After School Group Therapeutic Services

Applewood Centers' After School Group Therapeutic Services 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


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.