We provide Individual Therapy, Peer Dyads, Family Therapy, Parent Coaching and Parent Therapy.
Our treatment approach emphasizes strengths, skills, and therapy is goal-oriented. We specialize in evidence-based brief cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and social skills coaching. Through play, interactive exercises and creative psycho-education — we build resilience, empathy, assertiveness, coping tools, emotion regulation, friendship/relationship skills. For parents, we improve parenting practices and family harmony with tailored interventions informed by empirically-supported parenting programs.
Our therapists are experts in helping young people manage stress and anxiety, social interaction challenges, emotion dysregulation, sensory processing issues, giftedness/twice-exceptional, autism spectrum disorder (high), social pragmatic communication disorder, and exceptional learners.
We appreciate neurodiversity. We support youth and families through developmental life challenges including grief, loss, separation and divorce.
We offer Therapy Dyads and Triads which are particularly helpful for participants who are motivated to practice their social emotional skills with compatible same-aged peers. Play, social interaction and friendship and relationship building skills are taught and rehearsed with a peer and therapist in a more natural context.
Our Parent Coaching series encourages social-emotional, adaptive and cognitive development for the child and family. We help parents support their children by reinforcing strengths and prosocial behavior and manage maladaptive behaviors.
We specialize in working with clients presenting with mild to moderate challenges and/or exceptional needs. Our sessions are brief, tailored and semi-structured. We work closely with partners, co-parents and single parents.
Parent Therapy is available to parents who are having difficulties and obstacles to parenting. Parent Therapy is brief (4 to 8 sessions). We support parents and build on and practice tools for mood regulation, stress, anxiety, anger control, self care and compassion. We focus on building the parent’s skills using CBT, DBT, self compassion, mindfulness, and stress coping/relaxation techniques.
Participating in a Social Emotional Class at Seesaw is an excellent way to build empathy, affect management, self awareness, and social problem solving skills in a small group setting and to complement therapy or parent or family work. Playing and learning with peers creates a natural setting to practice and generalize social emotional skills.