Programs and Group Therapy

NECBT Anxiety & Depression Program | Autism Spectrum Programs | Child & Anxiety Summer Program | Substance Abuse | Help for Military Vets | Children's Group | Trauma Group

Get Help NowThe NECBT Leadership Program for Children /Adolescents struggling with Anxiety & Depression

Understand I-CBT/CBT TreatmentThis unique NECBT program is designed for children and adolescents ages 8-15 struggling with anxiety and depression. If your child is a target of bullying, has eroding self esteem, has a low frustration tolerance, is irritable and/or refuses to go to school, seems withdrawn, anxious, or depressed, then this program is just what they need before they take on a new school year!

Most insurance may cover some or all. If you plan to use insurance please call the office so that we may verify your insurance benefits for coverage, and to see if you have any out of pocket costs.

Our program teaches the rudiments of Evidence Based Treatment, Interpersonal Cognitive Behavioral Skills combined Emotional/ Social Intelligence training. The children and adolescent groups will engage orientated as well as clinically based workshops.  In addition we offer Art Therapy and Yoga.  These activities are designed to help children and adolescents take control of their anxiety and depression while building self esteem, self confidence and social skills.

In order to ensure the safety of others, children who are aggressive and illicit signs of anger towards other children will not be admitted into group until their behaviors have begun to change. Another program is available for children with these issues needing help.

We have a zero tolerance policy for aggression, hostility and bullying in our groups.

NECBT Mild to Low-moderate Autism Spectrum Disorder Program

It's a known fact that many vulnerable Parents and Caregivers who simply want the best for their children (whom they love like there's no tomorrow) become prone to seeking help by visiting clinics and practices specializing in techniques designed to successfully test for and treat Autism Spectrum Disorders that do not take insurance of any sort. These treatments can cause financial stress and further frustration by costing families anywhere from $5,000. to $10,000, or more and once treated no real cognitive, mood or behavioral changes occur. NECBT stays true to it's mission by taking most insurances, refusing to make false promises and not misguiding or misinforming Parents and Caregivers.

NECBT's Autism Spectrum Program includes the modalities of Individual Treatment, Group therapy, Art therapy, Yoga group and Individual massage. These four modalities provide an effective, well rounded program that helps treat symptoms, provide social skills and interaction as well as the relaxation, peace and tranquility needed to reduce stress and anxiety in the life of a child on the spectrum or with special needs.

NECBT's Autism and Special Needs Group target the improvement of social skills and emotional intelligence as well as self-exploration, team building and creativity.

NECBT'S Art Therapy group helps children on the spectrum and with special needs, explore their creative side while helping them learn relaxation and self-confidence as well as social skills through art.

In addition NECBT's Yoga Group helps spectrum children and children with special needs learn peace, calmness, tranquility physical and mental awareness and control as well as coordination and direction through the ancient art of Yoga Meditation.

NECBT's Individual Massage Therapy aids children on the spectrum and with special needs reduce stress and tension while promoting relaxation and physical well being through special muscle and joint massage stimulation. Massage also provides a means for achieving mental calmness.

The NECBT Summer Leadership Program for Children /Adolescents struggling with Anxiety & Depression

This unique NECBT program is designed for children and adolescents ages 8-15 struggling with anxiety and depression. If your child is a target of bullying, has eroding self esteem, has a low frustration tolerance, is irritable and/or refuses to go to school, seems withdrawn, anxious, or depressed, then this program is just what they need before they take on a new school year!

Most insurance may cover some or, our entire 4 part program. If you plan to use insurance please call the office so that we may verify your insurance benefits for coverage, and to see if you have any out of pocket costs.

Our program teaches the rudiments of Evidence Based Treatment, Interpersonal Cognitive Behavioral Skills combined Emotional/ Social Intelligence training. The children will engage in fun daily activities that are sports and team orientated as well as clinically based workshops. These activities are designed to help children and adolescents take control of their anxiety and depression while building self esteem, self confidence and social skills.

In order to ensure the safety of others, children who are aggressive and illicit signs of anger towards other children will not be admitted into this group. Another program is available for children with these issues needing help.

We have a zero tolerance policy for aggression, hostility and bullying in our groups.

Substance Abuse

Understanding Alcohol Use, Abuse, & Dependence

• Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
• Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
• Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?
• Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?

One "yes" answer to the above questions suggests a possible alcohol problem. More than one "yes" answer means it is highly likely that a problem exists.

If you have more than one “yes” answer – have you ever felt a:

Craving – A strong need, or urge, to drink.
Loss of Control – Not Being able to stop drinking once drinking has begun,
Physical dependence – Withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety after stopping drinking.
Tolerance – The need to drink greater amounts of alcohol to get “high.”

If any of this sounds familiar – and if you are sick and tired of being sick and tired – if family members or loved ones are frightened for you, this group may be for you.

No nonsense, No judging, JUST HELP

STARS & STRIPES PROGRAM

Help for Military Vets

MILITARY VETERNANS PROGRAM, for Veterans developed by a Veteran!

