Heritage Counseling is offering Social Skills Group Therapy for Teenagers for teens aged 14 - 18 years old at our Plano location. This ongoing group will have 16 bi-weekly sessions that focus on developing and strengthening social skills in teens. Members of this group are encouraged to receive individual therapy sessions with a clinician apart from group therapy but this is not required.
This group is led by our psychologist Dr. Casey Ferri, PSY.D., M.S., who specializes in adolescent counseling and has experience working with teenagers. Modeled after the PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) evidence-based curriculum for teens, this group will assist group members in having easier interactions overall, as well as a sense of belonging and increased self-confidence.
Topics of focus will include the following, and can be modified based on individual needs:
How to use appropriate conversational skills
How to find common interests by trading information
How to use humor appropriately
Initiating and maintaining relationships
How to enter and exit peer conversations
How to handle rejection, teasing, and bullying
How to be a good host during get-togethers
How to choose appropriate friends
Self-management & Emotional Awareness
How to be a good sport
How to handle arguments and disagreements
How to deal with peer pressure
Displaying empathy and concern for others
Socially appropriate management of intense emotions
To learn more information and reserve a spot in our Social Skills Group Therapy for Teenagers, please call 214-363-2345 ext 2.