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Outdoor Social Skills and Friendship Group

As we start this new school year, we are entering the third school year impacted by COVID for our precious kids and their incredible teachers. Understandably, many students are experiencing difficulties adjusting to all the changes, connecting with peers, and managing anxiety. Recognizing a need for kids to have in-person time with their peers practicing social skills and being in community with each other, Alexandria Place Therapy plans to offer an 8-week outdoor social skills group this fall.

Who is this for?

Our group will be for 3rd to 5th graders and will include safety protocols such as mask-wearing and COVID screenings.

Skills we’ll focus on include: making friends, problem-solving, sharing and understanding emotions, and cooperation.

Our aim is for each child who participates to grow in self-confidence, emotional strength, and caring compassion.

When and where will we meet?

We’ll meet in the courtyard in front of our office on Monday evenings from 6-7 pm, September 27th – November 15th, for 8 sessions total, weather permitting. Our offices are located at 108A South Columbus Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314.

What is the cost?

A 30-minute group intake/screening ($100) will be required for each participant to get started. The cost per group session is $85.

How do I sign up?

To inquire, please contact Heather Colby, LCSW, RPT-S at

Welcome to Alexandria Place Therapy!

We offer therapeutic services in Alexandria, Virginia. Our clinicians have spent their careers working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, and adjustment difficulties. We bring expertise and experience to our work and aim to offer help in vulnerable times to all our patients by tailoring treatment to their unique needs.

Working Hours
Monday to Friday 8 am - 8 pm
Saturday 8 am - 8 pm