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Classes for Children: Friendship & Social Skills

Click on the classes listed below for details.

Confident Girls: A Workshop for Girls & Parents

For Girls Grades 3-6 and a parent!

This workshop will be offered again. Please check back soon!
Empower your daughter to. . .
* handle relational aggression & bullying!
* be assertive!
* be a great friend and develop healthy friendships!
* recognize unhealthy relationships!

Join Carlabeth for an awesome evening of interactive fun, learning, and support! Girls and their accompanying parent will discover and practice specific skills and tools to develop positive relationships and to address bullying and “mean girl” tactics assertively and appropriately!


Cost: $20 (daughter/parent) • $30 (1 daughter/ 2 parents)
$30 (2 daughters/1
parent)• $35 (2 daughters/2 parents)


Bring "Confident Girls" to your church youth group or Girl Scout group! Contact us for details --- please email us or call 317.586.2141.

Chick Chat: The Power of Friendship


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The Power of Friendship
For girls in grades 7-9

This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this class, please contact us.

Engaging activities will help girls consider what to look for in a friend, how to be the kind of friend others will seek, and what makes a healthy friendship vs. an unhealthy one. How to develop assertiveness and social confidence, as well as strategies for handling conflict and coping with relational aggression, will be shared. A handout of the ideas presented will be given. Grades 7-9. 2-hour session. $65. Number of participants is limited.

For more information, please call 317.586.2141 or email us.

Fantastic Freshmen Guys

This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this class, please contact us.

Beginning high school can prove to be a daunting task for many teens, especially guys who have difficulty interacting in social situations. This one-time evening session will help incoming 9th grade boys discuss and meet those challenges. Group interaction, everyday problems, reading social cues, and discussing dilemmas and how to solve them will be some of the topics addressed, 2 hour session, $65. Number of participants is limited.

For more information, please call 317.586.2141 or email us.

Yes, I Can Be a Friend!

This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this class, please contact us.


Making and keeping friends can be challenging for some children. In this group, fun activities, games and role-playing help children learn to initiate friendships and practice skills that will develop and nurture those friendships, such as compromise, problem-solving, and empathy.  Boys and Girls, Grades 1-3. Number of participants is limited.


For more information, please call 317.586.2141 or
email us.

Confident GUYS: A Workshop for Guys & Parents

Families have been asking for this. . .now HERE IT IS!!
A confidence-building workshop for BOYS!!!

Confident Guys
will return in the fall! Stay tuned!

Help your son learn to. . .
* be a good friend
* recognize healthy and unhealthy friendships
* handle bullying and conflict appropriately
* use assertiveness
* be a powerful bystander


Join Carlabeth Mathias, Mathias Counseling & Consulting, for an awesome evening of interactive fun, learning, and support! Discover and practice specific skills and tools to develop good friendships and to address bullying and conflict in appropriate and assertive ways!

$20 for one boy/one parent
$25 for two boys/ one parent
$25 for one boy/two parents


To register, click here.

Limited to first 30 participants! So register early!


Bring "Confident Guys" to your church youth group or Boy Scout group! Contact us for details --- please email us or call 317.586.2141.

Incredible Guys!

This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this class, please contact us.

Upper elementary and intermediate grades can be a tough age for guys developing friendships, especially if they have interests other than sports. Activity-oriented, this class helps boys utilize their strengths and interests to find their niche with friends and gain self-confidence as they head into adolescence. Grades 4-6. $195

For more information, please call 317.586.2141 or email us.

Girls Rule! Being a Good Friend to Yourself & Others

Girls Rule!


This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this class, please contact us.


Betwixt and between --- pre-teen girls are faced with unique experiences. No longer a “little girl” but not quite a teenager, girls at this age often encounter a wide variety of challenges, especially with friendships. This class helps empower girls, teaching them how to develop positive relationships with other girls and recognize and assertively solve problems with friends. Grades 4-6. $195

For more information, please call 317.586.2141 or email us.

