The Lafaya Way

“Let’s Get Social!”


A Social Enhancement Program

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The Lafaya Way

Let’s Get Social!

A Social Enhancement Program

Let’s Get Social!, is a social enhancement program for your children, who already have social skills and are still experiencing some deficits in various social skill areas.

Social skills are the foundation for having healthy relationships in life. Deficits in social behavior interfere with learning, communicating, making friends, careers and overall happiness. Social competence is linked to peer acceptance and better life outcomes.

How it works


The children will be divided into groups based on grade: Grades 4-6; 7-8; 9-12 , and young adult 18-25 (child maturity level will be taken into consideration)

This fun and interactive group program is for kids struggling with the understanding of social nuances, social anxiety, communicating their needs effectively and are acting out in socially inappropriate ways.

In general, most people “pick up” social skills naturally and over time. For people with social cognitive deficits, it needs to be advanced in a succinct style supported by evidence-based interventions such as:

Play Facilitation; Jed Baker strategies; Social Thinking; ILAUGH model…

These proven techniques in conjunction with the relational approach from The Lafaya Way, are pure GOLD! 

The Lafaya Way - Let's Get Social!

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We Interview, We Evaluate, We Customize,

We Create a Good Fit to Optimize Your Child’s Experience

Hi, I'm Lafaya

Lafaya Mitchell, LMFT @lafaya_way is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who serves kids who are wired differently, their families, and those in the community who have the most access to and interaction with children/teens/adults experiencing social challenges.

She is determined to help families create pathways to peace in their homes through better access to the “Real Truth” in each person’s desire to connect, be heard, and be true to their innate desire to get along with others (especially loved ones).

She created PARENTS EMPOWERING PARENTS (PEP), an online course based on the first 3 books of her parenting book series, “The Lafaya Way” for parents which gives parents immediately tangible ways to: Reduce meltdown behavior, promote a sense of togetherness and team collaboration in the home, and how to teach others what they need to know about their children to encourage improved emotional responses and behaviors.

She loves to play professional-level poker tournaments, create content that helps families and communities heal, and love on her 3 biological kids (ages 17+) and the 3 kiddos she was blessed to be able to foster (all under age 5 yrs). She’s a Sci-Fi and “all things superhero geek” and loves to teach others how to turn perceived challenges into superpowers, the same as she has in her own life!


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