For Kids, Teens, and Adults
Social Skills Center

Social Skills Training for Individuals in Palo Alto

“Our social skills services for children, adolescents, and adults are based on the premise that social skills (e.g. communication skills, active listening, friend-making, reading non-verbal social cues, networking abilities) are essential life skills that foster success, happiness, and health. Our goal is to teach these skills in a supportive and nurturing environment, with the expectation that the skills will be generalized to real-world experiences and relationships.”
– Dr. Haley

Developing Social Skills for those in the Palo Alto Area

Online Social Skills Training in Palo Alto California Available

Social Anxiety Therapy

Decrease Anxiety

Are you a resident in Palo Alto dealing with anxiety? We offer individual and group social skills coaching sessions online to teach kids, teens, and adults how to cope with anxiety. They learn how to relax and manage their emotions, so that you can have a better response to the people and situations they face every day.

Social & People Skills Classes

Improve Self-Esteem

Our social coaches help kids, teens, and adults to feel confident with others in Palo Alto. No one likes feeling shame, embarrassment, or anxiety in social situations, so we are here to help. Our online groups act as a kind of social anxiety therapy, and we regularly teach passive clients how to be assertive.

Online Social Skills & Communication Training

Communicate Clearly

For Palo Alto residents, these online social skills training programs help them to practice with their peers. They learn by doing, rather than trying to “regurgitate” statements they learned in a book or heard someone else say. Our virtual social skills groups have been very successful for Palo Alto, California area residents.

Social Skills Training Online:

Resolve Conflicts

We have noticed that most people do not realize that conflicts can be resolved in a way that benefits both parties involved. Our virtual social skills training programs for kids, teens, and adults teach them how to see things from another person’s point of view. This leads to greater understanding and empathy, which can help to resolve conflicts in a more constructive and mutually beneficial way.

Online Palo Alto Social Skills Groups

Our behavioral therapy group sessions have been very helpful in resolving issues for Palo Alto residents because they provide a safe and supportive environment for participants to learn and practice these skills. In these sessions, participants have the opportunity to:

Practice active listening

This involves paying attention to what the other person is saying, both verbally and non-verbally, and trying to understand their point of view.

Express feelings and needs

This can be difficult for some people, but it is important to be able to do so in a respectful and assertive way.


This involves finding a solution that both parties can agree on.


This involves identifying the root cause of a conflict and developing a plan to address it.

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Looking for in-person services?

If you live in Northern Virginia and prefer in-person services,
please visit Dr. Haley's other practice, Psychological and Life Skills Associates.
We have offices in Oakton, Woodbridge, and Fredericksburg, VA.

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