The Wise Family is offering an ongoing, co-ed group focused on supporting teens 14-17 struggling with the challenges that substance use and associated mental health symptoms cause. This group is a harm reduction group focused on reducing reliance on substances, learning about mental health, and inner resource management/coping skill development.
Teens must be able to commit to safety, not exhibit substance use behaviors that would result in hospitalization, not require inpatient rehabilitation, or currently be on probation. Sobriety is not a requirement of group admission, but if a group member is suspected of being under the influence at the time of the meeting, they will not be permitted to participate that day.
Members will receive group therapy as well as extended family support as appropriate.
Pronouns: He/ Him
Cleo is a Resident in Counseling at The Wise Family. He was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. He enjoys hiking and trying new foods. He loves to play video games and listen to podcasts during his free time.
Cleo believes that it is his role to uplift the community through advocacy, support, and intervention. He has always desired to collaborate with and assist individuals in goal setting, behavioral change, emotion regulation, and acceptance.
Cleo’s experience working with teens and adolescents is extensive as he volunteered at his former elementary and middle school throughout his college career. In addition, his mentorship and event planning opportunities at the University of Delaware have made him well-suited to work with young adults. Further, he has experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds and continues to grow in cultural competency.
Learn more about Cleo HERE.