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Welcome to The Social Skills Place, Inc.


New Social Skills Groups: Beginning January 2020

7-8 year old group
Beginning early January 2020
 M at 4:30 PM -5:15 PM
Please call: 847 446-7430 or email me

Group Times may change.

  • Mondays High School Group — 6:30-7:45 PM
  • Thursday Jr. High School Group — 6:30-7:30 PM
  • Group for grades K-5 — Times to be decided
  • Individual therapy for K-young adult years and parents.

Please call: 847 446-7430 or email me if you are needing a group for your child/adolescent.

The Social Skills Groups
Please call: 847 446-7430 about intake and registration. Groups take place Monday through Thursdays after school and into the early evening for high school/college ages. As soon as we have the right-fit of children for a group we will begin a new group. There is a rolling admission throughout the school year.
We Begin new groups as soon as we have enough children or adolescents to form a new group. Click here to see our current class schedule.

Our Mission
The Social Skills Place, Inc. (Susan Stern, LCSW) is committed to helping children, young people and their families better understand social environments and how to become successful in them by teaching social, emotional and organizational skills in a structured environment (either through the utilization of Social Skill Groups or individually with children and/or their parents). 

Individual therapy is also offered to help children, teens, adolescents, young adults and parents to better understand their feelings, the behaviors, both in their family and themselves.  Very supportive and helpful in all ways.

Who are the Children and Adolescents Joining Our Social Skills Groups?

Mainstreamed Children and Adolescents who:

  • Life is made of millions of moments, but we live only one of these moments at a time. As we begin to change this moment, we begin to change our lives.

    - Trinidad Hunt

    have difficulties in social situations including conflict, bullying, teasing or social isolation.
  • resort to aggressive or passive strategies in conflict situations with others.
  • have difficulties participating in group or team activities.
  • have difficulties expressing themselves.
  • have difficulties identifying their feelings and showing understanding for other people's feelings.
  • are so shy it gets in the way of connecting with peers.
  • have social anxieties and social phobias.
  • seem to misread nonverbal social cues.
  • struggle to follow instructions or who have difficulties with problem solving.
  • need help making and keeping friends.
The Social Skills Place, Inc. :: 310 S. Happ Rd, Suite 201 :: Northfield, IL 60093
Office 847 446-7430 :: Cell 847 507-8834 :: www.socialskillsplace.com