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These are the clinical services we provide are listed below. Please click on the header to view the descriptions.

Clinical Services:

  • Individual therapy
  • Social Skill Therapy
  • Parent Training
  • Therapeutic Summer Camp
  • Annual Parent Empowerment Conference/Workshops

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Individual therapy for children and adolescents ages 2-18 and adults for issues related to anger, divorce, grief and loss, ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, selective mutism, behavior management, depression and other related problems.

Treatment modality for children includes:  play therapy, art therapy, sandtray therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, assertiveness training and supportive psychotherapy. Play therapy approach is Child-Centered play and Gestalt approach.

We offer individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults for issues including but not limited to:

• Depression
• Anger
• Separation and Divorce
• Grief and Loss
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/ADD
• Anxiety Disorder
• Bipolar Disorder
• Behavior Problems

Cost: For therapy, we accept most behavioral health insurance and out-of-pocket fees. We offer a sliding scale for those in need. Credit card payments accepted.

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SOCIAL SKILL GROUP

Weekly group that meets for one hour for children to work on pro-social skills including but not limited to:

*getting along with peers      *self-regulation
*learning how to make and keep friends     *dealing with stress
*reading social cues        *building assertiveness skills

Also, learn how to express feelings appropriately, manage anger, follow directions, obey adults, build adaptive coping skills.

Parents participate in parenting session simultaneously, as your child learns social skills.

Contact Sonia Hinds at (410 )414-9901 to discuss program cost. First time participants, call to set up an intake interview.

Social Skills/Parent Coaching may be available soon for families with middle-school aged children.  If you are interested, please contact us by phone or e-mail. 

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PARENT TRAINING

Parenting group, eight week sessions for one hour, held same time as social skills or anger management group.  Mandatory for parents whose children are in these groups.  Parents whose children are not in the group may also attend. Created to conduct training and information to parents who are struggling with challenging behaviors of their children.

Children with ADHD often present problems around organization, maintaining focus, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Additionally, some children with ADHD have difficulty regulating their emotions and behaviors. This workshop will provide an understanding of what it means to have ADHD and what daycare providers can do to better manage difficult behaviors.

Core of Knowledge: Child Development/Professionalism
The difference between aggressive , passive and assertive communication will be explored and rehearsed. Participants will learn how to listen, use "I" Messages or assertive communication, set appropriate limits with children to gain their cooperation and how to use encouragement versus praise.

Core of Knowledge: Child Development
Social development of children includes providing limits, molding character and setting expectations for acceptable behaviors. Using the Alderian approach to discipline, this workshop will focus on the Mistaken Goals of Misbehavior and Four Crucial C's to help children succeed. Participants will learn strategies that do not include shaming, blaming, complaining, criticizing, screaming or spanking.

Children with ADHD, divorce, separation, as well as children with developmental disorders often experience changes in mood including anger. However, anger is often misunderstood. Attend this workshop and learn wall about anger and what you can do to help your child bring it under control. Strategies for adults and children will be discussed.

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THERAPEUTIC SUMMER CAMP

June 17, 2013 - July 12, 2013
For children ages 5-13, held for four weeks during the summer. Begins the first week school is out of session and continues for five consecutive weeks.  The purpose is to provide therapeutic activities for children with socio-emotional problems.  Children identify behavioral goals such as staying on task, responding postively to adults, keeping hands and feet to self and using adaptive coping skills rather than acting out when angry are some examples.  Over the years, we have had 20-25 children per week.

A safe place for children with a therapeutic component for those in need of anger management, social skills, self-esteem-building, mentoring, and therapeutic activities such as art, yoga, and sports activities will be included. Individual therapy will be conducted for those in need. Behavioral health insurance will be used for group and individual sessions. Space is limited; register early!

ACTIVITIES INCLUDES:

  • Goal setting
  • Counseling sessions (play therapy & sandtray therapy)  
  • Social skills group
  • Anger Management group
  • Assertiveness training
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Health, Fitness and nutrition 
  • Art therapy
  • Yoga for stress
  • Pet Therapy
  • Music and dance
  • Field trips, weekly
  • Swimming, weekly
  • Puppetry
  • Rock Climbing (Indoor)
  • Scrapbooking
  • Graduation last day of camp & Cookout  

 

STAFF:

Sonia Hinds
Director and Camp Nurse
(3) Senior Camp counselors (College students with camp experience)
(3) Junior Camp assistants (high school students, ages 16 or older)  

*Recreation Therapy college student with experience in need of summer job is needed.  
*Psychology, special education and counseling majors in need of internship for school requirements needed.

Cost: $200 per week plus a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee. 
Behavioral health insurance is charged in addition to above fee for clinical services provided at the camp.  
Limited scholarships are provided for those in need.

Registration fee: $50
Camp fee: $225 per week
Activity fee: $25 per week

Download the 2013 camp brochure and Camp Registration Packet.

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