Psychotherapy Treatment for Children
Traditional therapy techniques are usually unproductive with children with attachment impairment, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) or Complex Trauma, since those techniques rely on the child's ability to form trusting relationships, which an attachment impaired child is unable to do. Unlike traditional therapy, attachment & trauma therapy seeks to build the bonds of trust between a parent and child, not between the therapist and child. Attachment & trauma therapy involves the parents and the child working together, so that the child does not need to confront her past trauma alone. Attachment & trauma therapy is directive, experiential and confrontational, in that it deals with the drama, trauma and truth of the child's life.
The Center for Attachment & Trauma Therapy, LLC (CATT) provides treatment fitted to the specific needs of each individual, child and family. This multi-faceted approach may include any or all of the following:
A Multifaceted Approach
This Approach takes into account the body/mind connection. There are many food allergies and intolerances, which can cause irritability, hyperactivity and even rages in children. In addition, many children were deprived of the sensory input which infants need to develop normally. Many of my clients have shown dramatic improvement when the following were integrated into trauma & attachment therapy:
Additional Adoption & Attachment Services
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183 Franklin Corner Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
e-mail: Lynne Lyon