CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Adults communicate with words, children communicate through play. Clinicians at Seven Corners Psychotherapy use play, art, and other creative techniques to work with children ages
3+ to use language to help them work through confusing or disruptive feelings. We use child centered play therapy to help children improve their ability to manage overwhelming feelings and
situations, as well as heal from difficult experiences. In addition, we work with parents to help them understand the messages behind their childs’ behavior in order to improve any challenges in the
We can help your child and family work on issues of depression, anxiety, grief, loss, behavior issues, parenting concerns, healing from trauma, life transitions, bullying, adoption,
divorce, problems at school, loneliness, identity challenges, and challenges getting along with others. It is important to not only provide coping skills to the child and parents, but also to
work on the underlying issues that are causing the presenting problem.
For younger children, we begin with an initial 60 minute session with the parents. It is important that your therapist is a good fit for not only your child, but also for you. After the
initial session, your therapist will have three to four 45 minute sessions with your child, during which an assessment will be completed while forming a strong therapeutic relationship. After
this, we will have a 45 or 60 minute parent session to review progress both in therapy and at home and determine a treatment plan. The duration of therapy is determined by the presenting problem as
well as the child's progress. Parent sessions are held regularly throughout to ensure that parents and the therapist have the information needed to help the child succeed.
When it is your teenager who needs support, therapists use a combination of talk therapy along with other creative therapies to work through presenting problems. The initial
session is with both the teen and the parents, and parent sessions are conducted as needed throughout the process.
Clinicians at Seven Corners Psychotherapy work closely with other adults in the young person's life, such as teachers, guidance counselors, and psychiatrists as needed. We believe
that children thrive when the adults in their life are working together to help them process difficult and overwhelming emotions.
The end of therapy is as important as the beginning. We will decide together when it is a good time to end our work. Goodbyes can be difficult, therefore it is important to have at least
3 sessions after we have decided to end therapy in order to have a strong and healthy goodbye.
It can be a difficult moment when one realizes that life is not what they would like it to be. Therapy can help you come to a new place of understanding of oneself and one's experiences,
allowing you to become unstuck and live life to the fullest. We believe that the goal of therapy is to help you to realize your goals and find the answers within yourself to do this.
We can help you with issues of depression, anxiety, grief, loss, parenting concerns, healing from trauma, life transitions, adoption, divorce, problems at school, loneliness, identity
challenges, and work challenges. It is important to us to not only provide coping skills to manage day to day, but also to work on the underlying issues that are causing the presenting problem.
The initial session is 60 to 90 minutes and will allow us to review the current situation and your history, and to begin to get to know one another. It is important that you and
your therapist are a good fit. You and your therapist will work together to determine a treatment plan and goals. Subsequent sessions are 45 minutes each, unless otherwise decided on by
you and your therapist. The duration of therapy is determined by the presenting problem as well as your progress. The end of therapy is as important as the beginning. You and your therapist
will decide together when it is a good time to end our work. Goodbyes can be difficult, therefore it is important to have at least 3 sessions after we have decided to end therapy in order to have a
strong and healthy goodbye.