and adolescents age 7 up to age 18 who have severe emotional and behavioral difficulties, which could include but are not limited to:

  • Extreme fears or excessive worries
  • Anger
  • Mood disturbance
  • Depression
  • Impulsivity
  • Aggressive behaviors
  • Single or complex trauma
  • Multiple losses
  • Relationship difficulties with peers and adults
  • Environmental stressors related to the current pandemic

How the Program Works

Each day consists of a variety of activities and interventions centered on a therapeutic theme. The groups are led by therapists and other qualified mental health providers. The group process provides children and adolescents with opportunities to share their thoughts and feelings and to learn skills that will enable them to be more successful and better be able to function in different areas of their lives. The program assists children and adolescents with skill development in the following areas but is not limited to:

  • Anger management
  • Building positive relationships with others
  • Identification and appropriate expression of feelings
  • Impulse control
  • Problem-solving and adaptive coping
  • Conflict resolution
  • Improve self-esteem and self-concept
  • Self-advocacy and increased independence
  • Goal setting and achieving personal goals

For Questions, Referrals, Intake and Donations


New for Fall

Additional Therapy Groups provided through the ASP program

  • Depression Management
  • Stress Management
  • DBT: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

These groups are less intensive and time limited. The groups will run in the early evening starting mid-September for 1.5 hours. Groups will take place 1-2 times per week, depending on which groups you are participating in. Depression and stress management groups will run at a frequency of 2 times per week and DBT will 1 time per week.

These groups will run on a 8 to 16 week cycle utilizing specific evidence based CBT models to address these specific areas of concern with a focus of how the kid’s ability to function has been impacted by the current pandemic.

This platform will primarily be telehealth. It can be in person for those interested in that method and will be discussed on a case by case basis.

How to Make a Referral

To make a referral or obtain additional information about how our services might be beneficial for a child or adolescent you know, please call us at the number below. Our professionals will talk with you confidentially about your concerns and determine if this program would be a good fit.