Having a close friend (or a few!) is an important element to feeling good about yourself and who you are. We all need a good friend in life! In childhood and adolescence, it’s oftentimes challenging to navigate the tricky dynamics of making a friend and keeping a friend.

Over the years, I’ve seen many children and adults in therapy who have a difficult time knowing how to stay connected in a healthy way to friends. I’ve researched and thought a lot about what helps people not only get to know each other and become friends, but stay friends. Out of this, the Friendship Group was born!

This highly engaging, activity and crafts based group will keep your daughter involved and having fun, all while learning about various aspects of friendship!


-       How to Choose Friends

-       5 Qualities of a Good Friend

-       How to Actively Listen

-       How to Repair Hurt in a Friendship

I hope your daughter will join me and the other group members over 4 weeks as we have fun together and grow interpersonally!

Space is limited! Register your child now before it fills up!

To join the group, please fill out the form below, making sure to indicate if your daughter will be in the group for girls ages 8-10 OR 11-12 years old.  

The Group for 8-10 Year Olds Is: Saturdays Sept 9, 16, 23, and 30th from 11:30-12:45pm

The Group for 11-12 Year Olds Is: Mondays Sept 11, 18, 25th, and Oct 2nd from 3:30-4:45pm

This is a closed group. This means that the girls that start the group will be the same ones at the end of the group. No group members will be added during the 4 weeks. This will help foster trust and openness, and help keep the group a safe place.


Child's Name *
Child's Name
Parent's Name *
Parent's Name
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Age Group *

The cost is $150. Payment is due in full on the first day of group. All forms of payment are accepted (cash, check, debit/credit cards).

As the parent or guardian, you are welcome to stay and wait for your child; however, the office waiting room is small. So, please be courteous of other therapists’ clients waiting in there as well.

The group will be held at my office: 2571 California Park Dr., Ste 210, Chico, CA 95928. Please note that the office is, unfortunately, not wheelchair accessible.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 530-665-8893 or email me at sarah@sarahsanderslmft.com.