Teen Social Skills Coaching

A Note From the L.A. Teen Therapist

Does your teen have the social skills that allows them to thrive in the world?  – Sandra

I have noticed that there is a growing trend of teens struggling with social skills exacerbated by the over-reliance on electronic devices to socially connect. More than ever before there is an increasing need for social skill-building experiences for young people.


  1. Painful shyness can be a cause of self-isolation
  2. Moodiness can push adolescents away from their peer group
  3. Teens can be rejected for excelling, or underachieving
  4. The Internet is replacing actual in-person relationships

I specialize in working with shy adolescents to assess their social skills, and then teach them tips and tricks to improve those skills. I can help your teen learn how to gain and keep more friends, as well as become more confident in social situations.

The value of your teen working with me privately rather than in a group setting, is that I can give them direct feedback specific to their situations, as well as create exercises, role-playing and homework to will help them achieve their personal goals. The teens that have worked with me report greater peace and satisfaction in their social lives.


  1. Really listen
  2. Make new connections
  3. Communicate respectfully
  4. Let others get to know them
  5. Express what they feel and need
  6. Recognize hidden agendas in others
  7. Set appropriate limits and boundaries
  8. Be assertive (not aggressive) in communicating

I usually work with teens for 6 to 10 consecutive weeks, depending on the desired result. Some teens prefer to meet  twice weekly to obtain a more rapid outcome. My style of working with a teen is collaborative and fun. Although I respect that the challenges they may be experiencing are serious, I have found that a joyful atmosphere makes the learning feel more uplifting and comfortable.


… One Success Story

“The best example of Sandra’s work is in my daughter’s renewed enthusiasm and attitude towards life. My daughter now sees every problem as one that can be solved, every uncomfortable experience as an opportunity to learn and grow. Sandra’s work with my daughter has helped her become a more secure, confident and happy individual.”

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