Build Social Tools for Life

Building Conversations helps develop and improve social skills for teens, and connects parents with resources and families on a similar path

Building Conversations will be back!

Building Conversations is currently on hold for the summer.
We will be returning later this year.
Stay tuned for more information!

Connection for you. Connection for your teen.

Building Conversations is a safe, non-judgmental space for students and parents to learn social connection tips, tools, and strategies — all while meeting peers who understand the challenges your family is facing. We are committed to helping you and your student feel supported and equipped to build strong connections!

Building Conversations is offered on Saturday mornings for Middle School (grades 5-8) from 10-11:30 AM and High School (grades 9-12) from  12-1:30 PM. The fee is $48/session.

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February 18, 2023

I see you in me!
Understanding yourself and how to protect you at your core. What gives you energy and what takes energy away? Learn about how you can create a balance and prevent burnout. Tools to help with motivation and procrastination while learning to better understand your unique brain.

April 22, 2023

Dare to be Us.
Community is essential to our social and psychological well-being! We are wired to belong. Let’s talk about what it means to be a part of a community! What does it look like to show up for a community? What are ways  to support a community AND be supported by a community? We will identify the unique gifts you have to offer and all the incredible ways a community can give back to you!

June 24, 2023

So your adult is on TikTok…. Now what?
Adults and social media can be a rough road to navigate. Let’s talk about how to have a conversation with your adults about social media. How much is too much social media and how do we set healthy boundaries? We will help you better understand social media and your brain! It is fascinating stuff. 


Parents, you come too!

While the students are with their coaches, parents will be joined by Clinical Psychologists and other caregivers in a group support setting. During this time, caregivers will learn new tools to facilitate conversations around friendship and social connection at home.

Parents are not required to attend with their teen, and teens are not required to attend with their parents. You are welcome to come separately, however we do strongly encourage teens and parents to attend together.

Building Conversations is for teens who…

  • Feel overwhelmed or anxious in certain social situations.
  • Want to make friends more easily, without feeling like it is a struggle to fit in.
  • Find it difficult to understand social cues or read body language.
  • Need help setting, and maintaining, healthy boundaries. 

Building Conversations is for parents who want to…

  • Learn new tools to better communicate and connect with your teen.
  • Meet other parents and guardians who are going through similar struggles.
  • Build a stronger relationship with your teen so you can provide the support they need.
  • Help their teen overcome the challenges they are facing, while allowing them the independence they need and want.