Shoplifting steals your dignity, your respect, and your future. End it today.

Information on our Shoplifting Class:

We will discover The root of addiction, interventions, alternative methods to stealing, group therapy and positive reinforcement. Shoplifting is clearly a psychological issue for many people. Shoplifting for most individuals is rarely about greed or poverty. It is about people struggling with their personal conflicts and needs. The single largest psychological factor found in approximately 1/3 of shoplifters studied is”depression.”
The more intense form of shoplifting is classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) as an “Impulse Disorder” known as Kleptomania. For this classification, the patient must meet the following five criteria to justify this diagnoses.

1. Recurrent failure to resist impulses to steal objects that are not needed for personal use or their monetary value.
2. Increasing sense of tension immediately before committing the theft.
3. Pleasure or relief at the time of committing the theft.
4. Stealing is not committed to express anger or vengeance and is not in response to a delusion or hallucination.
5. The stealing is not better accounted for by Conduct Disorder, a Manic Episode, or Antisocial Personality Disorder.



Empowering Youth for Positive Change

Empowering Youth for Positive Change (EYPC) is an organization that has been established since 2009 in Virginia. EYPC was licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to provide Intensive – In-Home Services, Therapeutic Day Treatment Services In School, After School and Summer Programs, Mental Health Skill Building Services, Outpatient Therapy and Substance Abuse since 2011.

Contact Info

Phone (Georgia):

(404) 341-6008

Phone (Virginia):

(804) 789-1314

Address (Georgia): 

555 Sun Valley Dr. Bldg E 
Suite 5 & 6 Roswell, GA 30076

Address (Virginia):

7274 Hanover Green Drive
Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111