Group Therapy & Support Groups for Children & Families

In addition to our outpatient services, CarePlus offers a variety of group services, such as support groups and group therapy. Our groups enhance the mental and physical well-being of children, teens, and parents who are struggling with social, behavioral, and mental health challenges. Consider it a safe, stigma-free place to go to heal mind and body…and just feel better…together. To find out more, contact us at 201-265-8200 ext 5210 or click here.

A.L.L.I.E.S. Group

This group offers weekly meetings to support LGBTQ youth between the ages of 13-18. This program promotes identity self-acceptance, effective communication skills, and conflict resolution through the use of self-help strategies and activities.

This is an ongoing, open group offered Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in Paramus but initial enrollment is required.


Anger Management

This group targets youth 12-18 years of age who struggle with anger and other impulsive behaviors. The 10-week, evidence-based, curriculum, improves anger management skills, increases social skills, and improves personal relationships.

Contact Lauren O’Connell at 201-797-2660 ex 5649 for group information and scheduling.


Food, Feelings, and Body Image

An 8-week psycho-educational group designed to support girls ages 13-17 as they navigate psychological, cultural, and physiological pressures. This group provides appropriate intervention to help prevent progression to an eating disorder.

Thursdays from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in Paramus

1/12/17 - 3/2/17

5/25/17 - 7/13/17


Freedom from Anxiety

A group for youth ages 10-17 designed to increase their ability to recognize signs of anxiety and strengthen skills to cope with difficult feelings and situations. Using an evidence-based curriculum, the group setting helps to promote healthy social relationships through 8 sessions.

10-13 years of age: Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in Paramus

4/5/17 - 5/24/17


14-17 years of age: Mondays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in Fair Lawn

1/9/17 - 3/13/17

4/3/17 - 5/22/17

7/10/17 - 8/28/17


Music Therapy Group

This group uses the natural elements embedded in music-making, to target the needs of children with social, behavioral, or developmental challenges in a non-threatening, engaging and fun way. Over the 8-session period, children ages 7-13 (in developmental/age-appropriate groups) will partake in goal-oriented and evidence-based music experiences.

7-10 years of age: Tuesdays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in Fair Lawn

1/24/17 - 3/14/17

7/11/17 - 8/29/17


10-13 years of age: Tuesdays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in Fair Lawn

4/4/17 - 5/23/17


On the Mend

A children’s support group for youth ages 5-13 featuring the evidence-based Children of Divorce Intervention Program. During the 8 sessions, youth will learn age-appropriate coping skills to assist with the difficulties triggered by parental separation and/or divorce.

10-13 years of age: Thursdays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in Fair Lawn

9/29/16 - 11/17/16


5-9 years of age: Thursdays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in Fair Lawn

3/16/17 - 5/4/17


Parenting With Common Sense

This parenting education group features Common Sense Parenting®, an evidence-based model. Through 8 weekly group sessions, parents will learn practical and effective ways to discipline their children, increase positive behaviors, decrease negative behaviors, and teach age-appropriate skills. Also offered in Spanish.

English: Mondays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in Fair Lawn

9/12/16 - 11/7/16

12/5/16 - 1/30/17

2/27/17 - 4/17/17

6/5/17 - 7/31/17


Spanish: Fridays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in Fair Lawn

9/9/16 - 10/28/16

2/3/17 - 3/24/17


Social Skills

Social Skills is an 8-week group that addresses the social and emotional functioning of youth ages 7-17 by helping them develop positive peer relationships, self-esteem, problem-solving skills, anger management techniques, and effective communication skills. Co-occurring parenting groups are also offered to help with parenting strategies.

7-9 years of age: Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in Paramus

1/17/17 - 3/7/17

3/21/17 - 5/9/17

6/13/17 - 8/8/17


10-13 years of age: Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in Paramus

1/10/17 - 2/28/17

3/14/17 - 5/2/17

6/6/17 - 8/1/17


14-17 years of age: Mondays from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in Paramus

9/19/16 - 11/14/16

3/20/17 - 5/8/17


Social Skills II: Beyond the Basics

Social Skills II: Beyond the Basics is an 8-week group for youth ages 10-13 who have successfully completed CarePlus NJ’s Social Skills program and could benefit from a more advanced group to enhance social and emotional learning. A recommended bi-weekly Parent Support Group runs simultaneously with the program.

10-13 years of age: Tuesdays from 7:00pm – 8:00pm in Paramus

9/27/16 - 11/15/16

3/14/17 - 5/2/17


Toolbox for Wellness

A 12-week therapeutic group for youth ages 13-17 (separate male and female groups) that follows a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model to help youth examine their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Youth will identify how their thoughts and actions can be self-defeating and how to replace poor coping skills with positive actions.

Female group: 13-17 years of age: Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in Fair Lawn

9/14/16 - 12/7/16

1/25/17 - 4/12/17

6/7/17 - 8/23/17


Male group: 13-17 years of age: Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 7:30pm in Fair Lawn

1/25/17 - 4/12/17



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CarePlus offers a variety of group therapy – support groups and therapeutic group sessions – that enhance the mental and physical well-being of children, teens, and parents who are struggling with social, behavioral, and mental health challenges.

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Training Programs & Workshops

CarePlus Innovations – our specialized training division – offers workshops on mental health related topics for individuals, organizations, schools, and community groups. Choose from a variety topics that provide clinical CEUs, licensure preparation, and continuing education, to courses tailored for your group or organization.

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