Thriving Families offers individual, parenting, and family sessions for children and teens experiencing a wide range of emotional and behavioral symptoms. Treatment can target the following:
- Bullying/Peer relationships
- Self-harming behaviors
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Negative effects of social media
- Low self-esteem
- Adoption issues
- Sibling conflict
- Bipolar Disorder
- Sexual and gender identity concerns
- And more
Typically, the first 2-4 sessions will involve an assessment of your needs. By the end of the evaluation, I will be able to offer you some initial impressions of what our work might include. At that point, we will discuss your treatment goals and create an initial treatment plan. It is during this stage that you will want to see if I can make sense of your situation in a way that is useful to you.
During this stage, we are doing the hard but exciting work to make progress on the individual or family goals. Sessions can involve art, singing, dancing, walking, playing games, and talking. It is important that therapy becomes a safe place where the necessary growth and exploration can take place. The therapeutic relationship serves as a foundation for kids, teens, and parents to sort through challenges and emerge stronger. Having some fun is an important part of this stage.
We are wrapping up and reviewing the progress made. Appointments may be set in the future as a way to check-in to make sure progress is maintained. Once treatment is over, the therapist is still available should future concerns arise or to celebrate successes.