Dr. Deborah Gilman
PSYCHOLOGIST. CHILD SPECIALIST. CONSULTANT.
Most people tend to “pick up” social skills in the same way they pick up language skills: naturally and easily. These people generally have an implicit social “map.” Some children need assistance developing this social "map".
If social expectations are clearly explained, modeled, practiced, and reinforced, the social “map” of a child with social challenges is likely to improve.
Self Esteem Group
Social Skills for Kids
The end of a love relationship can be a life-shattering experience. It might have been sudden or years in the making. It's often the result of divorce but it might have been a breakup of a serious relationship or the death of your loved one. The circumstances vary, but one thing remains constant — your need to heal your heart, rebuild your trust, and get on with the rest of your life.
Middle school girls' group: experiential activities and group discussion creates a safe, trusting environment for girls to learn more about themselves and each other. Groups focus on social awareness & skills, identity development, building self-confidence and self-compassion, developing empathy and a sense of connectedness, and helping girls navigate the transitions of early adolescence. From peer & family relationships, to body image and a rapidly changing sense of self, these groups help girls celebrate their unique selves and foster healthy friendships.
High school girls' group: teens learn to manage the stress that comes with high school and find balance with their academic, family, extracurricular and social commitments. Our group gives girls the opportunity to share their experiences and learn from each other in a safe, supportive and collaborative environment. This program will give your teen the foundation to develop healthy relationships, a strong sense of self and coping strategies for dealing with the challenges high school can bring.
Rebuilding After Relationships