Our specialties include treating anxiety based disorders of childhood, including generalized anxiety, selective mutism, tics/tourette’s, and obsessive compulsive disorder. We use evidence based treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy for Selective Mutism (PCIT-SM), Comprehensive Behavior Intervention for Tics (C-BIT) for treating Tic Disorders, and Exposure Response/Prevention (ER/P) for treating OCD.
Younger children will typically require more support from home, and parents will be expected to be involved in treatment.
Teenagers often find solace in the confidential relationship they develop with their clinician, and the level of parent involvement is determined as a team.
We offer support for parents through parent coaching sessions and group workshops to help build confidence in supporting your child at school and at home.
In therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and change unhelpful thinking and behavior. Strategies and tools used will vary by age. Typically effective individual therapy can start as early as age 5 (with play based strategies), and can be helpful throughout the developmental continuum into late adulthood.