Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of treatment that focuses on examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. By exploring patterns of thinking that lead to self-destructive actions and the beliefs that direct these thoughts, patterns of thinking are modified to improve coping. When using this approach, you can expect the process to be solution-focused, and goal-directed in addressing the challenging symptoms faced by your child. Click the image to the right to learn more about CBT and its effectiveness.
Many times, a child or teen is having difficulty due to deficits of skills. Whether this be organization, study skills, anger management, or challenges with communication and social interaction, skills training helps address a number of issues.
New clients can call 832-534-3993 to inquire about services or can request an appointment online by clicking the "New Client" button and clicking "Register as a New Patient/Client"
Behavior Management Training and Parent Coaching
We work alongside parents to identify problematic behaviors that are negatively impacting their child’s functioning at home and at school. In this process, parent-child interactions are modified in ways that are designed to promote prosocial child behavior and to decrease oppositional behavior across settings. Many times in this process, in-home or community-based sessions help reinforce skills and sustain growth over time. This typically starts with meeting with parents alone and then integrating the child into sessions in the office or in the home setting.
FAMILY AND CHILD SERVICES
Our services are individually tailored to meet each family’s unique concerns. Common issues addressed include anxiety, depression, behavior problems, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, low self-esteem, social challenges, and parent-child challenges. Here is a brief overview of the therapeutic services you can expect to receive at Connect:
Play Therapy uses a variety of play and creative arts techniques to alleviate chronic, mild and moderate psychological and emotional conditions in children that are causing behavioral problems and/or are preventing children from realizing their potential. Play therapy may be non-directive (where the child decides what to do in a session, within safe boundaries), directive (where the therapist leads the way) or a mixture of the two. Play therapy is particularly effective with children who cannot, or do not want to talk about their problems. Click on the image to the right to learn more about play therapy and its effectiveness.
Filial therapy involves using play to help infants under the age of 3 as well as children up to the age of 14, in their mental and emotional development which for some reason, such as attachment issues, may be impaired. It is also designed to improve parent/child relationships. Filial therapy directly involves parent(s) involvement.
Which Service is Right for My Family?
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This time is spent learning how to adjust to the news your child has a specific diagnosis and what to expect as your child ages. This is also a time to work through emotionally charged parenting issues with yourself, with siblings and other family members.
Existing clients can view their appointments, pay for services, update their information, and securely message their clinician through the client portal. Click on "Existing Client" button and navigate to your clinician to access your client portal.