Social Skills Groups SF Bay Area

Meet The Team

meet the team


Jazmin Elek,OTR/L

Jazmin is a pediatric occupational therapist with a specialty in early developmental vulnerabilities. Over the course of her career, she has taken advanced courses in Sensory Integration, Hand Development, and Neuro Developmental Treatment.  Jazmin currently serves on a multidisciplinary team in the Pediatrics Department at UCSF – San Francisco General Hospital campus. She also has a private practice in San Francisco.  She is culturally sensitive and has worked and studied in many countries, including China, India, Mexico, Peru and Guatemala.  More info @


Francisco rocco, Phd

Dr. Rocco is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of developmental derailments in young children.  He earned his doctoral degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara and currently works as a clinician at the UCSF – Multidisciplinary Assessment Center at San Francisco General Hospital, Dept. of Pediatrics. He also has a private practice in San Francisco specializing in developmental vulnerabilities.  Dr. Rocco has lived in Latin America, Europe, and Asia and speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and French. More info @


Xochitl & Quincy

Xochitl & Quincy are Jazmin's magical children and they practically grew up in our social skills groups. They have been the real experts and rock stars of the Peer Play program and have been teaching us about love, friendship, play, creativity, kindness, and everything that matters in life. 


Interns, Pediatric Residents, and Nurse Practitioners in Training

We have agreements with several local universities to train graduate students in psychology,occupatinal therapy, and speech pathology during their supplemental practicum experiences.  We also have a a standing agreement with the UCSF School of Medicine to train pediatric residents and nurse practitioners during their behavioral-developmental rotation.  Thus, we are proud of the highly qualified interns, residents, and students regularly on staff.  



Sinem Yilanci, LMFT

Sinem is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in early intervention. She has been a visiting member of our team since our early beginnings. She has experience across clinical, school, hospital,home visit and non-profit settings and she's originally from Istanbul, Turkey. 

Grayson Shell

Grayson has recently joined our team as the clinical coordinator and a group facilitator. She came from Michigan, where she first gained her clinical experience working with children with ASD, ages 3-16. There, she found her passion for working with children with special needs and realized that each kid has something unique and special to offer.