We provide a range of evidence-based therapy services to support children who experience behavioral or emotional difficulties at home, at school, with peers and in the community. Common concerns include:
Behavior Therapy, also called Parent Management Training, for children who exhibit behavioral difficulties at home or at school, including those who meet criteria for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Provided primarily to parents, Behavior Therapy involves a collection of parenting strategies and changes to a child’s environment to increase appropriate behavior and self-control. Behavior Therapy has one of the strongest research bases of any form of psychotherapy.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for children who experience high levels of anxiety, depression or general difficulty in areas of emotion regulation. In CBT, therapists teach children how to identify their feelings and what to do when big feelings show up. Children are encouraged to practice each skill in session and at home, typically with parental support. These practice sessions are also called exposure sessions. Parents are highly involved with CBT sessions so that the language and skills taught in session can be transferred home. CBT has very strong research support in the treatment of multiple forms of childhood anxiety, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Phobias, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). CBT is also considered an evidence-based treatment for depression and other mood disorders.
Family therapy for a wide range of concerns that involve the ways families communicate and relate to each other. Family therapy can be the primary therapeutic approach or provided alongside other interventions.
All therapeutic services are based in contemporary research, developmentally sensitive and integrated across settings. Specifically, we are committed to grounding all practices in the best available research in areas of child clinical psychology and developmental psychology. We tailor all treatment plans to each child and family to ensure that clinical best practices fit into each family’s culture and structure. Finally, we believe that the best care is provided when all important environments are connected and communicate in strategic and thoughtful ways. To do this we work closely with schools, medical professionals and other providers to ensure consistency in therapeutic approaches when appropriate.