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The next session begins July 6th!

Virtual Summer Program for 4-7 Year Old Children with Self-Regulation Difficulties

Coping Kids is a month-long virtual summer program developed by Dr. Carly Mayer created for young children struggling to manage their emotional reactions effectively in the face of “big feelings.” When calm, children may be equipped to share their thoughts and feelings, compromise, and think through their actions. In moments of stress, frustration, anger, anxiety, sadness, or even excitement, helping your child to access words and appropriate behaviors often feels impossible.

The Coping Kids summer program gives parents and children an opportunity to learn emotion regulation skills together, using the power of the parent-child relationship to create more manageable moments. Children and parents are provided with a coping toolbox to guide families through emotional experiences, coupled with a specific reinforcement systems to further the development of self-regulation skills. This program incorporates evidence-based approaches with engaging activities to help children and parents learn new skills within a virtual, small-group experience.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who is Coping Kids for? Children 4-7 years old who have difficulties with self-regulation, low frustration tolerance, managing “big feelings,” and/or a limited emotional vocabulary. This program will also benefit families who struggle to communicate effectively around emotional moments, giving both parents and children strategies to expand upon. Registration is open to all families, regardless of previous treatment through Kurtz Psychology.

What is the parent component? Parent involvement is integral to each child’s success in managing “big feelings.” The initial Coping Kids sessions will focus on parent skills only, giving parents strategies to support child development of coping skills throughout the program. The subsequent sessions will be targeting child strategies, with parent’s attending all groups to support generalization of new skills. Parent-child learning will therefore happen simultaneously and parents will have the opportunity to gain consistent feedback on their application of learned skills.

Where is Coping Kids? The program will take place virtually on our advanced, HIPPA compliant version of Zoom.

When is Coping Kids? Parent-only sessions will be July 6th & 8th 12-1PM EST. Parent-child sessions will begin July 10th. Parent-child sessions will be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3-4:00pm. A parent-child introductory activity will be Thursday, July 9th 3-3:30pm.

What is the cost and what does it include? The Coping Kids fee is $3000. Payment plans are available. The cost includes a parent-only 90-minute intake session, including a review of records. Two parent-only sessions and 11 child-parent sessions and a 1-hour follow-up telehealth session to provide specific feedback and recommend next steps.

Is Coping Kids covered by insurance? Maybe! While Kurtz Psychology is not a participating provider in any insurance company plans, we will provide you the documentation to submit to your insurance company for potential out-of-network reimbursement should your child meet diagnostic criteria for a mental health diagnosis. The diagnoses will be provided to parents at intake.


To get more information:

Contact our administrative team at, who will schedule a free telephone screener with Dr. Carly Mayer

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