Our therapists use a range of therapeutic approaches depending upon what is most helpful for you. This may include work with you, your child, your family, or a combination of these. The goal of therapy is to help you and your family to better understand and work through your specific concerns.
Our therapists at CHPP offer a broad spectrum of services to your entire family.
Whether your young child requires a diagnostic evaluation as a result of school difficulties (or giftedness), your teen is uncommunicative, or your family is experiencing change from a new baby, divorce, relocation, or the death of a loved one, we can help each family member cope.
Using research-based, practical approaches, we help children and families build developmentally appropriate skills and perspective.
Moreover, we can provide individualized tools that are proven to help prevent difficulty and prepare you for issues that might arise throughout life’s various stages.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is a therapeutic approach that focuses on identifying and changing the cognitions (thoughts) and behaviors that impact our mood, anxiety, relationships or other areas of our life. The goal of CBT is to identify the specific thoughts or behaviors that are having a negative impact on our daily life, then to develop more adaptive thoughts or behaviors that will have a more positive impact. All of our therapists have extensive experience with CBT. It is a fundamental element of our approach and is integrated into therapy/counseling sessions.
Sometimes parents feel guilty, uncertain, embarrassed or ashamed about seeking help for their family. Today’s families face numerous challenges and transitions, increasingly in the absence of extended family or familiar longstanding community. Blended families, divorce, death, medical crises, adoptions, and childrearing difficulty or conflict are just a handful of the primary reasons families seek counseling. There are dozens of others. Addressing difficulties in ways that promote continued positive growth can bring relief and build a stronger foundation for proceeding on one’s developmental journey.
Our therapists can help educate you, your family, and each family member about the reasons why there’s conflict. We will work with you, as a family, and with individual family members to help you become more resilient as you work toward a more cohesive family dynamic.
The couple's relationship is the cornerstone of healthy child development. Despite the knowledge that many other factors influence children’s behavior, we know that parents remain a critical avenue through which child behavior and development are influenced.
Children mimic what they see. Ongoing parental conflict has been clearly demonstrated to have adverse effects on children’s adjustment. If a child lives with aggressive conflict, that’s how he or she learns to solve problems. When parents are in conflict with each other it can affect their ability to discipline their children, thus resulting in behavior problems in the child. Moreover, conflict may be a source of stress for children, which can exacerbate the incidence of problems for the child.
Sometimes, however, a source of a couple's conflict can stem from issues related to child management – whether it’s differing discipline styles, or behavioral problems the child has, this can be a cause of marital conflict.
Our therapists will work with you on the relationship issues at hand to determine the source of the problem and provide an individualized solution to work through them.
As adults, we are continually adjusting to changes that can stem from our physical and social environments, family and work dynamics, our own maturation or modifications in personal goals and priorities. For some of us, an awareness of ineffective coping skills, feelings of unhappiness or anxiety, pressure to address longstanding challenges, or a desire to pursue an alternate pathway through life provides the impetus to pursue new knowledge and/or strategies.
Research, as well as our own experiences, indicate that people benefit from counseling and that engaging with an experienced therapist is a good investment in oneself. Our therapists will help you examine core values and beliefs, re-structure aspects of the way you habitually think and perceive the world, make supportive behavior changes, and/or help you adjust to changing roles and living arrangements.
Counseling is available for a variety of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, anger management and bereavement (grief relationship challenges). Psychological services also are provided for adjustment problems that arise from marital separation and divorce, physical relocation, changes in employment and other emotionally challenging experiences. Our therapists can also effectively address issues related to self-confidence, assertiveness, adult ADHD, mood regulation, communication enhancement, workplace efficacy, career re-management and improved self-management in conflict-bound environments.