Parenting Series-Circle of Security


Circle of Security is a relationship-based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment and security between parents and children. FRDC, LLC's expert in Circle of Security, Lauren Cardone, LCSW provides an 8 week course to teach parents the necessary skills to enhance relationships with your children, as well as your children's healthy attachment to you.  


Wednesdays from 11am-Noon:

For parents of children between the ages of 0 and 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

This group will focus on assisting you in learning how to "be with" your child during times of distress. Learning how to organize and express their feelings will also be emphasized, which will ultimately help you understand how to help your child explore their world in a secure manner. 

Wednesdays from 7-8pm:

For parents of children between the ages of 5-11




This group will focus on learning how to help your child in times of distress. Rather than "time outs" or negative interactions, Lauren will teach you to distinguish the difference between defiance and fear. Understanding this will help you fill your child's emotional needs while establishing trust, security and compliance. 
  • Cost for Circle of Security Series: $320 (individual) or $400 (couple) for 8 week course (Payment is due in full upon attendance of the first session)
  • Contact Lauren Cardone, LCSW to enroll or for any questions about the program. She can ​ be reached at 860-245-8984 or lauren@frdcllc.com. Please click here if you would like to download our flier.


Children are from Mars, Parents are from Venus

Come figure out how to be on the same planet with your child....along with other parents!


This group provides a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, allowing parents the opportunity to work closely with Lauren Cardone, LCSW  to learn the necessary skills to manage and respond effectively to our children's challenging behavior. The series will focus on the internationally acclaimed books of Ross Greene, ( The Explosive Child and Raising Human Beings) to foster these techniques while also learning and sharing with other parents.


The series will begin on April 12th at 7pm and continue to meet every three weeks. For more information or to register for the group, contact Lauren Cardone, LCSW at lauren@frdcllc.com.


​Please click on this link to download the flier for this workshop: Children are from Mars Parents are from Venus.docx


Mindfulness Workshop for Parents

Mindfulness practices are effective in reducing stress, promoting health, and increasing joy in our lives. When we bring mindfulness into our parenting, life can be calmer, relationships stronger, and parenting more rewarding.   FRDC is excited to introduce these skills to parents so that they may have some important new strategies for balancing and managing symptoms of stress in their own lives.


​To learn about future dates for this training, please contact Stephanie at 860-351-3120 or email  stephanie@frdcllc.com

Please click on this link to download the flier for this workshop: Mindfulness for Parents Workshop.pdf

Parenting Groups

FRDC, LLC provides a number of group therapy services in order to meet the needs of children and adolescents. The following is a list of the current groups running at FRDC, LLC. Please be aware that the status of groups (openings, time changes, etc.) can fluctuate frequently and this page may not contain the most up to date information. If you are interested in learning more about a group, please contact the therapist identified or our intake coordinator, Kathleen at kathleen@frdcllc.com.

Social Skills Groups:


Age or Grade     of Group             

Group FocusTherapistDays/Times
Elementary 5-7 year oldsSocial skill development

Lauren Cardone, LCSW    lauren@frdcllc.com

Every other Monday at 4pm

Flier: social skills flyer.doc

Elementary 8-10 year oldsSocial skill developmentLauren Cardone, LCSW    lauren@frdcllc.com

2 groups (every other Monday and every other Wednesday at 4pm)

Flier: social skills flyer.doc

Middle Elementary YearsSocial skill development

Dan Weiner, LPC

dan@dwtherapy.net

Every other Wednesday at 5pm
Middle School YearsSocial skill development

Dan Weiner, LPC

dan@dwtherapy.net

Every other Monday at 5pm
Middle School Years    (Co-Ed, 6th and 7th grade)
Social Skill Development, Emotional Functioning


Kathleen Johndrow,  LCSW          kathleen@frdcllc.com          

Every other Wednesday at 6pm
Middle School Years (Co-Ed 5th and 6th grade)Social Skill Development, emotional functioning

Kathleen Johndrow, LCSW

kathleen@frdcllc.com

Every other Wednesday at 6pm
Early Years (9th & 10th grade) High School Group
Social skill development (anxiety/social skills)

Chris Holley, LCSW

chris@frdcllc.com

Every other Tuesday at 4pm
High School BoysSocial skill development (lower functioning)

Chris Holley, LCSW

chris@frdcllc.com

Every other Tuesday at 4pm
High School YearsSocial skill development

Dan Weiner, LPC

dan@dwtherapy.net

Every other Thursday at 5pm

41 North Main Street, Suite 303

West Hartford, CT 06107

Ph: (860)838-4735

Email: info@frdcllc.com

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Emotional Functioning


Age or Grade of Group
Group FocusTherapistDays/Times

High School Co-Ed Support Group

(15-18)

emotional and social difficulties/coping skills

Geoff Genser, LCSW

geoff@ggclincal.com

Wednesdays at 5pm
High School Co-Ed Support Group (Juniors and Seniors)
emotional and social difficulties and planning for future

Kathleen Johndrow, LCSW

kathleen@frdcllc.com

Every other Wednesday at 6:15PM

Flier: High School Support Group 

Middle School Co-Ed Support Group (6th & 7th Grade)
managing new social and emotional responsibilities and stressorsKathleen Johndrow, LCSW
kathleen@frdcllc.com

​Every other Wednesday at 6:15PM

Flier: Coed Middle School Support Group

High School Age Girl's Group (15-17)education of mindfulness skills to manage stress/anxiety

Stephanie Carter, LCSW

stephanie@frdcllc.com

Every other Thursday 7pm

​Flier: HS Girls Mindfulness group flyer.pdf

Young Men's Group (19-24)



emotional and social support, transition to adulthood

Geoff Genser, LCSW

geoff@ggclinical.com

Fridays at 12:00pm