Behavioral Counseling – Beyond Therapy

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Behavioral services from Beyond Therapy involve minimizing anxiety, learning alternative ideas and learning that feelings and moods alter behavior. It helps the child to identify their inner thoughts and replace bad thoughts with positive productive thoughts. Play therapy is for younger children – it allows them to act out their issues through role playing or by interacting with common issues dolls and sensory objects.

Children with behavioral issues need to have some type of therapy that allows them to express themselves without consequences and then slowly build up their level of trust with the counselor. Once this is done the child can begin to learn the reasons for their behavior and what the trigger points are and how to deal with those issues once they arise. Our therapists at Beyond Therapy focus on the following areas of treatment:

  • Speech & Language Disorders
  • Neurological Disorders, such as Tubular Sclerosis, Neurofibromatosis, Cerebral Palsy,
  • Spina Bifida, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Down Syndrome
  • Various Genetic Disorders
  • Feeding Problems (in Conjunction with an Evaluation by a Speech Pathologist or
  • Occupational Therapist)
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Encopresis (Following an Evaluation by a Physician)
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Sensory Integration Disorder
  • Asperger’s Disorder
  • High Functioning Autism
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety & Specific Phobias
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Selective Mutism
  • Adjustment Issues, Related to Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain or Numerous Medical
  • Interventions

Therapy is designed to seem like play to the children, yet the therapist draws upon extensive training in specialty areas to provide challenging therapeutic activities aimed at developing greater capabilities.

For links and more information on disorders and therapy services, visit our Resources page.

Treatment Benefits

  • Non-Directive Play Therapy
  • Structured Storytelling
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Compliance Training
  • Parent Education & Training
  • Relaxation Training
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Exposure & Response Prevention
  • Role Play
  • Art Therapy
  • Interactive Metronome
  • Development of Positive Reinforcement Systems
  • Referral to Resources
  • Case Management
Behavioral Counseling – Beyond Therapy