Fabulous Friends!

This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this class, please contact us.

Making and keeping friends can be challenging for some children. This camp helps girls learn to initiate friendships and practice skills, such as compromise, problem-solving, and empathy, that will develop and nurture those friendships. Interactive fun, games, crafts and more! Girls. Grades 1-3. $195


For more information, please call 317.586.2141 or email us.

Mission: Fun with Friends

This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this class, please contact us.


Boys sometimes have challenges with attention, focus and impulsivity, which can cause friendship difficulties. This program is full of fun activities based on a mission and mystery theme. Participants will learn to become "agents" with skills to search for clues in others’ behaviors and to problem-solve to help unravel the mysteries of initiating and maintaining positive peer interactions. Grades 1-4. $250
For more information, please call 317.586.2141 or email us.

Girl Talk - Grades 7-9

This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this class, please contact us.

This group is designed especially for girls who want to strengthen their social skills, develop healthier relationships or become more confident in social situations. The group will focus on skill-building and increasing self-confidence. In a safe, friendly environment, the girls will be engaged in enjoyable activities to help increase skills in conversation, joining a group, reading social cues, choosing friends, becoming assertive and handling peer conflict or bullying. Girls in grades 6-8. $195

For more information, please call 317.586.2141 or email us.

Success! Not Stress! Social Skills for Middle School Guys

This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this class, please contact us.

Middle school guys gain confidence, discover more about social cues, and learn to use a practical roadmap that will lead them on a path to social success, rather than social stress! Interactive and fun! Grades 6-8. $195

For more information, please call 317.586.2141 or email us.

Girls Rock!

This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this class, please contact us.

This class helps pre-teen girls identify and examine difficult relationships with other girls and learn strategies for dealing appropriately with bullying and “relational aggression,” whether in person or in cyberspace, as well as how to develop positive approaches to friendship. Though Girls Rule! is not a prerequisite, this is a great follow-up if your daughter has taken that class. Grades 4-6. $195

For more information, please call 317.586.2141 or email us.

Yes, I Can Stand Up for Myself! - Grades 3-5

This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this class, please contact us.
This class helps children develop assertiveness skills in a safe and nurturing atmosphere. Specific techniques empower the participants to gain skill and confidence in facing challenging situations, such as conflict and bullying. Grades 3-5.

For more information, please call 317.586.2141 or email us.

Acting Like a Winner: Using Drama to Teach Life Skills

This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this class, please contact us.


The magic of drama can help build social skills and increase self-confidence! Participating in plays, skits and games, girls and boys will learn about facial expression and body language, identifying and handling feelings, using assertiveness and other communication skills, as well as problem-solving. No acting experience needed! Girls and boys, grades 2-5. $195
For more information, please call 317.586.2141 or email us.

On-Going Social Skills Groups

On-going Social Skills Groups

These groups offer fun, age-appropriate experiences and activities that foster positive peer interaction, build self-confidence, and provide support and skill development. Please see the descriptions below for other groups that may be offered in the future or
email us with your special request or interest.

Social Skills Group ~ Grade 1-3 ~ Boys & Girls


This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this group, please contact us.
Sign up to be included on our email list by emailing: cemathias@mathiascounseling.com

Making and keeping friends can be challenging for some children. In these sessions, children will be involved in engaging games and activities that help boys and girls learn and practice strategies to initiate friendships and develop skills that nurture those friendships. Skills will include conversation, reading social cues, identification of feelings, empathy, compromise, consequences of actions, handling conflict, and problem-solving. Parent handouts are included so that parents can review and reinforce the skills. This social skills group is best suited for children who have difficulty with social interaction due to anxiety, shyness, ADHD, and Asperger’s  It is not the right fit for those who have been diagnosed with autism.  Girls and boys. Grades 1-3. Cost for all 6 sessions - $225.

