Children and Adolescents

We can help your child deal with anything they face

We are prepared to help your children and young adults be better prepared to deal with the myriad of issues they face day-to-day. Rather your child is dealing with a divorce, trauma, depression, anxiety, bullying or just needs to build the skills to be better prepared to deal with life, we are here to help!

Our Methods

We have numerous Therapists that have extensive experience working with helping children and young adults using proven therapy techniques including-

Play Therapy

Play therapy involves the use of toys, blocks, dolls, puppets, drawings, and games to help the child recognize, identify, and verbalize feelings. The psychotherapist observes how the child uses play materials and identifies themes or patterns to understand the child’s problems. Through a combination of talk and play the child has an opportunity to better understand and manage their conflicts, feelings, and behavior.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy helps improve a child’s moods, anxiety, and behavior by examining confused or distorted patterns of thinking. CBT therapists teach children that thoughts cause feelings and moods which can influence behavior. During CBT, a child learns to identify harmful thought patterns. The therapist then helps the child replace this thinking with thoughts that result in more appropriate feelings and behaviors. Research shows that CBT can be effective in treating a variety of conditions, including depression and anxiety. Specialized forms of CBT have also been developed to help children coping with traumatic experiences.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy can be used to treat older adolescents who have chronic suicidal feelings/thoughts, engage in intentionally self-harmful behaviors, or have Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT emphasizes taking responsibility for one’s problems and helps the person examine how they deal with conflict and intense negative emotions. This often involves a combination of group and individual sessions. 

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) incorporates a combination of techniques used in many other traditional psychotherapies. Accelerated Resolution Therapy works directly to reprogram the way in which distressing memories and images are stored in the brain so that they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions.  Accelerated Resolution Therapy accomplishes this through the use of rapid eye movements similar to eye movements that occur during dreaming and is effective in children as young as age 4.