Child and Parent

All our clinicians are trained to help parents, children, and families overcome behavioral problems, divorce, the death of a loved one, substance abuse, trauma (i.e., sexual, physical, emotional), and numerous other problems that families face.  We are committed to building successful families.

Many families are dealing with children that are experiencing behavioral problems (i.e., tantrums, arguing, outbursts, whining, defiance, etc.) and they wonder what can we do to help our child.  Gwendolyn Crumpton utilizes behavioral management and discipline techniques such as the 123 Magic Series (Phelan, 1995), Happiest Baby and Toddler on the Block Series, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) to increase your child’s compliance, decrease your child’s disruptive behaviors, and improve your relationship with your child. 

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is also used to increase and improve the attachment between parent and child, especially in young children ages 2-6 years of age.

Gwendolyn Crumpton, Justin Phillips, and Katie Vines also have specific training and experience in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which is a conjoint psychotherapy treatment for children, adolescence, and their families for children and adolescents who are experiencing behavioral and emotional difficulties due to trauma(s) in their lives.  It is used to treat children (3-18) with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, distrust, and other trauma-related symptoms that teach children and their families new skills to cope with behavioral and emotional reactions to trauma (Cohen, Mannarino, & Deblinger, 2006).

*****Coming Soon, our child and adolescent psychiatrist can also evaluate your child and determine if medication is best to decrease your child’s disruptive behaviors, anxiety, depression, and other emotional reactions to change or trauma.