Help Your Children Thrive and Become their Best Selves!
Counseling services for children can be effective in helping them improve behavioral self-control (e.g., decrease tantrums and defiant behaviors), improve self-confidence and self-image, decrease depression and increase happiness, and improve parent-child and peer relationships. The Center also offers counseling services which are especially helpful for children experiencing grief, loss, or stressful transitions (e.g., the death of a parent or sibling, separation/divorce of parents, stepfamily life, move to new school, etc.).
Individual Child and Adolescent Counseling, Including Play Therapy
The Center offers counseling services for both children (ages 3-12) and adolescents. For younger children, this may involve the use of Child-Centered Play Therapy, a research validated intervention that has been proven effective in helping children with a wide range of emotional challenges and/or behavioral issues. Parents are kept actively involved in the treatment of their child or adolescent through regularly scheduled parent sessions in which progress is reviewed and parent concerns can be addressed.
Filial Family Therapy for Parents and Young Children
Filial Family Therapy is a research validated family intervention that also has been proven effective in helping children with a wide range of emotional challenges and/or behavioral issues. The Filial Family Therapy approach involves teaching parents how to conduct therapeutic play sessions with their own children, and is generally appropriate for families with children between the ages of 3 and 12. Through the Filial Therapy process, parents not only learn ways of helping their children overcome current challenges, but also learn child management techniques and other skills which can be used to prevent future problems from developing. Please click here for information about the Effectiveness of Filial Family Therapy.
Relationship Enhancement® (RE) Family Counseling for Parents and Adolescents
The RE approach to family counseling with parents and adolescents utilizes a skills-training approach to improve communication patterns and provide each family member an equal voice. The counseling focuses not only on helping families resolve current family issues, but also empowers families with the skills to be able to cooperatively resolve conflicts which may develop in the future. Please click here for information about the Effectiveness of Relationship Enhancement® Therapy.