The Counseling Program at CCFI specializes in working with infants and their caregivers and children and teens, ages 0-17. Our therapeutic philosophy is grounded in the fact that children need healthy relationships with adults to maximize their potential. CCFI’s counseling team addresses trauma and behavioral issues with children and teens and engages parents in support and education services so that they are better equipped to cope with situations at home.
The majority of children we serve come from foster, adoptive or guardianship families or families who are receiving other services from CCFI. When capacity is limited, priority is given to children with urgent need and infants and young children, ages 0-6.
Our services address the destructive results of significant relational trauma such as:
- Difficulty attaching and bonding
- Struggling to keep stable relationships with family and friends
- Anxiety, fear and avoidance
- Intense, frequent tantrums
- Unpredictable crying or outbursts of anger
- Withdrawal from family and friends
- Sleep disruption
- Behavior that looks like hyper-activity
- Inability to calm or stay calm
- Problems at school or daycare
The child will likely be referred elsewhere for services if the primary issue is related to substance abuse, eating disorders, sexual abuse, criminal behavior, developmental disability (such as autism) or if the child requires psychotropic medication. Exceptions to these criteria may be considered if there is reason to believe that CCFI is uniquely qualified to provide the services.
Available Services & Therapy Models
Our counseling team uses a variety of child and family friendly models to design family specific interventions. We are proud to use the Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) and Theraplay® models as well as methods from Art Therapy, Movement Therapy, Play Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, among others.
Services include therapeutic play and other individual sessions with children and youth, family therapy sessions, family therapy group and children’s therapy groups.
How to Enroll
To inquire about couseling services, please contact Jessica Hodges at 405-364-1420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.