WHO WE ARE
The Social Skills Center Associates
I have always been a firm believer that social skills are “essential” life skills – and that social skills correlate highest with success in one’s life – even more so than school grades. Meaning, you will have a greater chance of success in life if you have exceptional social skills. Now, I wouldn’t have the “Dr.” title if I didn’t do well in school, so I certainly am not minimizing the importance of a solid education. But, if you are an exceptional communicator, a great listener, and can network and connect with people, you are definitely going places in life, regardless of how well you did in school!
For all our parents out there (I’m one too – I’ve got 4 teens right now) our goal is to give our children the greatest chance of success in life. And we do this by giving them as many life skills as possible, so that when they are 18 (or soon thereafter), they can “fly the coop” and have the foundation necessary to be successful in life. Social skills are a major component of this.
At The Social Skills Center of Woodbridge, social skills therapy and communication training are seen as important tools for personal growth, and we are committed to teaching these essential life skills. Our in-person therapy program and online training program have been developed to foster the skills in both individual and group formats. We look forward to hearing from you soon and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
~ Dr. Christopher Haley
Dr. Christopher Haley
Dr. Haley is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience treating a wide variety of patients and diagnoses. He is the owner of 2 private practices – Psychological and Life Skills Associates and The Social Skills Center. His primary specialty area has always been teaching social skills and he currently facilitates 12 social skills groups each week to children, adolescents, and adults. His most recent venture, Private Practice Builders, was established to assist other psychotherapists with growing outstanding private practices of their own.
Scott F. Miller, MSW, LCSW
Scott F. Miller, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. His clinical work includes treating mental illness in both the community and psychiatric hospital setting. He has significant experience working with families experiencing extreme stress due to mental illness and/or behavioral disorders. Mr. Miller is currently accepting new clients and is excited to offer individual and family psychotherapy in addition to Peer Process Social Skills Groups.