Parent Child Interaction Therapy

PCIT helps children...

  • Increase Self-Esteem
  • Regulate Emotion
  • Increase Positive Behaviors
  • Decrease Negative Behaviors
  • Improve Compliance
  • Develop Positive Social Relationships
  • Strengthen Relationship with Parents

What is PCIT?

Parent Child Interaction Therapy incorporates play therapy with child behavior therapy. Using specialized skills that you will learn in 2 different teaching sessions, we work together to target behavior problems in a unique and practical way. In your play/coaching sessions, I talk to you through an earpiece as you play with your child. This live coaching allows you to practice your new skills with my support. We can instantly see how the skills are working and make adjustments along the way. Throughout treatment, we will use behavior measures to track your child’s progress. Treatment is complete when you have mastered the skills and observe improvement in your child’s behavior.

"Now I know
what to do."
This is what I hear from parents when they have finished PCIT.

The truth is, no one is on their best behavior 100% of the time. Whether your child is struggling with symptoms of trauma, anxiety, a behavior disorder, a learning difference, or just feeling moody because they are hungry and tired, PCIT can help you manage your child’s negative behaviors when they arise. And when things are going smoothly, PCIT will help you elevate your child’s confidence and self-esteem and strengthen your relationship.

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