Social Groups for Children and Teens
In addition to supporting the goals of individual therapy, social groups with our therapists goes beyond supporting children and teens’ individual sensory, motor and emotional profile to address moment-to-moment social interactions between peers that occur in daily life. By doing so, we’re able to promote self-regulation, shared engagement, reciprocity and emotional thinking – which are integral for the child’s success in the family, school and larger community.
Look at the options below to see what social groups are right for your child.
Teen Boys Social Group
Is your child finding it difficult to make friends? Does your child enjoy video game time over time with people? Are you concerned about bullying? This social group is perfect for any pre-teen and teen boy struggling with these issues. We’ll meet once a week, allowing your child to experience new relationships in an intimate, supportive setting. See our event calendar for a comprehensive list of events/dates/times.
Confident Connections is group therapy and support for high-school age and teen girls looking for connection outside of school, sports, or social media. We offer a safe environment that fosters relationship growth, emotional regulation, yoga/mindfulness, and more. This group helps teen girls, ages 13-15(ish), who may struggle building positive peer relationships, practice self-harming behaviors, and/or are stuck in patterns of negative thinking. See our event calendar for a comprehensive list of events/dates/times.
Gutsy Girls celebrates the bravery and self-discovery that girls experience during their pre-teen years. Designed specifically for pre-teen girls ages 10-12(ish), this therapy group for tweens incorporates fun, creative and mindful activities that fosters connection, belonging, and acceptance. Girls will discover new talents and interests with their online peers, which increases confidence and social connectedness. See our event calendar for a comprehensive list of events/dates/times.
Teen Social Group
This group is focused on helping teenagers discover their best selves – young men and women who are confident, joyful and self-aware, capable of building and maintaining strong relationships. See our event calendar for a comprehensive list of events/dates/times.
Meets Every Friday | 4:00-5:30
Teen Girls Social Group
The social world for teenage girls has become a more stressful and challenging environment than ever before. This social group has been developed to help relieve some of that anxiety, and creates a way for your daughter to engage in fun and positive experiences. See our event calendar for a comprehensive list of events/dates/times.
Every other Tuesday 5-6:30
Early Elementary Social Group
Is your child easily upset for seemingly small things? Does your child struggle to identify why they do what they do? We’ll work on developing social skills and emotional regulation through group activities and play. See our event calendar for a comprehensive list of events/dates/times.
Syndicate – College Age/Young Adult Meetup
Zier Institute created Syndicate so young adults can have a safe place where they’re free to be just who they are. Social relationships are an integral and critical part of life.This group is for young adults who are diagnosed or self-diagnosed with Asperger/High-Functioning Autism. Our occupational therapist will focus on social emotional awareness and growth, stress management and other therapeutic tools for growing up. This group meets on Mondays from 6:00-7:30p.m. See our event calendar for a comprehensive list of events/dates/times.