Types of Therapy
There are many types of therapy available to meet the unique needs of each individual client or family. We use a variety of therapeutic models and tools to build a therapeutic relationship, identify needs, develop a plan with goals, and provide interventions that help children and adults become the best version of themselves. Here are a few types of therapy we provide:
This type of therapy is done with the parent and the baby together. It is extremely helpful for parents who are concerned about their child’s attachment, having difficulty learning to ‘read’ their baby’s cues, and those struggling with feeling confident and successful as a parent. The ‘client’ in infant-parent psychotherapy is the ‘relationship’ between the baby and the parent. The goal is to enhance the joy, comfort, and bond between the parent and baby.
Child therapy utilizes a variety of therapeutic models depending on the presenting issues and needs. It may involve meeting with the child alone, with their parent(s), or a mix of both. Just as with adults, the most important part of therapy is the relationship the client and therapist develop together. It is within the safe space of this therapeutic relationship that a client, a child, can open up and express their thoughts, feelings, and needs. Read more about therapy with young children.
This type of therapy involves seeing just one person/parent. It’s an opportunity to share your thoughts and feelings about being a new parent, discuss ways in which you feel you may not be good enough, and address historical trauma that may be getting in the way of feeling good about yourself as a parent and an individual.
Couples/Parental therapy is when both parents come to session together (with or without the baby depending on the realities of your lives) and have an opportunity to talk about how they feel about their lives as a family, a couple, and an individual/parent. This is helpful because you will feel heard and understood which can reduce stress significantly. We will work together to develop a plan to help you both explore how to get many of your needs met, feel connected in the work of being parents, and be supported as partners.
Trauma therapy may address a single traumatic event or relational trauma. Working with young children and families requires a knowledge of the attachment and relational needs of babies, children, and parents. Treating relational/attachment trauma is a specialized form of therapy that helps the client experience safety, worth, and trust in their most central and critical relationships. Learn more about Trauma
Support groups are wonderful to help you feel better! Being a parent to a baby can feel very isolating and parents start to believe they are the only ones feeling so badly. When you attend a group with other parents you are reminded that you are not alone. You will feel seen, understood, and validated. Learn more about our groups and classes