Mental Health services at Mandala Family Wellness emphasize the treatment of developmental, social, emotional, and behavioral problems of children and adults in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Mental Health services at Mandala Family Wellness emphasize the treatment of developmental, social, emotional, and behavioral problems of children and adults. The Mental Health Department is committed to developing and sustaining specialized clinical services, community outreach and advocacy services, prevention and family support programs, and implementation of best practices, along with education and training programs.
At Mandala Family Wellness, we utilize an array of therapeutic systems and orientations to children and adults, depending upon the needs of our clients and presenting concerns. We believe that the relationship between the client and therapist is essential, and we work collaboratively with our clients throughout the treatment process to achieve identified goals. Services are offered in the center, home, community, and school.
Family therapy is designed to improve the health of a family through open communication, increased understanding, and collaboration. Various issues that can be addressed in family therapy include divorce, major life transitions, grief and loss, financial hardships, and parent/child conflict.
Couples therapy is offered to those who would like to address challenges in their relationship and improve communication. The therapist will assist couples in perspective-taking, identifying maladaptive relationships patterns and barriers to intimacy, finding ways to appropriately advocate for your needs while remaining considerate of your partner’s, and recognizing pillars of strength within the relationship from which to build upon.
Mandala Family Wellness offers a variety of groups to help children and adolescents learn new strategies to better manage specific concerns while receiving the support and encouragement of peers who are experiencing similar difficulties. Group topics can include: anxiety, depression, grief and loss, divorce, social skills, and anger management. Group composition is carefully considered in terms of developmental ability and level of understanding to ensure an appropriate treatment and positive experience for all members.
Parenting and Behavior Management
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment model for young children who engage in challenging behaviors. In PCIT, the therapist provides live coaching and interactive feedback to the client’s parents. PCIT is designed to develop positive child-caregiver relationships and provide parents with strategies to manage behavior.
The Incredible Years®
The Incredible Years Series is an evidence-based set of interlocking, comprehensive, and developmentally-based programs for parents, teachers, and children. The programs are designed to work jointly to promote emotional, social, and academic competence and to prevent, reduce, and treat behavioral and emotional problems in young children; however, the programs can also be used separately. Trained facilitators structure the content and stimulate group discussions, problem solving, and practices related to participants’ goals.
Workshops help parents deepen their connection to their children and foster self-love, responsibility, resiliency, and self-esteem. You are guaranteed to leave our workshops with new tools that you can begin using immediately. Workshops cover topics including: co-sleeping, sibling rivalry, toilet training, parenting the gifted child, and building resilience.