Teen Empowerment Group

Young person showing hands covered with paint during mass art therapy session
Open to People Who Live In
Meeting Details
Meets Every: Friday
4:00pm- 5:30pm
Group: Yes
Group Held:
This group meets virtually
Virtual Platform
Communication Mode
Voice and Video

Physical Location

3705 Haven Ave
Menlo Park CA 94025

Wheelchair Accessible
Public Transportation

Last Modified: Jun 10, 2021


For teens who are survivors of violence, sexual abuse, neglect, bullying, school or community violence, parental substance abuse, who have witnessed violence in their home, or have experienced any other child maltreatment.

This group focuses on self-esteem building, healthy relationships, gaining a sense of community and skills for growth, and helping teens access their own strength and courage to claim a healthy and positive future.

Parents, the reality of teen trauma is painful and overwhelming. Figuring out how to begin the healing process can be confusing. You want to protect your teen and ensure their safety and happiness. When you see your child suffering, it hurts.

We understand, and we are here to help.

Any of this sound familiar in regards to your teen:

Anxiety or worry

Falling grades

Persistent sadness, lack of energy, changes in sleep or appetite, withdrawing from normal activities, or feeling “down”

Changes in self-care, such as paying less attention to hygiene, appearance, or fashion than they usually do

Our Teen Empowerment Group is hands down the best way to help your teen:

 Understanding of the symptoms of trauma to support self-regulation

– Develop greater understanding of themselves and their needs in a safe and supportive community so that they can set self-directed boundaries 

– Experience mindfulness-based practices to induce and deepen relaxation 

– Increase self-compassion in order to reduce self-criticism and self-blame

We are here to help your teen engage in the body and mind through arts based expression in order to heal and re-connect with joy and purpose.

NEXT Step? Email our office to schedule a brief phone chat with leaders Melissa or Megan. We would be delighted to answer any questions you have about the group. We look forward to hearing from you!

Expressive arts is an evidence based practice that provides practical tools for healing and emotional growth. Some art modalities we will use include; drawing, painting, collage, mixed media and digital art or photography. No experience or skill with art making is necessary to benefit from art therapy.

Group Details

Group Ideal For
Adolescents, 14-17 yrs old
Wanting to work through the following issues
  • Adolescence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Communication Problems
  • COVID-19
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Educational Concerns
  • Emptiness
  • General Concerns
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Happiness
  • Helplessness
  • LGBTQIA+ Concerns
  • Loneliness
  • Racism
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Suicidal Ideation/Behavior
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Narrative Therapy
Virtual Platform
Ongoing Group
Number of Participants Allowed
Number of Group Sessions
Participants Asked to Attend
Please commit to attending a minimum of 8 sessions.
Communication Mode
Voice and Video
Insurance Accepted
Victim Witness
$60 per session
Sliding Scale

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