The Gooding Wellness Group and The Social Mind Counseling are excited to collaborate on “Summer Social Club for Kids,” a social-emotional wellness group for kids ages 7-10!
Your child is struggling with socialization. They are bright and do well in school, but they fall flat when it comes to making friends. You always wonder how these other kids know what to say and do. You worry about your child’s friendships. They get along better with younger and older kids but struggle with their peers. They never get invited to anything, and you see them spending more time on their iPad than with friends.
When it comes to social skills, some kids have it easy and other kids struggle! Fortunately, these skills can be learned! The younger your child is, the faster they can learn how to engage with others and what to do in social situations.
Imagine your child knowing what to do during that playdate. They are getting better at problem-solving and engaging better with others. They are happy, and you are so glad because they have learned the necessary skills.
How do we get there?
Why is group therapy the way to go when it comes to social skills?
Kids will have the opportunity to learn in-vivo from clinicians who can teach these skills and support them in a non-judgment way.
Lessons are explicitly shown in a multimodal way, and they will be practiced during the session with other children who are working on the same goals.
What will my child learn?
Emotional understanding-Recognizing and understanding their own emotions and the emotions of others.
Perspective taking- Seeing things from another person's point of view.
Problem-solving- Identifying problems and coming up with solutions.
Conversation building- Starting and maintaining conversations with peers.
Days: July 17 - 21, 2023
Hours: 9:30 - 11 am
Time: 1.5 hours
Location: Gooding Wellness Studio, 181 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
Facilitators: Julie Keffer, LMHC & Nicole Naggar, LCSW
FEE: $500 plus $150 screening fee
Our Clinicians Who Can Help
Julie Keffer, LMHC is ready to help your child thrive! She will create a safe, and non-judgmental space for your child to discover their unique strengths. Her specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and supporting children and families with developmental differences. In group she will help your child learn a variety of coping strategies and problem solving skills to thrive in the social world.
Nicole Naggar, LCSW is eager to watch your child grow socially. With over 20 years of experience, she specializes in emotional and behavioral difficulties in children. Nicole’s light-hearted, honest, and kind approach will help your child feel safe and supported in therapy and take their social-emotional skills to the next level.