Are you the parent of a child between the ages of 2 and 7?
Do you find yourself becoming frustrated, upset, or angry because your child doesn’t listen or obey? Are you confused or anxious about how to respond when your child throws a tantrum, becomes aggressive, or engages in negative behaviors? If so, you’re not alone. At CCTA, we provide Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidence-based therapy that addresses these very common but difficult issues. PCIT has many benefits, including:
- Decreasing child behavioral issues (e.g. tantrums, anger, defiance, aggression);
- Increasing positive interactions between parents and children;
- Fostering improved communication and interactions within the family;
- Increasing a child’s self-esteem and mood;
- Increasing confidence in one’s parenting, and more.
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.