Children and Family Counseling Options
To make an appointment for your child and/or family, either send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-224-5538.
For Tricare recipients you will need a referral from your Primary Care Physician in order to get started with counseling. Those who utilize an EAP (Employee Assistance Program), it will be necessary for you to contact that program so they can get you set up with services through this office.
NOTE: Basic information regarding payment options will be discussed and determined at the Intake (or first) session.
Children and Family Counseling
Children and Family Counseling has become an important part of my private practice. The techniques and skills utilized focus on connecting with the child in a relaxed way, so that the child feels comfortable to talk about things that can be very upsetting and/or challenging. Art Therapy and Play Therapy are utilized in order to assist with this process.
With the parents/primary caregivers, I work with them on understanding how to model and follow through with the skills I am using with the child, that most specifically meet the needs of the child. These skills often have to do with regaining control over the emotional environment of the home, and creating a structured environment that will decrease and eventually eliminate the challenging behaviors of the child.
This is accomplished through the use of such concepts as Behavior Modification, Rewards for Desired Behaviors (utilizing Behavior Charts), identifying and then adjusting Sensory Sensitivity, and Self-Care of the Primary Care Giver(s).
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