Therapy for older children (6-11)

Older children are ready for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that incorporates mindfulness and self-awareness. CBT is an evidence-based treatment that teaches children to manage their feelings, cope with stress, and make wise choices. At Resnik and Associates, psychotherapy is goal oriented. We focus on teaching skills so your child can reach his/her/their potential. Of course, psychotherapy is most effective when the child connects deeply with their therapist. Kids have to feel comfortable to make progress. Our therapists are skilled at putting children at ease and making therapy time special.

We are currently offering face to face and tele-health therapy services–our experienced clinicians have training in providing effective, meaningful virtual care. Our clinicians are fully vaccinated. Our skilled therapists can help your child cope with the stress of the COVID pandemic as well as academic, social, or emotional distress. We are committed to helping your child resilience skills that will last a lifetime. 

Importantly, therapy with children includes working with the family as a team. Parent partners are crucial for making sure that the child’s new skills get used at home, school, and in the community. Of course, since our clients are kids, therapy has to be fun. Skills are taught and practiced through games, art, and play.

Therapy helps when a child needs:

Help coping with strong feelings (anxiety, frustration, anger, sadness)

Help with getting through a stressful situation

To learn to be more flexible and resilient

To avoid becoming uncooperative or having “meltdowns” in the face of stress

To learn to make and keep friends, or solve social problems in a positive way

Developing a positive personal identity

To tolerate medical and dental treatments, or manage the stress of an illness

To learn more or to schedule your intake session, contact our Therapy Directors: Ms. Simone Schwager (sschwager@resnikpsychology.com), Dr. Rachel Singer (drsinger@resnikpsychology.com) or Ms. Marvie Corbett (currently on maternity leave through Fall of 2021, mcorbett@resnikpsychology.com). Or call our us at 301 581 1120 ext 4. Remember not to send personal or private information about your child via email. 

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