Covid-19 continues to influence our lives on many different levels. Some of us lost a family member or close friend to Covid and some of us battled the infection ourselves. Its grasp on our world over the last 2 years significantly impacted career paths, school success, and even close relationships and marriages. For children, teens, and young adults, the isolation due to Covid changed the trajectory of important developmental stages of their lives. Some lost the chance to have the typical high school or college experience. Some went months without peer connections. Many were already struggling with depression and anxiety. Mental health issues were further aggravated by these life changes.
Wellmed is pleased to offer therapy groups for children, teens, and young adults. These group will offer a place for attendees to express their feelings about their time during the pandemic as well as build coping skills to enhance their lives. Groups will be structured by age and will be run by a licensed therapist.
Group for 10 to 14-year-old children: This group will help kids to better understand and express their experiences over the last few years. Some lost important chances to develop social skills and grow friendships. Some of the kids saw dramatic changes in their own families. This group will give them a chance to increase social skills and a time to express their feelings about all the changes in their lives.
TEENS: 15 - 18
Group for 15 to 18-year-old teens: This group will focus on ways the pandemic interfered with the kid’s expected high school experience. Many of them had been thinking about “what high school would be like” for most of their lives. They will have a chance to express their feelings about the very different experience high school became for them. They also may have had seen increased depression amongst themselves as their peers due to the isolation and the group will work on ways to increase copings skills to manage their complex feelings.
YOUNG ADULTS: 19-23
Group for 19- to 23-year-old teens: this group is for young adults who’s post high school plans, whether the plans were for college, trade school, or straight into the work force, where altered due to the pandemic. Many in this age group are mourning the loss of what they thought those first years of independence would be for them They are confused and are not sure how to reenter the world and get back on track. They will have time in the group to learn to support each other, express their feelings about this time, and develop plans or strategies to help them get back on track.