Switch to Accessible Site
Woman Smiling
Woman Smiling

Teen Support Groups

Emotional Support Group for Teens

On the surface, it doesn’t appear that teens have to deal with heavy issues like many adults do. At Princeton Group Support Center we have found the reality to be quite the opposite: teens wrestle with monumental stressors just like their adult counterparts, including anxiety, isolation, and depression.

If you have ever been a teenager, raised a teenager, or even come into contact with a teenager, you know that for some teens behavior can be unpredictable. From slamming doors to retreating into their own personal world, it seems like it only takes one wrong word to trigger a teen meltdown.  So why exactly are teens so stressed? And what can we do to help them?

Several studies have proven that positive relationships between teens, family, and other members of their community contributes to a teen’s overall happiness as well as their brain’s positive development. That’s why it is so important to foster these relationships in a safe and nonjudgmental environment.

"The Princeton Teen Support Group has helped me mature
and mentally improve in several ways. It is better than any
one-on-one therapy sessions; hearing peers’ opinions and
experiences is very comforting.
The atmosphere and respect level allows me to open up
without feeling judged. "
Morgan,  Teen Support Group Member

Our goal is to fill a void in the availability of needed programming for teens by covering the following topics in a group setting:

-Conscious communication

-Mindfulness training

-Managing negative thoughts

-Relationship skills

-Coping skills

-Anxiety/stress reduction

   -Decision making

    -Emotional Literacy


We use a combination of evidence based therapies, mindfulness, and lifestyle management to empower teens in their everyday lives.

Group Leader: Joan Dawson, LCSW

Joan Dawson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an experienced therapist who specializes in helping teens and adults mange symptoms related to anxiety, depression, women's issues, eating disorders, personality disorders and trauma. By teaching Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and grounding skills in a group setting, teens learn to feel more confident and connected to others, able to handle stress more effectively and are generally more content in their everyday lives.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, please e-mail info@princetongroupsupportcenter.com or call 908-431-5254.