CO-PARENTING STRATEGIES FOR DIVORCED COUPLES:
Each parent is seen individually. Material covered during sessions is structured, with supportive discussion, handouts and video vignettes to cover effective strategies addressing significant issues faced by divorced couples co-parenting their children. In addition, each session allows time for individual therapy. We guarantee confidentiality, yet make sure that both partners have been exposed to the same basic concepts, thereby providing couples complementary and effective tools for keeping the children out of the friction.
You know best what is hurting and what needs fixing. We are deeply attuned listeners. We hear what you can’t quite say, understanding and clarifying the meaning and feeling of what you reveal; then together make some choices and plan to make changes happen.
When any one person in a family hurts, everyone is hurting. Family therapy is provided at the office, with everyone who lives in the household invited to attend. By building a positive relationship with the entire family, we direct new and different ways for the family members to relate to one another.
CBT-Trauma Informed Therapy:
TF-CBT is a conjoint child and parent psychotherapy approach for children and adolescents who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events. TF-CBT has proven to be effective in addressing posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, externalizing behaviors, sexualized behaviors, feelings of shame, and mistrust. The parental component increases the positive effects for children by reducing parents' own levels of depression and emotional distress about their children's abuse and improving parenting practices and support of their child.
Guiding and supporting parents to develop routines and schedules for all ages of children from the time a child wakes up until they go to bed. Assisting parents to eliminate power struggles, balktalking, sibling rivalary, tantums and whining. Parents will develop strategies and skills to help with the family dynamics and parent child relationship.
Consultations and Training for Mental Health Professionals:
Training and support for mental health professionals that provide therapy to children directly to Early Head Start, Head Start, Pre K and childcare facilites. Strategies to work with teachers and parents with infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
Divorce, Seperation and Supporting your Child Through the Process
SPECIAL WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS are held from time to time on topics relevant to parents. Watch for dates and times.