Emotional Health Services
When we first start working together, we will have a conversation regarding how I may be able to support your child and your family.
Together, we will decide if we will start with individual child therapy, family therapy, parent coaching, or a combination of therapies.
At that time, I will also recommend a model of therapy based on your family's needs. I am certified in a variety of models, see below to get an idea of what some of them entail.
Types of Emotional Health Services
Child Centered Play Therapy
Play therapy uses children's natural language of play, coupled with the therapeutic relationship with the therapist to provide a safe space where children can express and process their inner thoughts, worries and experiences. This model can be used with children ages 3 to 10 who are experiencing social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents, ages 3 to 18 impacted by trauma. The model helps alleviate emotional problems such as symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or depression related to traumatic life events. It can be used with children and adolescents who have experienced a single trauma or multiple traumas in their lives.
Child Parent Psychotherapy
CPP is an evidenced-based treatment for children aged 0-5 who have experienced at least one traumatic event. The treatment is based in attachment theory but also integrates psychodynamic, developmental, trauma, social learning, and cognitive behavioral theories. Therapeutic sessions include the child and primary caregiver. The goal of CPP is to strengthen the relationship between a child and their caregiver as a way to heal and increase safety and security.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
MBSR is a healing approach that combines meditation, mindfulness, and yoga. The model aims to reduce overall stress and emotional reactivity and to gain a deeper sense of calm.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
PCIT is an evidence-based treatment for young children with behavioral problems such as hitting, biting, yelling, refusing to do things, running away, and others. It is a two phase model done with the child and primary caregiver together. The phases focus on building trust and attachment through play and learning how to effectively manage disruptive behavior.
Coping with COVID
COVID has impacted everyone due to increase anxiety, social isolation, changes in routine, direct illness, loss of loved ones, and more. Individual or group therapy can help alleviate the emotional stress while learning effective coping skills.