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Adolescent Psychotherapy Group

Classes, career choices, identity, fitting in, body image, parents, friends, relationships, sex, drugs, alcohol, sexual orientation: the high school years can be filled with pressure, decisions, confusion, and self-doubt.

If you often feel overwhelmed, angry, anxious, depressed, or out of control . . . if you frequently fight with your parents or friends . . . if you get into trouble . . . you may have thought of talking to someone. But whom?

The Adolescent Psychotherapy Group is a safe place to start sorting everything out. First, you'll be with other high school kids who can relate to what you're going through. Second, everything you say in the group stays in the group, because members learn to respect each other's privacy (unlike in school and on Facebook, where gossip can spread in a heartbeat).

Note to parents: Teens normally do well in teen therapy groups. They feel the other members can relate to them, and they usually accept feedback from peers. In many cases, the group members bond and create a support network that encourages healthy attitudes and behavior.

Group 1

  • Ages: High school.
  • Leaders: Alison W. Johnson, PsyD, SPS Director; David Hanft, MA, LPC, CGP, SPS psychotherapist. Dr. Johnson and Mr. Hanft are highly experienced in working with adolescents struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse, anger, depression, and anxiety.

  • Every Thursday, 8:00–9:30 pm; weekly attendance is expected.

  • Summit Psychological Services, 482 Springfield Ave., Summit.
  • $85/session; health insurance plans may cover as group psychotherapy.
  • For more information and to schedule a screening interview, call Dr. Johnson, (908) 273-5558 ext 112; or Mr. Hanft, ext 114.

Group 2

  • Ages: High school.
  • Leader: David Hanft, MA, LPC, CGP, SPS psychotherapist. Mr. Hanft is highly experienced in working with adolescents struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse, anger, depression, and anxiety.

  • Every Wednesday, 8:00–9:30 pm; weekly attendance is expected.

  • Summit Psychological Services, 482 Springfield Ave., Summit.

  • $85/session; health insurance plans may cover as group psychotherapy.
  • For more information and to schedule a screening interview, call Mr. Hanft, (908) 273-5558 ext 114.

Group 3

  • Ages: High school.
  • Leader: David Hanft, MA, LPC, CGP, SPS psychotherapist. Mr. Hanft is highly experienced in working with adolescents struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse, anger, depression, and anxiety.

  • Every Monday, 5:30-7:00 pm; weekly attendance is expected.

  • Summit Psychological Services, 482 Springfield Ave., Summit.

  • $85/session; health insurance plans may cover as group psychotherapy.
  • For more information and to schedule a screening interview, call Mr. Hanft, (908) 273-5558 ext 114.
482 Springfield Avenue
Summit
NJ
07901
P: (908) 273-5558
F: (908) 273-3355
94 Valley Road
Montclair
NJ
07042
P: (973) 857-8857
F: (908) 273-3355

Summit Psychological Services, P.A.
Jeffrey S. Kahn, PhD, CGP, DABPS, Managing Director
Alison W. Johnson, PsyD, Director