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Welcome to The Social Skills Place, Inc.


Individual sessions still meeting virtually on Zoom.

This has been working very well.

The groups did not work well on Zoom.

The Highschool ages worked better, but not necessarily as great as in my office. So, I have had to put the groups on hold due to Covid 19, in order to keep us all healthy and safe. I am sincerely sorry for this.

I will reevaluate for fall of 2022. Please feel free to reach out to me. I have many handouts and ideas I can offer for your child/adolescent.

Please call: 847 507-8834 or email me if you are needing individual sessions for your teen, adolescent or individual sessions for yourself.

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
Cell 847 507-8834 :: www.socialskillsplace.com