Solid Child-Clinician Relationship
We begin by getting to know your child. We might just talk, or we might focus on non-verbal activities, such as playing a game, building something, or doing a craft together. Our goal is to establish good rapport, to help your child open up to us.
We can help define and understand the issues your child is facing, including:
However, for counseling with children to be effective, we strive to take these subjective issues and create measurable goals, so that we can achieve real results. The older the child, the more involved they are in defining those goals with us. Together, we’ll ask and answer questions like:
Our counselors and child psychologists bring a unique depth of experience, to reach beyond the standard behavioral therapy framework and draw on additional resources as needed. This broad perspective is particularly helpful with:
We will also work with your child’s school and pediatrician to keep everyone connected and informed, for the benefit of your child and your family.
If your child has a diagnosis or difficulties which affect performance in the classroom, it will be important to maintain continuity between home and school. We offer several services to help optimize success at school, both academically and socially.