Some parents seek therapy when they find themselves constantly yelling at their children. Others begin treatment because they feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities, struggle to set limits, and feel resentful. Many parents feel disheartened when they realize their relationship with their child isn’t as they imagined it would be. For whatever reason you may seek therapy, the road to healing is near. Child Parent Connection works with a variety of unique situations using a person-centered, strength-based approach to provide you with customized and high quality care. If Child Parent Connection is unable to help you, you will be provided with supportive referrals to ensure that you are in the right therapeutic hands.
Therapy for Infants and Toddlers Birth to Five
Therapy for infants and toddlers birth to five years old treats issues such as separation anxiety, temper tantrums, defiance, physical aggression such as hitting, kicking, and biting, mood issues such as depression, and other disruptive behaviors that have a negative effect on the family. If your child has daycare or preschool problems, or difficulty with functioning on a day-to-day basis, this type of therapy may be helpful for your family. This type of therapy includes the parents, providing concrete skills when needed, as well as strategies to understand the underlying meaning behind your child’s behaviors, thoughts, feelings, and needs. If you or your child are a victim of abuse or neglect, Child Parent Psychotherapy is an evidenced-based practice to help you heal from your troubles and improve your family’s authentic connections to one another.
Family Therapy aims to improve family dynamics, communication patterns, and authentic connections between family members. This type of therapy is ideal for families with children 6 years old and up. If your family is struggling with areas concerning discipline, defiance, aggressive behaviors, anger management, poor communication, and actively living your family values, Family Therapy is ideal to help your family move forward toward healthy, meaningful relationships.
20% of women experience some kind of mood disturbance following pregnancy that lasts longer than the typical “baby blues”. Without treatment, many moms silently suffer and feel lost in their new role. Therapy helps you to address and manage your postpartum depression symptoms while helping you to develop and strengthen your relationship with your child.
If you recently had a baby, you may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, scared, or sad, even though you know that you do not want to feel this way. You don’t have to feel alone in your new role, and you deserve to have the emotional support you need. Postpartum therapy treats postpartum depression and anxiety, including the strong and often confusing feelings of unexplained sadness, guilt, hopelessness, disorganized thinking, panic, obsessions, or scary thoughts. This goal oriented therapy aims to get you feeling better as quickly as possible so you can grow in your parenting role.
Private Infant Massage Instruction (birth to pre-crawling)
Infant massage is a fun way to learn how to soothe your baby, relieve upset tummies, learn to understand your baby’s non-verbal language, and much more. An effective and simple tool, infant massage boasts many benefits, including forming a strong bond of love and trust with your baby and helping your baby sleep better and longer. Through daily practice, infant massage eases your baby’s gas and colic pain, relieves constipation, and stimulates your baby’s brain development. As an evidence based practice for the treatment of postpartum depression, infant massages improves infant and mommy health and well-being, while also teaching parents about baby’s body language and cues.
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