Groups for Kids & Teens

Helping kids and teens grow more resilient.

Depression. Social anxiety. Peer conflict. Kids and teens deal with a lot these days.

Group programs at The Brookline Center help young people overcome challenges so they can enjoy fuller lives and experience brighter futures. Led by experienced clinicians, each group addresses a specific need or age group. Some groups feature discussion, others focus on play. All provide a safe environment where children and teens can express their concerns and develop life-enhancing skills.

Groups we offer

The Brookline Center offers groups for K-12th graders based on the needs of the community. Many of our groups are generalized in topics and engage a range of social, structured, and play-based activities. Groups may be most appropriate for youth who are struggling with the following: distress in social relationships, mild-moderate anxiety, mild-moderate depression, self-regulation, and more. We offer a range of groups that are organized by gender, and others that are gender-inclusive. It is important that members pursue the group model that is most affirming to their identity. Most of our groups run on an academic year schedule; we have separate offerings in the summer. Please contact our Intake Team at 617-860-2084 to learn more about current openings and offerings. View a list of current groups we offer.


While most child and teen groups start or reconvene in the fall of each year, we also offer rolling admissions whenever there is space in a group. Please contact our Intake Team at 617-860-2084 to learn about current availability.

Groups are typically organized by age/grade level and gender identity. We respect everyone’s right to self-identify, and our group clinicians will work with you to find the best fit based on your child and their individual needs, identity, and preferences.

Group clients are accepted from both within and outside of the Town of Brookline.