We offer therapy, psychological testing, and psychiatry services for children and teens based on the specific needs of your family.
Types of Treatment
We offer a variety of treatment formats. Sessions may include individual therapy with the child, parent sessions, and the family together.
Individual Therapy: We treat all types of behavioral and emotional disorders and difficulties. We see toddlers through adolescents (up to age 18) in our child and therapy division. We also provide parent training and family-based therapy. Methods of treatment are personalized for every child and diagnosis or presenting problem.
Art Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy: Art and Sand Tray therapy are successful with children and teenagers who have difficulty expressing themselves verbally. The materials provide a safe and fun environment for self-expression. Our therapists have a variety of art materials and sand stray objects for children and teenagers to us therapeutically. Art or Sand Tray therapy is often used as a part of individual therapy with children.
Play Therapy: Play therapy is a combination of individual and family therapy. Typically the trained therapist meets with the child and his or her parent(s) for the first part of the session and spends the remainder of the session with the child in the playroom. The therapist uses various play materials to help children express what is troubling them. Play therapy is most useful for children between the ages of 3 and 11 years old.
Families often seek this developmentally appropriate treatment modality when their children are affected by divorce, ADHD, bereavement, trauma, peer difficulties, aggression, school misbehavior and other issues that negatively impact the child. Play Therapy can also be used preventively when parents feel that the child may benefit from having a safe place to express their feelings. Children use play to master feelings, concerns and confusing or unsettling life events.
Play therapy provides children with a clinical setting in which they can create lasting resolutions that can be safely discovered, rehearsed, mastered and adapted into lifelong strategies.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidenced-based treatment for children ages 2-8 and their parents to decrease behavioral problems and improve parent-child dynamics. We have therapists trained in PCIT. This program typically takes approximately 12 weeks.
Family Therapy: Family therapy typically involves one therapist meeting with an entire family (or several family members) to address issues that impact the whole family. Family therapy is a useful modality to help strengthen the ways in which family members relate to one another.
Frequently, parents seek out family therapy when there is parent-child conflict, when their kids are ‘out of control’, or there is immense sibling rivalry. Other times, family therapy is sought when a family’s capacity to handle life’s stressors is diminished due to difficult transitions, such as divorce, the creation of a blended family, parental deployment, the return of a parent to the workplace, job loss or a death in the family.
Therapy for Children, Adolescents, and Families is provided for a variety of difficulties:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Behavior Problems
- Tantrums & Aggression
- Divorce/Blended Family Issues
- Adoption & Foster Care
- Reactive Attachment Disorders
- Childhood Separation Anxiety
- Anxiety & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Abuse & Neglect Issues
- Additions (Video Games, Alcohol, Drugs)
- Social Skills Training/Asperger’s Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Elimination Disorders (Enuresis)
- Borderline & Bipolar Disorders
- Grief and Loss
- Issues Related to Parental Deployment
- Parent-Child Conflicts
- Oppositional Behavior & Delinquency
- Chronic Illness Adjustment & Pain Management
Please call our office at (757) 873-1736, or contact us for more information on our testing or therapy services.