Stepping Stones Group Therapy

The Stepping Stones locations offer Therapy Groups on a variety of topics. These groups can be an ideal way to enhance learning and to make positive life changes.

Kelowna Therapy Groups

Boys Social and Leisure Skills Group (Preteen) 9-12 Saturdays 1:00pm – 2:15pm Skills taught include communication and self-regulation. Activities include board games, lego, and group outings.
Connected Parenting Parents October 19th, 10am to 12pm “An interactive group for parents and caregivers who are dealing with everyday parenting dynamics and issues. Topics will include: oWhy the parent-child relationship is so important. o How to build a secure sense of connection with your child. o How to effectively deal with challenging behaviours including how to help your child manage big feelings. These topics will be addressed using the most recent neuropsychological and attachment research and findings from leaders in the field of developmental psychology. A light snack will be provided along with tea and water.”
Gentle Connections 7+ “Nov 15, 2019 9:30am – 11:30pm” A grief group for kids and teens that have lost a parent. Join us for a morning of connections. Our therapy dogs, along with their handlers, will provide a space for grief sharing and explorations. Activities and snacks will be provided.
Girls Social Skills Group 8-10 Wednesdays 5:15pm – 6:30pm This group provides the opportunity for girls to grow a healthier sense of self-esteem and a stronger sense of self! It’s a ton of fun bundled into a positive, caring & safe environment where girls can develop friendships and connect with other peers while participating in fun recreational and social activities such as crafts, yoga, lego, board games, and self-esteem building.
Improv Group 10-13 COMING SOON Learning improv can help kids on stage and in life. Through group games and improv exercises, members of the group will learn and develop skills such as listening, accepting, problem-solving, and emotional expression that will help build their confidence and social skills.
In It Together – Parent Group Parents 1st Mon each Month, 7:00-8:15pm Join with other caregivers to learn about a variety of topics and join in discussion. Topics will include: therapy dogs; grief and loss; sibling conflict and blended families; self care for parents and relationship-rescue; aggression in teens and preteens; EMDR for kids
Independent work systems Grade 1-2 Thursdays 4-5:15pm starting July 25-August 29th Grade 1 or 2 preparation for children with Executive functioning challenges – The six week program will encourage independent work on tasks that are suited to each child’s individual level. Prompting will be minimized over time so that children learn to initiate a set oftasks on their own. The group sessions will include time for a movement break, social play and teaching academic skills as necessary for the work systems assigned to each participant.
LGBTQ+ Parent Group Parents COMING SOON This series will be a place for parents /caregivers who are supporting LGBT+ youth to learn and share.
LGBTQ+ Resource Group 13+ COMING SOON Connect and learn tips & tools around LGBTQ+ terminology, emotional regulation & coping tools, adaptive clothing, communication with family/community, voice modification, medical information, dating and more!
Making Memories – Grief Workshops 13-18 August 22 2019, 6.30 – 8pm “Making Memories is about keeping the ones we have lost close to us. Join us and create a special keepsake for the person you miss. “
Open Art Studio All ages and families One Saturday Monthly – 12-3pm Drop in with your family, friends or by yourself to create art in a space held by an art therapist. Use this time to bond, create and have fun while creating art. A variety of art materials will be provided. The studio is open to everyone and no art experience is required. We ask that parents remain with their children at all times.
Preteen Group 10-13 Mondays 4:30-6:00pm This group provides a safe and accepting setting for preteens to develop social skills. Participants will select weekly activities, which may include board games, art, therapy dogs, outings (e.g. hikes, laser tag, Scandia)
Super Flexible Skills Boys Groups (6-8) 6-8 Thursdays 4:00pm – 5:00pm Participants will develop skills related to whole body listening, self regulation, flexible thinking, observation skills, perspective taking, body awareness and communication skills.
Super Flexible Skills Boys Groups (8-10) 8-10 Saturdays 11:00am – 12:00pm Participants will develop skills related to whole body listening, self regulation, flexible thinking, observation skills, perspective taking, body awareness and communication skills.
Teen Boys Group 13-16 Saturdays 2:30pm – 4:30pm Skills taught include communication and self-regulation. Activities include board games, group outings, social communication, and story creation.
Teen Girls Group 16-19 Thursdays at 4:30pm This group will focus on self esteem and self confidence, interpersonal relationships, body positivity, conflict resolution, etc. Integrating animal-assisted therapy within the group will be a highlight for the group.
Teen Nights Teens 14+ “Mondays 6:30pm – 8:15pm” A variety of social skills and physical activities, outdoor education, and community outings will be offered. Typical ctivities chosen are game nights, laser tag, movies, challenge nights, etc. Monthly visits from Art Therapist Amy Van Dongen.
Young Adult ASD Group 18+ 10/7/2019 at 7:00pm This group is for young adults age 18+ with an ASD diagnosis. Participants will determine the focus of the group, be it social, skills building, or a combination.