If you are experiencing strained relationships, behavioral problems or are journeying with your child through trauma, Child+Adolescent Therapy can offer you the tools you need to succeed.
We offer customized therapy for your unique family dynamic. Drawing from a host of therapies gives us the flexibility to meet your child where they are and to engage you in that process. We want to be an advocate for healing on your parenting journey.
Check out some of the therapy tools that we utilize for our clients:
Play therapy is an expressive therapy. Play is natural for children, and is the language that they speak. So, in play therapy, children are encouraged to communicate through the medium of guided play. Therefore, experiences that are hard enough to communicate can be expressed in a way that is comfortable and natural for them.
For more information please click the link www.a4pt.org.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is a processing intervention. When a traumatic event takes place in the life of a child, it may create a memory that remains present in his or her young mind. EMDR redirects these difficult feelings and/or mental pictures through bilateral stimulation (activating both sides of your body), as well as strengthening the child’s own resources.
For more information please click the link www.emdria.org/
Theraplay is a play therapy modality that incorporates the caregivers directly into therapy. This directive model focus on building and repairing relationships between caregivers and the child. This is done by focusing on four key dimensions in the relationship: Structure, Nurture, Engagement, and Challenge. These sessions help caregivers help their children feel safe and joy, build self-worth and feel connected.
For more information please click the link www.theraplay.org
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) is an attachment-based family focused intervention. The primary purpose of DDP is to support a healthy attachment with the child and caregiver. Children who have experienced developmental trauma or early abuse or neglect can benefit from the support of DDP.
For more information please click the link www.ddpnetwork.org
Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is an attachment-based model for challenging children. TBRI uses connection as the foundation of the work, but also focuses on empowerment principals for physical needs and correcting principals for engagement of very challenging children. TBRI helps parents help their children.
For more information please click the link www.child.tcu.edu/about-us/tbri
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) is a helpful tool for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. This model helps the child build coping skills and emotional regulation before processing their traumatic experience.
For more information please click the link www.tfcbt.org
Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics
The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) is an approach versus a therapeutic model, a technique or intervention. NMT is a way to view a child developmentally and consider their individual history. This approach is best used as an assessment that helps identify strengths and the primary challenge for the child. This way interventions can be specifically chosen for the child to succeed.
For more information please click the link www.childtrauma.org