Example Social Skills Topics:

1. Communication skills

a.    Greetings, farewells, 2-way conversations

b.    Observing peer's interaction/reaction

c.    Explore non-verbal communication skills

d.    Recognize facial expressions

e.    Practice eye contact

f.      Role-play

g.    Friendship Development

             i.     Initiating play

             ii.     Finding similarities

             iii.     Maintaining friendships

             iv.     Joining others


2. Playing cooperative games

a.    Facilitate compromises, negotiation

b.    Social Problem Solving

c.    Practice taking turns

d.    Sharing

e.    Following directions

f.      Practice appropriate winning and losing behaviors


3. Emotions and Coping Skills

a.    Exploring emotions and causes

b.    Exploring appropriate coping skills

c.    Develop problem solving skills

d.    Gain control of personal emotions

e.    Observe peers and learn to consider other's point of view.


Spring 2020 Groups

Groups begin March and April 2020. Group space is limited. 

Too Fast to Get Furious: 8 Week Anger Management Group

·        Elementary School Age: 4:00PM-5:00PM

·        Middle School Age: 5:30PM-6:30PM

Memoires of Hidden Scars: Group Therapy for Adolescents that suffer from self-mutilation

Hiding Behind the Smile: Overcoming Anxiety and Depression

·        Middle School Age: 4:00PM-5:00PM

·        High School Age: 5:30PM-6:30PM

ASD Peer Group: Developing Friendships with ABA Skills

·        Elementary School Age: 4:00PM-5:00PM

·        Middle School Age: 5:30PM-6:30PM

Peer Group Scheduling

Each group is unique and formulated based on the individual clients’ needs and overall family goals.

As each child is different, each group is different, so I design the weekly topics and activities based on that specific group's needs and the goals set with parents during intake, (prior to the beginning of group).

1.     Prior to the start of peer social skills group, parents will schedule a meeting to complete an intake; assess for current needs and formulate general goals.

2.     I will solidify goals and email to parent(s)

a.    Based on the assessment, we will then agree which group best fits your child

b.    I will provide week one general topics and possible activities several days prior to session #1 so you have the opportunity to help prep your child

3.     Peer Social Skills Group Begins

4.     Group graduation

5.     Follow up appointment post group termination


·        For younger children, weekly meetings are 1 hour for 8 weeks

·        For children middle school and high school age, weekly 1.5-hour meetings

o   Depending on child’s assessment, 1-hour meetings for 8 weeks is also available, as needed

·        Weekly handouts are included each week for the family to have ideas to continue practicing skills outside of group sessions

·        Group graduation (celebration / generalization opportunity) is dependent on participates age and common goals.  



$260 for initial meeting, assessment, and follow up meeting

$395 for group participation and materials

·        Since each weekly session is tailored to the needs and goals of that particular group, clients are encouraged to participate in additional groups, as needed

o   The intake / assessment costs are waived for clients that continue participation after graduation. 


Janelle Brady, MS, LMFT 90180            2800 Pleasant Hill Rd. Suite #215, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 

Phone: 925-628-4234            Email: therapywithjanelle@outlook.com

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