Services for Children and Families
The PSC offers cutting-edge, research-based services for children and families. If you are a healthcare provider or teacher/school administrator and would like more information about our services for referral purposes, please call and we can answer any questions you might have.
We provide a variety of evidence-based therapies for children, adolescents, and their families. Typical concerns of families who seek our services include (but are not limited to):
- Getting into trouble at school
- Not listening to parents
- Anger, sadness, anxiety or other emotional issues
- Not getting homework done
- Self-esteem issues
- Parents’ disagreements about family rules, discipline, etc.
- Problems between siblings or with friends
- Problems with eating, sleeping
- Difficulty adjusting to school
- Preparing for or responding to family transitions–including divorce, moving to a new home, step-families, new brother or sister
- Health problems of parents, children, or other family members
Therapy for children, teens and families are usually conducted in co-therapy teams. That is, two therapists work together to help you and your family. We often want to speak to many of the members of your immediate family. For example, we often want to involve both parents whenever possible, and sometimes meet all siblings in the family, etc. It helps us to get a comprehensive picture of what your family or your child is experiencing on a day-to-day basis. The first few sessions are spent with your therapists trying to get a “big picture” of your family and the problems you are coming into therapy with. We often ask families to engage in some work outside of therapy, as it is usually most helpful to your child and/or to the family if discussions and work are done outside of the formal therapy hour for obtaining substantial changes.