Social Skills Groups

Build Social Skills and Friendships


Since COVID-19, it has become more difficult for kids and teens to build social skills and social connections outside of their family members. Groups for kids and teenagers can help, and are more important than ever.

COVID-19 impacts children and teens in many ways, including added worry, greater frustration, more mood fluctuations, intensified irritability, disrupting outbursts, or a sense of isolation. Our groups provide support to children and teenagers, and help them to build connections, gain self-understanding and self-acceptance, and also provide a community of peers and skills to connect with others outside of the home.

Please learn about our current games groups for teens, and for kids, which are also geared towards building social skills and social connections.

Contact us with any questions you may have, or you can request to register for a group. We also offer single-session drop-in individual sessions, if you need temporary parent support or short-term help for your child or teen.

A social skills group provides social tools that make the process of forging healthy social connections less stressful and more manageable. Having a child who struggles to connect socially with peers can be overwhelming and difficult.

As a parent, it can be hard to understand your child’s experiences and provide advice on managing and navigating a social map most people find implicit. Your child may find social situations difficult and stressful, or may sometimes need to guess how to best make social connections with peers or in other situations, such as with a teacher or within the community.

You also strive to help your child navigate socially, and do your best with making social situations more accessible for your child.

Yet why do it alone? A social group can support your child by providing social skills, communication tools, plus ongoing opportunities for successful social outcomes.

Give us a call—we are here for you!

Meetings will be held at the TheraThrive office, at 986 Moraga Road, Lafayette, California. For more information about our office, please explore this website. This is a good place to start: About TheraThrive.

Notice: Our in-person social skills groups are on hold during the pandemic, for now try our Role Play Games Group for Teens and our Role Play Games Group for Kids, which are also groups that foster social skills.

We Will Explore Together

This group will focus on becoming more comfortable in social situations. Some topics that we will discuss include:Topics include:

  • Small talk
  • Listening skills
  • Nonverbal communication, cues
  • Being part of a group
  • Working out a problem
  • Social Norms
  • Opinions, values, and beliefs
  • Friendship skills
  • Planning and problem solving
  • Bully Prevention
  • Building self-esteem