2020 Group Therapy

  • Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC) offers therapy groups for both children and parents.
  • They last 1 to 1 ½ hours depending on the group.
  • Groups are offered on a sliding fee scale (insurance is not accepted).
  • ACGC offers multiple groups every semester, however, topics may vary. 
Our Fall Groups

1. Behavioral Parent Training: Managing Difficult and Noncompliant Behaviors (FULL/CLOSED). This 8-week group will help caregivers of children with difficult to manage behaviors including noncompliance, ADHD- attention and hyperactivity issues, and disruptive behaviors. Parents will learn how to understand their children’s misbehavior, increase compliance, and decrease disruptive behavior.

  • Who: Caregivers of children between the ages of 5 to 12.
  • When: September 10th - October 29th.
  • Time: On Thursdays, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Where: Video Conference.
  • Cost: Sliding fee scale price based on income and household size. Discount provided if paid in advance.

2.   Coping With Stress: Teen Group
In this 8-week group, teens  will learn skills to deal with feelings of sadness and depression and find new ways to handle stress. This group will use principles and strategies from cognitive-behavioral therapy.

  • Who: Teens ages 13 to 17.
  • When: October 12th - December 7th (skips the week of Thanksgiving).
  • Time: On Mondays, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Where: Video Conference.
  • Cost: Sliding fee scale price based on income and household size. Discount provided if paid in advance.

3.   Grupo de Apoyo para Padres y Guardianes (CANCELADO)
Este grupo proveerá comunidad en un ambiente privado y seguro donde adultos podrán apoyarse uno al otro y conversar sobre temas de crianza. Este grupo de apoyo proporcionara a los padres y guardianes a responder a comportamientos desafiantes; fortalecer la relación entre padre e hijo(a); practicar técnicas de autocuidado y dar elogios/cumplidos; crear hábitos buenos en el uso de aparatos electrónicos; promover el buen sueno; y discubrir recursos en la comunidad. 

  • Cuándo: 23 de Septiembre al 11 de Noviembre
  • Hora: Los miércoles, 5:30PM- 7:00PM 
    Dónde: Video Conferencia
  • Costo: Recibirá un descuento por pagar por adelantado. Tarifas variables basadas en los ingresos y número de personas en el hogar.
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4.   Unstuck and On Target
This 8-week group is for children to improve executive functioning skills, which help with self-  control  and achieving goals. The skills targeted in this group will help group members be more flexible, well-regulated problem-solvers.

  • Who: Kids 3rd - 5th grade
  • When: October 19th - December 14th (skips the week of Thanksgiving).
  • Time: On Mondays, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Where: Video Conference.
  • Cost: Sliding fee scale price based on income and household size. Discount provided if paid in advance.

5.   Behavioral Parent Training: Managing Difficult and Noncompliant Behaviors (FULL/CLOSED). This 7-week group will help caregivers of children with difficult to manage behaviors including noncompliance, ADHD- attention and hyperactivity issues, and disruptive behaviors. Parents will learn how to understand their children’s misbehavior, increase compliance, and decrease disruptive behavior.

  • Who: Caregivers of children between the ages of 5 to 12.
  • When: October 7th - November 18th (7 week group).
  • Time: On Wednesdays, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Where: Video Conference.
  • Cost: Sliding fee scale price based on income and household size. Discount provided if paid in advance.
Groups You Are Interested In:

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