What can I expect from early childhood therapy?
First, you can expect your therapist to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to share your concerns.
When reaching out for help, it can be hard not to worry about being judged or blamed for the problems you and your child are experiencing. At The MFT Clinic, our primary goal is to help you feel welcomed and encouraged; we want to instill a sense of confidence in you as you raise your child.
First, you will first meet with your therapist for a consultation. During this meeting, your therapist will ask questions to explore your concerns and to gather a thorough history for your child.
Next, your therapist will create an individualized plan for you and your child. This may include therapy, further assessments, medical doctor referrals, or other recommendations, depending on the needs of your child.
Early childhood therapy at The MFT Clinic will include you because your connection with your child is essential. We recognize that you take care of almost everything for your young child and you may be feeling overwhelmed. We are here to support you, as well as your child, so that you can feel more confident and secure as a parent for your little one.
What type of early childhood therapy will work for us?
Our typical approach for this age group is play therapy because play is your child’s primary language and vehicle for learning. Play therapy is an evidence-based practice that may include approaches such as child-parent psychotherapy, bibliotherapy, experiential family therapy, trauma-informed therapy, faith-integrated therapy, and more.
As we work with your child, we include you in the journey, explaining what we are doing and why. We will coach you in the process so you can use your new skills at home.