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Parent Coaching Specialist

Cognitive Behavioral & Integrative Therapy located in Falls Church & Alexandria, VA

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Parent Coaching

If you’re the parent of a child 2-7 years old who doesn’t listen or obey as well as you’d like, The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment can help. Exceptional licensed clinicians who are experts in cognitive behavioral therapy offer parent coaching to improve the situation at home for you and your child. Call your local office to learn more, or book an appointment online today.

What is parent coaching?

Parent coaching at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment uses various behavioral therapy techniques, including parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), to teach you ways to help kids ages 2-7 who are aggressive or engage in negative behaviors.

What are the benefits of parent coaching?

Parent coaching at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment offers numerous benefits for parents and kids, including:

  • Fewer temper tantrums
  • Less anger and defiance 
  • Reductions in parent frustration
  • Overall improvements in home life
  • Diminished aggressive childhood behavior
  • Positive parent and child interactions
  • Better family communication
  • Improved self-esteem and moods in children
  • More confidence in parenting styles

Dealing with temper tantrums and other behavioral problems can take a toll on your mental health and cause frustration or anger. PCIT is a highly effective way to deal with these challenges.

Is parent coaching right for me?

The experts at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment discuss you and your children’s mental health history to find out if parent coaching is right for you and your family. They often complete a psychiatric assessment to evaluate the mental health of you and your family members. 

You may have added stress that contributes to poor parent and child relationships because of an overly busy schedule, the pressures of homeschooling, financial troubles, or other common stresses of everyday life. 

If your child has coexisting conditions, their psychologist could recommend more than one type of therapy. 

What should I expect during parent coaching sessions?

During parent coaching at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment, which you can complete via virtual telehealth appointments if you’d like, you meet with a licensed clinician. 

They ask questions about your child’s behavior, habits, and lifestyle, as well as your parenting style. They teach you ways to best cope with behavioral issues in kids, your reaction to these issues, and anxiety that you might be dealing with. 

To learn more about parent coaching at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment and find out if it’s right for you, call one of the two offices or book an appointment online today.

The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment
Falls Church: 
✆ Phone (appointments): 703-618-0900
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 703-618-0900
Address: 300 North Washington St., Suite 102, Falls Church, VA 22046

Old Town Alexandria: 
✆ Phone (appointments): 703-618-0900
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 703-618-0900
Address: 1414 Prince St, Suite 312, Alexandria, VA 22314