Services We offer

Therapy for Emotional, Behavioral, and Parenting Challenges

We offer a broad range of specialized therapy services for families with children of all ages, from preschoolers to teens. 

We serve children from preschoolers to teens.

We believe that children’s and teens’ difficulties are best addressed through a comprehensive approach. In partnership with families, we design treatments that respects the individuality and needs of each child and teen, support the whole child and family, and promote healthy and positive development across environments.

How we can help

Some of the challenges we address in children:

  • Emotional intensity, difficulty self-calming and being soothed
  • Difficulties sustaining attention, hyperactivity and/or impulsive behaviors
  • Excessive fears, worries, or challenges with new people and situations
  • Behavioral or learning challenges at school or child care
  • Overly aggressive behaviors
  • Intense and/or persistent fears
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Trauma, loss and grief
  • Low self-esteem
  • Peer and sibling relationships, including bullying or being bullied
  • Adjustment to prepubescent and pubescent physical and emotional changes
  • Poor response to typical discipline strategies
  • Stress associated with daily life, divorce, loss, or trauma
  • Parent/ child relationship challenges

We help families with stresses such as:

  • Single parenthood
  • Loss and grief
  • Meeting and balancing the demands of daily life
  • Developing unified or collaborative parenting strategies
  • Building secure parent-child relationships and strong families
  • Finding an effective balance between nurturing and limit-setting
  • Fostering children’s strengths, independence, and success

Intervention includes a tailored combination of the following to meet the unique needs of each child or teen and family:

  • Therapy sessions with child or teen; sessions with child and parents together 
  •  Parental guidance sessions to teach parents skills to support their child 
  • Consultations with school staff and other professionals
  • Social skills or drama therapy in small groups
  • Consultations with school staff and other professionals

Is it too soon to ask for help?

The benefits of intervening early

Early intervention harnesses the power of rapid brain development and growth in helping children and their families learn new patterns of behavior. By addressing difficulties early, family and peer relationships can be secured rather than stressed, self-esteem can be enhanced rather than lost, and children’s expectations for a bright future can be fostered and realized.

The Drawbacks of the ‘Wait and See’ Approach

Research has found that 12% of young children suffer from significant developmental or emotional difficulties which place them at increased risk for longer-term challenges. Although some children will “grow out of it”, for others these difficulties are the beginning of vicious cycles, leading to more entrenched challenges as time goes on.

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