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Social Skills  Group

Does your child experience difficulties finding the right things to say, communicating effectively, or advocating for themselves appropriately in times of need? Social Skills Group may be for them!

Participating in Group Counseling is an effective way to learn skills and practice them in a safe environment, while making connections with peers who have similar concerns. Free to Be Mindful's Social Skills Group uses role-playing and engaging, hands-on activities to help foster appropriate communication, while providing kids a safe space to try things out. No pencil-and-paper worksheets here!

Group topics and goals include: effective communication, perspective taking, working as a team, building friendships, self-esteem, managing anger and frustrations, and decoding social cues. 


  • Led by Certified Teacher and Licensed Therapist, Vanessa De Jesus Guzman, LPC.

  • Groups are held in-person at Free to Be Mindful.

  • Groups are created for children grades 2-8. The make up of the groups will be determined by interest and appropriateness of developmental levels.

  • Groups are structured to provide participants with real-life experiences to interact with others in a safe, supportive environment.

  • Parents are provided with a weekly resource document with ideas on how to apply that week's learned skills at home for additional reinforcement.

  • Clients new to Free to Be Mindful are required to undergo a 60-min intake.

  • There is a full 6-week commitment to the group; refunds/credits are not issued for missed sessions

  • Out-of-network superbills will be provided for potential reimbursement.

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Think this group sounds like what your child needs? Fill out the form below to let me know. If a participant's needs require more individualized attention, individual counseling sessions may be recommended to take place prior or concurrent with group sessions.

Social Skills Interest

Thank you for your interest.

You will be contacted before the next round of group begins.

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