Child Therapy / Family Therapy
Raising Children can be very rewarding yet at times emotionally exhausting. Children and families are faced with many transitions that can be overwhelming or stressful. We work with both children and their parents to minimize stress turmoil and tension. Together we are able to work towards strengthening the family relationships and to have a greater understanding of which techniques work best when interacting with each member. Overcoming these challenges and focusing on positive and joyful interactions will allow children to regain self-esteem, confidence, problem-solving skills and a greater sense of self. Parents will experience a reduction in frustration, stress and feelings of futility.
Children experience a variety of transitions and challenges that are very common yet may be lacking in the ability to smoothly and effectively assume these new roles. Some common transitions consist of new additions to the family or loss of a loved one, The onset of structured environments such as school, daycare or work, new expectations placed on them for behavior and self care, and emotions that are just too big for children to fully understand or be able to process.
We are also specialized in treating children with developmental and learning disabilities. Creativity and problem solving are great skills that can be used to help in overcoming barriers. We are able to provide parents with techniques and training on how to facilitate "Circles of Support"- opportunities for Inclusion (UMDNJ Designed Program).
Some techniques used when working with children consist of Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Therapeutic Games and Resources that assist in the development of life skills and personal development.
eraptic Parent Coaching and Skill Training
Not all children respond to the same techniques. In addition they also do not come with handbooks. Parenting can be an often rewarding yet frustrating and confusing role. While parents are attempting to nurture and develop their children to their greatest potential their are often times of testing and conflict. We assist parents in identifying the techniques that work best for their family unit and with techniques they are in agreement and comfortable with. We focus on each child and parents strengths and assist in bridging the gap in communication. We especially enjoy working with the Spirited and Energetic Child's unique set of needs.
Marriage Therapy / Couples Counseling
Communication, Love and Respect. We teach ways of Communicating that open opportunities for honest discussions done in a loving and supportive manner. Partners are able to reunite and rebuild the core foundations of a nurturing and supportive relationship. New and effective ways of problem solving and addressing life's challenges along with personal triggers are identified. Communication and team building can then develop in a style and manner that is comfortable and productive to both parties.
Life can be confusing. We assist with decreasing anxiety, depression, turmoil and confusion. Together we can identify ways in which your life can be more fulfilling, enriched and rewarding. We can assist in addressing and removing the barriers preventing you from a life of passion, satisfaction and richness.
Depression/Anxiety Group for preteen and teen girls
Group Time/Date: Every 3rd Saturday of the month from 12:30-1:30
Group Description: This group offers psycho-education in regards to anxiety and depression. To include how it affects the body. Each session builds how depression or anxiety may affect the life of the teen girl to include thinking patterns and inappropriate coping skills such as cutting. Lastly, the last three session will focus on self image and how depression/anxiety may impact a girls view point of herself.
Adult Women Mental Health Group
Group Time/Date: Every other Friday from 6:00 to 7:00.
Group Description: This is a process group for women with Bipolar Disorder or Schizophrenia. Primarily the group focuses is life skills and how the mental illness is affecting the everyday routine.
Social Skills Group for elementary school girls
Group Time/ Dates: To be announce will start January 2017
Group Description: This group is design to help elementary school girls who are anxious learn appropriate social skills in a social setting. Group will focus on appropriate communication and interactions with other peers in social settings. Through play and art the girls will learn ways to communicate and interact with other girls in the group.
"Where Growth Is Supported And Encouraged For All Ages......."
Telephone Number (813) 838-4807