Child, Adolescent & Family Therapy

Child, Adolescent & Family Therapy2019-03-18T12:52:03-04:00

Child Therapy

Therapy helps children in a variety of ways. They receive emotional support, resolve conflicts with people, understand feelings and problems, and try out new solutions to on-going problems. Goals for therapy may be specific (change in behavior, improved relations with friends or family), or more general (less anxiety, better self-esteem). The length of therapy depends on the complexity and severity of problems.

Art Therapy2019-01-10T12:34:09-04:00

The creative process used to bring about healing or desired change for the client or group being served.

Creative & Play Therapy2019-03-12T19:03:16-04:00

Play therapy is a way of being with the child that honors their unique developmental level and looks for ways of helping in the “language” of the child – play. They can sort through complicated feelings and use play to communicate at their own level and at their own pace, without feeling interrogated or threatened. The healthy development of the child is the primary goal.

Creativity can be expressed in many ways: through free play (children choose objects and play in their own way), drawing, painting, games, puppets, bibliotherapy, as well as age-appropriate psychoeducational experiences.

Sandtray Therapy2019-02-15T14:17:01-04:00

Sandtray Therapy is a form of expressive therapy that sometimes is referred to as sandplay, while each has a slightly different approach. Often people, especially children, are unable to verbalize their emotional states, and this form of therapy serves as a valuable and powerful way for clients to allow their hands (while utilizing sand and miniatures) to share what words cannot seem to say. It is a relaxed and interactive technique.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy2019-02-15T14:16:18-04:00

CBT is based on the cognitive model of emotional response as well as education and has a significant structure to each session.  The design of CBT is to foster a collaborative relationship between the therapist and the client while they work on issues such as depression, an eating disorder, generalized anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Adolescent Therapy

Therapy for adolescents is beneficial when a teen is experiencing difficulty with handling emotions as well as reacting with challenging behaviors. Various methods are utilized to assist with negative self-talk, self-injury, experimenting with drugs or alcohol, eating disorders, sexual issues, as well as bullying and managing social media. The length of therapy depends on the complexity and severity of problems.

Art Therapy2019-01-10T12:24:36-04:00

The creative process used to bring about healing or desired change for the client or group being served.

EMDR2019-01-10T12:25:27-04:00

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a form of psychotherapy in which the person being treated is asked to recall distressing images while generating one type of bilateral sensory input, such as side-to-side eye movements or hand tapping.

Mindfulness2019-01-10T12:25:46-04:00

A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)2019-02-15T14:01:18-04:00

Dialectical behavior therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy. It is used to treat mood disorders by changing patterns of behavior that are not helpful, such as self-harm, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse.

Psychodynamic Therapy2019-02-20T22:09:53-04:00

This technique is also known as insight-oriented therapy, Psychodynamic therapy focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in a person’s present behavior. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are a client’s self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behavior.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy2019-01-10T12:26:38-04:00

A type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behavior patterns or treat mood disorders such as depression.

Supportive Therapy2019-02-15T14:02:43-04:00

Supportive psychotherapy is a psychotherapeutic approach that integrates various schools to provide therapeutic support. It includes components from therapeutic schools such as psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal conceptual models and techniques.

Family Therapy

Family Therapy assists family members in improving communication and resolving conflict. It can include all family members or just those willing or able to participate. Sessions are designed to facilitate growth by teaching skills, deepening family connections, and managing stress. Your therapist will work with you to meet your specific goals for counseling.

Art Therapy2019-01-10T12:33:03-04:00

The creative process used to bring about healing or desired change for the client or group being served.

Internal Family Systems Therapy2019-01-10T12:19:18-04:00

A therapy model based on the concept that we are made up of many working “parts”.  Our parts work together for our good, though some parts may attempt to meet our needs in ways that are not helpful toward well-being.  IFS therapy works to identify and address needs expressed by different parts in order to heal and return the core self to its natural state of well-being.

Creative & Play Therapy2019-03-12T19:02:43-04:00

Play therapy is a way of being with the child that honors their unique developmental level and looks for ways of helping in the “language” of the child – play. They can sort through complicated feelings and use play to communicate at their own level and at their own pace, without feeling interrogated or threatened. The healthy development of the child is the primary goal.

Creativity can be expressed in many ways: through free play (children choose objects and play in their own way), drawing, painting, games, puppets, bibliotherapy, as well as age-appropriate psychoeducational experiences.

Family Systems Therapy2019-02-15T14:06:10-04:00

FT is a type of counseling that can assist family members improve communication and resolve conflicts.  It may include all family members or just those able or willing to participate. Sessions can teach you skills to deepen family connections and get through stressful times, even after you are done going to therapy sessions