Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB) Treatment Groups
CBT Skills and Support Groups for Children, Teens, and Adults
2nd & 4th Saturday of each month: 11:30am-12:30pm for Adults, 1:00-1:45pm for Elementary & Middle School Aged Children, and 2:00-2:45pm for Teens & Young Adults (high school, college-age, up to age 25).
These are open and ongoing groups where you (or your child) will learn effective strategies for managing your BFRB and becoming more accepting of yourself. Group structure will include the learning and practice of healthy coping skills as well as support. Groups uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT), and Mindfulness to help each group member learn and practice tools to reduce hair pulling, skin picking, or other similar behaviors. Group members will set behavioral goals and support each other in reaching their goals.
Led by Laura Chackes, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist and Owner of The Center for Mindfulness & CBT
Insurance or Private Pay $75 per session
To enroll or for questions, contact Dr. Chackes, at 314-561-9757 x701 or email email@example.com.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8-Week Course
For Adults and Mature Teens ages 16 and over
Now Enrolling for Fall Session starting October 18th
Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00pm; $400 for all 8 classes
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy is a clinically proven program for preventing relapse into depression and reducing stress and anxiety. Mindfulness is a non-judgmental way of paying attention in the present moment and increases our awareness of how we habitually react to situations, so we can choose to respond in more effective ways. Cognitive therapy teaches skills to identify and challenge the underlying beliefs that contribute to depression and anxiety. Mindfulness complements cognitive therapy through the development of an accepting attitude towards oneself and one’s life.
This course will help you:
- learn to step out of automatic pilot and become aware of each moment
- be mindful of how thoughts and feelings lead to depression and anxiety
- learn to respond to negative feelings with acceptance
- learn to recognize distorted thinking to feel less anxious and depressed
- engage in healthy behaviors that are consistent with your values
Led by Laura Chackes, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, Owner of The Center for Mindfulness and CBT, 10845 Olive Blvd. Ste. 150, St. Louis, MO, 63141.
To enroll or for questions, contact Dr. Chackes at 314-561-9757 ext. 701 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Mindfulness Program
This 8‐week course will teach you and your family members a specific way of paying attention to your breath, body, thoughts, feelings, and the world around you. This way of paying attention is very powerful because when you can observe your thoughts and feelings, then you can choose what you say and how you act, so you can respond skillfully rather than react mindlessly. This course will not only help you learn ways to regulate your own emotions, but also interact better with each other.
Research demonstrates that people who practice mindfulness experience the following benefits:
Increased attention and decreased hyperactivity and impulsivity, increased executive function (working memory, planning, and organization)
- Fewer conduct and anger management problems
- Increased emotional regulation and self calming
- Increased social skills and social compliance
- Decreased anxiety and depression
- Increased sense of calmness, relaxation and quality of sleep
- Increased self esteem
Ages 9‐17 (at least one parent must also attend, siblings encouraged)
$400 for all 8 sessions (plus $300 for 1st parent, $200 for each additional family member)
Wednesdays 6:00‐7:00pm beginning August 23, 2017
Led by Laura Chackes, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, Owner of The Center for Mindfulness & CBT, 10845 Olive Blvd. Ste. 150, St. Louis, MO, 63141.
To enroll or for questions, contact Dr. Chackes at 314-561-9757 or email@example.com