Young Children –  Differentiating between normal developmental issues/behaviors and clinical issues requiring professional support can be a challenging endeavor, and seeking therapy for such a young child can feel like a daunting and emotional task. Fortunately, there are evidence based and highly effective therapy modalities designed specifically for young children. These types of therapies are warm and interactive and are a far stretch from “couch” side conversations. Restoration Family Counseling is equipped with a fully operational observation and play room for use with Parent Child Interaction Therapy and interactive / play based therapy interventions for young children.

Pre-Adolescents and Adolescents – Older children and adolescents are often able to benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence based therapy for depression and/or anxiety in children/adolescents/and adults. All therapy provided by Restoration Family Counseling is based on the Rogerian principle of unconditional positive regard and cognitive based services are provided in an age-appropriate manner that incorporate talk therapy techniques, along with forms of nonverbal expression, such as arts, sand tray, music, writing/journaling, and physical movement.


Adults / Couples / Families – Sometimes we are the ones that need to feel restored. At Restoration Family Counseling, we feel strongly about treating and empowering adults and couples in taking charge of their lives, exploring unhelpful thoughts/patterns, and finding the necessary life/work/family balance to experience well deserved happiness.

Whether you are trying to save your relationship, prepare for marriage, or adjust to a separation, therapy for you and your partner can help. Sometimes couples come to therapy to increase the passion in their relationship, while others are trying to decide whether or not to stay together. No matter what you and your partner are struggling with, couples therapy is a great place to resolve some of these issues.

Couples therapy is appropriate for:
Intimacy issues
Stress and adjustment
Interpersonal conflict
Parenting and co-parenting
Premarital concerns
Mental health-related issues

Family therapy is often the quickest and most effective way to decrease conflict, deal with stress, and facilitate positive change in your family. Our therapists are very comfortable and passionate about working with the entire family. Together we will address the way your family’s patterns of communication and behavior are affecting each individual involved in the family system.

Family therapy is appropriate for:

  • Stress and adjustment
  • Trauma/abuse
  • Divorce/separation
  • Foster care
  • Adoption
  • Blended families
  • Mental health-related issues
  • Childhood disorders
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Communication

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) is an evidence-based program designed to promote positive parenting strategies and give parents simple and practical solutions for managing childhood behavior problems (ages birth to 12). Triple P is an expansive parenting program with different levels of trainings. Restoration Family Counseling currently offers the following Triple Pinterventions: Level 4, Level 4 Stepping Stones, Level 5 Enhanced, and Level 5 Transitions. Clinical areas included in aforementioned levels include:

  • Improving parent / child interactions (Level 4)
  • Using positive attention to foster positive behavior (Level 4)
  • Managing noncompliance and/or disruptive behaviors through step by step and age-appropriate discipline strategies (Level 4)
  • Parenting strategies for children with disabilities (Level 4 Stepping Stones)
  • Supporting parents through their own symptoms of anxiety/depression (Level 5 Enhanced)
  • Engaging two parent families in Partner Support interventions (Level 5 Enhanced)
  • Working with separating and/or divorcing parents (Level 5 Transitions)

Triple P sessions are not prescriptive by nature and allow parents to identify specific areas for improvement as well as choose from appropriate strategies to use in different situations. Please for additional information and Triple P resources.

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence based treatment model for young children (ages 2 ½ – 7) with behavioral and/or emotional disorders. During PCIT sessions, the parent and child are seen together as a dyad and sessions are interactive and involve live parent coaching. PCIT, grounded in attachment theory and social learning theory, serves to strengthen the parent child relationship, foster positive parent-child interactions, and teach a structured and effective discipline strategy.

In PCIT, there are two phases of treatment: Child Directed Interaction (CDI) and Parent Directed Interaction (PDI). In CDI, the parent learns and practices parenting skills using positive attention to help improve child behaviors while also promoting self-esteem, social skills, concentration/focus, and improved speech.  Once the parent has mastered CDI skills and observed some behavioral improvements on behalf of the child, the parent and child then transition into PDI. PDI consists of a set of steps parent directed steps that ensure consistent and predictable strategies to manage behavioral issues.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based treatment approach with extensive research supporting its effectiveness in treating depression, anxiety disorders, and other mental health disorders in both children and adults. As noted by Dr. Aaron Beck with the Beck Institute,

CBT is a solution-focused approach to treatment, oriented toward solving problems and learning skills. The goal of CBT is to help people get better and stay better, and its effectiveness has been demonstrated in thousands of clinical trials…In CBT, the therapist   and the client work together as a team to identify and solve problems. Therapists help clients overcome their difficulties by changing their thinking, behavior, and emotional responses.

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) is an evidence based approach for individuals who have experienced a traumatic event and are experiencing trauma related symptoms. TFCBT with children/adolescents involves individual sessions, parent sessions, and conjoint parent / child session and focuses on psychoeducation,  relaxation, affect regulation, cognitive coping, trauma processing, in vivo desensitization, and enhanced safety.