Counseling children

The Mini Minds Experience

What sets Mini Minds apart from other multidisciplinary practices is our mental health component. Our Mental Health Therapists closely consult with our Speech Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists to ensure each child and family receives the most comprehensive services. Contact to explore how adding mental health counseling to your child's treatment plan can benefit the entire family's functioning at home, in school, and in the community.

A parent’s connection to their children is the foundation for learning. You will first learn how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain. You will become more aware of your child’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. As you begin to understand the thoughts and feelings that are behind your child’s behavior, you will learn strategies on how to respond more effectively with empathy. As our children grow and learn, so must we as parents grow and learn in our responses. As you gain a deeper connection with your child, you will also discover a fuller understanding of yourself as a parent. You will explore how your traditional parenting methods may be falling short and learn how to change your vision to help support new skill development. You will form a deeper understanding of your own life story, master the best methods to communicate the lessons you are trying to impart, and create your own unique parenting philosophy and family culture.

Grow your child’s emotional intelligence by teaching them to understand and regulate their emotional world to peacefully resolve conflicts, strengthen resilience, and inspire happiness. Discover deep insights about your child’s brain, what it needs to succeed, and how to best foster its development. Your child will learn how to pay attention to their bodies and the physical sensations that accompany emotions. They will grow their vocabulary to feel empowered to label complicated emotions such as sadness, worry, frustration, anger and disappointment. Next your child will learn effective coping skills to manage overwhelming feelings, improve attention, inhibit impulses, and consider the impact of behaviors on self and others. Your child will develop critical thinking skills so that you can engage with them in problem-solving to create an effective approach to manage tantrums, outbursts, meltdowns surrounding struggles such as how to clean up daily routines, get everyone out the door on time in the morning, end homework or bedtime struggles, or stop siblings’ battles.

Transcend your fears and illusions around parenting and become the parent you always wanted to be. Embrace the emotional, intuitive and deeply personal experience of being a parent, applying your new mind-body connection expertise. Mindfulness practices stimulate the pre-frontal cortex of the brain and regular stimulation of this part of the brain helps us feel happier, calmer, less anxious, less stressed, and makes it easier for us to concentrate and think clearly. Learn about mindfulness as a way of living and how to cultivate greater mindfulness in your family life. Pay attention to your children in new ways, feel more relaxed and gain a greater peace of mind. Make your relationships with your children less stressful and more rewarding. Learn how to balance individual and family needs. Create a culture in your home that focuses forward to your children becoming happy, independent, successful adolescents and adults.