Kesselman Clinical Associates Areas of Expertise
Kesselman Clinical Associates offers a variety of services including individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling, parent consultation, and school observations.
Individual counseling is available for all ages. Individual counseling is aimed to help patients develop specific treatment plans and goals in order to improve their lives. We work at a pace that matches the needs of each patient while keeping a close eye on therapy goals and progress. Our style is collaborative and supportive. Our therapists target a patient’s strengths and give direct guidance on areas that may require change, using a supportive and nurturing approach. Some of the approaches that we use for individual counseling include Cognitive- behavioral therapy, play/creative therapy, positive psychology, and supportive therapy approaches.
Group counseling is a wonderful option for patients to have a therapeutic experience with their peers. We offer a variety of groups and we are also looking to introduce new group topics all of the time. Groups that are currently offered are:
Screenings are provided for all groups to insure goodness of fit. Groups are usually one hour and have approximately four to seven members.
Parent consultation is an opportunity for parents to meet with a therapist to develop specific strategies and behavioral plans to help their children. This is often a good option because we offer short-term targeted work with concrete and specific strategies that parents can take home and try with their children to make progress. When participating in parent consultation we ask to meet with their children a few times to get a feel for who they are; most of the work, though, focuses on giving strategies directly to parents.
School Observations allow our therapists to go into the schools and directly observe children in the academic setting. Please note that to perform this service we need consent from parents and the school. These observations are quite valuable in that they can provide information about what difficulties a child may be experiencing at school. We can collaborate with the school and parents to provide academic, social, or emotional recommendations and support. These observations can also help to illustrate the individual strengths of the child that can be incorporated into their daily lives at school. At times, school observations can also be a catalyst to further investigation through testing and assessment.