We provide a personalized array of interventions including but not limited to individual child/adolescent /adult therapy, family therapy, marital counseling, mediation, and parent education. We utilize an array of therapeutic systems and orientations, depending upon the needs of our clients. Examples include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, Trauma-Focused Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). We also offer evidence-based treatment programs for parenting and behavior management, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and The Incredible Years series. We believe that the relationship between the client and therapist is essential, and we work collaboratively with our clients throughout the treatment process. Services are offered in the center, home, community, and school.
We provide a broad array of evaluation services for children and adults. We emphasize a strengths-based approach, in which the goal of evaluation is to uncover the individual’s unique profile of abilities. Evaluations are tailored based upon your particular needs. At the conclusion of testing, you receive a comprehensive written report that contains the test results and individualized recommendations, including documentation for the need for academic accommodations and remediation (if applicable).
We offer the following types of evaluations:
Psychoeducational Testing: If your child is experiencing barriers to being successful in work, school, home, or community settings, a psychoeducational assessment can be helpful in understanding such barriers and working to overcome them. The assessment includes a variety of formal and informal questions, puzzles, and dialogue. Psychoeducational assessments are important because they can explain behaviors such as inattention, poor organization, hyperactivity, low motivation, or poor school performance.
Gifted Testing: If you are interested in having your child tested for giftedness, we can provide a targeted assessment of intellectual functioning that is appropriate for your child’s age. These results can be helpful for educational planning and determining eligibility for gifted programming.
Adult Personality Testing: If you are having difficulties in your day-to-day life, or if you are experiencing emotional, social, or behavioral challenges, personality testing can be helpful in uncovering the nature of those challenges and guide recommendations for treatment. Personality testing can be helpful when dealing with anxiety, depression, adjustment, stress, or other psychological issues.
Developmental Testing: For children ages 5 and younger. Developmental testing can be helpful if you have concerns about your child’s achievement of early milestones. By analyzing domains of development, including cognitive, language, motor, social, and adaptive skills, we can identify if any delays are present and if early intervention therapies would be helpful.
Neuropsychological Testing: Identifies brain processes that contribute to learning and activities of daily living, such as attention, intellect, memory, executive functioning, motor, language, and visual-spatial processing. A comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation uncovers your unique profile of cognitive strengths and needs, provides information on learning style and how you learn best, and identifies any causes that may be contributing to challenges you are experiencing. Neuropsychological testing can be particularly helpful when there is known or suspected brain injury or neurological dysfunction, such as TBI, seizures, ADHD, Dyslexia, or Autism.
Autism Testing: Autism diagnostic testing can be helpful in determining the presence of an autism spectrum disorder and/or related issues, such as social-communication impairments, language delays, or anxiety. We utilize gold-standard diagnostic tools, including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition (ADOS-2), as part of these assessments.
Academic Achievement Services
The Achieve Program is designed to bridge the gaps between school, homework, and your child’s academic success. We utilize a number of tools including tutors, homework coaches, in-home organizational support, study skills training, school-based consultation and educational advocacy to tackle the challenges that are impeding academic success.
Maternal and Infant Wellness Services
Becoming a parent can be an exhilarating experience and time of great joy. It can also come with unique challenges, to both mother and child. We provide a variety of services for new mothers and infants, including:
New Mom’s Support Group: Led by licensed psychologists and mothers of young children, this group provides support to new mothers who are looking to connect with other new moms and get support for managing common issues such as breastfeeding, sleep training, and changing family dynamics.
Returning to Work Support Group: Going back to work after having a baby can be a time of mixed emotions. Lead by licensed psychologists and working moms, this group offers moms the opportunity to connect with other working parents and receive practical advice and emotional support.
Individual Therapy: Whether dealing with the “baby blues” or more serious issues such as postpartum depression and/or anxiety, individual psychotherapy can provide relief and enhance mental health and wellbeing, allowing you to feel better as a person and a parent.
Infant Development Parent Workshops: Babies grow and change rapidly during their first year of life, as they acquire new skills and achieve developmental milestones. These parent workshops are designed to give parents the information and tools to promote healthy development in early language, motor, social, and problem-solving, and play skills.
FirstPlay® Infant Massage:
Incredible Years® Parents and Babies Program:
Theraplay® Developmental Play Group:
Theraplay is a child and family program for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun. Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenge. Theraplay sessions create an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver. We guide the parent and child through activities so that parents learn to regulate the child’s behavior in a way that communicates positivity, and helps the child feel secure, cared for, connected, and worthy.
TimberNook is an innovative nature-based developmental program designed to foster creativity, imagination, and independent play in the great outdoors. Founded by a pediatric occupational therapist, our camps take nature programming to the next level! We give children the right combination of space and resources to build, create, and explore nature – while nurturing child development at the same time. Teacher workshops, school vacations, after school classes, and summer programming are available.
The Incredible Years® Series is a 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. 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.