KidsFirst provides a full spectrum of services for mental health concerns in order to be of service to our community. We are goal/plan oriented to assist patients in overcoming obstacles in their lives. We provide evidence based treatment individually designed to help you achieve your personal recovery goals.
Individual, Child and Family Therapy
General counseling for individual, child, and family needs. Available for individuals of all ages, from young children to seniors, who are struggling. Providing space and time to talk to help you build personal strength and empowerment, personally tailored to fit your needs. Whether you are moving through grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, or any undesired emotions, we are here to help. Providing up to 12 sessions as deemed clinically appropriate.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy
(PCIT) is offered to families with children ages 2-7 who are experiencing behavioral issues. PCIT is an evidence-based treatment, which helps parents whose children are exhibiting symptoms such as aggression, defiance, non-compliance & temper tantrums. During PCIT, a therapist observes parent-child interaction in a specially equipped room, behind a one-way mirror. The therapist communicates with the parent through an earpiece, providing “real-time” coaching with a focus on the behaviors of both the child & the parent. Provided in 14-20 weekly sessions, PCIT helps enhance the parent-child bond, improve parenting skills & support positive child behavior.
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
(TF-CBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy approach for children, young adults, parents and families who are experiencing significant emotional and/or behavioral difficulties from a traumatic life event. TF-CBT is designed to help manage and resolve negative thoughts, behaviors and emotions. This program is offered by trained TF-CBT clinical team members, experienced in trauma-related issues, including dynamics of victimization, impact of domestic violence, families with substance abuse concerns, working with foster & adoption issues, grief & loss.