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PEERS is one of the only research- and evidenced-based social skills programs in the United States and world!

 lesson on teasing


​​Is the program right for my teen or young adult?

Jennifer Elton & Wendi Schirvar are faciliting the next MN PEERS session. They are two professionals who are extremely  motivated to help teens make and keep friends.

Watch Dr. Laugeson reviews comebacks for peer pressure. Click on the picture above.

  • How to use appropriate conversational skills
  • How to find common interests by trading information
  • How to appropriately use humor
  • How to enter and exit conversations between peers
  • How to handle rejection, teasing, and bullying

Want to do a little more digging on PEERS before contacting us for an intake?  Follow the links below for articles and videos about PEERS.

Many teens have found past program experiences disappointing. The PEERS  program is a unique and exciting opportunity for those ready and able to commit to the program.


is more important

than Having 

a friend!

Helping teens & young adults 

make and keep friends


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PEERS is different

Watch a news reports on the PEERS program.  Click on the picture above. 

NEws Reviews

Is the potential participant currently self-motivated to learn about how to make and keep friends?
This program is not appropriate for anyone whose parents or caregiver are requiring participation.

Is the participanat's receptive language and cognitive ability in the average range.
If not, research shows the intervention will take longer than 14 weeks. We hope to begin a 28 week program in the near future.

The participant must be able to talk in sentences to participate.

Can an adult commit to being a Coach?
1 adult will need to participate in all sessions. The adult will need to learn the skills and coach the teen/young adult participant 

outside of therapy sessions.