Adolescent Therapy in the Wichita, KS, Area


These are weekly coeducational and/or therapy groups for teens ages 12 to 18.  Issues concerning behavior, family, relationships, substance use, self-esteem, anger, communication and other general topics are addressed in an environment that is supportive yet can also be confrontive. Peer feedback is an important aspect of the group process.

  • "COPING" is an Adolescent Group for teens ranging in age from 12 to 18 who are experiencing some difficulties with their emotions.  The group focuses on developing positive coping strategies to more effectively deal with the day-to-day stressors that occur in a teen’s life.  Teens suffering from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, difficulty in interpersonal relationshipS, school stress or grief and loss, benefit from a group setting where support and feedback is offered. 
  • "DECISION-MAKING" is an Adolescent Group for teens ranging in age from12 to 18 who are faced with past choices that have had a negative impact     on their lives.  The group uses the setting of a supportive, yet confrontativeatmosphere to address issues such as alcohol and/or drug use, anger, poorcommunication, school difficulties, family conflict or behavioral difficulties.  Some teens may be involved in the juvenile legal system and are desiring to address the behaviors/choices that led to the legal consequences.


The primary goal of this group is to prevent physical, sexual, property and or psychological violence by helping adolescents learn to cope with anger, stress, frustration and anxiety in positive and constructive ways.  A secondary goal is to work on the related issues of substance use/abuse which facilitate such violence as well as self-esteem issues.


CA is a State Certified agency for outpatient substance abuse.  We are also approved to offer Options 1, 2, 3 and 4 through the Johnson County Courts, which address evaluation and diagnosis, psychoeducational intervention, brief treatment and intensive treatment including family sessions.  We do not offer inpatient, residential or de-toxification treatment.