Teens can access free virtual therapy

The Teenage Health Unit at the Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre is reaching out to teens who are suffering from mental health issues due to the pandemic

Teens can access free therapy

With unfamiliar school protocols, virtual learning, reduced social contacts, and feelings of isolation, children are increasingly experiencing the anxiety and stress brought on by the pandemic. To help those struggling with these issues, the Teenage Health Unit at the Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre is offering free virtual group therapy sessions via Zoom to teens between the ages of 13 and 19.

One 90-minute session group therapy session per week, for a total of 10 to 12 weeks, will be provided by psychology interns, and supervised by Dr. Perry Adler, Director of the Teenage Health Unit.

Participants in the therapy sessions will have the opportunity to talk about the problems they’re facing and learn how to manage their emotions more effectively — all while connecting with their peers.

Up to 12 teens can take part and the sessions will take place after school hours.

Participants will need an electronic device with a camera and access to the internet and Zoom.

To register, send an email to  adopsych@gmail.com stating that you want to participate in the group therapy.