Teens Don’t Use Phones Here!

Parents are constantly expressing concerns about their teens being addicted to smartphones and social media. My educational program “The Impact of Social Media on Teens” highlights the importance of parents teaching their children about responsible use, and limiting screen time to a maximum of 2 hours per day.

One of the motivations behind creating our new Circle Up Teen Groups was to create a place where teens can have non-screen, positive peer-to-peer interactions multiple days per week. We know that these interactions are paramount for the development of healthy social skills and a positive self-esteem.

When they arrive, teens put their phones in a basket by the door and the phones stay there for the entire group session. It is refreshing to see teenagers engaged and focused without the temptation or distraction of smartphones.

We are excited to continue our innovative programming as we draw upon our network of community leaders, role models, and skilled instructors to offer activities that keep teens excited about returning again and again.

Circle Up Teen Groups Info:
Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
(come 1, 2, or 3 times per week)
Time: 4:30pm – 5:45pm
Ages: Teens 12-17 years
Location: Montville office
Our Experiential Groups include:
  • Art Therapy Image result for art brush black and white
  • Nutrition Image result for apple clipart black and white
  • Music Therapy Image result for music note black and white
  • Mindfulness & Yoga Image result for sun black and white
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through Interactive games Image result for dice black and white
  • Giving Back projects Image result for star black and white
  • Ecotherapy Image result for leaf black and white
  • 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
Enrollment is open, and ongoing.  As always, please contact us with questions or to enroll.We look forward to having your teen Circle Up with us soon!

Warm Regards,

Lauren Muriello LPC
Founder & Director