Children's Behavioral Health
Children’s behavioral health impacts learning and social functioning. It is important to identify behavioral health needs early. Effective prevention and treatment can improve the lives of infants and toddlers, adolescents, young adults and their families.
At Peace and Wellness Center, our psychotherapy services include individual, group and family therapy. We use an eclectic treatment approach model that includes cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy and art therapy.
For Children and Adolescents
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
We offer specialized therapy groups for children who have been identified as having a particular need. Our professional team is trained to address the negative impacts on children that are related to ADHD, low self-esteem and socialization skills.
We also offer a support group for children of divorced parents. The focus of this group is to help children cope with, and adjust to, new family dynamics that include the dissolution of an intact family unit. The purpose is to provide a safe place to express feelings, to normalize feelings through sharing, to train children in problem solving and coping skills, and to increase self- esteem through mutual help. The group provides activities and strategies that teach children of divorced or deceased parent how to help one another cope with their loss.
Our Team provides social skills building groups for children who have weak social skills, behavioral issues and low self- esteem. These groups are designed to teach children age appropriate coping skills, communication skills, conflict resolution, and self-control. Children have the opportunity to express their feelings in a nurturing and caring atmosphere.
Comprehensive Child Study Team Evaluations
Certified professionals who have years of experience working in a school district are available, as needed, to conduct specialized evaluations. Our team is sensitive to the ways in which the testing environment can negatively skew results. Therefore, we ensure that the evaluation, as well as all other services, is conducted in a warm, nurturing environment that puts the child at ease. In this way, we are confident about obtaining unbiased, reliable test results that accurately identify the student’s learning strengths and deficits.