Behavioral Health Therapy | Counseling

Licensed Professional Counseling involves one-on-one or small group interaction to

improve mental health and quality of life. The counseling at the Sunshine Center

consists of a holistic and humanistic approach that involves various methods, including

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), family counseling, and play therapyTherapy

is appropriate for children who exhibit unexpected, disruptive, or even violent behavior.

Such behaviors might include :
 

  • Apathy toward activities they once loved

  • Sudden drop in grades

  • Frequent outbursts or defiance

  • Any other perceived negative changes

Such behavior often arises from:
 

  • Difficulty in family relationships

  • Life changes (death, divorce, birth of siblings)

  • Adjustments to new environments

  • Anxiety, and Depression

 

PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy) is a 12-16 week therapy designed to reduce

negative behavior, increase cooperation and attention, and improve family relationships.

Family counseling involves parents and child meeting with a therapist to discuss

problems, feelings, and interactions. Discussions may include advice about life skills,

practice in good communication, and development of plans and goals for improvement.

But listening is a primary goal of therapists in family counseling. 

 

Play therapy is a child-directed approach where the client gains a sense of control by

being allowed to lead activities in a structured environment. It helps children

understand, identify, and cope with their own feelings, which can lead to improvements

in social skills, self-esteem, and confidence in decision-making. 

 

Therapists at the Sunshine Center pediatric therapy work mostly with clients under 21 and their families but also do

individual counseling, as determined in collaboration with the therapist.

child and therapist