what is the definition of socialization?


Most of us are taught to socialize with others when we are young kids and we strive to continue some fair to good level of socialization throughout our adult lives. Socializing means connecting with others – typically for enjoyment.

Humans are hard-wired for connection so it makes sense that for a happy and healthy life that humans would spend time together, having conversations, laughing, etc. However, there are times in life when people isolate – whether as children or as adults – and they stop trying to socialize. This happens for a variety of reasons but it is important to have those connections. A therapist can help identify problems with socialization and forge plans to learn or relearn those important life skills.

At Claibourne Counseling, we offer treatment for children and adults!