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Infants are born with a natural desire for connection with their caregivers. This connection serves as the basis for the infant's mental health, or emotional and social well-being. A child's mental health has a significant impact on healthy development, and infants rely on their caregivers to help them thrive, learn, and grow. If an infant experiences poor sleep patterns, persistent crying, restlessness or fear, the family can benefit from addressing these concerns from a mental health perspective. If you as a caregiver are struggling to feel connection with your infant, are overwhelmed by parenthood, or have experienced trauma throughout pregnancy or parenting, we can support you and your infant together through trauma-informed, relationship-based interventions. We can help caregivers and their babies build a strong foundation for the child's life and help strengthen the connection between an infant and their caregivers.
During the toddler and preschool stages, therapy has two main components - incorporating play-based therapy interventions and providing support and skills to caregivers. A child in the early childhood period does not engage in traditional "talk therapy" like adults do, they play! Play-based therapy includes play, art, and other creative forms of expression and emotion regulation. Play-based therapy allows the therapist and caregivers to step into the child’s world and help them process their experiences and emotions in a way that is appropriate for their age. During the course of early childhood therapy both children and caregivers are able to heal from past experiences and learn new skills to take on life’s challenges in the future.
Campbell Cahill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with children under 12, family therapy, parent coaching, perinatal mental health, and in working with individual adults. Campbell received her Master's in Social Work from Smith College in 2020 read more here...
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