Social Skills Groups

LGBTQIA+

If your child identifies as LGBTQ+, is trying to figure out if they do, or if there is someone in their life who does, this group would be for them! This is a social group where everyone is welcome.

The group’s mission (which was developed and agreed on by current members) is: to provide a safe place for those who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community to feel supported, respected, and accepted, while learning about themselves and others.

Each session includes a topic of discussion and an activity. $20 per session includes all activity supplies. Sessions are billable to insurance for registered clients.

This group is open to anyone between the ages of 12-17 in any stage of the coming out process or those with a friend/family member who is LGBTQ+.

Group meets every Thursday, 6p-8p.

Game-Based

Clinicians have used role playing for decades as a way to help people rehearse interpersonal interactions and coping strategies. When moderated by professionals, games like Dungeons and Dragons can serve the same function, without feeling like therapy for the participant.

During the games, the players will have to think about how someone would act based on their character type, while mimicking the behaviors and words of their own character. The players will be challenged to use listening skills, patience, turn-taking, flexibility, teamwork, critical thinking, consequences, empathy, and communication as they work through challenges as a team. Players will engage in a team-based structure that allows them to use their own character’s unique abilities to collaboratively solve complex problems and devise strategy.

Call or text 734-346-6430 or email Info@OnYourSideMI.com for more information or to register for any of the groups.

Dungeons & Dragons

Ages: 11-17

$20 per session, billable to some insurances. Sundays, 11am-2pm.

To register, CLICK HERE.

Magic: The Gathering

Ages: 11-17

$20 per session, billable to some insurances. Sundays, 3pm-5pm.

To register, CLICK HERE.

Pandemic

Pandemic is a cooperative board game in which players work as a team to treat infections around the world while gathering resources for cures. As skilled members of a disease-fighting team, you and the other players work together to keep the world safe from outbreaks and epidemics. Only through teamwork will you have a chance to find a cure!

Ages: 13-17

Roblox

If your kiddo plays Roblox, this might be the group for them! We will be playing in a private server where our facilitator can closely guide the players through major thinking skills like focus, flexibility, and planning.

The wide-ranging opportunities for gameplay make Roblox great for practicing executive functioning skills such as planning, flexibility, organization, and self-awareness. The fun and creativity that comes with Roblox also make it a wonderful opportunity for kids to challenge themselves and get better at thinking and focusing. We help them become aware of their own learning, encourage collaboration and self-control, and build cognitive and social skills for the real world.

Ages: 6-12

Cooperative Board Games

We will be playing a variety of cooperative board games, including escape room games, for kids of all ages!

Group 1: Ages 6-9

Group 2: Ages 9-12

Group 3: Ages 12-15

Group 4: Ages 14-17