We are bringing our love for all things camp to San Francisco because fostering positive mental health is UNIVERSAL!!
Does your tween feel isolated and lonely or struggle with making new friends?
Could they use a safe, judgment-free space to open up and talk about what’s going on in their world?
Or maybe you’d like your teen to learn about healthy coping skills and how to manage anxiety effectively?
That is what Camp Therapyology is all about!!!
It’s been a year and a half of feeling disconnected. Now what?! Re-learning how to connect with new (or old) friends can be challenging. Especially on a social or emotional level.
“Why aren’t my friends answering my texts or ghosting me?” “It feels like I don’t have any friends, how do I make new ones?” These questions and more we will learn how to create healthy communication with our friends and family members too so we can have meaningful relationships. Campers will form bonds with others their own age by practicing active listening and open communication. With social media being a huge part of teen’s social life, we will explore the effects of social media on our friendships and how we can have a healthy relationship with social media.
Oh, and remember at camp when you’d go to arts and crafts and make your BFF a friendship bracelet? Yeah, we’ll do that too.
“When life hands us anxiety, we…”
Oof, life is hard right now; we get it! So how can we cope with the anxiety and stress of the pandemic? How can we deal with remote learning, loneliness, and feeling disconnected? We can learn how to practice real coping skills and learn how each of us manages the stress of being a kid today and connect with nature.
Want to learn more about DBT and ACT? We do too!
Just kidding, we already know it ;)
From mindfulness and distress tolerance (think self-soothing) to acceptance, we will explore and learn how to incorporate these skills into our everyday lives. This builds our emotional tolerance and helps prepare us for challenges along the way. With many of us feeling so uncertain about the future, even at times catastrophizing, by learning these skills and being able to practice them will set you up for a more peaceful future.
From bullying to body image, to consent and death; These topics tend to have a stigma associated with them and are not regularly discussed in school or at home. We create a safe and non-judgmental summer camp to explore and discuss taboo topics. The year 2020 did not pass the vibe check. But you know what is? Having an open mindset and willingness to discuss “taboo topics”.
Our intention is not to tell anyone what to think or how to act. Instead, we seek to create a safe and open space, with hands-on activities and games designed to guide vulnerable conversations. We are empowering the next generation of ‘thinkers’ and ‘doers’ to embrace the world with an open mindset.
Camp Therapyology isn’t the only thing we offer at our West Bloomfield, MI private practice. Our caring therapists also provide trauma-informed therapy, online therapy, therapy for children of divorce, grief counseling, therapy for children, and therapy for teens. We also offer parent coaching, therapy for young adults, groups, and workshops.