Helpful Advice for Parents and Caretakers

  • Be consistent and encouraging to your child about attending sessions regularly 
  • Resist the urge to ask your child what they did in session. This will put pressure to comment on something they may have difficulty understanding themselves
  • Refrain from asking your child to ‘be good’. Therapy is not about being ‘good’ or ‘bad’ and your child must feel free to express ‘bad’ feelings in an uncensored way
  • Don’t insist that your child tell us certain things. It is their time and they must feel free to express themselves at their own pace
  • Play can be messy. Please have your child wear play clothes to minimize their anxiety about this
  • During any therapeutic intervention, behavior may appear to get worse before it gets better. Please share any concerns
  • Please feel free to ask questions throughout the counseling process