Groups for Children, Adolescents & Adults

Groups for Children, Adolescents & Adults

We are proud to offer a variety of on-going therapeutic and educational groups as well as workshops to children, teens, and adults. At Edgewood, we strive to understand our clients first and then collaboratively work together to create the best therapeutic experience. If you do not see a group or workshop below that meets your needs, please let us know!



Social Kids (K-1st grade, Co-ed)

Social Kids group is focused on building relationships through enhancing children’s social thinking abilities. In this structured group, children learn the interpersonal, emotional management, and communication skills needed to be good friends. Through facilitated play, the group practices flexible thinking, self-calming, and reading and responding to facial expressions to enhance social connections.

Day/Time: Wednesdays 5:00 – 5:55 pm

Day/Time: Wednesdays 6:00 – 6:55 pm

Location: South Naperville Office

Leader: Holly Mauer, LPC



Connections (2nd-3rd grade, Co-ed)

Connections is a structured social skills group focusing on how to build and improve relationships with peers by learning how to use verbal and non-verbal cues.  Through art, role play, and games kids will learn self-calming skills and effective responses to difficult situations and peer interactions.


Day/Time: Tuesdays, 5:00-5:55pm

Location: South Naperville Office

Leader: Amber LeFevour, LMFT

STARS (4th-5th grade, Co-ed)

STARS is our Social Thinking And Readiness Skills group which provides children with a supportive place to practice relationship skills. Designed for kids who need help with the subtle details of being a friend, as well as growing more confident in navigating our social world.  Participants will cooperate, collaborate, and converse while engaging in playful activities and making positive memories together.


Day/Time: Tuesdays 6:00 – 6:55 pm

Location: South Naperville Office

Leader: Brittany Nelson, PsyD

Teen Spirit! (9th-12th Grade, Girls)

This High School girl’s group provides a space for girls to share similar worries and feelings and learn tools for coping.  The girls will benefit from practicing social skills to help get them through those sometimes awkward and anxiety provoking experiences with peers and help them with making and keeping friends.


Day/Time: Tuesdays 7:00 – 7:55 pm

Location: South Naperville Office

Leader: Jessica Adams, PsyD

Young Men’s Council (7th-12th grade)

A welcoming group with any of the following common issues such as low self-esteem, insecurity, sadness, low motivation, relationship problems, lack of purpose or direction and academic underperformance.   These young men are seeking acceptance and are looking for a way to connect on their terms and around their interests.  This group provides a nonjudgmental forum where boys can voice their feelings.  Together they will learn how to replace negative self-defeating thought patterns with positive ones, identify the situations and emotions that trigger problematic behaviors and how to make the transition from boyhood to teenage life successfully.


Day/Time: Mondays 6pm-6:55pm

Location: South Naperville Office

Leader: Daniel Laluna, PsyD

Positive Pals (ages 4-5, Co-ed)

Positive Pals is for children who struggle to use age appropriate social skills due to various reasons, such as ADHD, communication issues, impulse control difficulties, and/or have a hard time regulating emotions.  Your child will work on sensory regulation, understanding emotions, self-expression, self-awareness, taking turns, sharing, practicing manners, listening, following instructions, and developing coping strategies.  Activities include music, dance, games, sand tray, sensory-based play, yoga, story time, and art projects.


Day/Time: Wednesdays 4:00-4:55pm

Location: South Naperville Office

Leader: Melissa Grupe, PhD, LCPC

Foundations (6th-8th Grade, Girls)

This Foundations group provides a safe space for middle school girls to share similar thoughts, feelings, and concerns with one another, as well as learn tools for coping.  The girls will benefit from practicing social skills and building positive peer relationships to better deal with awkward, anxiety provoking, and everyday experiences with same age peers.


Day/Time: Mondays 7:00pm-7:55pm

Location: South Naperville Office

Leader: Samantha Rose, LSW

Phoenix: Trauma Informed Group (Adult Women)

This group is an evidenced-based, ten-session topic oriented curriculum designed to help female trauma survivors gain a better understanding of the psychological aftermath of victimization and the process of recovery. This group offers a confidential, safe environment for women to achieve mastery of their therapeutic work. Handouts and worksheets will be utilized, which members can bring into the individual therapy sessions to further explore and process. The group incorporates psychotherapy, somatic, DBT, and other models designed to increase participant’s emotional and body awareness skills and promote a sense of control over emotions and behavioral responses.

This is NOT a process group. Participants will not be asked to share their trauma experience(s). You are asked to commit to 3 months of attendance to this closed group.


Day/Time: January, 2020

Location: North Naperville Office

Leader: Michelle Rogers, LCSW, CCTP, CADC

Life Gets Better Together (LGBTQ+ Teens)

Exploring your sexual and gender identity can be an overwhelming experience, and Life Gets Better Together is a safe space to get support and guidance. This group is for middle school and high school teens who are seeking a place where you can be who you are, not who others want you to be. We will be working through topics such as coping skills, healthy relationships, finding strength in your identity, and coming out to friends and family.


Day/Time: January, 2020

Location: Plainfield

Leader: Kate Stevens, LPC

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