Infant Mental Health Therapy
Infant mental health therapists work with families with young children ages 0-5. The therapist works with the child and the parent together (in a dyad) in order to offer the parent and child therapeutic support. The goal of this treatment is to improve the parents understanding of the child's problem or situation so that the difficulties that the child is having can be treated by the parent within the home when the targeted behavior is actually occurring. The therapist often acts as a guide or a coach for the parent. Many times, depending upon the cause for the child's difficulty, additional services are needed in order to stabilize the families situation.
Nikki Woller, PhD, LCSW
Specializing in Pediatric Clinical Social Work and Psychology
Pediatric Behavioral Health Institute
Goals of Infant Mental Health Treatment include: