Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016

West Bergen Mental Healthcare, a non-profit counseling and psychiatric center, announced a new Social Anxiety Group for high school teenagers. The Group is scheduled to begin in the Fall, 2016 at the West Bergen Center for Children and Youth, One Cherry Lane, Ramsey, NJ. Participation is limited; if it becomes full, West Bergen can place your child on a waiting list or consider starting another group. If you have any questions or wish to enroll, please call Eve Thaler, LPC, Staff Therapist, at (201) 444-3550 ext. 7127. Most insurance plans are accepted.

The Social Anxiety Group will focus on understanding the cognitive, physical and behavioral features associated with social anxiety and applying this knowledge to exposure situations that the students will practice in the group as well as specific social environments. Parents will be involved at the beginning and at specific junctures throughout. Please note: parents and teens will need to commit to weekly sessions for a six-month period to complete the entire program.

Established in 1963 as a child guidance clinic, today West Bergen provides comprehensive services for all age groups with various levels of need. West Bergen Mental Healthcare was voted Number One in Client Satisfaction by the Mental Health Corporations of America’s National Survey for 2015. The Agency has earned this notable recognition ten times since 1998.