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Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress

SPARCS is a 16-week group that was specifically designed to address the needs of chronically traumatized adolescents, ages 12-21, who may still be living with ongoing stress and are experiencing problems controlling emotions and impulses, getting along with and trusting others. Others may be experiencing flashbacks, feeling hopeless or worthless, using drugs or alcohol or self-harming. SPARCS helps teens better cope with the demands of everyday life, improve their confidence in overcoming problems, connect with others and build supportive relationships, become more aware, and create meaning.

SPARCS is also available in an individual counseling format or for younger kids. Please contact Amanda Berge at 224-633-3319 with questions or to determine if SPARCS is a good fit. 

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