Individual & Family Counseling
Intervention to help a person or family overcome problems. The goal is to improve an individual’s mental health or a family’s well-being and reduce or resolve troubling behaviors, beliefs, and thoughts and to improve relationships, social skills, and functioning.
Play Therapy is a method of therapy that is based in the natural language of children and is a child and family therapy for enhancing and building attachment, self esteem, and trust in others. This is also a great option for teens when combined with other techniques, too.
This is a theoretically based mode of therapy that allows for the assessment and intervention of problematic emotions and behaviors for help with problem solving. Play therapy allows children to change the way they think about, feel toward, and resolve their concerns.
Trust Based Relational Intervention®
TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection.
Focus is on increasing the responsiveness and sensitivity of the caregiver to the child. An assessment of the quality of attachment is necessary as attachment is a two-way process that requires a caregiver response. Often “children from hard places” do not elicit appropriate caregiver responses.
Children who have been traumatized are often confused; they may not completely understand what has happened, they may blame themselves; or they may hold on to myths because they've been misled and deliberately given incorrect information. They need assistance with stress management, managing their feelings, coping skills, and help processing the trauma and become desensitized to it.
The Marschak Interaction Method (MIM) is a technique for the observation of adult and child as they perform a series of structured tasks together. The MIM is useful for:
- clinical evaluation of birth parent-child relationships
- ongoing evaluation/progress monitoring of interventions
- assessing the appropriateness of placement with foster or adoptive parents
- evaluating the relationship between a child and stepparent
- help answer questions about how parents interact when relating to their one child and how two or more sibling can elicit different responses in the same set of parents
- teachers and child care workers when there are problems in their relationship to particular children
- offered on a private pay basis to students outside the Wichita Public School district
Diagnostic Assessment & Biopsychosocial Assessment
- tailored, individualized standardized testing to help answer referral question
- thorough social history to address the biological, psychological & social aspects of a person in their environment.