- Counselling and support groups via Zoom for youth (12-14 & 15-17)
- Thursday evenings from 6 – 7:30 pm for 8 weeks beginning May 6th & ending June 24th
- Cost is $400 per person
- Apply online to register at christiancounsellingottawa.ca by Friday, April 30th, call 613-729-8454, or text MORE INFO to 613-909-3181 for more information
- Limited space is available
Facilitated by CCO Registered Psychotherapists Brandi Spruit, Margie Lauzon, Heather Fawcett, and Shauna Michaud (Counselling Intern)
The goal is to provide a safe space for young people in our region to participate in group counselling tailored to their physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs; to access support, share experiences, remove isolation, and create connections with peers who are facing similar challenges. In essence, to know that they are not alone! This group will help address the unique pressures of the pandemic on youth mental health. Participants will explore skills and strategies to foster wellness into the future.
The group itself will identify what they would like to learn and talk about throughout the process. Possible topics will include communication, feelings, needs and development, expectations and experiences, conflict resolution, relationships, resiliency, fears, hopes for the future, faith, grief, and acceptance. A careful screening will ensure that all applicants will be best served by being a part of the group, or otherwise will be supported in next steps.
Our hope is that this informative and interactive group will provide a safe platform for youth to express themselves, create connections, increase confidence, self-compassion, gain skills and knowledge that will help them move toward improved mood, daily functioning, and close relationships.