Middle School & High School Social Skills Groups
The social skills group for adolescent students will focus on building effective communication and interpersonal skills, as well as helping participants develop healthy relationships with their peers. In this group, students will learn skills such as active listening, assertiveness, problem-solving, and empathy, all of which can improve their ability to connect with others in positive ways.
Through interactive activities and discussions, group members will have the opportunity to practice their skills in a supportive environment, while also receiving feedback and support from the group facilitators. The group will encourage students to explore their own strengths and challenges in social situations and provide strategies for managing social anxiety and stress. The goal of the group is to help students feel more confident and comfortable in social situations, while also developing meaningful and supportive relationships with their peers.
This group might be good for you if your teen….
- Trouble making or keeping friends: If you struggle with making or keeping friends, this group can help you learn how to build positive relationships with others, communicate effectively, and resolve conflicts.A social skills group can provide a supportive environment for your teen to practice communication and build relationships with peers.
- Need to feel more comfortable and confident in social situations or experience social anxiety? Our group can offer strategies to manage anxiety in social situations, as well as opportunities to practice social skills in a safe and supportive space. f you feel nervous or anxious in social situations, this group can help you learn how to manage those feelings and feel more comfortable around others.
- Have difficulty expressing emotions or struggle with self esteem ? Our group can help your teen develop emotional intelligence, including identifying and expressing feelings in healthy ways. Our group can provide a supportive community where your teen can develop confidence and self-worth.
- Struggle with conflict resolution or solving problems in a healthy way? Conflict is a normal part of any relationship, but it can be hard to know how to resolve it in a way that is healthy and positive. This group can teach you how to solve problems with your friends in a way that builds trust and strengthens your relationship.
- Have difficulty with assertiveness? Our group can help your teen develop assertiveness skills to advocate for themselves in social situations.
- Struggle with peer pressure? Our group can provide a safe space for your teen to learn how to say no to negative peer influences and build positive peer relationships.
- Have difficulty with social boundaries? Our group can help your teen understand and respect social boundaries, as well as set boundaries for themselves.
- Struggle with nonverbal communication? Our group can provide guidance on nonverbal cues, such as body language and facial expressions, to improve social interactions.
Improving communication skills: Effective communication is key in any relationship, including friendships. This group can help you learn how to express yourself clearly, listen actively, and communicate in a way that builds trust and respect with others.
Learning how to be more empathetic and understand how others feel: Empathy is an important skill for building positive relationships. In this group, you’ll learn how to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, understand how they might be feeling, and respond in a supportive and caring way.
Need help explaining the group to your teen?
The group will help you learn how to talk with others and make good relationships with your friends. You’ll learn skills like listening, speaking up when you need to, and solving problems. You’ll also learn how to understand how other people feel and be kind to them.
In the group, you’ll do activities and talk about how to use your new skills. The leaders will help you practice and give you tips on how to use these skills in real life. The group will help you feel better and more confident when you’re with your friends. You’ll also learn how to handle stress and feel less worried in social situations. The group is here to help you make good friends and feel good about yourself.
What to expect
Investment of Time.
When enrolling your teen to participate in the social skills group, ask yourself the question, do we have the time to dedicate to this opportunity?
Investment of time would be blocking out the weekly skills group in your calendar each week to transport your teen, as well as ensuring their schedule is clear for them to attend rescheduling or not double-book responsibilities.
Additionally, it’s vital for caregivers to be intentional with practicing skills previous skills and new skills when needed and filling out homework assignments when given.
Investment of Money.
Participating in a group each week is $45/per session.
We do not bill insurance for our groups.
Groups are designed to be psychoeducational, skills development, and support. In general, skills groups are not covered by Medicaid or commercial insurance because they do not meet the criteria for “medical necessity.”
Teenagers are expensive. Car insurance, phones, clothes, extracurriculars…and now you’re saying to yourself, there’s an expectation to pay for group counseling? We understand there is a financial impact of treatment on any household and can put a strain on the family’s finances.
Developing strong social skills can have a positive impact on a person’s mental health and overall wellbeing. Good social skills can help individuals form positive relationships, communicate effectively, and manage conflicts in a healthy way. Without developing these skills, it can be difficult for individuals to engage in daily activities and form meaningful connections with others.
It’s important to seek support for mental health conditions and develop social skills to improve one’s overall wellbeing. Without proper treatment and skill-building, mental health conditions can become more severe over time and require more intensive interventions, such as inpatient or outpatient programs. By prioritizing social skill development, individuals can build resilience, strengthen their relationships, and improve their mental health outcomes.
While it may be difficult to make financial sacrifices in the short-term, the long-term benefits of treatment can be invaluable.
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Weekly groups are $45/group session.
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