Part of our mission at Balanced Learning Center is to make services accessible for everyone- which involves providing low-cost services and supports to our community. From our comprehensive LGBTQIA+ support through our Joanie's Place program to our various social empowerment and play-based groups, we make sure there's a place for everyone.
Led by clinical staff, this group will provide a safe, supportive space for participants to learn how to boost their self-confidence, strengthen relationships and cope with life stressors. Group will use a combination of interactive activities, games, discussion and personal reflection to help build self-esteem and learn with one another.
This group provides a safe and supportive space for participants to build positive self-esteem, identify negative thinking, and ways to increase self-esteem. We will complete various activities focusing on confidence, encouraging positive self-talk, setting boundaries, and loving yourself. We will use a combination of storytelling, activities and healthy discussions about self-love. Find out how to register for our summer session of this program through the calendar below!
Quest! Adventure Game is a therapeutic group activity designed to engage kids working on social-emotional learning skills including perspective taking, creative problem solving, communication & collaboration skills by creating a fun opportunity for group storytelling and STEM learning in a highly motivating fictional setting. Participants will create a character that allows them to explore choices & consequences in a safe environment designed to improve frustration tolerance & flexible thinking.
We invite your child to explore their creative side and strengthen their social skills through our Anime-based play therapy group! All ages and abilities are welcome.
In our Confidence Camp, we take lessons from various Disney movies to discuss and explore what it means to be confident. Weekly themes include self-acceptance, overcoming perfectionism, practicing positive self-talk, celebrating differences, and working toward our goals. Participants create crafts specific to each of the films we are learning about. We wrap up each group with a Disney movie quote related to self-esteem, & a challenge for the week to inspire confidence when trying new things!
Led by clinical staff, this group will provide a safe and supportive space for participants to build positive self-esteem, add coping strategies to their toolbox, how to make and maintain friendships and practice executive functioning skills. We will use a combination of group discussion, stories, videos, and STEAM activities. All ages and abilities are welcome. Please see our calendar below for registration info to join in on the next session of our group!
We invite your child to explore their creative side and strengthen their social skills through our Lego-based play therapy group! Each week there will be a different building challenge where participants will get the opportunity to let their innovation shine while also practicing their interpersonal communication skills. All ages and abilities are welcome.
Join our talented resident artist, Ms. Marianne, as she guides us through the world of virtual art lessons! We will be working on social-emotional goals of self-esteem, empowerment, communication and self-expression as we explore our strengths through various artistic mediums. All ages and abilities are welcome.
Led by clinical staff, this group will provide a safe, supportive space for participants to learn about healthy communication skills, the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, relationship expectations, healthy decision making, internet red flags, managing stress, and how it all relates to our "new normal".
The postpartum support group is a place for parents to discuss their worries and concerns as well as the positives and challenges of being a parent during the pandemic. Led by clinical staff, this group will provide a safe and supportive space for parents to share and network with one another.
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