After completing our comprehensive assessment and co-creating a plan with parents, we begin treatment. We use a range of treatment strategies and techniques tailored to your child and family.


Parent guidance

  • Gain insight and understanding about your child’s specific challenges and strengths
  • Learn concrete parenting strategies that leverage your child’s strengths and address your child’s specific behavioral, emotional, or developmental challenges
  • Develop and implement a plan for how to address your child’s needs at home and optimize his learning experience at school (also see below)
  • Resolve co-parenting differences
  • Effectively model and facilitate healthy emotion regulation skills
  • Improve parent-child interactions and relationships
  • Develop effective discipline and behavior management techniques
  • Address and reduce parental stress
  • Retrofit daily activities and routines that better suit your child & family
  • Apply “collaborative problem solving” approaches with your child
  • Referral to and coordination of additional services, including psychological testing, medication evaluation, speech and occupational therapy, and child-care & school staff (see below)


Child therapy

  • Individual play therapy to support children’s functioning, explore underlying causes of stress, and acquire more effective coping strategies
  • Cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT) to reduce anxiety & stress, increase self-calming skills, and mastery of challenging situations
  • Emotion regulation and emotional intelligence strategies to improve recognition and communication of feeling states; improve self awareness; increase self regulation skills for body, thinking & emotions; and improve empathy
  • Trauma interventions to reduce reactivity, fear, and dysregulation associated with experiencing traumatic events
  • Processing of and support for events that evoke grief & loss, including parental or sibling death; moving; loss of a pet; change in school setting
  • Selective mutism interventions for children not talking to peers or staff in child-care or school settings
  • Social skills training to develop turn-taking, collaboration, & peer play abilities


Family therapy

  • Parent coaching during parent-child sessions to learn new parenting skills, improve relationships, & manage your child’s behavior and emotions more effectively and calmly, e.g., discipline, set limits, transition more smoothly, respect boundaries, & engage in activities
  • Improve communication strategies with your child
  • Sibling sessions to address conflicts & improve relationships
  • Foster imaginative, symbolic and creative play experiences with your child


School & child-care interventions

  • Collaborate with your child’s teacher or child-care provider to improve your child’s daily experience
  • Facilitate school team meetings to promote understanding of your child’s social-emotional strengths and challenges and implement best practices for your child’s challenges
  • On-site observations of your child & consultations with staff
  • Development of and hands-on support with school staff in implementing specific behavior strategies for your child
  • In-class interventions with your child to promote acquisition of self regulation, play or social skills
  • Assist in finding the ideal child-care or school setting for your child
  • Advocate for your child to receive optimal special education services, e.g., 504 plan or Individualized Education Plan (IEP)