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Building Your Child’s Character & Self-Esteem


Self-esteem and self-worth development, character building, and competency recognition are journeys each child finds themselves on as they grow and mature.  Supporting children on this journey is vital and can be difficult at times.  Attending this discussion, you will be able to recognize each of your child’s uniqueness and gain or reinforce the tools to foster this development through adolescence as they reach their “enoughness.”

Katie is honored to present at Charlotte Parent’s Mom Matters Event on Friday, March 4th.  Tickets are now on sale for $20.  For more information or to purchase tickets visit their website here.

Finding Happiness in Adolescence for Teens


Adolescence is an exciting phase of life; marked with many changes, learning experiences, gaining independence, and difficult situations.  Many teens experience strong emotions during this time period both comfortable and uncomfortable.  Teenage girls experience many external and internal pressures.  Dealing with these pressures and managing the emotions associated can be difficult.  Each and every teenage girl possess the tools needed to overcome these difficult times.  Gaining access to your tools to achieve balance and life satisfaction is possible!

Happiness is a word that is used quite often and if you are struggling with finding happiness, it can seem like an arduous task.  People who are happy and content with themselves and their place in life are not happy 24/7.  Happiness and life satisfaction can help us get through the difficult times and the awareness that uncomfortable feelings will not feel as strong forever.

How are “happy people” happy?  Sounds like a difficult question to answer.  The answer is not simple.  “Happy people” are satisfied with who they are, confident in themselves, have gained an understanding of who they are and what they stand for, can find gratitude (even in the small things) and enjoy “giving back.”  Don’t be intimidated with this if you are struggling with happiness.  Start off small.  Find 1-3 gratitudes each day; they can be something small or something big.  Focus one part of your day thinking about a positive decision you made that day.  Sit with your proud or comfortable feelings for a bit.  Even on “bad days” you made a positive decision and can find gratitude in that day!  Think about your morals, values, and what is important to you.  These type of exercises will help you develop an understanding of yourself.  Reframe your negative thoughts and perceptions of situations into positive thoughts or find the positive in the situation.  Lastly, surround yourself with positivity.  This can be as small as using a cell phone wallpaper picture that elicits comfortable feelings or do something that will make you feel good.

Appreciate the ups and downs you experience in adolescence as they serve as building blocks for the future!

Social Skills and Confidence Summer Camps 2013 – UPDATE


Social Skills Camp for Boys 7 – 10 will be held July 22-26.  For more information or to register click here.  Registration is still open and the partial scholarship is available.

Social Skills Camp for Boys 11-14 will be held July 29 – August 2.  For more information or to register click here.  Registration is still open.  The partial scholarship has been awarded, but please contact if interested in the waiting list for another possible scholarship.

Confident Girls for Adolescents 11 – 14 will be held July 15-19.  For more information or to register click here.  The partial scholarship has been awarded and camp is now at capacity.  Please email if interested in being put on the waiting list for any possible openings.

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Social Skills Group for Children 6-10 Fall 2013

Group of embraced kids.Katie Overcash will be facilitating an ongoing Social Skills group for boys and girls ages 6 – 10 starting in Fall 2013.  Please fill out the form if interested in receiving information about the group once it is released.  Details are not confirmed about the group as far as length of time, day of the week, or time of day.  Feel free to contact Katie Overcash, katie@katieovercash.com or 704-981-1898 for more information or comments.  Look forward to hearing from you!


2013 Social Skills Summer Camp for Boys 11 – 14

socialskills11.14Social Skills are imperative during the adolescent years due to increased contact with peers and as training for adulthood.  Some adolescents need extra assistance and practice of these important life skills.  Social Skills for adolescent boys 11 to 14 will focus on the following areas; dealing with feelings, communication, teamwork, decision-making, goal-setting, self-control, making and keeping friends, and self-esteem.  During this weeklong group, adolescents will learn about, discuss, and practice these skills while interacting with their peers.  Adolescents will also provide their peers with therapeutic feedback on their participation while earning rewards for prosocial behavior.

Facilitated by Katie Overcash, LCSW and Lynne Beck, LPC who have over 20 combined years experience in the mental health field in various setting such as school, residential, and outpatient.  Both licensed therapists have years experience running these groups and currently own outpatient mental health businesses, Overcash Therapy Services, PLLC and New Journey Counseling respectively.

Participation in the group includes 15 hours of direct contact with both licensed therapists and a parental consultation at the conclusion of the week with either Katie or Lynne.

Space is limited for more individual attention, so register now!  Cost of the group is $300 with one partial scholarship available.  Download the flyer below if needed. Please fill out this FORM for initial registration.

Social Skills Group for Adolescent Boys 11 – 14 will be held Monday, July 29th through Friday, August 2nd from 1pm to 4pm at 1100 South Mint Street, Suite 108, Charlotte, NC  28203.

Feel free to contact Katie Overcash (katie@katieovercash.com or 704.981.1898) or Lynne Beck (lynne.beck@live.com or 980.395.9310) for more information or questions.