If you have questions, please call 317.586.2141 or email us.

Social Skills Group for Boys - Grades 4-6

This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this group, please contact us.
Sign up to be included on our email list by emailing: cemathias@mathiascounseling.com

Help your son build his friendship and social skills through fun, age-appropriate experiences and activities. Games, role-playing and team-building activities foster positive peer interaction, build self-confidence, and provide support and skill development. Skills such as initiating and maintaining conversations, accepting others’ ideas; problem-solving and teamwork; learning to consider the consequence of our social behavior on others and in turn, their treatment of us; appropriate social behaviors in a variety of settings, well as other friendship skills, are covered. A parent packet of information will be given at the last session, so that parents can reinforce the skills and concepts from the group. This social skills group is best suited for boys who have difficulty with social interaction due to anxiety, shyness, ADHD, and Asperger’s  It is not the right fit for boys who have been diagnosed with autism.  Commitment for all 6 sessions is necessary. $225 for all six sessions.


If you have questions, please call 317.586.2141 or email us.

Social Skills Group ~ Girls ~ Grades 4-6

This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this group, please contact us.
Sign up to be included on our email list by emailing: cemathias@mathiascounseling.com

Help your daughter build her friendship and social skills through fun, age-appropriate experiences and activities. They are designed to foster positive peer interaction, build self-confidence, and provide support and skill development. Skills include conversation, reading social cues, understanding feelings and using empathy, compromise, the effects of actions on friendships, and handling conflict and problems. Parent handouts are included so parents can review and reinforce the skills. $220 for all 6 sessions.

Social Group for Boys - Grades 1-3

This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this group, please contact us.
Sign up to be included on our email list by emailing: cemathias@mathiascounseling.com

Help your son build his friendship and social skills through fun, age-appropriate experiences and activities. They are designed to foster positive peer interaction, build self-confidence, and provide support and skill development. Commitment for all 6 sessions is necessary. $225 for all six sessions.
To register for this group, please call 317.586.2141 or email us.

Social Group for Boys - Grades 6-8

This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this group, please contact us.
Sign up to be included on our email list by emailing: cemathias@mathiascounseling.com

Help your son build his friendship and social skills through fun, age-appropriate experiences and activities. They are designed to foster positive peer interaction, build self-confidence, and provide support and skill development. Commitment for all 6 sessions is necessary. $225 for all six sessions.
Please call to register for this group --- 317.586.2141 or
email us.

Social Group for Girls - Grades 1-3

This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this group, please contact us.
Sign up to be included on our email list by emailing: cemathias@mathiascounseling.com

Help your daughter build her friendship and social skills through fun, age-appropriate experiences and activities. They are designed to foster positive peer interaction, build self-confidence, and provide support and skill development. This on-going social group meets twice a month for three months at a time. Commitment for all 6 sessions is necessary. $225
Please call to register for this group --- 317.586.2141 or email us.

Social Group for Girls - Grades 6-8

This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this group, please contact us.
Sign up to be included on our email list by emailing: cemathias@mathiascounseling.com

Help your daughter build her friendship and social skills through fun, age-appropriate experiences and activities. They are designed to foster positive peer interaction, build self-confidence, and provide support and skill development. This on-going social group usually meets twice a month for three months at a time. Commitment for all 6 sessions is necessary. $225
To register for our classes or for more information, please call 317.586.2141 or email us.

Social Group for Girls - Grades 9-12

This will be offered again in the future. If you are interested in this group, please contact us.
Sign up to be included on our email list by emailing: cemathias@mathiascounseling.com

Help your daughter build her friendship and social skills through fun, age-appropriate experiences and activities. They are designed to foster positive peer interaction, build self-confidence, and provide support and skill development. This on-going social group usually meets twice a month for three months at a time. Commitment for all 6 sessions is necessary. $225
To register for our classes or for more information, please call 317.586.2141 or email us.

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