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Social Anxiety Group for Teen Girls  
in Huntington, NY

Teen Girls Empowerment Group


You’re a teen girl, and you struggle with social interactions. You have your thoughts and ideas, and sometimes you feel like you don’t quite fit in. Maybe you feel like you can’t share information or that if you share, others will criticize you. Maybe you can make friends, but keeping those friends is a different story. You wonder, “what is wrong with me? Why can’t I do this whole ‘social thing?’”


So, your self-esteem suffers. You think something is wrong with you, but there most definitely is not. You just need some rules and a path to get to where you want to be. You need to find your peeps, find out what to do in these situtations, and discover what you can do once you have put it all together.


Imagine feeling more confident. You can participate in things you never thought you could have, and it feels fantastic. You’re ready to practice your learned skills and move out of your comfort zone! 


Want to discover your superpower and your magic? I have helped many teens like you take steps they NEVER thought were possible. What you’ll need? 


  • An “I am ready to change” attitude

  • Be open to learning


What are some of the things you’ll find in this group? 


  • Your amazing superpower

  • Self-Esteem Building!

  • Friendships and Rules! 

  • Engaging with others!

  • Perspective Taking!

  • Making friends and keeping them!


So, are you ready? If you are, visit my website and make a 20-minute appointment (it’s free!). The group is small (6-8 participants), and it is based on skills building using a variety of methods, including cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy. The teens that benefit most from this group have been in individual treatment for at least 2 months before joining the group and MUST be open to being in the group. To set up an appointment click below!

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Social Skills for Kids 
in Huntington, NY

Kids Social Skills Groups Huntington, NY
Social Skills, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Social Skills, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Social Skills club for kids

Gooding Wellness 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 emotions

  • 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.


Day: July 17 - 21, 2023

Hours: 9:30 - 11am

Time: 1.5 hours

Location: Gooding Wellness Studio, 181 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor

Facilitators: Julie Keffer, LMHC & Nicole Naggar, LCSW


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.

Social Skills for Kids, Huntington, NY

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