SERVICES

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CHILD AND ADOLESCENT THERAPY

Our practice specializes in treating children with autism, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral challenges, and mood disorders. We aim to promote children's capacity for emotional regulation, resilience, self-awareness and coping skills. Therapeutic work is conducted directly with children, pre-teens and teens, but also includes collaboration with caregivers to promote the use of effective supports and strategies by the entire family.

 

We are well versed in the use of positive behavior supports and draw upon these tools as needed. However, in line with the paradigm shift happening with respectful parenting practices and the latest research in interpersonal neurobiology, we strive first to understand children's needs and skills in the areas of communication, social-emotional regulation, and impulse control to name a few. We believe that children are doing the best that they can with the skill set that is accessible to them and we must collaborate with caregivers to expand the range of tools available for children and families to manage intense emotions, conflict, and social demands. We incorporate play therapy, cognitive-behavioral strategies (CBT), dialectic behavior therapy (DBT)  and mindfulness based practices. Our work with children and adolescents also prioritizes strength based, trauma informed, and relational practices.  

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Autism

  • Anxiety

  • ADHD

  • Gifted and twice exceptional (2e) children

  • Positive Parenting

  • Sensitive children

  • Resilience and self-concept

  • Tantrums and behavioral challenges

  • Promoting emotional intelligence

  • Navigating social challenges

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TESTING

Psycho-educational and psycho-diagnostic evaluations are provided for families who are concerned about their children having developmental delays, autism, learning differences, or attentional issues. The goal of an assessment is to help you have a clear and in-depth understanding of how your child learns, regulates their emotions and behaviors, and navigates social situations. It will not only provide diagnostic clarity, but more importantly, guidance on how to provide support, intervention, and structures that are individualized to your child's learning and socio-emotional needs.

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INDIVIDUAL THERAPY FOR ADULTS

By making the choice to pursue therapy, you are putting your desire to live your best life as a top priority. You recognize that you don't have to accept anxiety, depression, feelings of isolation or ineffectiveness as unavoidable. You will have a designated time and space devoted to recognizing detrimental patterns of responding and relating to others. You will have the support necessary to work through old wounds, difficult emotions, and current struggles. You can gain the insight and tools necessary to pursue your goals and live life on your own terms. Our approach is integrative, bringing together a variety of theories, techniques, and evidence based practices. We incorporate Gestalt therapy to help clients to become more self-aware and to accept and trust in their feelings and experiences in order to alleviate distress. We also rely on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to help clients set goals, build emotional-regulation and self-management skills as well as enhance their coping strategies.

How Our Psychotherapy Services Can Help:
•    Our experienced therapists are fully invested and dedicated to promoting your mental health and well-being.
•    We rely on counseling and psychotherapy tools that have been found to be effective in promoting growth and            enhancing positive change.
•    Our person-centered approach is aimed at not only alleviating symptoms, but empowering you with the insight            and tools needed to recognize unhealthy patterns, advocate for your needs, become more mindful of triggers              and how best to cope with life’s many challenges. 
•    Therapeutic exploration will help you recognize your own personal narrative and how it impacts your choices and        reactions. Becoming mindful of how our history shapes us allows us to show up more fully for ourselves and the            ones we love.
•    Common therapeutic goals include:

          Promoting conflict resolution skills

          Improving assertive communication

          Becoming adept at setting limits/boundaries

          Improving self-management with regard to meeting daily responsibilities

          Increasing the range of tools at your disposal when faced with overwhelming or debilitating emotions 

•    An initial consultation at no charge can help you determine whether one of our therapists is the right fit for you.