PEERS is a 14-week social skills program designed for adolescents who are seeking to enhance their social interactions, build lasting friendships, and navigate the complexities of social communication. PEERS empowers adolescents with tools and strategies to navigate real-life social situations successfully. 

Our PEERS-Certified therapists facilitate engaging group sessions with adolescents and their caregivers that cover a range of topics, including conversation skills, active listening, understanding nonverbal cues, and handling conflicts effectively. 

Through ABA-based structured activities, role-playing, and interactive discussions, participants gain the confidence and competence needed to thrive in social settings. At Creative Therapy Solution, we understand the unique challenges adolescents face in today’s interconnected world. 

Our PEERS Social Skills Group equips them with the skills to build meaningful connections and create positive social experiences.

2024 Schedule

Group Duration:  14 weeks

Group Meeting Day & Time: Wednesday Evenings 4-5:30 pm

Group Meeting Location: 7950 E Acoma Drive Suite, 105, Scottsdale AZ, 85260

2024 Group Dates:

May 1st- July 31st
August 14th-November 6th


  • PEERS for Adolescents is an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school who are interested in making and keeping friends and /or handling conflict and rejection
  • Teens and parents attend 14-weekly group sessions for 90 minutes per week.
  • Teens are taught social skills through didactic lessons and role-play demonstrations and practice these skills during group socialization activities.
  • Parents attend separate sessions simultaneously and are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends.
  • Parent participation is required.

What are the participation requirements?

  • Have hard time making and maintaining friendships
  • Teens in middle school or high school
  • Teens must be interested in attending the program
  • Teens must agree to participate in the program voluntarily
  • Teens must consistently attend the program
  • Parents must be willing to participate

Your child will learn how to:

  • Use appropriate conversational skills
  • Use humor appropriately
  • Use electronic communication
  • Enter & exit conversations
  • Be a good host during get-togethers
  • Be a good sport
  • Handle arguments and disagreements
  • Change a bad reputation
  • Handle rumors and gossip
  • Handle rejection, teasing and bullying
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PEERS differs from other social skills programs because it:

Evidence-based social skills program

Breaks down social skills into understandable steps

Generalizes social skills to “real life” settings and includes skills that transfer to the community