In psychotherapy our child psychologists and clinical social workers work to help individuals lead healthier and happier lives. Usually there is an initial hour long interview with the parents or adult to assess concerns, collaborate on goals and develop a plan. Subsequent sessions last for 45 minutes and the therapist meets one-on-one with the child or teen weekly although this may vary depending upon the specific concerns. The average length of treatment is 6 to 20 sessions. Usually individual therapy is recommended to address specific problems in more depth which require a personal focus.
We use an eclectic approach to therapy with particular emphasis on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Social Learning Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy among others to bring about change. We understand that people move at their own pace and we respect this. We are developmentally focused and take into account the age of the individual being treated. Two way communication, openness, trust, and completion of any homework assignments are important components of individual therapy.