Building Social Skills

A Lego Based Therapeutic Group for Kids

Building Social Skills Lego Group - horizontal Apr 8thThis is one of our most popular and most requested therapeutic groups! Join us for some fun and learning! Kids will learn social skills through team building activities with Legos. At the end of the 6 weeks, your child will bring home a Lego creation as a keepsake!

Here are the Details:

Building Social Skills Lego Group - Storm Trooper on Beach Apr 8thLed by Tricia Pyatt, MA, CIT

Who: boys and girls, ages 6 – 9 years old

When: Saturday mornings, 10:30am – 11:30am, beginning on April 8th (runs…

Healthy Play Time for Developing Kids

By Carolyn Knarr, MSW, LCSW, Director of Children’s Therapeutic Services

Having been a child therapist for some time, I am amazed by the lack of time children spend playing with toys today, compared to 10 years ago. When I ask my young clients what toys they have at home and like to play with, often the only answer is video games or other forms of technology. Many spend hardly any time at all playing with toys. I understand the appeal of technology, as it is more portable, less messy,…

Growing Strong Social Skills Group Therapy for Boys Ages 12-17

Learning & Applying Social Skills Can Help Teens Improve Their Ability To:

Social Skills Boys Group

* Listen and Identify Social Cues * Follow Rules & Cooperate * Handle Disappointments & Resolve Conflicts * Deal with Teasing and Bullying * Use Self-control & Increase Self-esteem * Take Responsibility & Make Good Choices * Use Reasoning and Logic * Communicate Effectively * Increase Social Cognition & Empathy * Manage Feelings & Resist Peer Pressure

 

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Paula Knoll, MSW, LCSW, RPT

As a Licensed Clinical Worker (LCSW) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT), Paula understands the need to strengthen and empower children and families. Paula sees the impact that behavioral and mental health concerns have on children, and sees the value of addressing the entire family system.  She believes in providing caregivers with the tools to help them, help their children.

Her experience with children includes working as a Special School District Social Worker and…

Marissa Block, Intern Counselor

Supervised by Kristy Cobillas, MEd, LPC, License #2014029979

Marissa Block earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Missouri- Columbia. She is currently completing her Masters of Education in Clinical Counseling at University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has experience with group counseling for children and adolescents through her six-year involvement with Camp Weloki. She also has experience counseling individuals dealing with Attention Deficit…