therapy for children in chandler, az

No parent should feel helpless when their child is struggling.

Tantrums, intense emotions, academic difficulties, and social challenges can leave you in a state of constant worry.

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You're tired of second-guessing yourself.

Was I too strict?
Was I too lenient?
Am I the problem?
Is there something wrong with my child?

Interventions like routines, reward charts, and eliminating Red Dye 40 haven’t exactly produced the positive changes you were hoping for.

You’re exhausted by the struggle.

Every day begins with getting your child ready and sending them off to school with reassurance and words of encouragement. You’re doing your best to stay calm and positive.

You hold it all together, juggling your responsibilities and doing your best to balance the needs of your family. Until you don’t. The concern for your child’s well-being is always weighing on your shoulders.

Then the guilt sets in.

You long to see a shift - where your child feels more secure and emotionally regulated.

"All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we're giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That's one of the things that connects us as neighbors—in our own way, each one of us is a giver and a receiver."

- Fred Rogers

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Partner with our caring therapists to look beyond behavior and support your child’s healthy growth and development.

providing the tools you need to create positive change.

Here's what our collaborative process might look like:

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A Personalized Treatment Plan

We work with parents to create a plan based on your child's unique situation.  Some of the struggles we help with include:
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Depression
  • Mood & Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • General work and life stress

Practical Strategies for Daily Life​

Together we’ll work to identify unhelpful patterns and replace them with supportive strategies that will help your child learn to self-regulate and strengthen connections between child and caregiver.

A Judgement Free Zone

All kids deserve a place to express themselves and every parent needs some support. This is a safe space for self-exploration and learning - both for you and your child.

Evidence-Based Techniques

Our therapists offer an approach to treatment that is backed by research and real-world results. These proven strategies have been extensively studied and demonstrated to help kids thrive.  Some of the treatment modalities that we specialize in include:

How to get started:

reach out

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Click the talk to a counselor button below to reach out and schedule your free phone consultation to see if we are a good fit to help you and your child.


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Our office staff will contact you to schedule with an available therapist. Our therapist will call during your scheduled time to answer your questions and schedule your first appointment.


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Come to your initial parent meeting committed the process. Our clients get the best outcome when they are dedicated to doing the work. Typically, we’ll meet for weekly sessions. 


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Watch your child begin to thrive as they learn coping skills to overcome their struggles and support their development toward a bright and promising future.


you've tried it all...

You’ve read the books and tried implementing the right parenting strategies to address your child’s issues. Routines and behavior charts can only take you so far.

You’ve sought advice from friends, family, and other parents who have been through similar situations. What works for someone else doesn’t always apply for your child.

You’re doing your best to be there for your child. Too often that means neglecting your own needs.

You long to see your child happy, healthy, and thriving. When every day is not such a struggle.

It is ok to ask for help.

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What does it cost?

Intake session: $200

regular sessions: $175

Discounted services with one of our interns are available on a limited basis.

We do not accept insurance, but we can provide instructions for filing a claim to use your out-of-network benefits.

Your child's well-being is the only thing that matters.

Your child’s healing journey is theirs alone.

We respect their boundaries, their confidentiality, and their pathway to personal growth.

Trust and connection are the foundation of successful therapy. If their appointed therapist is not a good match, let us know and we will transfer them to another available therapist on our team.

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meet our team

We are

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We’re a group of licensed and trained counselors who are ready to guide you on your journey to healing.

Therapy may be the right next step for your child if...

You may have questions

We work with children of all ages, and we also work with adults, couples and families. Some common issues we see with kids are oppositional behaviors (ODD), anxiety (especially social anxiety), ADHD, sensory processing disorder, depression, trauma, and dissociative identity disorder

Yes, For siblings, we usually schedule two 45 minute sessions back-to-back to make it easier for everyone to be here. They will each have individual sessions, but you will only need to bring them once rather than finding separate days/times for them.

Yes! We also ask that parents are available to schedule check in meetings every 6 weeks or so in order to track progress and ensure treatment goals are being met. The therapist will share tools, and important information with parents in order to make sure the child is getting the best possible care. The whole system is part of the child’s life, so it’s best if everyone is open to learning new ways to interact with each other and improve the overall stability of the environment.

We like to leave it up to the family and child to decide if they want parents to be present in therapy. Sometimes kids start with their parents in session and then as they get more comfortable, they start seeing the therapist on their own. It’s always up to you, and can be flexible.

The counselor will keep the content of therapy confidential in order to maintain trust with the child/teen. However, if the child discloses anything that indicates they’re in danger (self harm or suicidal ideation) we will communicate that with parents right away. We’re also mandated reporters which means we’ll report any abuse, neglect, etc. There is specific information about this in the informed consent documents.

The first step is to schedule a consultation or an intake session. We always schedule a parent meeting before meeting with the child. This helps us get a better understanding of what’s going on at home, as well as a parent history to learn more about the environment and give some context before we meet with the child.
During the parent meeting you will be able to share goals, concerns, and get your questions answered before the child begins treatment.

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Give your child the very best chancea at a happy and successful life.

Reach out for support today!

Laura Wood