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Diversity Students


Social Group

Students Ages 10-17 years


Does your student struggle to make friends, keep friends, or feel overwhelmed in social situations?

Project CONNECT is an innovative social group for students aged 10 - 17 years old who struggle in social situations. 

What to expect:

  • Structured and fun social interactions with positive and like minded peers

  • Introduction of new skills and ways of connecting with peers 

  • Support in maintaining friendships

  • Encouragement of students to connect outside of group (with parent permission)

  • Real time therapeutic support provided by two licensed clinical social workers

  • Use of field trips to practice new skills (arranged in advance)

  • Use of therapy dog in training - Buster


  • Sundays from 2:00 - 3:00 pm starting August 1, 2021



557 Waukegan Road

Northbrook, Illinois 60062 


$50 - $60 per session (insurance NOT accepted for group sessions)

My student is interested, now what?

Email Melinda Gronen, LCSW at to start the process

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