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EMOTION DETECTIVES GROUP

Build your child's emotional awareness and ability to cope with uncomfortable emotions.

Help Your Child Handle Big Emotions

Space is limited, and enrollment is on a first registered, first served basis. Please request an appointment and our team will contact you.

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ABOUT THE EMOTION DETECTIVES GROUP

The Emotion Detectives Group educates youngsters about emotional intelligence and effective techniques for navigating challenging feelings across diverse scenarios. Within a nurturing and enjoyable group setting, children acquire the skills to comprehend, regulate, and confront the thoughts, physical sensations, and actions that give rise to intense emotions.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Dates: Wednesdays, September 27 – November 15, 2023

  • Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm CST

  • Ages: 7-10 years old

  • Cost: $400.00

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WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM EMOTION DETECTIVES?

The Emotion Detectives Group is appropriate for children who are experiencing difficulties managing a variety of emotions, including fear, worry, sadness, and anger.

We treat children who:

  • Feel anxious before a test or presentation

  • Get nervous about something they have experienced (e.g., the news, an aggressive dog, a scary movie)

  • Avoid things that are gross or that could have germs

  • Feel that they are not good at anything or others don’t like them

  • Get upset when they lose (sports, board games, video games)

WHAT TO EXPECT

Kids will learn about what emotions are and what they do for us, and they will practice ways to understand and accept their emotions in order to reduce any problematic emotion-based behaviors. Parents and caregivers will also learn strategies to support their children in effectively coping with uncomfortable emotions. Research shows that practicing and refining these skills in a group setting is effective in creating positive change.

We meet individually with each participant prior to the start of the group to determine if they are the right fit and to identify specific areas of concern. In addition to group-focused activities, we are able to provide individualized interventions tailored to the specific needs of each child.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If a child cannot attend and we are notified at least 7 days prior to the start date of the program we will issue a refund, excluding a $50 non-refundable deposit for administrative fees. At the time of registration full payment is required to reserve a space. If less than 7 days notification is given, no refund will be provided.

MEET THE TEAM

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MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

To get started with the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, schedule an appointment or call 847-477-8244.

 

During the scheduling process, we will ask questions to match you with the therapist who will best meet your needs including service type, emotional symptoms and availability.

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GROUP THERAPY FAQs

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How do I get started with therapy?

Help is just a few easy steps away. Schedule an Appointment or call 847-477-8244. Visit our How to Get Started page for answers to your questions.

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How can therapy help?

Almost anyone can benefit from therapy. It is a supportive process for personal growth and self-improvement. Many scientific studies show that therapy is a helpful way to learn more about yourself, improve your range of coping skills, and learn how to deal with life’s stressors more effectively. Get Started.

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Is creative arts therapy covered by insurance?

Yes! We accept most major insurance plans and are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Cigna. We also provide out-of-network services.

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How often do I need to come in?

Therapy is kind of like fitness – the more you put into it, usually the more you benefit. Our clients tell us that at least one session per week is most helpful to them. Of course, coming more or less often is also an option. Questions? Contact Us!

Little children and their teacher practicing yoga

EMOTION DETECTIVES

Dates: Sept. 27-Nov. 15

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Ages: 7-10 years old

A supportive and fun group environment to teach children emotional awareness and practical strategies for coping with uncomfortable emotions in a variety of situations.

CURRENT GROUPS

Teenagers in Nature

EMPOWERING ADOLESCENCE FOR GIRLS

Dates: Sept. 27-Nov. 15

Time: 5:15pm-6:15pm

Ages: 11-13 years old

A supportive and fun group environment to teach children emotional awareness and practical strategies for coping with uncomfortable emotions in a variety of situations.

Teenagers

TEEN ART THERAPY

Dates: Sept. 27-Nov. 15

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Ages: 14-18 years old

The Teen Art Therapy Group empowers teenagers to break free from negativity, nurture self-confidence, and passionately chase their dreams through resilience, courage, and innovative expression.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

Let us support you and your family through compassionately creative counseling and arts-based psychotherapy services. Give us a call today to learn more about creative arts therapy (art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, dance/movement therapy, expressive arts therapy) in the Downers Grove, Hinsdale, DuPage county and Chicago area! Feel free to call us at (847) 477-8244 or email us.

We are located in Downers Grove and frequently see clients from Downers Grove, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Darien, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Hickory Hills, Hillside, Hinsdale, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, Oak Park, Riverside, Villa Park, Warrenville, Westchester, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and Western Springs.

 

Counseling and arts-based psychotherapy for individuals, groups and families looking for help with children, adolescents, stress, relationships, motherhood, creative parenting interventions, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief/bereavement, autism, communication, caregiving, terminal illness, and career counseling.

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