“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
Frederick Douglass, abolitionist and statesman
The Buffalo Guidance Group specializes in providing counseling services to Preschool and Pre-K children with social, emotional, and behavioral issues and/or certain developmental disabilities.
We offer a less restrictive, cost effective alternative to center-based programs and/or services. It is our philosophy that given additional supports to develop appropriate social/emotional and behavioral skills, children can continue to experience the social and academic benefits that a typical early childhood setting provides.
Counselors provide social and behavioral interventions in an early childhood setting and/or home environment. Counselors work collaboratively with teachers, faculty, and administrators to provide support and practical assistance to promote the child’s success.
Group Counseling is provided at the BGG center 2 x or 3 x per week for 2 hour sessions. The counseling group simulates a traditional early childhood setting and students will engage in very similar activities; including circle time, play time, story time, seasonal activities, crafts, sing-along activities, and a healthy snack.
The counseling group promotes pro-social behaviors in a positive, nurturing, and structured environment through the use of specially designed therapeutic games, activities, and interventions. Counselors utilize the Incredible Years small group therapy model, as well as Theraplay activities and/or interventions which provide opportunities for more individualized attention.
Bussing is provided to and from the child’s program and/or home.
Parent Counseling and Training
Counselors work collaboratively with parents and caregivers to assist in implementing specific child-focused and developmentally appropriate behavioral interventions and promote follow through and consistency in the home.