PARENT CHILD INTERACTION THERAPY
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, commonly referred to as PCIT, is an exceptionally effective treatment backed by nearly 50 years of research. PCIT is a short term, specialized, evidence based treatment for children 2 to 7 years of age with behavioral issues and their families. PCIT teaches caregivers to manage the child’s difficult behaviors while increasing positive behaviors. In PCIT we work together to improve behavior and reduce caregivers’ stress.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experience to bring these to an adaptive resolution. After successful treatment with EMDR therapy, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced. This is a highly effective short term ( but not time limited) approach to trauma mitigation. During EMDR therapy the client attends to emotionally disturbing material in brief sequential doses while simultaneously focusing on an external stimulus. Therapist directed lateral eye movements are the most commonly used external stimulus but a variety of other stimuli including hand-tapping and audio stimulation are often used. ( memories or information. EMDR therapy uses a three pronged protocol: (1) the past events that have laid the groundwork for dysfunction are processed, forging new associative links with adaptive information; (2) the current circumstances that elicit distress are targeted, and internal and external triggers are desensitized; (3) imaginal templates of future events are incorporated, to assist the client in acquiring the skills needed for adaptive functioning.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a mode of therapy that helps adults, adolescents, and children understand the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Clients develop new ways of approaching how they relate to themselves, others, and the environment by challenging their thoughts, and themselves.
Sessions typically run 45-60 minutes in length, and are once a week. This is flexible based on your needs.
I will work with clients to mutually decide the best course of treatment during the first few sessions of therapy.
A Happier, Healthier You
First and foremost, couples therapy does not mean you’ve failed in your relationship. The opposite actually; you are working towards healthy communication and improving the romantic connection between the two of you.
Couples Therapy is for partners who are stuck in a destructive pattern but want to work towards repairing the interactions between themselves.
Why couples may seek out Couples Therapy.
Disproportionate fighting over minor issues
Differences in parenting styles
Lack of romance in the relationship.
Admitting therapy could be beneficial to your relationship is hard. Bringing a counselor into your relationship is intimidating! The goal is helping each partner feel more confident in expressing their needs. Couples learn how to relate in different ways through specific exercises and enhanced communication skills as they work towards creating safety and nurturing a loving relationship that works for both partners.
Parent Coaching involves one or both of the parental figures in a family unit. This type of treatment helps you identify your own strengths and weaknesses in your behavior and communication with the child. Treatment can either be in conjunction with the child’s treatment or separately for a more individualized, long term approach. Without judgement, the counselor can use evidence-based treatment to aid in improving the relationships in the family unit.
DIVORCE COUNSELING FOR DIVORCING PARENTS
Divorce is never easy. Especially when children are involved. Divorce counseling can help ease the transition so that naturally occurring rough patches are manageable.
PCIT CLINCIAN TRAINING
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PCIT Certified Trainers are sanctioned by PCIT International to provide expert training and consultation in the official PCIT protocol, leading to eligibility for certification as a therapist by PCIT International. Please contact for more information.