CHILD & ADOLESCENT THERAPY

We believe your family deserves the best possible care, so we use evidence-based strategies and treatments with a clear track record of success. Our child and adolescent therapists, Dr. Danielle Wright, Ms. Annie Bachrach, Dr. Laura Niditch, and Dr. Lauren LaRose, provide intervention for children and teens using therapeutic approaches that science has shown to work best: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Family Therapy, Behavior Management Training for Parents, and School Consultation. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for a variety of symptoms and difficulties commonly experienced by older children and adolescents, including anxiety, depression, anger regulation, social difficulties, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, trauma, self-management, and self-esteem. CBT is an active and structured approach that focuses on understanding patterns of thinking and behaving, as well as learning and practicing specific strategies to manage emotions and change problematic behaviors. Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to help children and families learn how to use strategies and solve problems on their own so they may continue to support each other and achieve their goals without a therapist’s presence.

 

Play Therapy is a structured, theoretically-based approach to treatment that allows young children to learn and grow in the manner that they best communicate: through play. Through play therapy, children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways of relating to others.

Family Therapy seeks to reduce distress and conflict by improving the systems of interactions between family members. 

Behavior Management/Parent Training (BM/PT) is a proven and effective technique for improving children's behavior, ranging from mild to severe behavioral concerns. BM/PT is a collaborative process that helps parents develop an individualized plan for providing structure, limits, effective discipline, and positive reinforcement. This process is designed to reduce problematic behaviors, increase positive behaviors, and improve parent-child relationships.

For children and teens who struggle with emotional or behavioral challenges at school, School Consultation extends the benefits of behavior management into the classroom setting. Your therapist can assist with developing a school-based behavior plan and can consult with teachers and administrators to assist with putting interventions in place.