For most mental health adjustment concerns experienced by children, teens, and their families, therapy is a critical component for change.

At Square One we place a high value on therapy / counseling as reflected by our group of extremely well-trained and highly experienced therapists (psychologists, social workers). We also understand and emphasize that, in most cases, effective counseling of children and teens includes participation of their parents / caregivers for added guidance and support.

The process begins by properly evaluating and identifying the psychological and adjustment challenges that are present. This is followed by deciding on a treatment plan with methods and strategies that address the needs of your child and family. Evidence-based methods are combined with compassion and support to provide a balanced and effective treatment approach that may include individual therapy, parent guidance, family support, and/or play therapy.

Many of our therapists use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a type of evidence-based therapy that helps individuals recognize unhelpful thinking or behavior patterns so that situations can be viewed more clearly and responded to in a more effective way. Coping strategies are developed to help youth function optimally on a daily basis. Our therapists may also incorporate strategies from other therapy approaches, such as parent-child interaction therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy, etc.

Therapy can be used to treat a variety of diagnoses and related challenges, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Stress-related adjustment disorders
  • Oppositional behavior

Depending on the need, sessions may occur weekly, every other week, or even less frequently. Sessions are typically 50-55 minutes in length; in most cases, the parent / caregiver will participate for at least some portion of this time. We believe that parent involvement is critical, particularly when working with young children.

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