WELLNESS & SKILLS GROUPS FOR ALL AGES

Practice valuable coping skills with support from others.

Add a wellness or skills group to regular outpatient counseling for the opportunity to practice skills in a safe and structured setting.

 

These groups provide individuals with the skills needed to cope effectively with their emotions, problem-solve, and make healthy decisions. Groups are effective because they complement one-on-one outpatient counseling and give individuals the opportunity to discuss and practice skills with others.

CFS offers groups for adults and teens, both in person and online. Please see our current list of offerings below. If more intensive care is needed beyond the level of these groups, consider the next level up in care, an Adult Intensive Outpatient Program or CFS Day Treatment for Teens.

Clients are typically referred to these groups by their outpatient counselor. To refer to these groups, contact our Intake Team at 800-438-1772.

Wellness & Skills Groups offered at CFS

Teen DBT Skills Group

In Wisconsin Via Video Telehealth
This outpatient group for teens aged 14‐18 addresses depression, anxiety, and other mental health diagnoses, utilizing components of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). When symptoms do not improve with outpatient therapy alone, this group may be added to the treatment plan. It also is appropriate for follow-up care after inpatient treatment or other higher levels of care.

Program Schedule:
Mondays from 4-5:30 pm

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Teen DBT-Inspired Skills Group

In Person—Mankato, MN Clinic
These programs are comprehensive, trauma-informed, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)-inspired programs for adolescents ages 14-18 for the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health disorders.

Program Schedule:
Mankato: Thursdays from 4-5:30 pm

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Teen DBT Skills Group

In Person—Community Counseling & Care Center at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Muskego, WI
This group is an outpatient level program for adolescents ages 14-18 for the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health disorders. When diagnoses do not improve with outpatient therapy alone, this group may be added to the treatment plan. It also is appropriate for follow-up care after inpatient treatment or other higher levels of care.

Program Schedule:
Thursdays from 6-7:30 pm

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Social Skills Group for children ages 7-12

In Person— Appleton, WI Clinic
This evidence-based intervention group aims to inspire and empower elementary school students to learn effective strategies for building relationships, maintaining friendships, and fostering meaningful connections. The objectives of the program are to provide the skills to address social anxiety and foster meaningful relationships. 

Program Schedule:
Tuesdays from 1-2:30 pm 

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Social Skills Group for teens

In Person— Appleton, WI Clinic
This evidence-based intervention group aims to inspire and empower middle and high school students to learn effective strategies for building relationships, maintaining friendships, and fostering meaningful connections. The objectives of the program are to provide the skills to address social anxiety and foster meaningful relationships. 

Program Schedule:
Tuesdays from 3-4:30 pm 

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Adult DBT Skills Group

Via Video Telehealth in Wisconsin
This is an outpatient-level mental health group focused on providing support and strategies for adults facing increased stress, anxiousness, or depression. This group uses components of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). This program is appropriate for

  • Those who have struggled to regulate their behaviors and emotions effectively, causing impairment to their quality of life
  • Those who need follow-up care after inpatient treatment or other higher levels of care

Program Schedule:
Wednesdays from 5-6:30 pm

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Adult Mental Wellness Group

Via Video Telehealth in Wisconsin
This group meets via Video Telehealth for the convenience and comfort of those participating. It is intended for adults needing mental wellness education and support, as an extension or add on to outpatient care.

  • Appropriate for clients with an increase in symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, difficulty coping most days
  • Not appropriate for substance use or eating disorders, or those with suicidal or homicidal thoughts or self-injury

Program Schedule:
Monday & Wednesday from 11 am-12:30 pm

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CFS WELLNESS AND SKILL GROUPS ARE OFFERED IN-PERSON OR ONLINE