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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Come & Learn About NESCA's New Therapeutic Options

NESCA invites you to join us, as we introduce our new therapeutic services!

  • Hear About our New Programs
  • Meet the Therapists   
  • Ask Questions  
  • We will also have a general discussion about therapy:  
    • What modalities do we use - and why?  
    • Who would benefit?

Please RSVP: info@nesca-newton.com

December 8, 2016, 7- 8:30 pm

Free of Charge

Location: NESCA, 55 Chapel Street, Newton - 1st Floor

Event details can also be found on the FaceBook event! Check it out! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Transitioning to College with Anxiety

For students with anxiety, the transition to college is often more difficult.

Parent of college students who are struggling with the transition to college, this one's for you:

From NorthJersey.comFor students with anxiety, the transition to college is often more difficult

The transition to college can be tough for most kids, but for those with anxiety, it can be even more difficult. As many as 1 in 4 children and adolescents are affected by an anxiety disorder and starting college presents another level of challenges — making new friends while fighting social anxiety, handling living in a dorm with obsessive compulsive disorder or simply functioning independently after parents handled many basic day-to-day tasks.

 “We have so many kids with anxiety — teenagers and young adults — they don’t even get out of bed on their own in the morning,” said Albano. “If a parent is still waking their senior high school student up in the morning for school, how in the world is that kid going to get up on their own for college. [There are] different things that seem small but they’re actually big.”

Here are a few more resources you might find helpful:
  • Your college's Disability/AccessAbility/Student Support office
  • You high school therapist
    • Maybe you can have a Skype session with them
  • NESCA's Transition Services 
  • NESCA's new theraputic services

Monday, November 28, 2016

NESCA Introduces Our New Therapeutic Services!

NESCA Therapeutic Services

Drama Therapy Groups: Acting Games and Social Skills Development
  • 8-week group starting Monday, January 23rd, 3:30-4:30 pm    
  • For ages 9-12
  • Improvisational acting games offer fun and structured ways to interact and make connections with fellow group members. Every game is used to teach key social skills and build each member's self-awareness and self-esteem. Some games have a simple structure, such as mirroring one another's movements. Some games involve acting out scenes you might see in real life. In an atmosphere of having fun, we will celebrate as each member's social confidence grows!

Expressive Arts Therapy for Individuals and Groups
  • With Tonya White, MA Expressive Arts Therapist & Mental Health Counselor
  • This multi-modal approach to therapy incorporates drama, dance, mindfulness, movement, and art as a way to help children and adolescents learn how to express and manage their emotions through creative expression. For those who have difficulty accessing traditional therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy can engage a range developmental levels and learning styles. 
  • And it's fun, so it offers a natural motivation to engage in the process. 

Mindfulness Groups:  Mindfulness and Expressive Arts for Teens 
  • 8-week group starting Monday, January 23rd, 5-6 pm
  • For ages 15-18
  • Mindfulness is the practice of engaging in the present moment with compassion and non-judgement. It is an approach that helps with regulating emotions and attention - especially for those who experience anxiety. Practical ways to bring mindfulness into your everyday life.
Individual and Family Therapeutic Services

Anxiety and Skills Coaching Program
Individual Cognitive Therapy (CBT)
Family Guidance Training

Email Dr. Elizabeth Lops to sign up: elops@nesca-newton.com