At MAPS Counseling Services, we offer a range of child, adolescent, and family services designed to support our younger clients through difficult times. Following an evidenced based approach, we offer psychotherapy that addresses issues that arise due to family adjustments, child development problems, trauma and loss. We use a variety of therapeutic approaches depending on the age and nature of the problem, including individual and family therapy. Individualized treatment plans are developed in collaboration with the child and family.
Therapy appointment are scheduled in collaboration with parents or guardians who are considered an essential part of the child’s emotional well-being and treatment. Our psychotherapeutic interventions are age-appropriate and include a variety of play-therapy techniques, creative music and art therapies, sand-tray therapy and other strategies designed to put the child at ease and help them more effectively communicate what is important and how they perceive themselves and the world around them.
We offer psychological reports that are designed to assess a child’s behavior, personality and cognitive functioning, and provide a succinct overview of the child’s strengths and limitations. Our evaluations and testing include behavioral observations, diagnostic interviews, the administration of empirically-validated psychometric measures, communication with others such as teachers or pediatricians who are involved with the child, and review of relevant records. Reports are tailed specifically to the questions and concerns of each family, and offer recommendations for managing the presenting concerns at home, in school, or in the community as well as appropriate treatment goals and recommendations.
Our Goal is to improve the quality of life for children, adolescents, and their families dealing with emotional, behavioral or developmental disorders. We serve our clients in a manner that respects their resilience and personal strength. We strive to provide timely access to services, and to offer recommendations for alternative referrals when we are not able to meet any child’s needs.