• PTSD

• ANXIETY & DEPRESSION

• ANGER MANAGEMENT

• SUBSTANCE ABUSE

• LIFE READJUSTMENT

• MILITARY SUPPORT GROUP

• FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

Do you have a friend, family member or can you yourself use some assistance in dealing with their return from military service? Suffering from nightmares, anger outbursts, drinking too much, depression, anxious, don’t feel like you fit into civilian life?

Clinical Psychotherapist Thomas A. Cordier of NECBT (a Glastonbury CT based behavioral health institution) has created, researched and implemented a "highly effective" behavioral health program designed for veterans and those that our currently serving as well as their families. Thus far treatment effectiveness is very high and a great number of folks are finally getting the help they deserve!

Interpersonal Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ICBT) Treatment for Veterans with PTSD.
ICBT is a highly effective and innovative technique utilized to treat veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The most common complaint that veterans have regarding therapy is the notion that he/she does not feel understood and that no one can relate to the plight of the veteran. A lack of military knowledge by a provider can serve as a barrier between therapist and military patient which can also hinder recovery.

ICBT FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES.  The core of ICBT is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; a therapy that has been proven highly effective through thousands of empirical studies. ICBT is a hybrid of CBT and can be considered CBT’s modern counterpart. ICBT focuses on the interpersonal relationship in order to build trust and rapport with the patient as well as challenging the patient’s quick irrational thoughts that are leading to his/her negative feelings and actions (such as the case in PTSD). Once rapport and trust are formed and techniques specific for dealing with veterans are applied the deeper thinking processes (known as core beliefs) are challenged. ICBT is also delivered by therapists with military experience in order to assure a greater deal of therapeutic understanding, optimal results and treatment success.

Stop utilizing valuable time with therapy that has minimal results and lacks validation. ICBT, "genuine care, measurable results, evidence based therapy."

Childrens' Group - Ages 7-11

Monday Evenings

This group is designed for children to improve social skills, communication skills, organization skills, peer and family relationship, self confidence and symptoms related to anxiety and depression.

Group therapy will allow a multiple of participants, to engage in discussion and activities to increase understanding, knowledge and skills of a specific topic. It will also provide an opportunity for participants to experience supportive feedback in a safe and social environment.

During the last 30 years, studies have shown the growing benefits of group psychotherapy in a number of areas of life challenges.(1) One study found that children in Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (GCBT) for anxiety were able to reduce symptoms, and these gains were sustained at 3,6, and 12 month follow ups. (2). Another study found that children in a skills-training group demonstrated "increase skill in role-play situations, greater verbal knowledge of how to interact with peers, and more peer interactions in school." (3) These are just some of the many studies that show the importance and effectiveness of group therapy.

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(1) American Group Psychotherapy Association
(2) Carmichael, D.H., Lumpkin, P.W., Weems, C.F., Ginsburg, G.S., Kurtines, W.M., Silverman, W.K. Treating anxiety disorders in children with group cognitive-behavioral therapy: a randomized clinical trial. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1999 Dec: 67 (6):995-1003. PubMed PMID: 10596522.
(3) Santogrossi, D.A., & LaGreca, A.M. (1980). Social skills training with elementary school students: a behavioral group approach. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 42(2), 220-27.

Trauma Group - Ages 8-16

This group is designed to reduce psychological harm of children and adolescents that have been exposed to traumatic events. This includes reduction of anxiety symptoms, PTSD symptoms, depressive symptoms, externalizing disorders and symptoms.

Group therapy will allow multiple participants to engage in discussion and activities to increase understanding, knowledge and skills of a specific topic. It will also provide an opportunity for participants to experience supportive feedback in a safe and social environment.

According to a national study in 2011, 41.2% of children and youth experienced a physical assault in the last year, 10.1 percent experienced an assault related injury, 10.7 percent of girls in the past year experienced sexual abuse or assault and 13.7 percent experienced maltreatment by a caregiver. (1) Children and adolescents are now exposed to more abuse, crime and violence leading to consequences in their health and well-being. Group therapy shows strong evidence in the reduction of psychological related symptoms due to trauma. One study found that “Individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy were the only interventions found effective in an evaluation of seven commonly-used approaches to reduce the psychological harm to youth who experience trauma.” (2) Another study reported that “Cognitive-behavioral approaches have received the most scientific support.” (3)

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(1) Finkelhor, D., Hamby, S. L., Shattuck, A., & Turner, H. A. (2013). Violence, crime, and abuse exposure in a national sample of children and youth. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.42
(2) Wethington H.R., Hahn R.A., Fuqua-Whitley D.S., Sipe T.A., Crosby A.E., Johnson R.L.,Liberman A.M., Moscicki E., Price L.N., Tuma F.K., Kalra G., Chattopadhyay S.K.; Task Force on Community Preventive Services. The effectiveness of interventions to reduce psychological harm from traumatic events among children and adolescents: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2008 Sep;35(3):287-313. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2008.06.024. Review. PubMed PMID: 18692745.
(3) Lipovsky, J. A., & Hanson, R. F. (n.d.). Treatment of child victims of abuse and neglect. Retrieved from http://childlaw.sc.edu/frmPublications/TreatmentforChildVictimsofAbuseandNeglect.pdf