Teen Support Groups

We are excited to be offering several unique support groups for Sonoma County youth. We will be adding to our group offerings so you can bookmark this page!

Do you think your son or daughter would benefit from group counseling?

If so, get in touch today and we will help you take the next steps!

The Council Groups

The Council For Boys & Young Men

Support groups for teens in Santa Rosa
The Council is a strengths-based group approach to promote boys’ and young men’s safe and healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years.

The Council meets a core developmental need in boys and young men for strong, positive relationships.

In this structured environment, boys and young men gain the vital opportunity to address masculine definitions and behaviors and build their capacities to find their innate value and create good lives – individually and collectively!

Here are the details:

When: Groups start in August & January every year

Time: 9-12th grade : Tues. 6-7pm & 7-8th grade : Wed. 6-7pm

Where: 2455 Bennett Valley Rd. B302 in Santa Rosa

Length: One semester commitment

Cost: $50 per group – paid one month at a time

The challenges of today’s youth are tremendous and I believe that they need all the help that they can get. A positive and engaging support group is one of the most effective ways to help teen boys. They are often more open to feedback from their peers than the adults in their lives. The Council provides an opportunity for reflection, interaction and making positive changes.

These groups promise to be fun, engaging and make a difference in your son’s life.

Would you like more info?

You can send me an email at uriah@guilfordfamilycounseling.com and we will set up a time for a free consultation. I look forward to talking with you!

Teen Girl's Support Group

Teen Girl’s Support Group

Teen girls support groups in Santa RosaTeenage girls are going through a transition and working on discovering their unique identities.

They are becoming more independent, learning to voice their opinions and discovering their values. They are also figuring out how to make good choices, develop close relationships with others and navigate the intense pressures of high school life.

Every teenage girl needs support.

This group is designed to help your daughter learn to make safe and healthy choices, increase her self-confidence, self-esteem and ability to communicate with others.

Dr. Synde Acks has a tremendous amount of experience facilitating teen groups. She is able to connect and relate with teens in a way that helps them feel understood, but also challenged to change and grow.

In this group your daughter will . . .

  • Explore her personal story
  • Identify negative patterns and how to change them
  • Learn to deal effectively with stress
  • Gain new communication skills
  • Improve her ability to cope with anxiety
  • Have fun while feeling connected to others

Here are the details:

Time: Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm

Where: 2455 Bennett Valley Rd. B302 in Santa Rosa

Length: One-semester commitment

Cost: $50 per group – paid one month at a time

You can contact Dr. Synde Acks directly to see if this group would be a good fit for your teen daughter.

You can call her at (707) 387-0245 or email her at synde@guilfordfamilycounseling.com.

Young Adult Support Group

Coming soon with Michael Henry, MFT