Who is this therapeutic boys group for?

  • Boys (assigned and identifying) aged 9-14 who could use a safe, positive space for self-expression and personal development
  • Everyone! Participants will benefit from strategies to boost self-esteem, improve their emotional literacy, develop positive friendships, and think about their personal values.  Basically, this group is designed to help you identify the kind of human you want to be in the world, and understand which behaviors will help you get there.

What is involved?

Coach Nigel leads kids on an empowering 8-week journey of personal development. Through discussion, projects, and group activities, we will be working on self-esteem, self-efficacy, and emotional expression techniques. We’ll discuss the challenges of life as a guy at this age and stage, including how to manage friendships and relationships with parents, siblings, and authority figures. We’ll touch on setting and respecting boundaries, personal responsibility, accountability, and consent, all elements that help young guys grow into healthy, positive men. Depending on the dynamic of the group (and the weather!) we may even head outdoors and take our discussion to the backyard or the nearby forest trail.

Our goals are to help kids learn about:

  • Healthy emotional expression
  • Positive self-talk & self-esteem
  • Respectful communication
  • Setting & respecting boundaries
  • Making (and being) good friends
  • Anti-bullying behaviors and what it means to be an ally
  • Effective self-advocacy

Where is it held?

The clinic is located at 144 Wilson St E, Ancaster, between Halson & Jerseyville

How much does it cost?

  • 8-week Program is $1000, cost is due in full on registration and will be held on credit in your account
  • Each week you will be sent a paid receipt for $125 via email (usually within 24-48hrs of each session) billed under the supervising social worker Catherine Penny
  • Missed group sessions may not be covered by your insurer; please note that families are responsible for the cost of the program regardless of attendance
  • This program can be covered by many private benefit plans under social work. OAP funds can also be used.
  • If you have any questions about funding or billing, or would like help interpreting your benefit plan, please email your questions to our accounts specialist at  accounts@nowwhatsupports.ca 
  • Please talk to Karen in accounts if you require alternate billing arrangements such as a staggered payment plan
  • Questions about using your insurance at NowWhat?  Check out our Insurance FAQs

How do I register?

  • Give us a call at 289 678 0581 or send us an email at info@nowwhatsupports.ca
  • If you are brand new to NowWhat, our intake team will reach out to support you and book your child/family an Initial Appointment (required before our team can place a child in any therapeutic program)
  • This program is run based on the interest on our waitlist
  • The 8-wk program will be set up with groups curated carefully to optimize the experience and meet the unique needs of each participant. Feel free to call in and have a chat with the front desk to ask questions and work out the best option for your family