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What is PEERS®?

PEERS® (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Social Skills)

PEERS® is a caregiver/social coach-assisted evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated adolescents and young adults who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. This program includes 2 groups that run simultaneously. While the adolescent and/or young adult group is occurring, the caregiver/social coach group is also attending a group. During each group session, the adolescents and young adults are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills during socialization activities.

Topics Discussed in Groups:

PEERS® Adolescent Group (Ages 14-18)
  • Addressing Bullying & Rejection
  • Hosting & Good Sportsmanship
  • Initiating & Maintaining Conversations
  • Managing Disagreements
  • Successful Get-Togethers with Friends
PEERS® Young Adult Group (Ages 18-30)
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Conversation Skills
  • Dating Etiquette
  • Steps for Developing a Friendship
  • Strategies for Remaining Socially Connected

Groups will be offered in person starting this Fall! Our PEERS® Group Series is a 16-week commitment. Click on the flyer above for more information.

Meet our PEERS® Group Facilitators:

Amrita Singh, PsyD

Ashley Ratzlaff, M.S

Alexis Bitting, LMHC, PhD

Diana Acevedo, M.S., CCC-SLP

Elis Rimeris, M.S., RMHI

Isabel Hernandez, M.S.

Julia Martinez, M.S., LMHC

Lexy Jacobs, M.S., RMHI

Veronica Western, M.S., RMHI

Our PEERS® clinical team have all been trained in the Adolescent and Young Adults Program and have completed several successful PEERS® groups.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the steps for joining groups?
  1. Browse our social skills webpage for information on PEERS® programs.
  2. Contact our staff about specific questions.
  3. Fill out social skills group registration form (available online).
  4. Schedule and attend 30-minute consultation with group facilitator.
  5. Join weekly PEERS® group to learn new social skills while having fun.