Description of Groups
Group Therapy: This group addresses the psychological, social and emotional factors that affect the adolescent. Group is milieu based and interactive with peers and staff. It also utilizes the teaching of communication and assertiveness skills, conflict resolution, relaxation, problem-solving, coping strategies, alcohol and drug issues.
Expressive Psychotherapy: The expressive psychotherapy group consists of active participation in art projects, drama, and therapeutic group activities that are designed to build interpersonal skills promote group cohesiveness/trust, and build an individual’s self-esteem. Role-playing, movement, family sculpture, therapeutic games and recreational activities may also be utilized.
Family Program: The family program is designed to promote better understanding and communication between family members in a supportive group setting.
DBT Group (Dialetic Behavior Therapy) This group encompasses mindfulness training, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. It emphasizes an increased tolerance toward emotions, inner awareness, self-control, acceptance and change.
NorthStar Day Treatment Program is licensed by the State of Wisconsin.
All groups are led by counselors who have advanced degrees/licenses in either psychology, counseling psychology, social work, or marriage and family therapy.