Toolbox for Wellness

A safe place for adolescents who are experiencing symptoms of depression

A 12-week therapeutic group for teenage boys and girls that follows a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model—an evidence-based treatment modality which helps youth examine their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.

The CarePlus Toolbox For Wellness provides a safe place for adolescents age 13 through 17 who are experiencing symptoms of depression to practice the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model (CBT). This model helps identify how thoughts and actions can be self-defeating, and provides a path to learn how to replace poor coping skills with positive action.

Program Goals:

  • Teach Problem-Solving Skills
  • Enrich Coping Skills
  • Improve Interpersonal Relationships
  • Promote Individuality and Self-Esteem

These goals will be met through the use of:

  • Reframing unhealthy thinking
  • Practice replacing negative thoughts with helpful thinking
  • Role playing

Insurance is accepted.

About the facilitator…

Lauren Walsh, LCSW

Lauren Walsh is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey.  Lauren has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Thomas Aquinas College and a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University.

Lauren has worked for CarePlus since 2011. Her expertise is in working with children in foster care, as well as children and adolescents in an outpatient setting. She enjoys her work as a facilitator of the Parenting with Common Sense group as she helps parents acquire additional strategies to help their children reach their full potential.

Have questions? Call Gabriella Urato, LCSW at 201-797-2660 x5210 for more information and scheduling.