This interactive group will help teens further understand and combat stress as they experience it by working in a small peer group with an experienced instructor. Individuals will become more aware of how stress affects them physically and emotionally, as well as how it impacts their relationships. In addition, teens will learn concrete coping skills that they can utilize when they are beginning to feel overwhelmed, as well as learn how to communicate their feelings to others as needed. Teens will be involved in an interactive group that will allow them to explore and better understand stress, and ultimately how to keep it under control more easily.

WHEN: Monday evenings   6:00 - 7:30 PM (ages 12-14)                                               Thursday evenings 6:00 - 7:30 PM (ages 15-17)                                  WHO: Teenagers ages 12-17, groups limited to 6 attendees                  COST: $100, 6 Sessions                                                                        WEEKLY CONTENT:                                                                                      Week 1: Introductions and Defining Stress                                                  Week 2: Physical and Emotional Impacts of Stress                                      Week 3: Communication Styles and Stress in Relationships                      Week 4: Creating a Coping Skills Tool Box                                              Week 5: Refining the Tool Box and Focus on Meditation                        Week 6: Review and How to Take it With You                                        



Designed for parents who want to better understand their teen(s), this group teaches you how to help your teen(s) cope with stress as they experience it. The members will be involved in a group that explores the biological and psychological responses to stress, as well as coping skills that will help their teen. Parents will also learn about communication skills that may improve their relationship with their child and better understand self-care and how it can help parenting skills.

WHEN: Tuesday evenings 6:00 - 7:30 PM                                                        WHO: Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers of Teens ages 12-17                Groups limited to 6 attendees                                                                    COST: $100, 6 Sessions                                                                        WEEKLY CONTENT:                                                                                 Week 1: Introductions, Teen's Stress and Current Challenges                 Week 2: How the Teenage Brain Reacts to Stress                                   Week 3: Communication with Your Teen                                                   Week 4: Tactics for Stressed Teen                                                           Week 5: Understanding Coping Skills                                                           Week 6: Mindfulness and Wrap-Up     




Kelci is passionate about working with individuals, families, and especially children. She has experience working with children that have experienced trauma, behavioral disorders, and the foster care system. Kelci has facilitated both individual therapy and group therapy sessions in a school setting and understands how school systems affect children at various times in their development. She is rather eclectic in her approach to working with individuals and groups, utilizing humanistic principles, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and existential theory.  Kelci has training in play therapy and enjoys facilitating play therapy with children of all ages. She enjoys the flexibility and dynamics that play introduces into her work.

Kelci holds a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Washington State University. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Weber State University.

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