At Solstice Counseling & Wellness, we emphasize a holistic health approach and provide psychotherapy services for folks from different walks of life. Holistic health focuses on both your mind and body through early screening and developing a treatment plan followed by tailored counseling in line with your values, strengths and support networks. We work with you to identify distressing symptoms, modify dysfunctional relationship patterns and re-build relationships for greater nurturing, validation and support. Our holistic approach focuses on 4 key areas which guide and support you in being your best: Sleep, Nutrition, Exercise and Mindset.
We frequently employ cognitive-behavioral techniques (such as targeting cognitive distortions and challenging thinking patterns) within the clinical framework. The therapeutic process used for children initially entails collaboration around identifying and describing the present problem(s) and treatment goals. When working with younger children, it is important for therapy to include parental or caregiver involvement in order to effectively illuminate, challenge, and support the context of the child while thoughtfully engaging the family system in the areas that need attention and intervention.
Depending upon the goals of treatment, family therapy components with younger children can include fostering effective communication, building intimacy, diffusing patterns of escalation, targeting problem behaviors, coping with fears and worries, creating tangible and individualized reward systems, restoring power in the parent/child dynamic, providing parental support and intervention strategies, expanding social awareness and empathy, and practicing appropriate and adequate limit setting. We strongly believe in empowering, not enable, young children and adolescents as they cope with the experience of growing up.