Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

Whether you are your child has anxiety, depression, hyperactivity, behavior meltdowns, sleeping issues, eating issues, or toileting issues, we can help. Positive Behavior Practice utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Applied Behavior Therapy (ABA) to increase positive behavior and build coping skills to deal with daily life challenges. Based on years of research and clinical practice, CBT is an approach shown to be effective for range of issues, including anxiety and anger-related issues.

CBT is based on several ideas:

  • Thinking errors and perceptions of situations affect emotions and behaviors
  • We are mostly unaware of our thoughts and thinking errors
  • Learning to recognize distortions in thinking that are creating problems, and then to reevaluate them in light of other information and evidence.
  • Gaining a better understanding of behavior and motivation of others.
  • Using problem-solving skills and many other coping skills to deal with difficult situations.

 

This approach aims to increase your child’s self-awareness to his behavior and thoughts with the idea of being able to adjust his response across many situations that have presented challenges. Sessions at Positive Behavior Practice focus on teaching your child coping skills and practicing those coping skills across many situations that have typically produced stress and / or triggered problem behavior, such as aggression, tantrums, or anger outbursts.