Strengthening Families Through Child & Family Counseling

Could you or your child benefit from Child & Family Counseling? Unexpected events in life can rock the emotional foundation of our homes.

We are here to help.

At CDI, Child & Family Counseling is available to children and parents/caregivers to help create and strengthen a healthy emotional environment at home. Counseling can also help build resilience and the ability to cope with stressors in a positive manner.

Early, nurturing relationships are one of the most important factors for your child’s development of a sense of self and of others. Healthy social-emotional development builds self-confidence, compassion and an overall positive outlook on life. It also shapes your child’s ability to cope with stress and manage feelings.

What makes Child & Family Counseling at CDI different?

Family Focused: At CDI, we don’t work with children in isolation, we involve the parents in the counseling sessions. We support the whole family. We believe in supporting parents in understanding their child’s emotional needs and building family resilience.

“Whole Child” Integrated Approach: With our organizational focus to integrate services, often children and families are recommended to counseling from another service or therapy. A child may need support working through trauma in order to see more positive results with developmental improvement.

Customized, Individualized: Child & Family Counseling at CDI incorporates cutting-edge treatment and best-practice strategies to create an individualized plan to meet your child and family’s specific needs.

CDI Mental Health Therapists

CDI Mental Health Therapists are Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, as well as experienced Mental Health Associates working towards licensure. Our staff works with families to provide services that will benefit your child’s development and growth and your family’s wellbeing.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Prenatal and Postnatal counseling
  • Sleep issues
  • Feeding issues
  • Attachment and bonding
  • Developmental delays
  • Behavior problems
  • Frequent temper tantrums
  • Learning or attention problems
  • Social withdrawal or isolation
  • Regular worry and anxiety
  • Bereavement issues
  • Exposure to traumatic event
  • Building self regulation, coping strategies and problem solving skills

For many years, I’ve been working with families at CDI and the positive results we witness from including parents and children together really is remarkable. We work with families with a variety of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, families experiencing divorce, mothers dealing with postpartum depression, parents learning to understand their child with special needs and more. We involve the entire family and believe that parents are important agents in healing.

– Laura Counts, MA, LMFT
Director of Clinical Programs