Our clinicians are skilled in the diagnostic assessment of anxiety and mood disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. Through the use of clinical interview, self- and parent-report forms, and information obtained from other relevant sources, we can clarify emotional and behavioral problems and make appropriate treatment recommendations.
Our clinicians specialize in state-of-the-art cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents (ages 2-21). Therapy is evidence-based, while being tailored to the individual and family’s needs. CBT is typically short-term and a collaborative process with the child, parents, and therapist.
Our clinicians specialize in state-of-the-art cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for a range of problems and symptoms. Therapy is evidence-based, while being tailored to the individual’s needs. CBT is typically short term and a collaborative process with the client and therapist.
Raising children can be challenging and finding the right kind of advice or help can be overwhelming for many parents. We help parents become skilled and confident through evidence-based cognitive-behavioral skills training. Parents learn strategies and skills that work to reduce oppositionality, non-compliance, impulsivity, tantrums, anxiety, and emotion dysregulation.
Our clinicians provide evidence-based CBT in a supportive and compassionate manner. Groups are formed based on age and type of presenting problem.
We currently have the following groups available for individuals with:
- Social anxiety disorder
- Obsessive compulsive Disorder
- Selective Mutism – Club Confidence Program
Our clinicians provide individual and group consultation for clinicians interested in learning cognitive-behavioral treatment.
Our clinicians are available to consult with schools interested in improving their assessment of mental health problems in students.
The Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) program is directed by Dr. Jennifer Allen, a certified PCIT therapist. PCIT is an evidence-based behavioral parent training program for young children (ages 2-7) who exhibit behavior problems such as defiance, tantrums, and aggression. PCIT focuses on improving the quality of the parent child relationship while teaching parents behavior management skills in order to increase child compliance and decrease disruptive behavior. In PCIT, the child is seen together with their parent(s) and most of the session is spent coaching parent(s) on the application of specific parenting skills. In fact, what sets PCIT apart from other parent training programs is its use of active coaching: parents can practice using the skills they have learned while receiving live feedback from the therapist. PCIT is regarded as the “gold standard” of treatment for disruptive behaviors in young children and numerous research studies have demonstrated that its effects last long after treatment has concluded.