The foundation of therapy is the relationship with a trusted, specially trained therapist who can help young  people deal with  the causes of distress and help them aquire skills to cope more effectively.  Young children often communicate through play; older children may prefer talk.  The goal is to create a situation in which children can express themselves fully in order to develop self understanding and new, lasting changes in emotional states and behavior.  Several modalities used by our trained therapists include play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma informed therapy and family therapy.