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1011 Brookside Rd.

Suite 100

Allentown, PA 18106

Journey to Psychological Wellness, LLC

Dr. Danielle Goodwin, Clinical Director 

 Licensed Clinical Psychologist  | Certified School Psychologist 










Utilizing a Multi-Modal Learning Style to Treat Social Challenges

610-390-4543

Social Skills Groups

The social skills group at Journey to Psychological Wellness, LLC is designed for children, adolescents or adults who have difficulty socializing with others. These children may or may not be diagnosed with Social Anxiety, ADHD and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Research demonstrates that individuals who have difficulty with recognizing social cues learn better when they visually see the skill being demonstrated. In addition, each individual has their own unique learning style. Therefore,  a multi-modal learning style is utilized that incorporates having the group members hear about the skills (auditory), watch video clips that demonstrate the skills (visual) and practice the skills via the use of role plays (kinesthetic).


Dr. Goodwin is the leader for the children and adolescent group. An objective measure is used to assess each child and adolescent's social needs and strengths prior to the group initiating. The skills selected and taught will focus on each group member's needs.


Mr. Carsto is the leader for the adult group. He will utilize a program that uses videos and worksheets to assist the members with learning the skills. The members will practice the skills via use of role plays and also will focus on sharing experiences with one another.

What Topics May Be Discussed

Children
  • Listening to Others
  • Following Directions
  • Showing Kindness/Empathy Towards Others
  • Ignoring Distractions
  • Asking for Help
  • Taking Turns in Conversations
  • Cooperating With Others
  • Asking for Help
  • How to Stand up for Self/Others
  • Respecting Property 
  • Regulating Emotions When Feeling Anxious or Frustrated

                        Adolescents & Adults

  • Choosing Appropriate Friends
  • Appropriate Conversation Skills- How to Start, Enter & Exit Conversations
  • Appropriate Use of Humor
  • How to Organize Get Togethers
  • How to Handle Rejection, Teasing Bullying, Gossip/Rumors and Cyber Bullying
  • Appropriate Use of Electronic Form of Communication
  • How to Handle Disagreements
  • Appropriate Dating Etiquette 

Who Can Attend

  • Children's Group (Ages 7-12)
  • Adolescent Group (Ages 13-18)
  • Adult Group (Ages 19+)

Cost of Group

  • View the Contact Us page for insurances accepted. 
  •  Self-Pay is $50/session for Dr. Goodwin's groups and       $40/session for Mr. Carsto's groups.

When are Groups Offered

  • Children's group will be offered on Mondays for 10 weeks, starting 2/3/20, from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. 
  • Adolescent's group will be offered on Thursdays for 10 weeks, starting 2/6/20, from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
  • Adult group with be offered on Fridays for 10 weeks, starting 1/31/20, from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

How to Register for Group:

Contact the office in Allentown, Pennsylvania to schedule an initial evaluation.

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