Children who require support with group and social difficulties may struggle in busy situations or at times at which there is less structure and more need for abstract thinking on the part of a child. Such times might include free-play, recess, pretend and imaginative times as well as group collaboration. Problems may include social anxiety and avoidance, reciprocal communication, reading social cues, conversation and classroom skills, expressive language, play skills and socially appropriate behavior.
KidTherapy offers social skills groups in an environment that utilizes conversational and play-based methods for group work. This group model allows children to practice skills and participate in situations that are difficult for them while doing so in a way that is comfortable and fun. Facilitation and guidance as well as parent feedback encourages generalization into other environments such as school and home settings.
Children who require support with personal/family difficulties benefit from a connection with a professional they feel safe and comfortable with as well as a counseling space and methods that are developmentally appropriate for children and families. KidTherapy offers counseling for children, parents and families addressing a variety of issues including supporting special needs children, anxiety, depression, mood regulation, family transition, relationships within family systems and life changes.
For more information, please contact (908) 879-7067