Children with developmental differences are behind their peers when it comes to regulating emotions. They often appear much younger in their behaviors - the tantrums continue long beyond the age you thought you’d find relief. Your child may appear to not be listening, or they may listen and seem to have heard something completely different from what you were saying. Your child may appear unaware of their surroundings, to the point of putting themselves or others in danger. They can have difficulty connecting with peers - they may find themselves left out of play, or even without time to play amidst the full schedule of OT, PT, and other supports. What often goes unseen is their potential. Children with developmental differences, and other neurological differences, see the world uniquely. They can be intensely creative, and can find ways to express this that assist them with making meaningful connections, managing intense feelings, and participating in life. Our therapists use any of a combination of creative arts therapy approaches, social engagement, and talk therapy to guide your child through this process.
Meet Kellie Cathey, LSW
I've been working with children and adolescents in the mental health field for over 4 years. I love to play! Being a play therapist is one of my greatest joys and has been one of the most beautiful gifts I have been given. Most of my clinical work has been focused on working closely with children who are survivors of trauma.
I am here to help your child and family heal. I would love to hear more from you. Please contact me and we can discuss how I can best support your family!
meet josie mccall, lsw
I am a therapist and licensed social worker. I specialize in building confidence and social skills in children and teens and supporting those with an autism spectrum diagnosis. I work with children and teens that are struggling to feel confident in their own skin and have trouble fitting in with peers. I have a passion for working with children and teens that are socially isolated, shy, and have low self-esteem. Empowering them to shine as the amazing person they are is a central part of the work we will do together.
Social Skills Group
Ages 4-6 & 7-10
A weekly group designed to encourage, teach, and practice appropriate social skills in a safe and warm environment.