My daughter has obtained exactly what we hoped for her by attending Reinvent Counseling. She now has an arsenal of tools that she can fall back on while navigating her last year of middle school and her freshman year of high school next September. The children gain valuable friendships and relationships outside of family and school dynamic. Kelly is knowledgeable and kind. I definitely recommend this program!
My daughter (13) has attended two sessions of the Teen Group at Reinvent Counseling and I can see a huge difference in her confidence. She has stepped out of her comfort zone and done things that she never would have done before. In the past she would have just sat at a lunch table alone and not talked to other classmates that she didn't know, now she is sitting at a table with other classmates and they are having conversations. Also she would have had the confidence to try out for a school sport, and has actually missed out on teams for sports because she didn't want to try. Well this past week she actually tried out for the school volleyball team, with the mindset that if she made it great, but if she didn't that is ok too at least she tried. We have even gone places where other teenagers are in attendance and she has actually walked up to them and introduced herself and hung out with them. Having her join this group was the best thing ever and it has made a huge difference in her and the way she handles different things. To top it all off she has a blast while she is there too. Thank you Lauren and Kelly for everything you have done to help her come out of her shell and given her confidence to step out of her comfort zone!
Our son (13) attended wellness sessions and it was a huge help to him as he transitioned from homeschooling during the pandemic to entering middle school for the first time. He learned some practical and very helpful strategies for learning to take responsibility in managing school work and his grades- which was causing him some anxiety prior to attending groups. He has gained the confidence to talk to his teachers when he needs extra help learning challenging concepts- as well as gaining additional confidence and leadership skills with his peers. We plan on using the drop-in sessions to reinforce his new skills as well.
Wellness Workshops for Teens & Tweens in Jenkintown.
Life is hard and kids need extra support.
Reinvent Counseling is a group workshop program serving teens and tweens struggling with social interactions, anxiety, stress, or meeting friends. After completing a brief consultation about your child’s needs, they will be invited to join one of our group cohorts.
During a group workshop, your child will engage with others in a safe and positive skill-building practice.
For kids ages 9-19
A way for kids to reconnect with each other and socialize.
Interactive with a focus on coping skills for life, stress & anxiety.
Small, safe, and confidential groups with 6-8 members.
Strategy-based and solution focused curriculum created by highly qualified counselors.
Inclusive and open safe spaces for evidence-based healing.
Wellness Workshops are:
Upon completion of this closed and confidential group, your child will have a toolbox of coping skills and a connection with peers.
Interactive workshops for teens with a focus on coping skills for life.
Groups make individuals stronger.
We understand that counseling is not “one-size-fits-all”, but group counseling has proven success.
Joining a group workshop at Reinvent Counseling will help children and teens become socialized, confident, and empowered. When group members share similar experiences, they create bonds. They learn about themselves through communication and self-disclosure.
Reinvent Counseling helps nurture feelings of independence and social acceptance through group interaction.
Reinvent Counseling was created by a school counselor, behavior therapist using ABA, Third Wave CBT (Mindfulness, DBT, goal setting), and Horticultural Therapy techniques to teach stress relief strategies. Getting through adolescence is easier with a group of peers that are also facing the same changes and challenges.
Teens need each other to learn about the world, especially now, after the pandemic. Engaging with peers in the setting of group counseling is particularly beneficial as we re-emerge from the pandemic and discover who we are now.
The only way to understand body language is through in person interaction. Schedule a Consultation to learn more.
Studies show that being in nature has proven success in calming and soothing anxiety and stress so it makes sense that some Reinvent Counseling sessions are held in an outside setting! Our group workshops use nature as part of our healing tool box.
We intentionally use outdoor spaces that are inspirational and uplifting to ease the nervous system and allow new skill building to happen.
Reinvent Counseling Groups
A Message On Safety
Safety is one of our highest concerns.
In our current world with threats of Covid-19:
Masks will be required during the group at the studio.
All of our counselors and employees are vaccinated.
Hepa air purifiers run during the group.
Please use hand sanitizer upon entry into the studio.
Forgot your mask? (We have some at the door!)
Our safety precautions will remain in place until a time when new measures are given from the CDC.
“Running groups for teens seems the most natural and logical progression for all of this teen counseling experience and knowledge I embody. Texting, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok, YouTube, and now virtual learning. Teens and tweens are constantly notified by their technology to look, respond, and emote all day. I feel a sense of purpose to teach young people how to cope with today’s stressors. ”
About our Founder
Kelly Marie Coutts, MS, BSC, has worn many therapeutic hats for the past decade while working with children and teens. She is a licensed and certified Elementary and High School Counselor, a licensed Behavior Therapist, and occasionally a summer camp counselor. Kelly has worked at elementary and high schools across the counties of Montgomery and Philadelphia and currently works at Saul Agricultural High School, in Philadelphia.
She is also the mother of her own teen and tween.
Kelly has experience working with children and adolescents that have a range of diagnoses and needs. She has led anxiety groups, written guidance curriculums, taught mindfulness, coached about college, written IEPs, 504s, behavior plans, and taught journaling workshops all in the name of serving and helping kids and teens.