Co Founders Sara Czworniak and Giana Quinterno met on the first day of graduate school at NYU back in 2015. Sara came from California with the conviction to create change at a young age after her experience with childhood cancer. She lost her hair, independence and opportunity to have a normal childhood. After reflecting on her experiences, skills, and passions she became interested in social issues regarding health and mental health. Giana relocated from Rhode Island to New York City where she worked in public schools providing counseling, crisis intervention and mental health support to young people. During their friendship they discovered a mutual love for designing and implementing movement based activities to empower young people to develop healthy coping strategies in an effort to bring emotional and social change.
Social Skills in Motion is enhancing social emotional well-being through sports and movement based programs. Our programs use a unique and interdisciplinary approach that values being trauma informed, person centered and pro-neurodiversity. We support behavioral, psychosocial, intellectual, body regulation and communication skill development. At SSKIM, we provide a safe space while addressing the social and emotional needs of young people in marginalized communities. We believe that everyone has the innate desire to move and that young people learn best through play. Our programs use a variety of movement based activities to engage and empower young people in social and emotional learning that is fun! We welcome young people of all abilities and neurodiversity into our SSKIM community!
Social Skills in Motion (SSKIM) is a creative and holistic program for young people. We prioritize mental health & wellness to enhance social emotional development through dance and movement based programs and therapeutic services. We offer a unique experience for our young people to address various social emotional needs by utilizing their own artistry and creativity. We are committed to person centered learning and creating space for our young people to enhance their social-emotional well-being in real time, instead of a traditional office or classroom setting. Through our programs, our young people positively respond to our friendly and respectful movement approach that honors individual differences and self-agency. Part of our mission is to ensure that we are breaking the stigma of mental health & wellness in our community, and that means redefining what therapy looks like, who has access to services, and by providing education.
Social Skills in Motion currently offers movement based group sessions, family sessions and individual sessions. We offer Move. Explore. Play (creative movement), Let's Cheer and BoxNFit in both groups and individual sessions.
At Social Skills in Motion, we are in-network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield. Cigna, Oscar Health, United Healthcare, and Oxford. If you do not have one of these health insurances, our fees range from $25-$100 sliding scale depending on service offered. We are happy to submit claims on your behalf directly to your insurance company.
The therapists at Social Skills in Motion we specialize in working with young people ages 2-30. We welcome young people with varying cultures, abilities and neurodiversity into our community. We specialize in adolescence, childhood, trauma, anxiety, depression, behavioral, family and dance/movement. We have a particular interest in utilizing recreational movement and play spaces as the mediums we use to expose youth to movement forms where they can become artists in their own healing and wellness journeys.
Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation
Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.
Developmental disorders - Support coping with and understanding a child’s unique strengths and challenges; strengthening social and communication skills; parent training and coaching
Learning disabilities - Developing strategies for successful learning specific to one’s unique strengths and challenges
Physical wellness - Improving the quality of one's life through exploring and expanding healthy and balanced eating, sleeping, and exercise routines; strengthening self-care and stress management skills
Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
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