Social Skills Groups

Spring Group Registration is Open

Our Social Skills groups are here! Our groups are designed to help your child grow in assertiveness, confidence, responsibility and empathy. Our therapists will help each child work through specific skills that needed in order to build good communication and healthy relationships.

5-6 Year-Old Social Skills Group
Facilitated by Leah Lomonte
Tuesdays 5-6pm
Starts February 7 (week of -March 14)
Limited to 4 children
Cost is $500 for 10 sessions, due at registration

We will cover everything to help your child with social skills in this unique stage of life as they move toward building deeper friendships. Participation, attention skills, prosocial peer skills, problem solving and assertiveness, listening, patience, taking turns, emotion identification, kindness and empathy.

7-8 Year-Old Social Skills Group
Led by Michelle Collins
Mondays 4-5pm
February 6- May 1 (No meeting on March 13)
Limited to 5 children
Cost is $500 for 10 sessions, due at registration

9-10 Year-Old Social Skills Group
Led by McCayla Fleming
Wednesdays 5-6pm
March 23 – May 25
Limited to 4 children
Cost is $500 for 10 sessions, due at registration

Child Parent Relationship Therapy Parent Group

Led By Wen Wang
11:30-1 pm on Mondays, 9 sessions total
Starts on February 6 (no session on March 13)
$500 ($250 for 2nd spouse)

Child Parent Relationship Therapy Group is a psychoeducation group for parents who would like to gain skills needed to help your child develop confidence and self-regulation skills. You will learn to connect through play therapy-based interactions, setting limits, and communicating more effectively with your child as you pursue better understanding your child’s emotional needs.

Virtual Managing Meltdowns Parent Group Led by Michelle Collins

You will learn what is happening in your child’s brain when their emotions spiral out of control and how you can manage them well. Meet other parents facing similar struggles and gain confidence and skills to connect better with your child. 

About Social Skills Groups

Has your child been identified by daycare workers or teachers as lacking social skills? Does your child tend to play by themselves or struggle to initiate play with others? Is there trouble taking turns or sharing with siblings or other peers?

Childhood developmental stages are a key time to work through understanding and using social skills to build their own relationships.

In these social skills groups, our goal is both educate on social skills, help each child practice these skills during group and allow a child to experience what healthy relationship building looks like.

MCFT now uses the Social Express Curriculum! Social Express uses research-based lessons allow users to interactively work through real-life situations. Our unique animated programs help drive learning and success in and out of the classroom.

Six Essential Social Skills

  • feelings identification
  • empathy
  • relaxation/mindfulness
  • listening skills
  • sharing/ taking turns
  • impulse control

For more on what is normal developmentally, check out this social/ emotional developmental milestones chart .

Refund Policy

There will be a $100 non-refundable registration fee included in the camp registration fee.
Your group payment (minus the $100 registration fee) is available until one week before the group starts.
There will be NO REFUNDS within one week of the group starting.

Does your preteen struggle to join groups or initiate conversations with others? Do you find that your preteen can talk without recognizing if others are interested in what they are saying? Does your preteen struggle to filter their thoughts to what is appropriate in different settings?

Our preteen social skills groups strives to teach preteens practical social skills through interactions, insightful discussions, games and activities.

The social skills we tend to focus on for preteens include but are not limited to:

  • joining conversations
  • introducing yourself
  • taking turns in conversations
  • filtering thoughts/ actions
  • boundaries with others
  • conflict management
  • assertiveness training.

For more on what normal social/emotional development looks like in preteens, check out this milestones chart.

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