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 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

​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

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, 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

Geoff Genser, LCSW

Wednesdays at 5pm
Middle School Girls Group
emotional and social difficulties and planning for future

Stephanie Carter, LCSW


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

Stephanie Carter, LCSW

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

Fridays at 12:00pm

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 8-10 year oldsSocial skill developmentLauren Cardone, LCSW

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

Flier: social skills flyer.doc

Middle Elementary YearsSocial skill development

Dan Weiner, LPC

Every other Wednesday at 5pm
Middle School YearsSocial skill development

Dan Weiner, LPC

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

Michelle DiCorpo, LMFT          

Every other Wednesday at 6pm
Early Years (9th & 10th grade) High School Group
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 YearsSocial skill development

Dan Weiner, LPC

Every other Thursday at 5pm