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Girl Talk

Girl Talk is a six-week after-school therapeutic group series for girls in 5th and 6th grades at Flint Hill. Through the use of art, play, and nature, participants will practice skills to help them navigate complex pre-teen social issues and to improve self-esteem.

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GIRL TALK: Developing a Healthy Sense of Self and Positive Peer Relationships

Curriculum Includes:


Social Skills Development

  • Making and keeping friends and the changing dynamics of friendship through adolescent development

  • Identifying the traits that make up positive, healthy relationships

  • Understanding social boundaries

  • Accepting social rules or expectations and their consequences

  • Understanding social expectations in situations/settings common during adolescence


Self Esteem and Compassion for Self and Others

  • Improving self-image and self-esteem

  • Perspective-taking, empathy for others and helping behaviors

  • Accepting differences within self and within peers

  • Managing negative emotions, depression or anxiety related to challenges with socialization


Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution

  • Increasing effective and assertive communication

  • Managing peer pressure and recognizing manipulation or malicious intent from peers

  • Recognizing and managing gossip, rumors or bullying

  • Developing and practicing strategies to help resolve conflicts within friendships

  • Understading internet safety and the appropriate use of social media

Maximum size of the group is 10 members.

Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm       Group sessions begin on April 3rd            Located on Lower School Campus, Flint Hill


Facilitators: Cate Riihimaki, LPC and Charlotte Mathews, Resident-in-Counseling, NCC        


Cost: $125.00 per 60-minute group for six (6) group meetings  (includes intake meeting and group material costs) 

          Co-faciltators will provide participating families with documentation (Superbill) for insurance purposes.


703.705.7675 (Cate)

973.255.6804 (Charlotte)



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