Teen Group Info: We would like to provide a space for teens to explore the transition from childhood to adulthood. This major stage of development tends to bring about a lot of questions, feelings, and anxiety due to the challenge of finding their place in the world and defining their role in a multitude of group settings, such as with peers, family, and at school. In this group, teens will have an opportunity to socialize with other teens and explore their challenges together in a safe space. Topics that may come up include family relational conflicts, peer pressure, bullying, stress related to academic performance, self-esteem, and eating issues. To guide teens in their journey towards growth, we utilize a variety of activities, including games designed to build trust among group members, role-playing exercises where members act out difficult social situations, discussions of hypothetical social media behaviors to assess potential risks and consequences, and art and writing exercises exploring identity and personal narrative.
Therapist Bio: Robyn Brown is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with 7 years of clinical psychotherapy and forensic social work experience. In addition to her private practice, she works at the Park Slope Center for Mental Health, providing long-term psychotherapy to a diverse population of individuals and groups facing a wide range of mental health issues and environmental stressors. She has extensive experience conducting group therapy with adolescents, older teens, and young adults and has witnessed the positive impact group therapy has on those struggling with issues that arise in this complex time of life. Robyn holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Hunter College and has received post-graduate trainings at the Ackerman Institute as well as various trainings on treating trauma in adolescents.