Parenting in today’s complicated world certainly comes with its challenges. Living in a world with increased access to information can cause parents to feel overwhelmed and confused knowing what direction to take when it comes to parenting, discipline, and emotional support for their children.
Wellspring’s therapists seek to involve you as the parent as often as possible in treatment. Whether your child is receiving individual therapy or you could use a supportive environment for you and/or your partner to receive input and suggestions, we are here to help.
Our therapists are trained to utilize a range of evidence-based strategies including interpersonal neurobiology, positive parenting, cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment-based and trauma-specific treatment, dialectical behavioral therapy, social learning, and sand tray therapy. We can assist you with understanding your child’s challenges, learning tools to support your child in a positive and constructive way, learning how to create and maintain boundaries, understanding how to navigate your child’s social media and technology use, and addressing any other concerns you might have.
We consider parent involvement to be a crucial component of every child’s therapy. Parents are our main source of information about their child’s development, behavior, and emotions, and we closely consult with you regarding the goals of treatment. We view parents as our partners in the treatment process and rely upon you to evaluate the effectiveness of your child’s therapy. Parents can also support therapy by reinforcing the relaxation, stress reduction, and anger management strategies your child learns in therapy.
Sometimes, parents just need some support and guidance on how to best help their child get through a difficult transition like a divorce, move, or the death of a loved one. In these instances, we may provide in person or phone consultation and guidance. We also assist parents who are trying to understand and map a course through the process of IEPs, multiple providers, and figuring out the next best treatment step for their child.
Reach out to one of our Intake Coordinators today to discuss the best option for you and your family.