The Brain on Screens 

 Voula Coss, LCSW will be facilitating a parent support group that focus' on the growing challenge of technology management with our kids. Social media, easy access to inappropriate content, and increasing dependency on electronics are serious problems for our culture. Voula will assist parents through the use of the book  Reset Your Child's Brain by Victoria L. Dunckley in better understanding the impact of "screens" on our children, as well as helpful strategies in managing the overuse of technology. For more information or to make a referral, please contact Voula directly at

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.  

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. 

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 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.

For more information or to register for the group, contact Lauren Cardone, LCSW at

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

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, Kristen Sastri at

Emotional Functioning

      Age or Grade      of Group

Group FocusTherapistDays/Times

High School Co-Ed Support Group


emotional and social difficulties/coping skills

Michelle DiCorpo, LMFT


Mindfulness Superhero's Group

8-11 year olds

education of mindfulness skills to manage stress/anxiety, ADHD, etc.

Stephanie Carter, LCSW

TBD (taking referrals now!)



270 Farmington Avenue

Suite 347

​Farmington, CT 06032

Ph: (860) 838-4735


Emotional Functioning/Social Skills Groups:

       Age or Grade                   of Group             

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

Lauren Cardone, LCSW

Every other Monday at 4pm

Flier: social skills flyer.doc

Elementary 8-11  year olds

Social skill developmentLori DeVito, LCSW

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

Middle Elementary Years (boys)Social skill development

Dan Weiner, LPC

Every other Wednesday at 5pm
Middle School Years (boys)Social skill development

Dan Weiner, LPC

Every other Monday at 5pm

Middle School Years


Social Skill Development, Emotional Functioning

Michelle DiCorpo, LMFT          

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

Chris Holley, LCSW

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

Chris Holley, LCSW

Every other Tuesday at 4pm
High School Years (boys)Social skill development

Dan Weiner, LPC

Every other Thursday at 5pm