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Growing Our Girls


Katie Overcash is excited to collaborate and contribute to the “Growing Our Girls” initiative.  Look for upcoming content and events on their website here.  GOG is a Charlotte-based  brand created by Kristin Mountcastle, a mom of 2 girls who believes in the power of connection to empower our girls to navigate the world with confidence and kindness.  GOG also connects families of boys to help raise them with respect and understand the importance of gender equality.

Confident Girls Summer Camp for Adolescents 11 – 14 Summer 2014


Update:  July session spots are filling up fast!  Only a few left.  Register now!!

It is so important for young girls to be confident in themselves and develop a healthy body image, especially with the ever-changing societal pressures, social media images, and access to technology.  This “Confident Girls” group for adolescents 11 to 14 will assist girls in enhancing their self-esteem and address topics including: expressing feelings, decision-making, conflict resolution (dealing with “mean girls”), body image, friendships, coping strategies, and communication.  Girls at this age tend to struggle more with personal relationships than their male counterparts.  Girls who have high self-esteem feel secure and positive about themselves, confident in their ability to achieve goals, express their feelings, make positive choices, and care about others.  During this weeklong group, girls will learn about, engage in discussions, and practice these skills while interacting with their peers.   A yoga and meditation session will be included one afternoon led by Dorie Fusaro, ERYT 230 and Jennifer Busco, ERYT 230 of Yo Girl. They will also have the opportunity to provide and receive feedback with their peers in a therapeutic setting 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/camps and currently own outpatient mental health businesses, Overcash Therapy Services, PLLC and New Journey Counseling respectively.

Participation in the group includes 17.5 hours of direct contact with both licensed therapists and a 30 minute 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 $350 with one partial scholarship available.  Contact Katie or Lynne if interested in the partial scholarship.

Fill out this form for initial registration camp session June 23-27.

Fill out this form for initial registration camp session July 14-18.

Confident Girls for Adolescents 11 – 14 will be held Monday, June 23rd through Friday, June 27th or Monday, July 14th through Friday, July 18th from 1pm to 4:30pm at 1100 South Mint Street, Suite 108, Charlotte, NC  28203.  Download Confident Girls Summer Camp Flyer.

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.

2013 Campers Rave about our camps!  Click here.

Payment Options:  Mail check made out to “OTS” to 1100 S. Mint Street, Suite 108, Charlotte, NC  28203 or click the button below to pay with a credit card.  Refunds will only be given up to 2 weeks before camp begins.

2013 Campers Rave About Our Social Skills and Confidence Camps


“I surprised myself by the way that I was participating in the group…I am a Confident Girl.”

“It was really good and I learned a lot.  These tips are definitely going to help me out in the real world.”

“I found this camp very helpful.”

Due to popular demand, Katie Overcash, LCSW and Lynne Beck, LPC are please to announce that “Confident Girls Summer Camp” is back in 2014 and now offered on 2 different dates.  If interested in more information about our “Confident Girls” Summer Camp in 2014 please click here.

Look for our ads at Charlotte Parent Online Camp Fair and South Charlotte Weekly.

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!