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Therapy Designed for Kids of All Ages

Developmental age matters in therapy, and communicating with kids in a language they understand makes all the difference. Explore our links below to discover common issues that arise at different ages, demands on parents at each age, and also the unique ways we work with kids and their parents.

Take a closer look below to see how we will work differently to care for your kids!

Second and Third Trimester

For expecting families


During pregnancy, relationships between parents and child are already forming. In the womb, developing brains respond to the experience of movement, sounds, and the emotions of their families, with mother's heartbeat forming the background music of their world.

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Ages 0-2

Rapid developmental leaps

Infants & Toddlers

At this stage, children are discovering their world and developing a blueprint for what to expect in relationships.

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Ages 3-5

Separation and Tantrums


Children at this age are establishing their identity apart from mom and dad. This is a period of power struggle where children still lack the cognitive ability to process strong emotions.

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Ages 6-8

Capability and confidence


As children enter the years of middle childhood, a sense of self emerges and social relationships grow in importance. At this age learning disabilities and social skills deficits begin to clearly emerge.

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Ages 9-11

Social Integration


During these years children begin to have the ability to process complex situations, gaining a sense of right, wrong, and fairness. Identity development deepens as youth think about their place among peers, racial identity, and their relationship to authority.

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Ages 12-15

Responsibility and Freedoms

Early Teens

As youth move into their teenage years they face challenges from navigating puberty, dealing with emotional intensity, and increased experimentation. Learning to use healthy coping strategies is important for this age.

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Ages 16-18

Independence and Goal Setting

Late Teens

Late teens are characterized by a significant increase in independence, challenging the health of family relationships. During this period educational and professional goals start to form.

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Ages 19-25

Transitioning into Adulthood

Emerging Adults

Emerging adulthood is a characterized as an age of identity exploration, instability, self-focus, feeling in-between, and possibilities as individuals begin the transition to adulthood.

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