Circle Up! Our New “Intensive” Group Therapy for Teens

Dear Clients and Colleagues,

I am so very pleased to announce our new Intensive Group Therapy program for Teens, called Circle Up.

Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Time: 4:30pm – 5:45pm
Ages: Teens 12-17 years
Location: Montville office

Groups run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:30pm – 5:45pm

Circle Up is offered 3 days per week in a spacious room at our Montville location. Teens who enroll are welcome to come one, two, or three times per week – all are encouraged to come at least two times per week for maximum benefit.
I’m most excited about our new style of programming which includes interactive experiences and experiential therapies designed to be effective at boosting mood and increasing self-esteem, while creating a fun experience that keeps teens motivated to participate.

Our Experiential Groups include:

  • Art Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Music Therapy
  • Mindfulness & Yoga
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through Interactive games
  • Giving Back projects
  • Ecotherapy
  • Dog Care / Training…we are thrilled to be welcoming a therapy dog to our groups

For Teens Facing Challenges such as:

  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Impulsive Behavior / Defiance
  • Depression
  • Anxiety / OCD
  • Social Anxiety
  • ADHD

Why We’ve Created this Program
I have heard again and again from parents and their teens, and have experienced first-hand working with today’s youth, that teens need MORE meaningful, in-person interactions and experiences in their EVERY DAY lives that create happy feelings and foster healthy psychological development and social skills.

With the over use of devices and the addiction to social media (read more in my previous posts here), there has never been a greater need for teens to experience positive in-person connections and build self-confidence and positive self-worth. Now is the critical time in teens’ lives to develop the positive mindset that will help them enjoy a successful life in the years to come.

This is the Next Step in Teen Therapy
After having spent almost 15 years facilitating teen groups (at Well Being Therapy Center and Omega Teen Camp), I am thrilled to offer a multi-day program to provide more holistic, consistent support for teens. I am certain that teens need a place to be themselves (without devices) and experience what it feels like to be free of self-doubt and stress.

The wonderful Well Being Therapy Center staff, as well as other talented specialists (including the dogs!), will join us regularly to lead activities and inspire our teens.

Please call or email us for more information or to enroll.

I look forward to having your teen Circle Up with us soon!


Lauren Muriello LPC
Founder & Director