Social Skills Groups

Spectra Therapies offers Social Skills group therapy for a variety of ages. Groups start three times a year: spring, summer, and fall. Some groups are offered virtually and in-person.

Our multidisciplinary team created our popular and integrative social skills groups for all ages.

Tailoring groups to include speech, language, school, behavioral, play, and psychological approaches, we continue to enhance the group experience and outcomes for each individual.

Approaches for group work include aspects of (depending on age) but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Personal Social Adjustment Training (PSAT)
  • Social Competence Intervention Program
  • Assertive social skills training
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Executive functioning strategies
  • Program for the Education and
  • Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®)
  • Preparing for Life
  • Michelle Garcia Winner, Social Thinking
  • Children’s Friendship Training
  • Tony Attwood
  • Jed Baker
  • Rudy Simone
  • Gary Landreth
  • Lori Ensberger
  • Virgina Axline
  • SibsShops
  • Superflex ®

Learning basic play skills are the beginnings to learning social skills.


Ages 4 -6

Learning and practicing basic social skills.


Ages 7 -10

Pre-teen + Teen Groups

Skill building for pre-teens and teens

As social demands begin to increase, learning and practicing the next stage of social skills aids in success.

Pre - Teen

Ages 11 - 13

Learning and practicing basic to moderate social skills while building social thinking.

Teen Level 1

Ages 13 -15

Concepts of higher-order social thinking and cognition are being introduced with opportunities to practice.

Teen Level 2

Ages 13 - 15

Emerging Adults + Adults

Groups for emerging adults through late adulthood

Learning and practicing social skills and independent living skills to ease the transition into college.

College & Life Skils

Ages 16 -19

Continuing to learn and practice basic to moderate social skills, especially related to social success in the workforce.

Young Adult Level 1

Ages 17 -35

Learning and practicing higher-order social skills, thinking, and cognition to generalize across social, romantic, and work settings.

Young Adult Level 2

Ages 17 - 35

This group is individually crafted each session to address the specific needs of the individuals that are appropriate for this group. Average age is 50 years.

Adult Group

Ages 35+

After reviewing the information about our Social Skills Groups, please contact us via the Social Skills Intake Form or call 972-985-1100 to be on our waiting list or to inquire about any group!

  • A 30 – 60 minute intake session to determine eligibility is required for new clients prior to enrollment.  The cost of the intake session is $75-125 dependent on length.
  • Groups run three times a year in Spring, Summer, and Fall.
  • There are generally 10-12 sessions of 60 to 75 minutes depending on age.
  • Sessions are run by a licensed professional who is assisted by a student.
  • The sessions take place in-clinic though some groups have an out-and-about component.
  • Our groups are talk based and require a certain level of expressive and receptive language.
  • The cost is $75 per session.
  • ​We offer age appropriate groups (ages 4-80) for individuals with social deficits, siblings, parents, and other family members. Other individuals with socially-related difficulties are also invited to participate (e.g., ADHD, anxiety, depression).
  • Group therapies can be very rewarding and provide a forum for individuals to interact with peers who have various strengths and areas for growth.
  • Our Social Skills groups focus on social thinking education, skilled activities and support with aims to increase the participant’s social insight and skills, self-esteem, and quality of life.
Contact us today at 972-985-1100 or click button for online contact form