Intensive therapy groups for children & families

SoCal Child Therapy offers three primary services: school based social / emotional / behavioral programs that can be run school wide with on campus outpatient services, office based family intensive services designed for those children and families for whom once a week therapy is not enough and traditional outpatient services.

School Based Programs

Our school based programs focus on social skills, children’s mental health concerns and school focused attachment. The program utilizes the “101 Ways to Teach Children Social Skills” by the Bureau of At-Risk Youth to improve verbal communication, nonverbal communication, group participation, adaptive emotional expression, compassion and empathy, problem solving, listening, assertiveness and conflict management skills. Each of these skills is important in reducing barriers to learning.

The mental health barriers to learning which are most prevalent in schools today are anxiety and depression. The program provides on campus individual mental health services at no cost to the school by identifying each child’s individual needs and providing therapy interventions designed to improve a child’s ability to master their difficulties.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the program provides school focused attachment interventions which are designed to strengthen the relationship between a child and their school. Research has found that school based attachment is key to fostering resilience and improving school performance for children.

Family Intensive Program (F.I.T.)

The Family Intensive Program (F.I.T.) is designed to provide an intensive outpatient program which is specifically tailored to the needs of children who need more support than once a week counseling is able to provide. Families attend services for 3 days a week. Children receive 3 hours of therapy a week at the same time that parents receive 3 hours of parenting support to help them understand their children’s needs better.

Additionally, families will receive 3 hours of family therapy which relies upon structural and attachment interventions designed to help everyone “hit the reset button” and arrive at a place of common understanding. These services are provided during 2 hour sessions in which the parent’s support and the children’s therapy sessions take place at the same time. We work with your insurance company to receive preapproval to make the program accessible and affordable to you.

Outpatient Therapy

Traditional once a week therapy is provided by the SCCT therapists through our parent company, SoCal Therapy Center.

Intensive Therapy

So Cal Child Therapy provides intensive family therapy which promote hope and healing for children of all ages. A few of the challenges that children face which are supported and addressed through group treatment are:

Intensive Outpatient for children
  • Anger
  • Aggression
  • Hyper-activity
  • Low Attention & Distractibility
  • Depression
  • Defiance
  • Anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Social Skills Deficits
  • Tantrums
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Divorce
  • Bullying
  • Family Conflicts
  • Low motivation
  • Poor self esteem

Topics of Therapy

Our Group Topics include: Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management and More...
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Oppositional behaviors
  • Hyperactivity and short attention span
  • Grief and loss
  • Improving family dynamics
  • Self-Esteem
  • Confidence Building
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Reducing self-harming behaviors
  • Emotion regulation techniques
  • Social skills
  • Communication skills
  • Assertiveness skills
  • Life skills
  • Stress management
  • Coping skills
  • Relaxation Training

Case management and client advocacy services are available to families who need assistance assessing, planning, and facilitating quality of life improvements.

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For more info on our programs and to seek a child therapist call for a consultation now.