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Evidence-based Counseling

At Resilient Kids we offer the most effective, evidence-based psychological counseling interventions. The combination of our clinician’s extensive experience and commitment to providing integrative services results in creative individualized treatment plans to address various emotional issues, daily stressors, and life goals.


Integrative Counseling

Integrative counseling incorporates evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies with conventional treatments in the interest of providing holistic and comprehensive care. Resilient Kids provides therapies for children, adolescents and their families that draw on the child's innate health and natural resilience.


Counseling Services For:

  • Anxiety & worry-related concerns

  • Energy & mood-related concerns

  • Attention & concentration concern

  • Trauma & stress

  • Grief & loss

  • Eating disorders & nutritional concerns

  • Digestive health & pain concerns

  • Family & relationship concerns

  • Behavioral concerns

  • Academic struggles & career uncertainty

  • Substance abuse & addiction concerns


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy that emphasizes the important role our thoughts and beliefs play in determining how we feel and behave. One of the goals of CBT is to help clients see how their thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors can increase or decrease feelings of anxiety and depression.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a short term evidence-based therapy model designed to help children and their families understand why traumatic events happen, reduce commonly occurring symptoms of stress and trauma and develop coping strategies.  

Play Therapy
Play therapy is based on the understanding that play is the primary way that children learn about themselves and their world and is an important part of how they communicate and express their thoughts and feelings. In play therapy, play is used to help the clinician understand the child’s internal experience as well as to help them develop problem-solving and expressive skills.

Therapeutic & Psychological Assessment
Psychological assessment is the process of using multiple measures to explore cognitive and emotional functioning and to gather information about personality and interpersonal style. This information can be helpful in identifying potential barriers to positive change.

Health Psychology & Wellness Services
Included in this section are strategies that incorporate cognitive, bodily, and self care oriented techniques designed and researched to support relaxation, health, and improved quality of life.  

Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness mediation is the art of paying attention in the present moment with a non-judgmental attitude. Mindfulness meditation involves acknowledging shifts of focus and how to refocus awareness with an attitude of receptivity and self-compassion.     

Nutritional Awareness
The foods we eat influence our energy, moods, and behaviors. Deficiency of particular nutrients due to deficient diet or impaired processing can result in a wide range of psychological symptoms. Working together, our clinicians assess nutritional needs and help our clients achieve a healthful life balance.

Breathing & Relaxation
Guided Imagery — Interactive guided imagery involves the clinician and the client collaborating to create personal imagery that evokes positive experiences, attitudes, and feelings for the client.

Diaphragmatic Breathing — This method helps correct dysfunctional respiratory habits and increases the flow of oxygen through the body.

HeartMath Biofeedback
The HeartMath system is an interactive tool based on scientific research that is designed to help refocus and restructure our emotional regulation system. Through biofeedback participants learn their psychological and physiological response to stress and strategies to interrupt the stress response and re-establish heart-rhythm coherence. Sustained coherence provides increased nervous system harmony, emotional stability, and improved cognitive performance.  

Holistic Digestive Health
The digestive system is highly influenced by biopsychosocial factors. Sensitized pain and stress receptors in the gut play a significant role in functional bowel disorders. Mind Body Medicine strategies offer an evidence-based comprehensive approach to addressing chronic digestive concerns and improving quality of life.

Lifestyle Coaching
A collaborative assessment aimed at identifying potential self-care strategies that could off set disruptions in psychological well being that includes activity level and exercise, hobbies and recreational activities, humor, spirituality, nutrition, sleep patterns, and social supports and community.

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