Children and Teens

Family Counseling Associates Offer Child-Focused Individual Therapy
Individual Therapy for Children and Teens 

Your child may be a good candidate for individual therapy. Evidence-based psychotherapy has been shown to improve children’s feelings of self-efficacy, strengthen social relationships, and help children function more effectively in their environments. We predominantly draw from cognitive-behavioral techniques when working with children, but also utilize an integrative approach. 

Child-focused individual therapy could include:

  • Individual social skills training
  • Therapies focused on helping children cope with anxiety, anger and depression
  • Strategies aimed at reducing impulsivity, inattention and hyperactivityE
  • Emotional regulation training
  • Self-management or coping strategies, fostering greater independence
  • Adjusting to life changes (i.e. parental divorce or separation)

Parent / Guardian consultations could include:

  • Techniques for fostering your child’s social skill development
  • Developing positive relationships and family culture with difficult children
  • Family problem-solving (i.e. Dealing with homework, managing conflict, setting up a reward program)
  • Management of particular behaviors, coping with divorce, blended families, etc.
  • Individually tailored parenting strategies

Requirements: Children age 6-17 years old. A parent who is willing to assist with out-of-session homework assignments.

Initial phone screening to determine appropriate fit between our areas of professional competence and your child or family needs. Initial diagnostic evaluation 55-60 minutes. Please contact us for more information.

On January 23rd, our current electronic health system will transition to a new and advanced system to better serve you: Athena. Prior to the transition date, you will be sent a registration link to create a new patient account in Athena. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your therapist, or call our office to speak to a staff member.