Airmid Wellness and Counseling Center, of Warrington, is offering a range of group therapy and wellness programs to support local families and individuals.
“People often feel as though they are the only ones experiencing problems. In a group, they can look around, know that they are not alone and feel supported,” says Airmid’s Co-Founder, Dottie Kelly, a licensed professional counselor, EMDR practitioner and registered nurse.
The therapy groups are forming now. Each will meet for four to six weeks beginning at the end of September. All programs are led by highly trained, licensed and experienced mental health professionals.
Teen Empowerment for Girls Ages 14 to 17 helps young women to learn about the strengths of their personality to help them make good choices, avoid peer pressure and deal with bullying. Interested parties should call 267-897-3327.
For kids on the Autism Spectrum, along with children that carry diagnoses of PTSD, ADHD, ODD, anxiety and depression can benefit from Social Skills for Ages 7 to 11. Sessions provide intensive and fun social skills training to take out into society for children with and without diagnoses. Call 484-380-5587.
Coping with Addicted Family Members is intended for adults. Sessions will focus on how each person can take care of him or herself while supporting the addict in his or her family. Call 215-230-3727 or 215-406-7713.
For kids that have been impacted by sexual abuse, Airmid offers Courage to Heal for Kids and Teens The group session adds the support and shared experiences of peers who have been through similar situations. Call 484-380-5587.
Managing Time for Sports & the Rest of Your Life is designed for high school and college student-athletes to help them to manage the stress of the combination of school and sports and find a balance among all of life’s responsibilities. Call 267- 272-5320.
Find out why someone is “a pain in the neck” while another is “a pain in the butt”. Body-Centered Stress Relief helps people to become aware of their stress and how to alleviate it with consciousness, movement and breathing processes. Call 215-262-2273.
For male and female adolescents ages 13 to 18 struggling to control their emotions to reduce problem behaviors and increase skillful behavior, DBT Dialectic Behavioral Therapy helps teens to experience a range of emotions without necessarily acting on those emotions, allowing them to improve relationships with family, school and peers. Call 610-733-9194.
For those interested in learning various methods of quieting the mind, Meditation 101 will help attendees make a connection to his or her “Greater Self” on a regular basis, make better choices and develop a deepening appreciation for life. Call 215-262-2273.
Co-Founder Marianne Welch Salkind, a licensed professional counselor and EMDR specialist with two decades of experience, envisions Airmid as a community where mental health can be embraced, rather than stigmatized. “Group therapy is an excellent way to feel connected to others that are experiencing the same things, and we want to make it accessible and affordable,” she says.
Location: Hartsville Professional Village, 1260 Old York Rd., Warminster. For more information about classes, pricing, schedules and practitioners, call the above numbers, visit AirmidWellness.com or call 215-920-4325.