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Current Therapy & Support Groups

Anxiety Support Summer Camp!

Have fun, find support, and learn how to reduce anxiety and fear.

July 8-12, 2024
1 week, daily, 9am - noon

Entering 3-5th grade in the fall: Coping Cat
Entering 6th-8th grade in the fall: The C.A.T. Project
Entering 9th-12th grade in the fall: The C.A.T. Project

Coping Cat and the C.A.T. Project are evidenced-based cognitive behavior therapy programs designed to help normalize the experience of anxiety for youth while developing skills to effectively address anxious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Group members will participate in numerous activities that may include art activities, group discussions, games, and experiential exercises to understand what anxiety is and how it develops, learn how to challenge fear based self-talk, and change anxious thinking (C.A.T.).

The camps are staffed by students in the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program at Roberts Wesleyan University under the supervision of licensed psychologists at Westside Psychological Services. To ensure that this group is appropriate for each youth, screening is required.

Cost: $199.00/week

Register here: roberts.edu/wpscamp

Current Therapy & Support Groups

Anxiety and Depression Support Groups

Find support and learn how to reduce child anxiety and depression.

What is it?

  • 12-week group therapy for the treatment of emotional disorders in Children and Adolescents

Who is it for?

  • Children (ages 8-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Parents (separate, co-occurring support group)

What problems will it help?

  • Stress, worry, social anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, health anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression. (A formal diagnosis is not required to attend)

When is it offered?

  • Next tentative start date is March 4, 2024
  • Mondays, 7-8pm, in-person at Westside Psychological Services, 7 College Greene Drive, N. Chili, NY 14514

What is the cost?

  • $30/child, parents are free (must have a child in attendance)

The Unified Protocol (UP) is a cutting-edge cognitive-behavioral (CBT) therapy that can be used to treat many common mental health concerns like anxiety, depression, and other emotional disorders. It is a transdiagnostic treatment, which means it is meant to help anyone struggling to manage emotions, regardless of their diagnoses. The Unified Protocol is an active treatment that teaches patients skills and strategies to manage strong emotions when they are interfering in daily life. The goal of UP is to reduce the intensity and frequency of negative emotions, through emotion-focused education, awareness techniques, cognitive strategies, problem-solving, and an array of behavioral strategies. A parent group runs separately, at the same time as the children and adolescent groups, to equip parents with unique knowledge, skills, and support for parenting children and adolescents with emotional needs.

To ensure that this group is appropriate for each youth, screening is required.

How to sign up?

Fill out the form below and a clinician will be in contact shortly:

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group for LGBTQ+ Adolescents

A safe and affirmative environment for LGBTQ+ adolescents to explore the nuances of belonging to the LGBTQ+ community and develop coping skills to improve mental health.

This group is for:

Adolescents ages 14-17 who identify as LGBTQ+
AND are experiencing depression and/or anxiety

Where is it located?

Westside Psychological Services


Meetings held once a week for 1 hour


8-12 weeks



How to Sign Up or want more info?

Contact: Emma Annechino, Doctoral Candidate
at annechino_emma@roberts.edu
or (585) 506-5613

Printable flyer

Dr. Cheryl Repass, Clinic Director - 585.594.6720 - wps@roberts.edu