Therapeutic Support

The Child Development Academy uses state of the art mental health treatments to help children, adolescents, and families live more fulfilling and enriching lives

Therapy Goals

Identify

Identify and cultivate interests and strengths

Knowledge

Identify an individuals’ learning profile, strengths, and needs, and help explain why an individual might be having academic, emotional, or behavioral difficulties.

Knowledge

Identify an individuals’ learning profile, strengths, and needs, and help explain why an individual might be having academic, emotional, or behavioral difficulties.

Recommendations

Offer recommendations for identified difficulties and strengths within the home and/or school setting

Therapy Goals

  • Identify and cultivate interests and strengths
  • Effectively navigate challenges by developing various coping and problem-solving tools
  • Connect with others through meaningful relationships
  • Feel more engaged in life by utilizing mindfulness- based tools and by increasing self-efficacy

We offer individual, group, and family therapy and specialize in serving children/adolescents and families dealing with issues related to:

  • Anxiety (i.e. OCD, phobias, panic, separation anxiety, social anxiety, mutism, excessive worry)
  • Mood (i.e. depression, emotion regulation)
  • Behavioral challenges (i.e. aggression, defiance)
  • Learning/school difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Trauma
  • Stressful life changes
  • ADHD (i.e. executive functioning, focus)
  • Perfectionism

Our Approach

Collaborative: Create a collaborative and safe space where individuals feel comfortable, accepted, and understood

Evidence-based: The treatments we use have been found to be effective in rigorous scientific research studies that collected data over time, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based therapies, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Exposure-based therapies. 

Strength-based and personalized: We carefully tailor interventions to meet the unique strengths and needs of each individual.

Goals that are progress monitored: We identify specific, measurable, and realistic goals and incorporate ongoing data collection to measure progress and assess whether the treatment needs to be modified

Frequently askeD questions

Location: We provide therapy onsite, in-home, through teletherapy, and over the phone.

Time: Therapy sessions are typically 50 minutes in length but can be extended or shortened based on the needs of each child and family.

Length of treatment: This depends on a number of factors, including presenting concerns and goals. We monitor your progress in tandem with you to more effectively assess whether your goals have been met.

Frequency: Traditionally individuals participate in therapy on a weekly basis. However, we prioritize tailoring interventions to your circumstances, which means therapy might involve intensive treatments that take place several times a week, or sporadically on an as needed basis.

Insurance: We currently are not on any insurance panels and are considered out of network. However, we can provide invoices (superbills) that you can submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.

Cost: Our rates are comparable to those in the Bay Area.

Scheduling: Please send us an email to schedule a complimentary phone call to discuss your goals and determine whether The Child Development Academy is a good fit. Phone consultations are typically 30 minutes.