Child-Parent Interaction Counseling
You may be experiencing challenges in your relationship with your child, including isolation, ignoring, yelling and difficulty communicating. Finding a counselor who can support you with child-parent interaction counseling can help your family feel better. Our child and family counselors provide evidence-based counseling from a play therapy approach to improve interactive patterns between children and their parents. This approach is an age appropriate, non-directive, educational and relationship-based therapy, where the counselor observes, trains and provides ongoing support to address the challenges that occur during the three stages of treatment. This approach is often an addition to child counseling and play therapy. Oftentimes, these family interactions have become a strain on the relationships over time, and this specific therapy will help identify the strained patterns, and learn new ways of parenting and meaningful interactions, including playfulness!
Parents often seek child-parent interaction counseling for the following concerns:
- Adoption or Foster Care
- Attachment issues
- Chronic Illness or disability
- Inattention or hyperactivity
- Oppositional behaviors
- Aggression (physical or verbal)
Our Counseling Approach
This approach to child-parent interaction counseling usually takes 10-24 sessions, and focuses not on either the parent or the child, but rather, it focuses on the relationships that are affected, and may include the entire family. Issues that develop in families are often related to a family dynamic, and experienced by the entire family. The goal of our play therapists who provide Filial or Child Parent Play Therapy is to provide a safe and warm environment for all of the family members in attendance, to allow the good work of repairing and empowering family relationships to occur.
To discover if child-parent interaction counseling would be a good fit for your family, connect with us today. One of our child counselors or play therapists would love to help!