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Childhood Psychology

Our Services

Connecting Pathways offers a wide range of individual and family services. Below is a list (with descriptions) of our various modalities. We serve a wide audience, with a focus on children, adolescents, and adults dealing with trauma, anxiety, relationship and attachment issues. To schedule an appointment CLICK HERE.

"A journey of a thousand miles

begins with a single step."

~ Lao Tzu

Individual & Family Therapy

Working with a variety of issues, our therapists use an integrative approach tailoring treatment to your individual or family needs. We believe in giving everyone an opportunity to heal no matter what the issue. We make it a priority to provide you with a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space.

Play Therapy

Play therapy offers a variety of treatment models and has been used to treat all ages dealing with anxiety, relational issues, depression, traumatic stress, to behavioral issues.  APT defines  play therapy as  "the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development."

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of researched-based psychotherapeutic treatment used to identify and change destructive thought patterns that have a negative influence on behavior and emotions. CBT helps one identify and understand distortions, and use problem-solving skills to develop a greater sense of confidence. 

Person Centered Therapy 

Rather than focusing on problematic behaviors and thoughts, Person-Centered Therapy identifies that each person has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change. This therapy acknowledges that clients know themselves and are the best resource in identifying their problems. 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. EMDR has a direct effect on the way the brain processes information and releases emotional experiences that are trapped in the nervous system.


We offer telehealth services as an option for individual counseling. Some research has shown that teletherapy is just as effective as in-person therapy. Some benefits include patients having more privacy from home, accessibility, reduced stigma, and convenience. Telehealth also maintains safety and integrity in the confined and intimate space in which therapy is offered.

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. The Somatic Experiencing® method releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma. 

Sand Tray Therapy

Sand tray therapy is used with both adults and children is a combination of play therapy and art therapy. Using miniature toys and colored sand to construct a world, it allows people to make connections and see insights that they have struggled with for years and can bring more awareness when cognitive therapy does not. 

Emotional Focused Individual Therapy

Emotional Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) is attachment-oriented psychotherapy. In EFIT, therapists explore attachment patterns and the strategies of avoidance and anxiety. It then works to create opportunities for healing. The goal of this therapy is to cultivate a secure base of self-resources and provide tools to build healthy relationships.

Child Centered Play Therapy

In Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), a relationship of trust is developed between child and play therapist, making the playroom a safe place. The therapist reflects feelings and content throughout the session allowing play to be the child’s language and presents opportunities for the child to express in a natural way. Assists with self-reliance, acceptance, and responsibility.

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy 

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma which consists of three phases: safety and stabilization, formal gradual exposure, and consolidation/integration.  The goal is to provide psychoeducation to both the child and non-offending caregivers.


Theraplay Principles 

Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. With support,  parents learn to play with their child in a way that establishes felt safety, creates emotional connection, increases social engagement, expands arousal regulation, and supports positive self-esteem. It focuses on four essential qualities: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenge.

“Changing the memories that form the way we see ourselves also changes the way we view others. Therefore, our relationships, job performance, what we are willing to do or are able to resist, all move in a positive direction.”
~ Francine Shapiro

A Supportive Hug
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