Counseling for Children
Is your child constantly worried about all the “what-ifs”?
Are you concerned about changes in your child’s behaviors?
Tired of arguing about school work or chores?
Up at night worrying about your child?
At IFC we believe working with children is a collaborative process. We are honored to join you on your journey toward a happier, calmer family; and we believe it is crucial to involve parents along every step of the way. Most often, parents participate in all therapy sessions. Occasionally, we may do some therapy sessions with just your child. This decision will be made with your input and with much thought and consideration. We have found that younger children benefit the most if their parents are actively involved in treatment. Before we meet your child, we will complete an extensive parents-only session to focus on your child’s current challenges, their developmental history, and explain what you can expect during the therapeutic process.
We use a variety of techniques to help children feel safe, comfortable, and able to express themselves.
Depending on the needs of your child our work may involve:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
Social Skills Training and Problem Solving
Therapeutic Games and Books
Solution Focused and Brief Treatment
Advocacy, consultation and collaboration with schools, other professionals and agencies
Parent coaching and behavior solutions
Classroom management training and coordination with teachers
Many of our young clients are experiencing difficulty with:
Anxiety, OCD, and panic disorders
Family transitions: divorce, adoption, new baby, etc.
Relational, peer challenges
Behavior Problems and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Grief and loss
ADHD, ADD, Impulse Control
Contact us to set up an appointment at 773-270-0469.