Individual therapy with children and adolescents differs from therapy with adults. Specifically, it often involves a more interactive approach than simply talk therapy. Concepts must be taught using developmentally appropriate information to ensure children are able to understand information given to them. Therapy often utilizes interactive tools such as games and visual tools to help children learn emotional identification and regulation as well as calm-down skills for a variety of mental health concerns.
Therapy services are offered for children ages 3 and up. It is important to note that in completing therapy with youth (especially youth under the age of 10), parent/caregiver involvement is a large component and often necessary for therapy’s success. Also, therapy for children under the age of five often involves working with parents more than the child themselves, as parents/caregivers are such an integral part of the child’s development.
Treatments offered at OnCourse Cayman include:
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Parent Management Training (PMT)
- Skills from Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
- Behavior Modification Techniques
- Social Skills Training