Who Benefits?

  • Who Benefits?

  • Our therapy helps people struggling with life’s difficult transitions. We offer customized treatment for individuals, families and couples—with unique services for adolescents and children. Learn More >

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  • Visit our Resources section for valuable literature and links that address: Grief & Loss; Trauma & Violent Crime; Separation & Divorce; Stress & Relaxation; Relationships; and Sleep & Dreaming.
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Child Therapy

Childhood is typically a time for creative imagination, fun, and excitement. However, children can be impacted by a number of life stressors which deeply affect their ability to just be a kid.  A Child Therapist can help children develop problem-solving skills and coping strategies for dealing with challenging life situations.

Parents should be aware of changes in their child’s behavior such as:

  • Aggressive behavior or conduct problems
  • Anger or hostility
  • Changes in sleep and appetite
  • Conflict with family members
  • Decreased interest in activities that he or she once found enjoyable
  • Difficulties with friends
  • Difficulties with separations and transitions
  • Tearfulness or mood swings
  • Withdrawal
  • Often, children with special needs benefit from therapy, as well

Typically children are invited to meet with the therapist privately. However, parental involvement is a crucial component to Child Therapy. Throughout the course of therapy, parents frequently receive consultation from their therapist regarding positive parenting techniques to manage disruptive behaviors and interventions to use at home to help support children’s emotional needs.

Play Therapy
Unlike therapy for adults, Child Therapy often includes the use of art, therapeutic toys and games, and imaginative play. Your therapist is skilled in the techniques of Play Therapy, a form of therapy that allows children the opportunity to practice problem-solving skills through play. View information guide regarding Play Therapy