psychoTherapy for Children

At Urban Brain and Body, we support children and their parents in navigating the unexpected with self-awareness, healthy self-esteem, and ability to self-soothe— all while building positive social skills. Whether your family has experienced an unexpected loss or medical issue, your marriage or relationship didn't work out as planned, or the social or academic environment at school is overwhelming or painful for your child, we are here to help. 

Our Specialties with Children

You and your child might need help if

•    Your child has behavioral problems or academic challenges
•    You notice your child has difficulty relating to peers and/or adults and often misses social cues
•    Learning or attentional challenges (such as ADHD or other executive functioning difficulties)
•    Your child is academically gifted and seems to be struggling with their emotions
•    Your child is frequently worried or fearful about things you notice other children their age don’t seem to be concerned about
•    Your child seems frequently depressed, withdrawn or inexplicably angry
•    Known or suspected exposure to child abuse
•    Your child is experiencing a challenging transition (birth of a sibling, entering school, moving)
•    A death or other loss of someone close to your child
•    There is divorce in your family
•    Your adopted child is experiencing difficulties
•    You are confused about whether what you are seeing in your child is normal or requires professional help

We know you know your child best and we will work closely with you to learn about your child in a range of environments, including home, school and extra-curricular activities.  We utilize a range of techniques to support your child's natural growth and development as they navigate their challenges.  Because children communicate primarily through play, we use play therapy to build a trusting relationship in which they can verbalize their feelings and needs, explore anxieties or worries, and eventually come to understand and master their experiences.  Play therapy helps children feel more equipped to deal with the challenges and inevitable uncertainties of growing up.  Our sessions may involve you, your child, or both depending on what is most helpful for your child.