Filial therapy enhances a child-caregiver relationship by empowering the caregiver with new and innovative ways to interact with their child. This unique form of therapy provides an environment in which the child receives concentrated attention from the caregiver, thus lessening the anxiety of the child and allowing him or her to unlearn behavior patterns that lead to miscommunication.
As a therapist I give parents the skills necessary to practice effective listening and respond to a child’s emotions as well as tools to help encourage the enhancement of the child’s self-esteem. I teach the parents how to set therapeutic limits and utilize principles of play therapy, at-home sessions, and how to provide an authentically accepting and understanding atmosphere in which their child will find security to explore their own emotions, challenges and struggles and the relationship with their caregiver.
Call me at (678) 862-6232 for a free consultation.