Parent and child work together to improve problem behavior. Supportive parenting groups teach skills.

Many parents bring children with defiance, ADHD, or anger management issues to therapy to decrease problem behavior. We work from a family oriented perspective and offer group classes, family sessions, and individual counseling to teach both children and parents new skills for relating, while also seeking to understand the underlying emotional causes.

New classes start every two months.
Parenting Tune-Up! 

A six-week group to help you banish the "bad behavior."  Yours and your kids'.

Fine-tune your parenting skills and reduce burnout in your family's life with this supportive and didactic group that will help you tap into proven strategies from play therapy and Parent-Child therapies. (For parents only)
Next session starts Tuesday, May 3rd, 7:15-8:45pm  
Fee : $300 for 6 week session
Healthfirst and Cigna insurance accepted.

Parents love our tune-up groups. Read more here!
In private therapy sessions, the parent and child work together.

We use an array of creative therapy strategies to help you manage the disruptive or oppositional behavior of children from 3 - 13 years old. Our licensed therapists assess and treat the emotional causes and motivation for your child's unwanted behavior, as well as attending to the immediate needs of improving daily life in your home by modifying family patterns that support the status quo.

Most young children have some difficulty listening and minding. In some cases, however, a child's defiance, inability to follow directions, and aggression towards other children can interfere with peer relationships, school success, and cause major stress in families. About 50% of preschoolers with behavior problems are likely to be diagnosed with a disruptive behavior disorder or ADHD when they reach school age. Fortunately, these problems can be effectively treated—especially if they are addressed early. The inclusion of behavioral therapy with the creative arts techniques is designed to improve the parent-child relationship, parenting strategies, and to teach the child how to control his own behavior.

Learn more about the innovative, research-based, behavioral approach that we borrow from at pcit.org.

*In current research studies PCIT has been proven effective for children with: Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Conduct Disorder, and disruptive behavior associated with ADHD. If your child has not been evaluated, but you suspect he or she may meet some, but not all of the criteria for a disruptive behavior disorder, PCIT may still be an effective intervention.

**Therapy is provided based on the methodology of PCIT research. New York Creative Arts Therapists is not a certified PCIT therapy facility. To locate a certified practitioner visit the national website of pcit.org or contact the Child Mind Institute, located in Manhattan.

 

"A parent's ability to manage their own reactions to their child's behavior sets the stage for how the behavior will resolve itself. If you feel like you struggle with your reactions as a parent, or if you have simply run out of ideas, we can help you reconnect with yourself and your child to take back control of your family's interactions."

Nadia Jenefsky, LCAT
Director of Child and Family Services