Child Counselling Groups for Superhero Kids

Sometimes we heal, learn, practice, and grow our Superpowers best
when of us there’s more than one or two or three.

That’s why we made Kids Reconnect Groups
for troops and leagues

of Superhero kids of four or more, you see.

Child therapists have found
that when we learn in fun ways

what we learn sticks around
in our hearts and our brains,

so in EmPOWERland we design
quests and adventures to be FUN
for kids to thrive and grow a ton.

Calgary child therapy groups at Kids Reconnect are designed to support children in specific areas of sparkle that they wish to grow.

These include self-esteem-building groups for young girls, social and emotional skills groups, empathy groups, mindfulness groups, parent support groups, and self-care groups.

We are currently offering the following child counselling groups for Superhero kids:

Feelings & Friends Child Counselling Groups

Our Emotional and Relational Process Groups for Kids

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In these groups, kids soar by learning, processing, and practicing emotional, communication, and relational skills (their Superpowers!):

  • “feel better” skills
  • how to be a good friend
  • how to develop healthy friendships
  • how to set limits in friendships

… all in a fun, safe, and engaging group setting!

Feelings & Friends Groups for Kids 6-8 & 9-12

We are now regularly hosting two groups:
one for younger kids (ages 6-8) and one for older kids (ages 9-12)

  • 7 weeks of weekly sessions
  • One introduction session for parents, 5 sessions for kids,
    and a wrap-up session for parents
  • Small groups of 4 to 8 children, ages 6-8 and 9-12 years old
  • 90-minute sessions
  • $150 per session
  • All materials + snacks are included
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Practicum students Keisha Arshad, BA, and Nadia Ivanchikov, BEd, MEd.

Guided by child therapists

Registration is now open for the new year 2024!

Please contact our friendly Intake Team to learn more and to save a spot, or (if we are already full) so we can add you to the waitlist. Groups are small and spots fill fast, so don’t delay!

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Help your child to soar into a more joyful new year growing their emotional and relational Superpower skills!

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The next Feelings & Friends Group for Kids 9-12 will run on Wednesdays from 4 pm to 5:30 pm

  • Jan 16 – Parent introduction session
  • Jan 23 – Child session 1
  • Jan 30 – Child session 2
  • Feb 6 – Child session 3
  • Feb 13 – Child session 4
  • Feb 20 – Child session 5
  • Feb 27 – Parent wrap-up session

Our next Feelings & Friends Group for Kids ages 6-8 will run on Tuesdays from 4 pm to 5:30 pm

  • Jan 17 – Parent introduction session
  • Jan 24 – Child session 1
  • Jan 31 – Child session 2
  • Feb 7 – Child session 3
  • Feb 14- Child session 4
  • Feb 21 – Child session 5
  • Feb 28 – Parent wrap-up session
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What if a parent or child needs more support after the child counselling group ends?

The group will have provided an excellent way to identify strengths and gaps in your child’s skills (Superpowers!) development.

At the end of the group sessions, each set of parents will have the option to schedule one or more one-on-one personalized parenting or child sessions, at the therapist’s regular rate, to support them in reinforcing their child’s strengths and addressing any specific challenges.

Can my child return to the Feelings & Friends Group after the group ends?

When the group ends, you will have observed and listened to your child’s feelings toward the group. In our experience, many kids express a desire to return to the group right away, or they ask their parents to return to the group after a few weeks or months. It can take time for kids to process their feelings about the group and what they learned.

When the group ends, your child’s therapist will let you, as a parent, know whether returning to child group counselling is recommended for your child, or if at this point individual child counselling would be more suitable and beneficial to support your child to grow and thrive.

Is each Feelings & Friends Group different from the preceding ones?

Every session in a Feelings & Friends Group, and every round of groups, is unique.

That’s because it is much more than a psychoeducational group; it is a processing group.

In our child counselling processing group, children share and process emotions together. They develop their self-awareness as well as their relational understanding of their peers and their different perspectives and feelings. Kids also develop a shared sense of belonging and delight in their growth as a group.

Each Feelings & Friends group session has a theme and an objective, and each progresses into the next one. However, each session is customized to support the group, based on the current needs of the group and the feelings and relational dynamics that come up during the group. Kids move through each phase of the group as they overcome challenges and grow their emotional and relational skills together.

Can my child miss a session?

Attendance is required at all sessions  This way, we can achieve the maximum benefits for kids and parents, as kids learn from each other and practice together.

More Calgary child therapy groups for Superhero kids
are coming soon!