SERVICE MODELS

Learn more about some of the evidence-based models that our therapists offer to individuals and families:

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CHILD-PARENT PSYCHOTHERAPY

Child-Parent Psychotherapy, or CPP, supports families of children ages 0-6 after the child has experienced a traumatic event. The therapist holds both parent and child with compassion, supporting them to restore a sense of safety, fortify their relationship, and process traumatic events.

Providers: MaryBeth Swanson & Hannah Wurster

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PARENT-CHILD INTERACTION THERAPY

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, or PCIT, aims to use the parent-child relationship as an avenue for treating child behavioral problems. The therapist uses a "bug-in-the-ear" approach to coach parents in how to play with their children and set limits effectively.

Providers: Alicia Silbernagel & Regina Hariri

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THERAPLAY

Theraplay is a model aimed at supporting a healthy parent-child attachment. The therapist uses playful, fun games, developmentally challenging activities, and tender, nurturing activities. The very act of engaging each other in this way helps the parent regulate the child's behavior and communicate love, joy, and safety to the child. It helps the child feel secure, cared for, connected and worthy.


Providers: Michelle Garcia

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EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, supports recovery from traumatic experiences. The therapist supports the client in developing effective regulation strategies. Then, the therapist facilitates bilateral stimulation that helps the client to reprocess memories with less distress.

Providers: MaryBeth Swanson, Hannah Wurster, Jen Phippen, & Michelle Garcia

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TRAUMA-FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

TF-CBT is a model for children ages 3 to 18 who have experienced trauma. The first stages focuses on increasing emotion regulation and managing triggers, both for the child and parents. Then, the child and therapist construct a trauma narrative. This narrative is shared with a trusted parent.

Providers: Hannah Wurster

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DC:0-5 ASSESSMENT

The DC:0-5 is a diagnostic manual specifically developed for infants and young children. The clinician evaluates a child's functioning on five axes: clinical disorders, relational context, physical health, psychosocial stressors, and developmental competence. Assessment results can inform parents and professionals about a child's strengths and areas of need, therefore identifying the right support services.

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