Connections is a structured social skills group focusing on how to build and improve relationships with peers by learning verbal and non-verbal cues. Through art, role play, and games, kids will learn self-calming skills and effective responses to difficult peer interactions.

DAY & TIME:  Wednesday, 4:45p to 5:45p - Groups starting in 2021!

LOCATION: South Naperville

LEADER: Kelli Kohlstedt, AMFT


Get answers about how Connections can benefit your child

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Group therapy offers numerous benefits to your child, including: improved social connection to family and friends, confidence in friendships and emotions, the ability to express emotions without behaviors, better perception of self and others, increased awareness of how tone, words, and behaviors can affect those around you, and more.

Are there any requirements to join this group?

Your child must be going into Grades 2 or 3, but other ages may be enrolled on a case-by-case basis. Unless otherwise specified, you and your child must meet with group facilitator for an intake session to ensure your child is a good fit for group.

How many children are in the group?

The group typically has up to eight members at any given time.

Can I be in the room with my child?

Parents are typically not involved in group therapy, but you are welcome to reach out to the group facilitator if you have any questions.

What is the cost?

The group fee is typically covered by insurance. If paying out-of-pocket, the session fee is $70.

How do I enroll my child?

Call Client Services at 630-428-7890, Ext 320 to schedule an enrollment session for you and your child. At your consultation, we will discuss your background and reasons for seeking seeking group therapy. If your child is a good fit and the group has an opening, your child will immediately be enrolled. If the group is full following your session, your child will be put on a waitlist and you’ll be notified when space is available.