What We Do
We meet the unique needs of your child and family.
Although we focus on home behaviors, we can support change in public and school settings.
We deliver therapy with compassion, experience and motivation.
We consider all obstacles and create plans that are realistic and feasible in your home.
We help you create lasting change!
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a HIGHLY sought after behavioral parent/caregiver training 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 are taught direct skills to manage their child at home and in the community. These skills increase consistency and predictability, which support positive change and helps children build prosocial skills needed to thrive across settings.
LIVE coaching (either virtually or in person) is used to support skill development in caregivers 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 slowly increasing speaking with others.
Both the child AND their caregiver(s) are actively involved in treatment.
Plans are developed with the family that include the school and community settings.
School consultation is provided, as indicated. Services for children 10 and older, will be considered, on a case by case basis.
Dr. Kinnear has specific training in the treatment of SM and is experienced in delivering effective services for this population.
Behavior Therapy - Parent Management Training
Behavior therapy is utilized to target disruptive behaviors. It focuses on caregiver responses to behavior.
Emphasis is on building/increasing positive behaviors while simultaneously decreasing disruptive behaviors. Caregiver and child are involved in treatment. Therapy 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, therapy is individualized based on family need, child behavior, and other family/child variables.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) targets anxiety and coping skills in children.
Children receive direct work on coping skills and are involved in creating fear hierarchies for practice of brave behaviors.
Caregivers are provided psychoeducation 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.
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 a caregiver-focused therapy for reducing anxiety, OCD, and related concerns in young children.
Caregivers are taught to increase support for the child and reduce anxiety-based accommodations.
This therapy does NOT require session participation from the child.
Group therapy will be added as a service based on community need!
Small intensive group therapy for Selective Mutism available starting in February 2024.
Caregiver groups can be provided virtually and focus on anxiety in young children.
Groups for kids can focus on social skills, executive functioning, resilience and/or anxiety.
If you would like to join an interest list for caregiver and/or child groups, please email me at email@example.com.