At Growing Together Child and Family Therapy, we provide skills-based and solution-focused interventions. Our interventions aim to enhance your child’s and family’s strengths while providing practical solutions to improve quality of life. Our goal is to create a supportive environment where we can explore and match effective interventions to your needs.
To help achieve this goal, we offer therapy to address a variety of difficulties including:
- Childhood behavior problems
- Recovery from trauma or scary events, PTSD
- Attention problems or ADHD
- Parent and infant attachment
- Adoption adjustment
- Inappropriate boundaries and problematic sexual behavior
- Pediatric brain injury
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
In PCIT, you will learn new skills to address your 2 - 7-year-old’s challenging behaviors, including: not listening, attention-seeking behavior, temper tantrums, and aggression. PCIT improves child behavior through live-coaching a specific set of play and discipline techniques as parents or caregivers interact with their child in session. PCIT has demonstrated effectiveness for young children with behavior problems, Autism Spectrum Disorders, attention problems, and histories of trauma. Growing Together Child and Family Therapy has certified PCIT providers on staff.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
In TF-CBT, you and your child will learn skills to help cope and overcome frightening memories associated with experiencing a trauma or scary life event. Symptoms that are common after a trauma are nightmares, feeling on edge, irritability, troubles concentrating, worry, feeling disconnected, avoiding places or people that remind you of what happened, and hopelessness. TF-CBT teaches skills to cope with the emotional impact of trauma and helps guide children through talking about their trauma to decrease anxiety related to these memories. Growing Together clinicians offer TF-CBT for various types of trauma including sexual trauma, medical trauma/sibling exposure to medical trauma, and trauma related to abuse, adoption, or out-of-home placement. Growing Together Child and Family Therapy has certified TF-CBT providers on staff.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
In CBT, you and your child will learn coping skills and ways to challenge your thoughts to improve anxiety, depression, and adjustment to life events. CBT involves sessions with children individually as well as with parents or caregivers to help improve family communication and coping to support changes in child mood and adjustment.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
In ACT, you and your child will learn mindfulness-based strategies to acknowledge upsetting emotional experiences to improve coping and anxiety. ACT can be a particularly helpful approach for children experiencing stress.
Parent Management Training (PMT)
In PMT, parents learn strategies for managing problematic behaviors in children including not listening, difficulties doing chores, and problematic school behaviors.
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
In ERP, children, adolescents, and parents learn ways to manage OCD by engaging in exposures to content that triggers anxiety while avoiding compulsions. This type of intervention challenges the way the brain responds to anxiety triggers to create change.