Family Counseling the Whole Family Can Love

Family counseling brings one or more family members into the counseling session in order to help the patient through the relationship that you have as a family.

We also specialize in additional family therapies including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Play Therapy.

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Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment for young children (ages 2-8) with behavioral problems.

PCIT is conducted through "coaching" sessions during which you and your child are in a playroom while the therapist is in an observation room watching you interact with your child through a one-way mirror and/or live video feed. You wear an ear bud through which the therapist provides in-the-moment coaching on skills you are learning to manage your child's behavior.

PCIT is completed across two treatment phases. The first phase of treatment focuses on establishing warmth in your relationship with your child through learning and applying skills proven to help children feel calm, secure in their relationships with their parents, and good about themselves.

The second phase of treatment will equip you to manage the most challenging of your child's behaviors while remaining confident, calm, and consistent in your approach to discipline. In this phase, you will learn proven strategies to help your child accept your limits, comply with your directions, respect house rules, and demonstrate appropriate behavior in public.

Read more about PCIT

If you would like more details about PCIT before making your decision, please visit the Child Welfare Information Gateway for an article on its effectiveness.

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PCIT for Military Families

The American Psychological Association published this article on the effectiveness of PCIT in military families.

PCIT for Children Who Experience Trauma

If you are interested in the effectiveness of PCIT for children that have experienced trauma, please have a look at the Kauffman Report examining the effectiveness of several child treatments.

Set up an appointment today!

Visit our self-scheduling tool to set up your appointment with a provider or call us at (208) 454-1480 and we will be happy to help.