Tree of Hope Therapy Group provides mental health treatment to children and families impacted by a variety of mental health needs. Evidenced based practices are provided to children and families who have been impacted by a variety of potentially traumatic and clinically significant events including but not limited to sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, domestic violence, problematic sexual behaviors, death, and divorce. Children, adolescents, and caregivers express their reactions in a variety of ways. Their reactions may be expressed through their thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical symptoms. Effective treatment are utilized including evidenced based treatments to help prevent future, more serious problems and to help children and families heal.
• Traumatic Stress
• Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Family/Domestic Violence
• Witness or victim of a crime
• Grief and Loss
• Problematic Sexual Behaviors
• Boundaries and body safety
• Family therapy and reparation therapy
• Attachment Difficulties
• Family disruption and separation
• Collaborative Divorce
• Depression and Anxiety
• Adjustment Issues
• Behavioral Concerns
Mental health treatment for children must be developmentally appropriate, trauma informed, and relational -- the parent or caregiver is integral to treatment. In addition, treatment for children should have demonstrated effectiveness. These are methods which have been researched in clinical trials and have been shown to be effective in producing positive outcomes for children and adolescents.
The Tree of Hope Therapy Group mental health providers are trained in a variety of evidenced based practices. An initial comprehensive assessment will determine what is recommended to meet the treatment needs of your child and family. Some of the treatment modalities are described below.
CFTSI is a brief early intervention model for children and adolescents age 7-18 years and their caregivers that is implemented shortly after a disclosure of a traumatic event. The goal is to reduce symptoms and prevent onset of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). CFTSI also offers an opportunity to assess whether children and families need longer-term treatment.
TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment approach shown to help children and adolescent’s age 3-18 years and their caregivers overcome trauma-related difficulties. It is shown to reduce negative emotional and behavioral responses following a traumatic event(s). It also helps protective caregivers to cope effectively with their own emotional distress and develop skills to support their child.
CPP helps children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers to support and strengthen their relationship and attachment to help restore the child’s sense of safety which is a strong protective factor against outside harm and future mental, emotional, and social problems. CPP has been developed for children and their caregivers who have experienced exposure to a variety of traumatic situations including domestic violence, parental substance use, neglect, abuse, or suffered traumatic separation from or loss of parents.
PCIT provides a behavioral approach to addressing disruptive behavior of children ages 2-7 years with disruptive behaviors and child victims of abuse or neglect. Parents are closely involved in learning to modify child behavior, while concurrently strengthening the parent-child relationship.
DBT is a model used for adolescents and adults to address complex and intense symptoms such as suicidal thoughts or behavior, self-injurious actions, severe emotional dysregulation, and other mental health symptoms. DBT typically includes individual therapy sessions along with a coping skills group.
CBT is a therapeutic model based on the concept that feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected. CBT therapy challenges negative thoughts and feelings; and helps the client break down overwhelming problems step-by-step. Clients learn to change negative patterns to improve the way they feel and act. It has been shown to be effective with adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, and numerous other mental health diagnoses.
PSB-CBT serves preschool and school age children. PSB-CBT is an evidenced based model developed by the University off Oklahoma Health Science Center for children who exhibit problematic sexual behaviors and their families. Treatment addresses problematic sexual behaviors as well as general behavior problems and focuses on knowledge about positive boundaries, feelings, relaxation and coping skills, self-identity and self-esteem, self-control and discipline as well as applying skills in various situations. The model also uses CBT, psychoeducational and supportive services to children and families.
• Expressive Arts
• Sand Tray
• Play Therapy