Social Skills Group Coaching for Teens
If you find that your adolescent struggles with starting and maintaining conversations and/or empathizing with others, one of our many groups for social skills training may help him/her/they improve. We provide both individual and group social skills training online worldwide using the Zoom video conference platform.
All our coaches are guided by Dr. Christopher Haley, a licensed clinical psychologist with over two decades of experience in improving the social skills of children, teens, and adults.
Our social skills training for teens has a wide range of benefits. Here’s what you need to know about our work.
Benefits of Group Social Skills Coaching
Our social skills groups will help develop the following in adolescents:
We understand how difficult it can be to interact with your peers, especially as a teenager. Our social skills training experts use proven techniques to help your child develop how to start and maintain conversations. Groups also help your teen read the reactions, body language, and perspectives of others.
A Sense of Belonging
We put in the necessary time and effort to match every client with a group that fits their personality. Our team ensures a safe space for your teen, where their peers understand and accept their feelings and emotions unconditionally.
At The Social Skills Center, our coaches and group members always encourage each other to use the social skills they learned in real life, whether at home, in school, or with friends. We always want to make sure that your teen is confident in their ability to talk and make friends with others.
Our Service Process
Enrolling your teen in one of our social skills coaching groups only takes a few steps. Here’s how it works.
1. Initial Consultation
We provide free 15-minute telephone consultations directly with Dr. Haley. Just call or e-mail us to schedule the consultation. During the consultation, he will ask you about your teen’s current social situation and the struggles they may encounter attempting to engage with others. He will also answer any questions about our coaching services. Teenagers are always matched into a group with peers who are the same age AND the same level of functioning.
2. Intake Appointment
Once you understand our practice policies, we’ll move on to the intake appointment. This involves one of our coaches meeting with you and your teen to assess social strengths and areas of recommended improvement. The intake appointment is approximately 50 minutes.
3. Individual Coaching
Following the initial intake, our coaches typically schedule 1 or 2 individual coaching sessions. This allows the coach to establish rapport, learn more specific information about your teenager, clarify goals and expectations, and make a determination as to which coaching group would be the best fit. Finding a great group match is an essential component of our program.
4. Group Coaching
Your teen will be assigned to a group that will meet weekly, always on the same day and at the same time. Groups are typically scheduled during after-school or weekend hours.