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February 24, 2016

Social Skills Groups for kids and teens


SOCIAL SKILLS GROUPS will continue this spring at both of the Child and Family Development offices- Midtown and Pineville. Psychologist Gretchen Hunter PhD, leads the groups.  People may join at anytime and sessions are ongoing.  


Objective:  To promote social confidence and executive skill building

Description: A curriculum is utilized to improve social, emotional and self-regulatory strategies and skills. These skills include improved focus, concentration, and academic performance, reducing stress and anxiety, handling peer-to-peer conflicts, managing emotions and reactions, and developing greater empathy toward others

Ages: 6-10 Gender: For both boys and girls

Schedule: Mondays and Tuesdays at 4 and 5 at our Midtown office


Objective: To improve emotional management and problem-solving skills

Description: A curriculum is utilized to improve social, emotional and self-regulatory strategies and skills including utilizing a cognitive-behavioral approach that emphasizes learning to manage emotions and reactions, role-play new ways of interacting with others, and to practice skills such as soothing yourself when upset.

Ages: 9-11, 12-13, 14-16

Gender: For both boys and girls

Schedule: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3, 4 and 5 at our Pineville office


  • SCHEDULING: All sessions begin on the hour and are approximately 45 minutes
  • COST: A family may pay privately ($75/session) or use insurance benefits, as available
  • FUTURE GROUPS: Additional groups, including those for other difficulties and age ranges, may be offered as interest exists


For additional information about scheduling and group openings, please contact our Client Services team at 704-541-9080.  

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