PEERS Social Skills Group in Charlotte, NC


    Helping Teens Handle Social Situations

    Perhaps you notice that your teen struggles with meeting new people or forming new friendships.

    Maybe they get some social anxiety and are unable to relax in social situations, or they are neurodivergent (e.g., Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Complex PTSD, etc.).

    Sometimes they just don’t know what to say in group settings, and they feel lonely or isolated as a result.

    While individual therapy for your teen is beneficial, our PEERs Social Skills Training Groups is designed to help teens gain skills in handling social situations.

    Teenagers in a social skills group standing in a circle
    Group of teens in social skills group high fiving

    What Is The PEERS Social Skills Group?

    PEERS Groups are small social skills groups of teens between the ages of 14-17 who meet weekly at our convenient office location in Charlotte.

    Through games, role playing, and guided conversation, your teenager will strengthen their social skills in a safe, warm, and inclusive environment.

    Parents gather each week as a group with the PEERS facilitators for coaching and a supportive conversation to learn strategies to support their child throughout the process.

    Groups run several times a year, and spots do fill up quickly. Contact us today to inquire about upcoming sessions and to join the waitlist!


    What to Expect in Our Social Skills Group

    At ChangeWell Psych, we provide a nurturing environment for teenagers to develop crucial skills in navigating social situations.

    In these groups, we empower teens to enhance their social interactions and build meaningful relationships. Some themes explored include:

    Handling disagreements and conflict
    Coping through bullying
    Entering and exiting conversations
    Exploring emotions in relationships
    Planning social events
    Engaging in supportive gameplay and sports
    Giving positive feedback
    And more!

    Together, let’s empower your teen to build lasting connections and navigate social challenges with ease.

    Social skills group with counselor

    Meet ChangeWell Psych's Therapists

    Leia Charnin, Ph.D.

    Licensed Psychologist

    Talley Mortara, LMFTA

    Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

    Aliya Saulson, LCSW

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Emily Soukhanouvong, Psy.D.

    Licensed Psychologist

    Eileen Geiger, LCMHCA

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor


    Frequently Asked Questions for PEERS Social Skills Groups

    How is PEERS different from other social skills groups?

    PEERs is an evidence-based social skills group for teens, young adults, and neurodivergent individuals. Unlike traditional social skills groups, parents and caregivers are included throughout the program. Teenagers will strengthen their social skills in a safe and nonjudgmental environment, and parents will learn strategies to support their teens through the process.


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