Our therapists specialize in a variety of interventions and modalities, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, and Activity Therapy.  We treat a variety of diagnoses and difficulties presenting throughout the lifespan, including anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, ADHD, anger management, and numerous emotional and behavioral difficulties.

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Children and Adolescents

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been proven to be effective in treating a variety of psychological disorders among children and adolescents — particularly anxiety, depression, and various behavioral problems.

Our therapists will work individually with your child to explore the relationship between his/her thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, teaching and helping your child practice evidence-based strategies.  By providing coordinated Parent Consultation, our therapists help parents gain a deeper understanding of their child’s difficulties, while also helping parents reinforce their child’s use of new coping skills and tools. Over the course of coordinated intervention, parents typically report observing a noticeable reduction in their child’s symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, improved emotional and/or behavioral functioning, and a meaningful increase in coping strategies and related self-confidence.

 

Play Therapy for Children / Activity Therapy for Pre-Teens

Play Therapy is a developmentally-sensitive intervention uniquely suited for children. This modality aims to resolve existing emotional and/or behavioral difficulties while simultaneously promoting optimum growth and development.  Shown via research to be an effective mental health approach, Play Therapy can help children struggling with a variety of issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, trauma, and grief.  Activity Therapy integrates Play Therapy strategies with increasingly talk-based interventions.

Whether providing Play or Activity Therapy, our play therapists will work individually with your child, using approaches that help improve insight and awareness, build and strengthen coping tools, and enhance self-esteem. Play and Activity Therapy are most effective when parents/caregivers are actively involved in the therapy, typically via coordinated Parent Consultation. Over the course of such coordinated interventions, parents frequently notice an overall improvement in their child’s mood and a decrease in frequency and intensity of behavioral problems.