It is important that you receive the right treatment that will work best for you and your family based upon research and your individual characteristics. It's better to act early and get a treatment that will really work instead of waiting and experiencing unnecessary stress and frustration. We can successfully address many challenges in as little as three to four months.

Assessment:

An experienced specialist will do a thorough assessment to understand your concerns as well as your difficulties and strengths.

For children, the assessment will include individual meeting with parents/caregivers, interaction with your child/teenager, and conversations with other providers and teachers who know your child best. For adults,  the assessment will include a meeting with you and potentially with certain family members if you believe it will be helpful. We will let you know if additional testing is necessary to make a correct diagnosis. After receiving all information, we will  discuss the results of the assessment and design a treatment plan that will be most effective for your concerns based on scientific research. We will regularly measure treatment progress to make sure that the treatment is working effectively and adjust it when appropriate. 

Treatment that Works:

Clinicians at Thriving Child Center are experts in helping your family choose and apply a treatment that has the most scientific support. We will choose the best treatment, explain how and why the treatment will help your family, describe what the treatment entails, and ensure that you are comfortable moving forward. Commonly-used treatments at Thriving Child Center include:

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Treatment Population

Children, adolescents, adults and their families come to treatment for a range of problems.  Here are some common problems treated at Thriving Child Center:

  • Behavior problems, such as not listening, throwing tantrums, acting out, getting in trouble at school
  • Depression, sadness
  • Anxiety and worries
  • School stress
  • Trouble coping with a scary/traumatic event
  • Trouble coping with the death of someone important
  • Suicidal thoughts or self-harming behaviors
  • Difficulty making friends
  • Bullying
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Parental separation or loss
  • Adjusting to changes 
  • Hair-pulling (trichotillomania) and skin picking (excoriation disorder)