― Nelson Mandela
This is a play based parent consultation for children who may be struggling emotionally and/or behaviorally. It helps parents to develop empathy and appreciation for their children, increases parenting confidence, enhances parent-child communication and strengthens parent-child relationships. Parents are the best therapeutic agents for their children. Through Individual and group filial therapy, parents can learn the same skills the play therapist uses and the results are better relationships for the whole family.
Typically training is provided on a weekly basis for 2 hours in group format (6-8 parents). Parents choose “child of focus’ for the 10 sessions and conduct weekly 30 minute home play sessions. However, families who choose to be trained individually benefit no less.
Parent coaching is an individualized intervention program for each family. Through Parent coaching we help you understand your parenting style, your child’s strengths and concerns, why your child struggles in some situations, important life skills and how to help your child blossom through safe and non judgmental dialogs. We help you celebrate your journey of parenthood, survive the difficult times and celebrate all the successes.
For families with children with neuro-developmental disorders like Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Learning Difficulties etc., the journey can be a little different. We help you understand your child’s profile – difficulties, assets and affinities. We help you understand skills that you can foster in your child, areas where they might struggle and how to handle those situations, as well as your own coping skills through the ups and downs.
Family therapy focuses on the relationships between all members of a family with an emphasis on decreasing familial strife and increasing effective communication and interactions. Our therapist will work with you to assess and understand the dynamics of your family and assist you in implementing strategies tailored to addressing your particular needs and concerns.