Behaviour Matters

Teen/Youth Services (ages 13-18)

Group Programs & Workshops:

Group programs offered at Behaviour Matters incorporate the well-established, evidence-based curriculums of Social Thinking and Zones of Regulation. Groups are supervised by a Registered Social Worker.

Sessions include cooperative activities and games, role-playing, discussions, expressive art activities, and home assignments.

Teens begin in Tier 1 of our group programs and graduate to Tier 2 by registering in one of our many follow up options. Tier 2 groups build on and strengthen previously learned skills, as well as introduce more advanced material.

BLAST – BUILDING LEADERS AND STRONG TEENS

The BLAST group follow-up program to KICK, where teens review, strengthen, and build upon the skills and strategies they have learned! BLAST focuses on developing positive friendships and healthy relationships, nurturing healthy self-esteem, building leadership skills and confidence, and planning for the future. Skills and strategies taught in this program include active listening, cooperation, emotional awareness, identifying personal values and boundaries, effective goal setting, developing and maintaining friendships, emotional regulation/coping skills, confidence, responsible decision-making, stress management, problem solving, healthy self-talk, and developing a growth mindset. In addition to our established curriculum, we actively involve participants in providing feedback and questions regarding what they would like to learn and practice in the group.

Ages 14-17 (grades 9-12)

GIRL POWER

Girl Power is a girl’s empowerment group that focuses on building positive relationships, developing independence, and nurturing healthy self-esteem. Skills and strategies taught in this program include body language, active listening, cooperation, problem-solving, identifying personal values and boundaries, responsibility and positive decision-making, assertive communication, developing and maintaining friendships, healthy self-talk, and developing a growth mindset. 

Ages 10-14 (grades 5-8)

LOVE – LADIES OF VICTORY AND EMPOWERMENT

The LOVE group is a girl’s empowerment group that focuses on building positive relationships, developing independence and leadership skills, nurturing healthy self-esteem, and planning for the future. Skills and strategies taught in this program include building self- and emotional awareness, assertive communication, identifying personal values and boundaries, effective goal setting, dealing with peer pressure, developing and maintaining friendships and healthy relationships, emotional regulation/coping skills, confidence, responsible decision-making, stress management, healthy self-talk, developing a growth mindset and self acceptance. In addition to our established curriculum, we actively involve participants in providing feedback and questions regarding what they would like to learn and practice in the group.

Ages 14-17 (grades 9-12)

ALIENATE ANXIETY (CBT)

The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety group is designed to help participants learn strategies and techniques to cope with anxiety in an effective and lasting way. This 8 week program is led by a certified CBT Therapist and helps to increase awareness between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours as well as develop healthy coping strategies. Through discussions interactive activities, and home assignments participants will learn new ways to challenge anxious thoughts, unhelpful thinking patterns, build problem solving skills, and establish new ways of thinking.


Individual Counselling Sessions

Individual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Clients will explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.

Sessions are held in office; if coming into the office is difficult, we provide Skype and phone options for your convenience.

Family Counselling Sessions

Family Therapy is a process through which family members, couples, and others who care about each other work with a trained therapist in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Clients are able to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, to appreciate each other’s needs, to build on strengths and to make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. Sessions are held in office; if coming into the office is difficult, we provide Skype and phone options for your convenience.