Although some children’s emotional or behavioral difficulties are most effectively addressed via Individual Psychotherapy (with your child), certain difficulties are more successfully explored and resolved through Parent Consultation. In other words, rather than meeting individually with your child (or in addition to doing so), your child’s therapist may recommend meeting regularly with one or both parents to examine what factors might be inadvertently contributing to and/or perpetuating your child’s difficulties.  Through Parent Consultation, you and your child’s therapist will work collaboratively to choose which empirically-supported techniques and strategies are best-suited to your family’s needs and child’s concerns. Whether pursued alone or thoughtfully integrated into your child’s broader treatment plan, Parent Consultation can help reduce feelings of anxiety and/or depression, decrease power struggles, strengthen your child’s adaptive behaviors and self-esteem, and foster a healthier parent-child relationship.