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16 Social Skill Groups ages 7-25 EncinoNewhallAd id: 409 | Views : 18840
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Date listed : 2013-10-06
Zip code : 91316/9132

We currently have 16 different ongoing groups in both offices that have been running for 14 years. Groups are limited to between 4-9 participants in the Encino office and 3-7 participants in the Newhall office.

Groups are facilitated and supervised by Eileen Zaroff, M.A. LMFT. Staff includes 2 licensed MFTs, a licensed Educational Psychologist and one intern who has finished the 3,000 hours required and is currently awaiting state exam results.  Our groups  include both in-office sessions and out of the office sessions while on community outings in local neighborhoods.   Community outings include meals in restaurants, miniature golf and arcade outings, bowling, summer swim parties, museums, live plays in local theatres, movies both in and out of the office, park outings and sessions up at Universal City Walk, and trips by public transportation to the Northridge and Topanga Malls.

 Peer groups consists of those children, teens and young adults who may have recieved  diagnoses of ASD, Aspergers, High Functioning Autism, ADHD, OCD, Tourette Syndrome, Social Anxiety and Social Communication Disorder. Often participants may not even have a formal diagnosis and pay privately for sesions if not a Consumer with No. L.A. County Regional Centers.

We are vendored for our Social Skill Groups with No. L.A. County Regional Center which includes their Lancaster/Palmdale office, their Santa Clarita office and the main branch in Van Nuys, Ca.  We are also vendored as a provider for our Healthy Relationship/ Boundaries/Sexual Maturity classes for teens and adults taking place for 9-13 weekly classes twice yearly. (January and August)

In addition to groups, private pay clients come to us as either individuals, couples, or as a family for therapy sessions to work  cognitively on  behavioral issues, communication issues and personal growth and development. Mothers and siblings of special needs family members are also frequent clients working on their relationships with  family members in new ways.

New inquiries are contacted back by phone and we offer a free telephone consultation of up to 30 minutes to help determine if a group may be of benefit for the prospective client and whether or not transportation and times coincide.

We do not accept any child, teen or young adult that drinks alcohol, participates in drug use (other than medication prescribed by a physician), or has had any history of physical aggression/violence towards another child or adult within the previous 6-9 months. (Normal sibling behaviors excluded).

Our in office sessions focus on social communication, learning about and practicing looking for and  catching social cues often missed by other people, conversations in dyads (twosomes) or with the entire group, learning to summarize information without giving too many details and thus no impetus for questions from others to show interest, viewing short videos of live action age appropriate actors teaching certain social skill and responses to other people, lesson plans on areas such as anger, self discipline, grooming, appropriate posture and skills when speaking with others, and games lasting 15-20 minutes per session that focus on random luck, good sportsmanship and personal space boundaries.  

Please contact Zaroff & Zaroff at Eileen@zaroffandzaroff.com or call Eileen on extension 2 at either phone number. Encino - 818-886-9410 Ext. 2 or in Santa Clarita -661-287-5996 Ext.2.

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