Social Skills Group/Therapy

American River Speech (ARS): Social Skills Program Minimize
11344 Coloma Road, Suite 810
Gold River CA 95670
(916) 631-0428
(916) 631-0624 fax  Jane de Gelleke, MA, CCC-SLP

  • Provides structured socialization training groups weekly for children from 3 to 18 years.
  • Skills targeted may include building social interaction, improving social communication, improving play skills, developing perspective-taking and building friendships.

Fair Oaks Therapeuticum Minimize
4112 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 962-0222
(916) 962-1055 fax
Dr. Ursula R. Stehle, PhD., Clinical Director

  • Offers diagnostic services and treatment for children, teenagers, and young adults.
  • Services include: Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP), Relational-Educational-Affective-Learning (REAL), Bio-Medical Interventions, Best Employment Skills Training (BEST), Parent Classes, and Therapeutic Yoga.

Healing Pathways Psychological Services Minimize
2710 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 595-7233
(916) 453-9093 fax 
Leona Kashersky, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist 

  • Family, Group, and Individual Social Skills Training: Dr. Kashersky is the founder and Director of Healing Pathways Psychological Services.
  • Her early training was focused on assisting families in their search for balance.
  • Dr. Kashersky has helped create customized social skills training programs to assist families living with high functioning autism.
  • She facilitates groups to assist individuals in practicing social skills with others who can provide the most practical opportunities to learn.
  • These individualized social skills training programs teach families and individuals how to take the social skills they learn in the office and apply them to their work, classroom and family life.

Nancy W. Hoff, M.D. Minimize
1100-A West Tokay Street
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 369-4425
(209) 369-4836 fax

  • Dr. Hoff is a board certified pediatrician who provides services for children with behavioral, developmental and learning differences.
  • She works with children up to the age of 13 who have autistic spectrum disorders.
  • Dr. Hoff teaches experience and emotion sharing socialization skills to children on the spectrum using the Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) model as a basis for therapy.
  • Parents are active participants in the program.
  • Children begin with individualized therapy programs and enter dyads and groups as they progress.

Land Park Academy Minimize
6400 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 427-2273
(916) 427-1071 fax 
Erin Gertz, School Administration Manager

  • Provides social, leisure, and play skills in a safe, caring, recreational environment.
  • The program is open M-F 1:30-6 pm, and Saturdays, 11 am-3 pm, and extended hours during school closures.
  • Groups and activities cycle every 30 minutes through organized sports, science and cooking projects, sensory exploration, art, music, games, free play, and indoor/ outdoor exercise and activities.
  • Please call to schedule a tour.

Montessori Autism Programs and Services (MAPS) Minimize
216 Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 342-2764
Melissa Christopher

  • Provides social skills groups based on the Integrated Play Group model for children ages 3-9.

Pathways Therapy Center Minimize
9700 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite G
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 979-0964
(916) 962-1940 fax 
Sally Fitts, LCSW, Director

Kristi Kline, MFT

  • Services include:  Social/Relational Therapy Groups: These small well-matched groups are influenced by a safe positive atmosphere to build greater social competence and motivation.
  • Group goals are individualized to meet the specific needs of each participant.  Individual and Family Counseling Staff is sensitive and experienced in working with individual and family issues

Social & Cognitive Learning Center Minimize
907 3rd Street
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 231-5475
Noriko Y. Abenojar, MSW PPS, Director

  • We strive to support individuals and their families in living happy, healthy, and confident lives.
  • A multi-disciplinary approach is used to provide individualized assessments and services to address social and cognitive needs.
  • We focus our efforts into making the interventions hands-on and practical, directly impacting the lives of those involved.
  • Collaboration and communication with family members, school personnel, and other professionals is an integral part of our approach, allowing us to understand one’s functioning in his/her environment.
  • At SCLC, we provide a number of services for children and adults. They include: Comprehensive Social Skills Coaching Program Cogmed (Evidence-based Working Memory Program) Executive Functioning Coaching Educational Seminars Parent Support Collaboration with Schools

Speech Therapy Associates Minimize
1209 W. Tokay St., Ste. 8
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 334-0830

  • Social Skills Provider: Speech Therapy Associates offers a positive group experience for children ages 5 and up with social communication needs called “Circle of Friends”.
  • The program gives children the opportunity to build social and language skills that will help them initiate and maintain peer relationships.
  • Each Circle of Friends group targets pragmatics skills such as turn-taking, asking & answering questions, understanding humor and non-verbal communication, and interacting appropriately in various social situations.

WINGS Tutorial Services Minimize
8080 Madison Ave., Suite 100B
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(Madison at Fair Oaks. Next to Arby’s)
(916) 967-3636 
For information, contact Stephanie Morris

  • Tutoring 8:30 am -5:30 pm Monday-Friday 
  • Home schoolers welcome 
  • Social Skills Teen Group: Ages 13 through Young Adult Every Friday, 6-8 pm