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Teen Support Groups


Emotional Support Group for Teens

If you have ever been a teenager, raised a teenager, or even come into contact with a teenager, you know they’re high strung. 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?

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

So how can Princeton Group Support Center help?

Several studies have proven that positive relationships between teens, family, and other members of their community contributes to a teen’s overall happiness factor and 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, Current 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

 

PGSC’s Teen Support Group has already started, and we’re looking for more teenagers who may need help dealing with their stress. We use a combination of evidence based therapies, mindfulness, and lifestyle management to empower teens in their everyday lives.


Group Leader: Peg Cummings, LPC, Ed.S, NCC

Peg Cummings has over 30 years of experience as an educator and counselor, working with children, adolescents, and young adults in schools, summer program,s and in private practice. Peg received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education and a Masters of Arts degree in School Counseling from Glassboro State College, as well as an Educational Specialist degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The College of New Jersey. As a Nationally Certified and New Jersey State Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Peg is a strong advocate for improving one’s overall health through mindfulness techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, and exercise.
 
For more information or to schedule a consultation, please e-mail teens@princetongroupsupportcenter.com or call 908-431-5254.