Mental Health Services from Neuro Therapeutic Pediatric Therapies, Inc.

Specializing in those who identify as neurodivergent and/or experience disabilities, our mental health therapy program provides outpatient treatment to children, adolescents, families, parents, adult individuals, and couples.

Neuro’s Mental Health Therapists are trauma Informed.

What does this mean?

Trauma-informed therapists will ask the question “what happened to you?” versus “what is wrong with you?”. Trauma-informed therapists recognize that trauma impacts individuals in different ways, and will respond in a way that emphasizes physical and emotional safety, finding growth through collaboration, trust, and empowerment. The impact of trauma on children may be displayed through difficult behaviors throughout their lives; a child who isn’t old enough to “remember” a traumatic event may still experience the effect for years after. Trauma-informed therapies focus on ways to help process these traumatic memories and experiences so that life becomes more manageable. There are multiple ways in which trauma-informed therapists engage clients.

Please see the list below for some of the specialties we offer at Neuro:

Attachment Based Therapy is designed to increase the security of the attachment between a parent/caregiver and the child. Attachment based therapy often involves fun and rewarding activities that enhance the attachment bond as well as help parents and other children in the family understand where issues come from and how to approach these issues in the future.

The Circle of Security is a relationship-based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment between parents and children. The program gives parents/caregivers the tools they need to foster and develop strong relationships and secure children through responsive parenting.

Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS®) is an evidence-based, trauma-informed practice that helps kids meet expectations, reduces concerning behavior, builds children’ skills, and improves family relationships.

Expressive therapies are an approach to therapy through recreational activities and creative arts as a way to motivate, process, and encourage communication (such as dance/movement therapy, art therapy, writing therapy, poetry therapy, psychodrama, and music therapy, along with other physical and emotional activities). Children, teens, and adults can learn to identify and focus on their feelings through hands-on activities or role-play. The goal is to improve overall well-being and functioning and overcome negative emotions.

Filial therapy is a psychoeducational family intervention in which the therapist trains and supervises parents as they hold special child-centered play sessions with their own children, thereby engaging parents as partners in the therapeutic process and empowering them to be the primary change agents for their own children. Child and Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) is a model of filial therapy founded upon the child-centered play therapy philosophy. It is an evidence-based parent-training intervention for treating children experiencing a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties.

Foster and Adoption-competent therapists are specifically trained to provide therapy through the lens of fostering and adoption. This means they have the skills and knowledge to help your child and your family address unique fostering and adoption-specific challenges that other therapists might not be as equipped to handle. The five key principles of foster and adoption-competent mental health (according to the National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative) are: Strengthening attachment; Supporting grief and loss; Understanding the impact of trauma on brain development and behavior; Promoting positive identity development; and Evaluating the impact of race, culture, and diversity.

Neuro offers group therapy throughout the year. Examples of groups offered include- Parent Support Groups, Social Skills Groups, Filial Therapy Groups, Collaborative Problem Solving Groups, and Circle of Security Groups.

Nature Based Therapy is collaborating with Nature as a co-therapist to help in the treatment process. We all have a pre-existing relationship with Nature, and for some clients, including Nature as a part of the therapy process can help to promote things like mindfulness, regulation, perspective, and grounding.

PCIT is an evidence-based, short-term treatment designed to help young children (2-7 years old) with behavioral issues. PCIT is done across two treatment phases. The first phase of treatment focuses on…

Parenting is CHALLENGING! In parent/caregiver training, therapists work with parents/caregivers to help them face difficult moments in parenting, as well as identify, address, and manage their own past or present experiences that may be affecting the way they relate to their child. Parent/Caregiver training can also help support the cohesion between parents, in approaching parenting through a unified front- creating a more structured and communicative environment for all.

Play therapy is to children what counseling is to adults. Play therapy utilizes play, children’s natural medium of expression, to help them express their feelings more easily through toys instead of words. Play therapy can be an effective treatment for children experiencing difficulty in identifying, communicating, and regulating their emotions. Play therapy can support children as they learn to manage their emotions. The therapeutic relationship play therapy provides supports the development of positive and healthy attachments.

Psychoeducation is the process of offering individual and families education based on their mental health, strategies to cope or work with the symptoms, information on wellness, parenting strategies, stress management, and resiliency.

Social Skills Training is an approach to teaching about appropriate social interactions, improving interpersonal relationships, and understanding social behavior.

Solution-Focused Therapy is a strength-based approach based on solution-building rather than problem-solving, concentrating on the present and future.

Who can benefit from mental health therapy?

We can help individuals experiencing a wide array of mental health issues, including but not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders – Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorders, and Separation Anxiety.
  • Gender Identity and Sexuality Issues
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Family Discord
  • And more!