Young Men’s Council

A place for young men to build positive relationships & improve social skills

Address common issues such as self-esteem, low motivation, relationship problems, lack of direction, and academic underperformance in this nonjudgmental forum. Participants will learn how to identify situations that trigger problematic behaviors and replace negative thought patterns with positive ones.

DAY & TIME: monDAY – 6 TO 6:55 PM


Leader: scott shippert, LCPC

Frequently asked questions about groups

Get answers about Edgewood’s Young Men’s Council

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Young Men’s Council offers a therapeutic setting where young men can express themselves. This group offers numerous benefits, including: a forum to discuss topics relevant to peers, the opportunity to build positive relationships, and the chance to improve social skills. Topics often discussed include family, peers, hobbies/interests, bullying, anxiety, depression, and ways of coping with stress.

Are there any requirements to join this group?

This group is for boys in Grades 7 through 12.

How many boys are in the group?

The enrollment maximum is nine, but the sessions usually comprise of four to six members.

What is the cost?

The group fee is typically covered by insurance. If paying out-of-pocket, the session fee is $70.

How do I enroll my son?

Call Client Services at 630-428-7890, Ext 320 to schedule an enrollment session for you and your child. At your consultation, we will discuss your background and reasons for seeking group therapy. If your child is a good fit and the group has an opening, your child will immediately be enrolled. If the group is full following your session, your child will be put on a waitlist and you’ll be notified when space is available.