family counseling is often important when parents and their children need to work together in the treatment process.
While Child+Adolescent Therapy is a great place to start, we hope to be able to work with your whole family. Connecting with those you love will help you address challenges in family life and help to continue to keep your family's wellness in focus. We believe the greatest tool in parenting is the opportunity to develop ourselves as parents. family counseling is a great way to take that next step.
Building a strong attachment is a critical piece to your child's future emotional, behavioral, social and physiological long-term health. Our work with your family is customized to help you build healthy attachments in your unique family dynamic. Therapeutic methods that help are often used include Theraplay activities, DDP, TBRI, as well as EMDR and play therapy.
"Over the past decade, more than ten thousand individuals and their children across a wide range of cultures and social and economic backgrounds were studied, and the finding of all of this research have further demonstrated this crucial parenting from the inside out principle: making sense of your life is the best gift you can give your child, or yourself." -Dan Siegel, PhD
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
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/
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.