Therapeutic Services

The Neurosequential Model guides our clinical staff to choose the therapeutic approach that best fits the child’s developmental history and the family’s needs. Because one therapeutic approach does not fit all situations, our staff utilize a variety of evidence-based and evidence informed-models, including:

Children & Adolescents

Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC)

A trauma-sensitive approach combining psychoeducation and the intentional engagement of caretaker and child to enhance each individual’s ability to regulate and create meaningful connection.

Circle of Security

A therapeutic parenting framework that helps caretakers understand the healthy attachment cycle and innate relational needs of a child to foster secure attachment.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR assists with the organization of negative and positive emotions, feelings, and thoughts and then utilizes different forms of bi-lateral stimulation to reduce the negative effects of traumatic memories stored in the brain and body.

Sensorimotor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART) 

A somatosensory-based intervention utilizing therapeutic equipment, such as weighted blankets, trampolines, fitness balls, and swings. This approach engages the whole child: mind and body, intending to widen the child’s window of tolerance to optimize social and emotional well-being and for processing traumatic events.

Theraplay

A therapeutic approach that enhances attachment, self-esteem, and trust in others through joyful engagement with a caregiver. 

Tuning into Teens (TINT)

A parenting program that focuses on emotions and is designed to assist parents to establish better relationships with their adolescents. It teaches parents emotion coaching skills as well as ways of responding to their young person in a way that helps maintain a connected relationship.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

An insight-based approach designed to address the specific emotional and mental health needs of children and adolescents who are struggling to overcome the destructive effects of early trauma. 

Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

An integrative parenting approach that helps caretakers understand the unique needs of children with trauma histories and offers specific strategies to decrease relational discord and increase connection within the home and family.

Adults

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) 

A form of cognitive behavioral therapy that encourages individuals to remain present in the moment, cope with difficult emotions, improve relational health, and cope with stress in constructive ways.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 

EMDR assists with the organization of negative and positive emotions, feelings, and thoughts and then utilizes different forms of bi-lateral stimulation to reduce the negative effects of traumatic memories stored in the brain and body. 

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

An insight-based approach designed to address the specific emotional and mental health needs of children and adolescents who are struggling to overcome the destructive effects of early trauma.

Families 

Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) 

A trauma-sensitive approach combining psychoeducation and the intentional engagement of caretaker and child to enhance each individual’s ability to regulate and create meaningful connection.

Circle of Security  

A therapeutic parenting framework that helps caretakers understand the healthy attachment cycle and innate relational needs of a child to foster secure attachment. 

Couples/Marital Counseling 

Therapy that aids in reducing conflict and improving communication skills within the relationship and allows for processing and feedback from an unbiased therapeutic perspective to work towards healing and unity as a couple. 

Structural Family Therapy 

A therapeutic approach that identifies and addresses dysfunctional patterns of communication and interaction within the family and seeks to reconstruct these patterns and structures focusing on the family versus seeking individual change. 

Theraplay

A therapeutic approach that enhances attachment, self-esteem, and trust in others through joyful engagement with a caregiver. 

Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

An integrative parenting approach that helps caretakers understand the unique needs of children with trauma histories and offers specific strategies to decrease relational discord and increase connection within the home and family.

Group Interventions

Group Therapy

A form of psychotherapy that benefits from the collective strength and experience of a group of individuals with similar characteristics and is led by one or more clinicians.

Psychoeducation Groups

An educational group that offers training on specific topics thus enhancing members ability to understand, cope, and respond to the issue at hand.

Therapeutic Activity Groups 

Therapeutic activities provide prosocial ways to meet individuals’ needs to be engaged in safe, physical, and relational ways such as yoga, drumming, dance, etc.

Experiential Interventions

Adventure Based Therapy 

An intervention combining the regulating power of nature, relational development through team building and communication, and problem-solving activities. 

o   Low Ropes Challenge Course 

o   Climbing Tower 

Animal Assisted Therapy

o   PAWS for Kids – Canine Assisted Therapy 

o   The Barn – Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy 

  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy 
  • Therapeutic Riding Lessons 
  • Minis on Wheels 

Somatosensory Interventions – Sensory Rooms 

Sensory integration treatments and therapies such as SMART and Theraplay engage and strengthen the lower parts of the brain often affected by developmental trauma.  

Therapeutic Drumming

An ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. Drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system, and produces feelings of well-being and connection.

Therapeutic Yoga

Yoga encompasses a wide array of activities which work to foster a reduction in stress and an increase in connection with oneself and others as well as one’s emotional and physical well-being. Therapeutic yoga is led by an instructor with an understanding of the individuals emotional, physical, and psychological history and goals. This instructor then creates a space for individuals to experience the physical practice of yoga in a safe and trauma-sensitive environment.