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Research-based, effective, and designed to meet the unique needs of your child and family. Therapy that is delivered with compassion, experience and motivation. Get the most out of treatment and create lasting change with services that match your family.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a highly sought after behavioral parent training treatment program which focuses on improving disruptive behaviors (e.g. noncompliance, aggression, tantrums, etc.), self regulation, anxiety and social skills in young children. Children diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety, and/or Autism can benefit from PCIT. Caregivers play an essential role in treatment delivery and are taught direct skills to manage their child at home and in the community. Giving caregivers tools to manage more disruptive behavior, and increase consistency and predictability, supports positive change and helps children build prosocial skills needed to thrive in the community and at home. Live bug-in-ear coaching (either virtually or in person) is used to support skill development and walk families through treatment implementation.
Dr. Kinnear is a certified therapist and level I trainer for PCIT.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy -Selective Mutism (PCIT-SM)
Treatment of Selective Mutism includes delivery of Parent Child Interaction Therapy-Selective Mutism (PCIT-SM) and/or behavior therapy focused on increasing verbalizations with others via small steps on a communication ladder. Both the child and their caregiver(s) are actively involved in treatment. Plans are developed with the family that touch not only the community setting, but the school setting as well. School consultation is provided, as indicated. Services for children over 10, and teens, will be considered, on a case by case basis.
Dr. Kinnear has specific training in the treatment of SM and is experienced in delivering evidence based services for this population.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is utilized to target anxiety and build coping skills in children. The focus of treatment is on teaching children how to recognize anxiety and how to utilize coping skills to improve functioning. Caregivers are provided psychoeducation on anxiety and taught how to support brave behaviors. Caregivers are actively involved in treatment and support skill growth through home practice and learning in session with their child. With younger children, caregivers are also taught the coping skills and are provided the tools to reinforce these outside of the clinic setting. Depending on age and specific diagnosis, PCIT may be recommended as the preferred treatment.
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE)
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) is an evidence-based treatment for anxiety, OCD, and related concerns. This is a caregiver-based treatment which does not require participation from the child. During the treatment, caregivers are taught to increase support for the child and reduce anxiety-based accommodations.
Behavior Therapy - Parent Management Training
Behavior therapy is utilized to target disruptive behaviors. It focuses on parental responses to behavior, working to increase consistency, predictability and follow through of caregivers. Emphasis is on building/increasing positive behaviors while simultaneously decreasing disruptive behaviors. Parent and child are involved in treatment. Treatment often also includes emotion management training for the child focused on use of coping skills to manage intense emotions. Core strategies are taught to the family, however treatment is individualized based on family need, child behavior, and other family/child variables.
Group therapy may be added as a service based on community need!
Parent groups would be provided virtually and focus on anxiety in young children.
Groups for kids would focus on social skills, executive functioning, resilience and/or anxiety.
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